Saturday, June 7, 2014
The Fourth Annual Great Holyoke Brick Race was a success!!
Thank you to all our racers and volunteers.
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This event is sponsored by Paper City Studios and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This year with an improved and renovated track — the biggest, newest, finest brick track in the world!
As the name implies, a “Brick Race” involves designing and building a brick racecar that is mounted on wheels and raced down an inclined track using only gravity to cross the finish line first. We believe that this “Brick Race” is the first of its kind anywhere. The purpose of the brick race is to bring together the diverse community of Holyoke and surrounding towns for a day of fun, excitement and creativity for all to enjoy.
What is a Brick Race?
As the name implies, a “Brick Race” involves designing and building a racecar, using a building brick, cleverly mounted on wheels, designed for racing down an inclined track using only gravity to cross the finish line. Our Brick Race will emphasize artistic creativity and NASA engineering to make the fastest machine to cross the finish line first.
For the purposes of this race, a brick shall be defined as a standard construction brick of any color, whose dimensions are approximately 8 inches x 3.5 inches x 2.25 inches and weighs between 4 and 5 pounds. Racers compete in side-by-side elimination rounds until the winners are declared. We believe that this “Brick Race” is the only one of its kind anywhere in the country, and it’s certainly the only brick race ever to take place in the fine city of Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Why a Brick Race?
The purpose of the event is to bring together the diverse community of Holyoke and surrounding towns for a day of fun, excitement and creativity for all to enjoy. We want to have as many brick racecars as can be accommodated and we’d like to invite persons of all ages and backgrounds to participate.
Who can enter the Brick Race?
- Anyone, of any age, from anywhere can enter the Brick Race! You do not have to be a resident of Holyoke, Massachusetts to participate in the competition, and we gladly accept entries worldwide from Framingham, Fargo, Fairbanks, and Faskrudsfjordur (Iceland) and beyond.
- Brick Racers may enter as an individual or as part of a team consisting of two or more individuals who work together as a group to build a racer.
How do I enter?
Stay tuned for Brick Race 2015 registration!
Contact Bruce Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alexis Fedorjaczenko at alexis.fedorjaczenko [at] gmail.com with any questions.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.