Escapist X Krooked KC City Racers Art Show

08.04.14 – Kevin Wilkins

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.

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Storefront.

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Painted flyer (for spellcheck purposes).

Mark&Mic
If you build it, they will come. Gonz and Mickey Reyes build their own field of dreams.
Photo: @morfordmedia

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These are the City Racers we’re looking for. Screwed, glued, and backed up by a gallery of Gonx X Kulig artwork.

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More Gonz X Kulig treasures.

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Kulig’s winning flags.

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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.

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A study in local hype, part 1.

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Part 2. Also, run what you brung.

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Tank.

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Plus Pablo Chea Valdez.

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Equals this ballon blob.

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A bunch of Krooked team guys made the trip, too. Dan Drehobl blogs ’bout it.

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Mike Anderson has been known to kick it.

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Grassy-ass amigos: Sebo, Wolfe, Bram, Dan, and Brad.

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Bobby was there, tearin’ it up.

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KCs favorite son, Sean Malto, was was on hand to race his you-break-it-you-buy-it signature model.

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Practice (what you preach) makes perfect. Mark tests the waters. Photo: @morfordmedia

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Hands-on.

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And Manderson’s got no problem lending a hand, either.

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Curtis Kulig with his 1981 wall.

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Love Me window with proto-board shaped by Mark’s son William.

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Escapist Skateboarding’s Dan Askew and Nick Owen host the most.

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Action Curtis.

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Hey, Mick.

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Er’body wins at KC City Racers. Photo: @morfordmedia