Saturday, June 5, 2010

Appliance Art Revival!

Check out what our little "City of Subdued Excitement" was up to yesterday:

West Holly Street in front of Otion was closed at 6pm last night for an unusual race, and I managed to snap a few shots of the action. There were four participants in the appliance race, and four was plenty. The thought of ten people hurtling down the hill in random appliances at the same time just seems nuts, but entertaining of course.

Here's a fellow who crashed during his trial run. I think he was riding a water heater? The funny part was that he was going at a snail's pace and had the whole road to navigate down, but aimed right for a cone and flipped over. He immediately threw off his helmet and started dashing to the finish line by foot with a great applause.

Here comes Big Bertha the refrigerator! She picked up some pretty good speed and I'm sure the driver was thankful for the hay bales at the bottom of the hill.

Very creative washing machine design with bicycle parts.

This guy had guts! He went really fast and kept swerving towards the crowd, but had pretty good control. It looks like he's sitting in a dryer that's connected to two bicycles.

After trial runs came the big race! Big Bertha took the lead and the dryer came up pretty fast behind but wiped out toward the end. (There's Otion in the background).

It was a good time had by all!

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