Junk Race 1975

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…

Hobart’s People Powered Bus

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…