25th Annual World Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race: 1994
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25th Annual World Championship Great Arcata to Ferndale Cross-Country Kinetic Sculpture Race: 1994 - The Silver Anniversary
Hobart R. Brown et al.
Kinetic Sculpture Race Inc.?
Notes: Near Fine, VERY RARE, 4to, 11" x 8 1/2." White paper wrappers with staple binding. Printed color photograph and black lettering with silver-foil decal on front. No lettering on spine. Covers have slight age toning, light rubbing, and slight wear to extremities, else clean and intact, binding tight. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with black-and-white illustrations. One illustrated color map of the race course included. Many advertisements for local businesses and services interspersed throughout. VERY RARE in the trade. Unpaginated, 40 pp., including illustrations. A fun and charming booklet commemorating the 1994 Silver Anniversary World Championship of the Kinetic Sculpture Race. Kinetic sculpture racing was founded by Hobart R. Brown (1934-2007), a sculptor based in Humboldt County, when he modified his son's tricycle into the "Pentacycle" and competed in a race down Ferndale's Main Street. The Kinetic Sculpture Race has a specific set of parameters, not the least of which includes the racing vehicle must be a hand-made sculpture and said vehicle has to be "people-powered" (no engines and the like). The Kinetic Sculpture Race takes place over a distance of about 42 miles from Arcata to Ferndale, California for the duration of three days. As of May 2023, there is a planned Kinetic Sculpture Race from May 25-29, 2024. This booklet features a short biography about Brown and other noted competitors over the years, the history of the Kinetic Sculpture Race, and rules for racers and spectators. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.