13th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race

July 16, 2010
Santa Paula News

Turning Point Foundation is looking for sponsors, volunteers and people or organizations interested in building a kinetic vehicle to take part in the 13th annual Kinetic Sculpture Race.

The events will be held October 23rd at the Ventura Harbor.

“The Kinetic Sculpture Race in Ventura is the only Kinetic Race held in Southern California. In 1969, Hobart Brown started the Kinetic Sculpture Race, almost by accident when he modified his son’s tricycle to a five-wheeled, decorated “Pentacycle” and another local artist and gallery owner, Jack Mays, challenged him to a race down Main Street on Mother’s Day.  Race day came and so did ten other challengers. Neither Hobart nor Jack won the race, that honor went to Bob Brown (no relation) piloting his Kinetic Turtle.

Meanwhile, Hobart continued to sculpt and start other races. About ten Kinetic Races occur every year, from Baltimore to Western Australia, the spirit of “Adults having fun so children want to get older” infects individuals everywhere it lands.  Hobart passed away in 2008.

Entry fee for the Adventure Race is $35 p/p for a 4 person team ($140) in advance and registration is available by calling Jane Lax at 805-652-0000 ext. 102. Sponsorship packages are available, ranging from $125-$10,000. For information on how you can get involved please contact Jane Lax at 805-652-0596, ext. 11 or email jlax@turningpointfoundation.org.     www.turningpointfoundation.org.

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