A look back at the Blue Genie Danger Derby

The Blue Genie Danger Derby
Blue Genie Danger Derby

Here’s a look back at one of the crazier art events Ian Shults and I put together for Blue Genie Art in Austin, Texas.  The Danger Derby is a no-rules pinewood derby race featuring a 120′ track fraught with dangers the entrants must overcome – a firepit, blowtorches, swinging anvils and swablades.

The art event came together for the first time during the East Austin Studio Tour in 2013, when the 120 foot track was built and realized, and the first race featured 45 entries, built by artists and the general public.

Take a look at the promo for the 2015 event as well as the video created on the eve of the second running of the cars, featuring the details behind the event from Blue Genie CEO Kevin Collins along with yours truly.