Short Circuits

Posted by Rory

I moved into a new place a few months ago so inevitably I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about how to make it a little more comfortable and home-y, and I was thinking about how cool it would be if someone made sort of floating, ribbon like sculptures of certain roads, tracks that would show the undulating nature of that area’s elevation changes. While it doesn’t look like that exists (yet) I did find these nice laser cut wood representations of classic circuits made by Linear Edge that you can hang on your wall.

They offer a selection of pretty much any circuit you can think of, from the American power tracks such as Road America & Laguna Seca to the windy Isle of Man TT course or the Nurburgring in its various layouts. They even have my alma mater, Limerock Park.

I like understated stuff like this- kind of looks like an inoffensive abstract shape to the layman, but to people who know about motorsport, these simple shapes can evoke a powerful image; an inanimate decorative object that holds movement and excitement within an obscured context.

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Jason says:

September 11, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Hi Rory,

I’ve been a long-lurker of ISO50 and have seen a few Tycho / Com Truise shows in Portland (where I live) and it’s a great coincidence that you posted this. I grew up in NW CT and know Lime Rock park blindfolded! These are great sculptures! What is your connection to Lime Rock?