Well, a kiddie version of the Grand Prix anyway.
From 11 - 3 on Sunday, May 4th, an arts camp in New Hampshire is sponsoring a free event (with pizza, while it lasts!) for kids ages 7 - 16. Reserve a spot by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (718) 569-0332. Car building supplies will be limited to the first 70 racers to RSVP.Here's the basic description:
On Sunday, May 4, Art and Speed collide (safely) at the First Annual Gerbo’s Gravity Racer Grand Prix. Beam Camp and Mechanical Sculptor Steve “Gerbo” Gerberich invite creative-minded racer-builders aged 7 - 16 and their families to Owl’s Head Park in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn for an afternoon of sculptural collage and mini-car racing. Guided by Gerbo and Beam Camp staff, each young racer will build a basic chassis from provided wooden components. The Racer/Sculptors will then customize their vehicles using elements from Gerbo’s own vast collection of
objects of under-recognized beauty and utility.
I'm guessing it's a recruiting tool for the camp, and it sure sounds like a better recruiting style than what I see on the street corners! Check out their website for more details.