This morning I spent some time talking about the Kinetic Kompendium with Cliff Berkowitz from KHUM. Here is a link to the podcast of the interview: http://khum.com/2018/apr/6/kinetic-kompendium/ This is what Cliff had to say on his website. "This morning I spoke with Dawn Thomas, the author of the Kinetic Kompendium, 50 Years of Kinetic Sculpture Racing. … Continue reading KHUM interview with Cliff Berkowitz
On August 22, at 4pm, I sat down, virtually, with Amy Berkowitz from KHUM, and we chatted about the Kinetic Kompendium. You can hear the interview here: http://www.khum.com/2017/aug/22/kinetic-kompendium/ Some of the topics we discussed were: Kinetic history, and the dramatic impact the race has on the Humboldt community once a year. Amy mentioned that 140,000 folks … Continue reading KHUM interview with Amy Berkowitz
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Just got off the phone with Keith and Tappy Nelson of "Melvin." Sometimes this labor of love is really fun. Listening to their stories was great. To celebrate, here are a few "Melvins" from over the years (Tracy Norman Rempe photos). Which "Melvin" was your favorite?
In 1975, Stan Bennett and Larry Eifert cooked up the idea of closing off Main Street, in Ferndale, on a Sunday (because they knew the local law enforcement would have the day off) to hold a "Junk Race." The idea was simple: get all their kinetic sculpture friends to dump giant piles of building materials onto the … Continue reading Junk Race 1975
In 1987, Calistoga water hired the artist Duane Flatmo to paint a mural for their offices. While he was painting, he talked about the Kinetic Sculpture Race, and urged the Calistoga folks to attend, and see for themselves what a crazy event it had become. His enthusiasm for the race was contagious, and before long, Calistoga was … Continue reading Hobart’s People Powered Bus