Art Sled Derby in Elizabeth Park

By , February 16, 2013 6:24 pm

Mucha Mucha Placer won this trophy for having the most pink in the Art Sled Derby which took place on Saturday in Hartford’s Elizabeth Park.

Before embarking on this ride, Mucha led the crowd in singing a rendition of “I Will Survive.”

Max Gonzalez proudly kneels by his sled, which won a trophy for “Hottest Rod.” This sled featured lights, a child’s car seat, and as it sped down the hill, released confetti. Some of this is visible in the video below.

Tony Cherolis took this chair down the hill after he towed it across town on a trailer pulled by his bicycle.

It was suggested that an entire living room suite might be featured in a future Art Sled Derby, should one occur.

Adoption of dogs was promoted by this derby entry, titled “Dog Sled.”


Most of the participants in the Art Sled Derby were adults, but a few youth entered the competition.

This one got a hug after successfully conquering the hill in Elizabeth Park.

There was also a yeti competing in the derby.

The yeti wiped out.


Hartford’s Catholic Worker team rode on separate sleds to create a dragon.

The dragon might need better reinforcements next time.

There was a taco.

Crappiest sled ever

The magic carpet sled seated four.

Paul Spirito, the organizer of the Art Sled Derby, explains to the crowd how the action would play out.

One of the amazing trophies. Chion Wolf, Anne Cubberly, and LB Muñoz were judges for the event.

Colonel Albert Pope and the Hartford Hot Several debuted at the derby.


Paolo Brandon, performing with Colonel Albert Pope and the Hartford Hot Several

Josh Michtom and Rich Hovorka performing with Colonel Albert Pope and the Hartford Hot Several

5 Responses to “Art Sled Derby in Elizabeth Park”

  1. Chris says:

    This event was more fun than you could shake a stick at. I actually had TWO sticks with me, and the fun was still too abundant!

  2. Meghan Freed says:

    The Derby was glorious and gloriously Hartfordy.

  3. AnnK says:

    That (sled) rug really tied the (garden) room together, man

  4. EdM says:

    I would say no cupcake was hurt in the making of the event but as you know, this would not be true. Thanks for capturing the spirit of an awesome event!

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