Featured Video: “The Incredible San Francisco Artists’ Soap Box Derby” (1975)

Thanks to the fine folks at boing boing who pointed me in the direction of this video of a soap box derby like no other. Amanda Pope‘s 24-minute film documents a 1975 race that saw more than 100 Bay Area artists (including Fletcher Benton, Viola Frey, Richard Shaw, etc.) create eye-popping, mind-bending soapbox racers and trophies to raise funds for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The car designs are so great that I can’t choose a favorite. Maybe Benton’s Animal Crackers car or Shaw’s pencil car.

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