I think it's amazing that people use words like "stole" when talking about this race. NO ONE has ever made money at this thing. Hobart didn't, although it should have made him a millionaire. Being a amazing artist isn't always enough, he was a bad business man. It's really that simple. When the race wasn't going to happen because of groups of people arguing over who had ownership of the sinking ship.. a few HUGE FANS of the race stepped up and made a new ship! <---- Can you think of a better way to honor Hobart than to save his race from missing a year? I can't.
Now a bunch of people cry "foul" because the Kinetic Universe wants to KEEP the race going. I haven't seen the KSR steamer pulling in to take over again. And really, Hobart would love it. Especially because he thought all the "queens" were great! How could he be against his race continuing?
The only thing Justin can do now is ruin it. But I don't actually think he can even do that. So, here is my challenge to the indignant bunch who think it MUST be the KSR in order to be fun, or think Justin is heir to the Kinetic Throne just because his dad founded the race.... get started now! 2012's Kinetic Sculpture Race ain't gonna plan / fund / permit / organize and run a race all by itself!
I'm sure once the Kinetic Universe sees all your great posters and websites, they'll let out a huge sigh of relief, fill out a racer application and go build a machine so they can push pedals instead of paper for the glorious race they love!
See you at the 43 annual "whatever we're calling it now". Crybabies be damned!
Thanks for getting me into Kinetics Duane! A true inspiration and STILL I can't stop making things! ;-) Looking forward to being at your 30th! Woo hoo!
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Dec 5, 2013
vol XXIV issue 49
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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