2004 - Year in Review
Wow - 2004 flew by, with an action-packed season for the World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things Traveling Roadside Attraction and Museum. Here's a look back at the Year of the Monkey:
JanuaryNew T-Shirt design for World's Largest Things.
FebruaryNew Find! - World's Largest Bottle of Hair Tonic in Tulsa OK
MarchNew models for the collection - ever-expanding, currently at 52 World's Smallest Versions.
AprilIssue #3 "Next Exit" hits mail boxes
MayMay started off with a home-base interview with KCPTs Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations for their upcomins season of shows celebrating "Things to See in your Own Backyard". I caught up to them in Greensburk KS (home of the World's Largest Hand-Dug Well) on the way to the World's Largest Art Car Parade in Houston Texas.
JuneJune was a tour of Washington Wonders and the annual Fremont Fair in Seattle Washington.
JulyJuly once again found World's Largest Things in Minnesota for Intermedia Arts Art Car Parade July 23 and 24th - This year was the debut of Scout - the more practical, gas efficient vehicle used in the exploration of all that's beautifully bizarre along the road.
AugustAugust brought the World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things to Hastings Nebraska to check out Kool-Aid Days Saturday, August 14th - an annual event with a temporary World's Largest Thing, striving to be recognized as the One and Only World's Largest Kool-Aid Stand. While there, I also served as the official judge of the Kool-Aid Edible Art Contest. Yes, tasting was involved...details and photos soon...
The birthplace of Kool-Aid celebrated its uniqueness by constructing the World's Largest Kool-Aid Stand, serving America's favorite unnaturally colored drink! Other events included an Edible Art Contest (open to all, has to include Kool-Aid in it's construction, accompanied by recipe), Kool-Aid Man, Quickest Drinking Contest, and more!
Check out the recent Hastings Tribune articles from July 29th and August 16th, as well as the Associated Press coverage.
That all led to morning radio interviews on KROQ in LA on the Kevin and Bean morning show, Oldies 95.7 in Knoxville TN on the Ashley and Murphey in the Morning show, and a mention on Marquette Michigan's WKQS Mark and Walt in the Morning show.
Scout visited Omaha's Central Art Car Celebration and Exhibition on August 14th - lotsa cars, and a great event.
Then, Sunday August 15th brought an Art Car Road Trip along Nebraska's Historic Route 6 - Starting in Omaha, traveling through Lincoln and ending in Hastings (once again), Art Cars caravaned to one of Hasting's original roadside parks where the public enjoyed their first Art Car exhibit. Great turnout in a beautiful setting, with action paintings, drivable rats, and only a few mechanical difficulties.
SeptemberFeatured on Ripley's Believe It or Not! syndicated cartoon
OctoberFayetteville Arkansas Art Car Event
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