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** 2005 HIGHLIGHTS **

 

2005 - Year in Review

2005 brought the WLCo/WSVo/WLT from the East coast to Houston TX, Minneapolis MN to Collinsville IL. Here's a look back at the Year of the Rooster:

January

New! Syndicated Weekly What's Large Where column focusing on Small Towns that Think Big.

Souvenir Stand accepting PayPal! Getcha some souvenirs of your favorite mobile museum without feeling a thing!

February

Special! Bonus Premium offered when you support the Traveling Roadside Attraction at the Muskie level!
The WLCo/WSVo/WLT depends on  Member Support to keep going.

Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations- New Season Airing Now! Kansas City Public Television Ch. 19
Featuring the WLCo/WSVo/WLT Traveling Roadside Attraction and Museum on episodes 1,2, and more...
Footage from last year's visit and subsequent Art Car parade. Airs Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 9:00 pm on KCPT 19. Syndicated to other Public Television stations, too, so check your local listings!

March

Eastern Tour! From Kansas to Delaware, 17 day tour of roadside attraction and World's Largest Things...
Stops included:

World's Largest Shuttlecocks, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City
World's Largest Ball of Video Tape, KCPT-TV Kansas City
Multiple Mechanics
World's Largest 8-Ball, Tipton MO
City Museum, St. Louis
the Venice Cafe, St. Louis
World's Largest Bowling Pins, International Bowling Museum St. Louis
World's Largest Vess Bottle, St. Louis
World's Largest Bottle of Catsup, Collinsville IL
World's Largest Cross, Effingham IL
World's Tallest Man, Alton IL
World's Largest Loaf of Bread, Urabna PH
World's Largest Vase, Zanesville OH
World's Largest Woven Basket, Dresden OH
World's Largest Apple Basket, Frazeyburg OH
World's Largest Basket Building, Newark OH
World's Largest Washboard, Logan OH
World's Largest Rubber Stamp, Cleveland OH
New WLCo/WSVo/WLT Museum Gerstenslager
World's Largest Teapot, Chester WV
World's Largest Coffee Pot, Bedford PA
Mr. Ed's Elephant Museum, Orrtanna PA
World's Largest Kettle, Thomasville PA
World's Largest Shoe, Hallem PA
World's Largest Donut, somewhere along Hwy. 84
World's Largest Amish Couple, Roadside America
Roadside America, Shartlesville PA
Large Pie Woman, Somewhere else in PA
World's Largest Ball of Rubber Bands - at the DCCA!! Wilmington DE
World's Largest Doctor's Bag, Wilmington DE
World's Largest Frying Pan - annually in the Del-Mar peninsula area...
World's Largest Elephant,Margate City NJ

And, there's always an accompanying MEDIA BLITZ!!!

Pitch Weekly Kansas City, March 3
River Front Times St. Louis, March 3
Collinsville Herald Journal, Illinois, March 9
Edwardsville Intellingencer, Illinois, March 9
St. Louis Post/Dispatch March 14


April

Artist Residency at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art

And, MEDIA BLITZ continues on the East Coast...

Delaware News Journal PDF or HTML file Wilmington DE, April 15
Spark Weekly Wilmington DE, April 27

May

Houston Art Car Parade Magic of the Moving Marvels!

As always, a great weekend with lots of amazing contraptions. And, Yours Truely was a  judge this year...

June

SPAM JAM at the Spam Museum in Austin Minnesota!

As part of the Art Car contingent, the SCOUT vehicle go to rub elbows with Near-Meat celebrities like the Dads from Happy Days and That 70s Show, 5 Star Hawaiian Chefs making Spam Sushi, and one of the Belushis (the one that's not dead)at the festivities Saturday June 18th.

Interview on KWCH Wichita Eyewitness News for a feature on the WLCo/WSVo/WLT, air date Sunday, June 19th

German Art Magazine Art: das kunstmagazin (PDF file) features mini mega model from Yours Truely!
I now have references I can't read... but super cool.

July

SummerFest at the home of the World's Largest Bottle of Catsup in Collinsville Illinois!

The WLCo/WSVo/WLT featured in TWO (count 'em, TWO) new books:

You Know You're in Kansas When... by Pam Grout
(Wait for the new version of Kansas Curiosities instead...)

Eccentric Planet!, a new Ripley's Believe It or Not! book, p. 169(PDF file)


August

** WORLDS LARGEST FEATURED IN ZIPPY!! **

Zippy the Pinhead Ponders the Museum!
In the August 19, 2005 strip, see Zippy and Griffy marvel at Meta Truckin'... Great suprise to find one of my heros drawing my own 'thing' - my Inbox was flooded with congrats when I got home from the Rt. 6 tour!


Route 6 Nebraska Art Car Tour! Across the state of Nebraska along Historic Route 6!
Great Event!! August 14 - 20, we averaged 10 cars along the route, and no one got hurt. It was the First Ever Art Car TOUR - meaning, a progression of cars across a state in a multi-day event. Great turnout for an innovative way of spreading Art to Everyone, as well as celebrating rural tourism in typically underserved areas. I'm posting links to stories and other peoples' pics as they come in...


Kearney Hub from the Rt. 6 Nebraska tour, August 11.

September

American Road (PDF file) magazine includes the Museum in its Summerfest coverage

October

Amtrak Trip goes Up in Flames! Chicago bound to pick up the new Gerstenslager, disaster lurks...
The next iteration of the Mobile Museum has been retrieved from the Chicago area - but first, we had to get there. Amtrak, anyone?


Stavanger Aftenblad(!!Large PDF!!) Norway
features photos from World's Largest Things, continuing the international reach of the Mobile Museum...

November

Those kooky Minnesotans are at it again - they spent a whole 14 minutes discussing Yours Truly on
the Nov.12th broadcast of Shockwave, a program on KFAI, Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Salina Public Library Appearance went great...
Museum visit, Slide Show of Food Festivals and Edible World's Largest Things, and SPAM CARVING!!

 


Check out what happened in 2004 on the  2004 Year in Review page!

 

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