Last weekend, Kansas City’s most-legit skateshop, Escapist Skateboards, along with Krooked and Adidas Skateboarding hosted the opening of KC City Racers — a two-man show featuring the work of Mark Gonzales and Curtis Kulig. We were lucky enough to attend the first-Friday festivities, and immediately upon showing up found ourselves in the middle of some once-in-a-lifetime interactive racing action.
Painted flyer (for spellcheck purposes).
If you build it, they will come. Gonz and Mickey Reyes build their own field of dreams.
These are the City Racers we’re looking for. Screwed, glued, and backed up by a gallery of Gonx X Kulig artwork.
More Gonz X Kulig treasures.
Kulig’s winning flags.
But let’s take a closer look at those City Racers, shall we? Because we’re imagining you’re gonna be taking some notes for your own prototype.
A study in local hype, part 1.
Part 2. Also, run what you brung.
Plus Pablo Chea Valdez.
Equals this ballon blob.
A bunch of Krooked team guys made the trip, too. Dan Drehobl blogs ’bout it.
Mike Anderson has been known to kick it.
Grassy-ass amigos: Sebo, Wolfe, Bram, Dan, and Brad.
Bobby was there, tearin’ it up.
KCs favorite son, Sean Malto, was was on hand to race his you-break-it-you-buy-it signature model.
Practice (what you preach) makes perfect. Mark tests the waters. Photo: @morfordmedia
And Manderson’s got no problem lending a hand, either.
Curtis Kulig with his 1981 wall.
Love Me window with proto-board shaped by Mark’s son William.
Escapist Skateboarding’s Dan Askew and Nick Owen host the most.
Er’body wins at KC City Racers. Photo: @morfordmedia