Thursday, March 11, 2010

On a Roll


The Incredible San Francisco Artists' Soapbox Derby, 1975. , a short film by Amanda Pope, posted by Mike Haeg on Vimeo. [via Swiss Miss]

This would be so fun, either as a participant or a spectator – imagine sitting on the side of the road in a lawn chair and enjoying a refreshing beverage while all of these amazing creations roll by you. 104 artists built 75 cars and 32 trophies. A sponsorship for each car was $250. The artist got $100 of it to use toward materials, and the rest was donated to SF MoMA. After the race, the artists could keep their car or sell it.

Hmmm... we live in a hilly city...


Anonymous said...

Hey cool post! Very much enjoyed this little archival find.

Regina said...

Seattle had one too, back then. I hear. Larry Reid knows about it.