Steven and William Ladd, ‘Pinewood Derby’, 2015, Saint Louis Art Museum
Steven and William Ladd, ‘Pinewood Derby’, 2015, Saint Louis Art Museum
Steven and William Ladd, ‘Pinewood Derby’, 2015, Saint Louis Art Museum

From the artists: Our dad really gave it his best shot; but we never won THE competition. The goal was to create a small racing car out of a block of pine wood with a set of wheels. Ours were always simple ones, roughly carved, and weighted with lead for that extra burst on the track. Inevitably, we would show up and the other kids parents had constructed theirs with what seemed like the precision of a Formula 1 Racing car.

Scouts or Sports? Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri. 2015. Curator Simon Kelley

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