Monday, June 25, 2012

Pics from Nemadji Trail Rally 1 6/23/2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Velocity 2 6/30

They had Velocity 1 a few years ago.This is the biggest automobile related art show in the (?)
Opening night is Saturday june 30th (after MOWOG 4) and will close off main street in Hopkins for a car show.

Following is the official info and list of cars at the show and artists.

Velocity 2: The Art of Motion
Automotive fine art exhibition kicks off with car show featuring rare and exotic cars.
Opening Reception Saturday, June 30
7:00-10:00 pm
Free and open to the public.
Exhibition open June 30-August 3, 2012
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

Gallery hours: 8 am-8pm Monday-Friday, 10am-8 pm Saturday, noon-5pm Sunday

Velocity 2: the Art of Motion celebrates the art of the automobile through the eyes of contemporary American artists. “Selected artists feature works which capture the imagination, emotion, desire and excitement of all things automotive, just like early automotive innovators. “--Michael Jekot, Founder of Velocity: the Art of Motion; Doug Meythaler, Co-curator

The Opening Gala Reception: Saturday, June 30 from 7-10 pm will feature an invitational car show, selected for rarity and interest. 30 vehicles will travel down Mainstreet Hopkins, ending at the Center. In addition to the grand entrance of the show cars, the exhibition will be open and attendees can vote for their favorite car and artwork. There will also be a cash bar, wine auction, light hors d’oeuvres, and dessert. Entrance is free, proceeds will support the exhibition and other arts programming.

On view during the opening only include:

1905 REO

1929 Packard Touring

1930 Stutz Weymann-Versailles

1932 Stutz Convertible - shown at Amelia Island Concours

1941 Cadillac Convertible

1942 Lincoln Continental Convertible

1949 MG Y T Sedan

1954 Jaguar XK120 SE

1955 Packard Caribbean Convertible

1959 Buick Electra

1959 Morris Minor Traveller

1961 Jaguar E-Type Roadster

1962 Lincoln Continental Convertible

1964 BMW 2002tii

1964 VW Notchback Roadster

1965 Mini Cooper Special

1965 Porsche 911 (Monte Carlo Rally replica)

1968 Maserati Ghibli

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

1971 Lamborghini Miura

1989 Ferrari 348TS

1989 Rolls-Royce Corniche II

1991 BMW M3

1995 BMW M3

1995 BMW M3 CSL (Lightweight)

2001 SuperPerformance Coupe

2005 Aston-Martin DB7

2005 MG F Type

2005 Porsche GT3 RS

Also on site that day, Kevin Clemens’ record breaking electric motorcycle. This is a rare opportunity to see this unique combination of green and speed!

“After viewing the cars, walk the exhibit to see art works in cast bronze, photography, paintings on canvas or simple sketches. Each Velocity 2 artist looks at the automobile, or in some cases motorcycle, in a different way, a push of clay to denote forward motion, the spray of spattered paint to demonstrate the splash of air rushing across a fender or the streak of taillights from a photographer’s point of view. All are honoring the past while pushing the creative envelope today.

The invited artists of Velocity 2 are very special and at the top of their professions. The criteria for inclusion in this exhibit were that each participant artist demonstrates a strong understanding of the automobile or motorcycle and medium in which they work. Each artist brings their passion to Velocity 2 and asks only that you spend a moment inside their vision.” --Michael Jekot, Founder of Velocity: the Art of Motion; Doug Meythaler, Co-curator

Velocity 2 Artists

The exhibition includes work by the following artists. Most of the work will be for sale.

Michael Bill├ęt (St. Louis Park, MN)
Todd Buscher (Urbana, OH)
Jim Clark (Hopkins, MN)
Cliff Cramp (Buena Park, CA)
Fred Dingler (Burnsville, MN)
Alexandria Easter (Plymouth, MN)
Chris Endres (Apple Valley, MN)
Andy Evansen (Vermillion, MN)
Mateo Goosetafson
Mark H. Jekot (Denver, CO)
Michael Jekot (Minneapolis, MN)
Lory Lockwood (New Orleans, LA)
Joanne Mariol (Massillon, OH)
Doug Meythaler (Golden Valley, MN)
Joel F. Naprstek (Park Ridge, NJ)
J. Paul Nesse (Stillwater, MN)
Dan Reed (Hamburg, PA)
John Roy (Little Canada, MN)
Tony Rydell (Minneapolis, MN)
Tom Sachse (Collierville, TN)
Ben Schuh (Des Moines, IA)
Nick Sinclair (New Prague, MN)
James Smith (Maple Grove, MN)
Bryan David Snuffer (Muskegon, MI)
Jane Strauss (Minneapolis, MN)

Two other car shows will compliment the exhibition:

Sunday Drive: Sunday, July 8, noon-4pm will take place during the Hopkins Arts Festival and will display vintage touring cars on display outside the center.

The Main Drag: Saturday, July 28, noon- 4pm will focus on hotrods and classic motorcycles on display on Mainstreet.

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Art and artist information: Michael Jekot, Co-Curator
Sponsorship opportunities: Amanda Birnstengel,, 952-979-1101

Nemadji Trail Rally 6/23

In Duquette, MN there will be a one day rally (yes just like WRC only much, much smaller).  It is a one day event where most everyone will drive up in the morning and drive back that night.  Due to MN State Forest roads being used and the insurance policy all spectators have to be "corner workers"....yes there may very will be 10 people working a single corner! :)
Volunteers needed to work Nemadji Trail 1 One day event on June 23,  2012. All volunteers reregistered will be entered into a raffle drawing of up to $250 cash. This event is a regional rally just north of Sandstone in Duqette, MN. Please preregister at and be entered in the raffle drawing for cash.
More Information about the event at

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