SPARK Themed Juried Exhibit 2020 – Clarion Turf Racing
Received exciting news yesterday. I have been accepted into the SPARK Photo Festival Themed Juried Show. The theme this year is “Motion.” I originally shot this as a Kodachrome slide in 1970 at a race in Clarion, PA with a Russian Zenit-E 35mm camera. Last year I was scanning my slides and discovered these. Many hours later in Photoshop the image was ready to enter.
For those not familiar with turf racing, in the 60’s and early 70’s snowmobiles were air cooled and used a bogie wheel suspension. Later sleds required snow as a lubricant and to aid in cooling, but the old sleds ran just fine on grass. Arctic Cat even came out with a limited production of grass racers called the Arctic Cat Turf Tiger.
202 entries were received for the juried show and 25 selected. All entries had to be 11×17″ or 17×11″ and the selected works are printed and framed by SPARK. I am looking forward to the reception on April 3, 2020.
Two other interesting shots from the event was the appearance of the Arctic Cat Boss Cat. It held the world speed record for a snowmobile of 125.87 mph.