Kinetic Grand Championship: The triathlon of the Art World
The 40th annual Kinetic Grand Championship was held onÃ‚Â Memorial Day weekend. Ã‚Â Participents from all over the country showed up in their homemade rolling works of art. Ready to compete in the three day 42 mile race, peddaling along roads, sandy beaches, and even the Humbolt Bay!Ã‚Â
It all started 40 years ago in 1969, when world-renowned sculpture artist Hobart Brown challenged Ferndale artist Jack Mays to a race down FerndaleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Mainstreet. In their kinetic contraptions they started a 40-year Humboldt tradition that has spread to Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Colorado, Baltimore, Maryland and all the way to Perth, Australia.
There are loads of YouTube videos and photos of the event online. Enjoy.