You better get ready!

3 Jun 2006
3 Jun 2006

On Saturday, June 3, 2006, the long awaited Recorder Race 2006 will take place at PHOENIX Halle in Dortmund-Hoerde.

35 racing recorders (cassette tape recorders that have been transformed into racing bolides) will compete for the much sought after title of “World Recorder 2006". Of the 35 courageous teams 27 have registered in the “walkmen" category and 8 in the “boombox" category.

The organizers, FORMforte - research laboratory for design from Munich and the Dortmund-based Hartware MedienKunstVerein, are pretty sure that this event will become one of the biggest sports highlights of the year 2006.

The international grand jury is composed of the following acclaimed specialists: Evil Knievel (stuntman, USA - president of the grand jury), Prof. Sabine an Huef (Professor for graphics design at FH Dortmund, Design Department), Jacob Lillemose (journalist for Samvirke, the biggest Danish monthly), Dr. Inke Arns (Artistic Director of Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund), N.N. (jury member of the audience).

The 3rd International Recorder Race will be moderated by Gerrit Bahlmann (Funkhaus Europa/WDR5), while the DJ Timmy Twister Set (Dortmund) will delight the audience at PHOENIX Halle with enjoyable sounds and rhythms.

The race starts at 15:00 Uhr, doors open at 14:00.

The admission charge of 5 Euro (children under 12 only 3 Euro) will be invested into the fostering and future development of recorder racing sports.

On view at PHOENIX Halle are the following exhibitions of the Hartware MedienKunstVerein (free admission with a ticket fort he Recorder Race 2006): “Glamour and Globalization. Football, Media and Art", “Solar Radio Station" in the framework of “mit allem rechnen. Media art from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania" and “UBERMORGEN.COM: ART FID".

Comprehensive information can be found at:

PHOENIX Halle open on WHITMONDAY, June 5, 11:00 - 20:00