It just wouldn’t be Kinetic season without a bit of drama, would it?

This morning your Lost Koast Outpost was tipped off to an eviction notice posted on the door of the Ferndale Kinetic Museum, the kolorful repository of history and memorabilia opened by race founder Hobart Brown before his death. The notice begins:

To: Kinetic Universe, Tenant(s) in possession of the premises at 580 Main Street, City of Ferndale …

… YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that you are in violation of the lease or rental agreement under which you occupy these premises because you have violated the covenant to:

Pay Rent

… YOU ARE HEREBY REQUIRED within THREE (3) DAYS from the date of service on you of this notice to remedy the violation and perform the covenant or to vacate and surrender possession of the premises.

If you fail to do so, legal proceedings will be instituted against you to recover possession of the premises, declare the forfeiture of the rental agreement or lease under which you occupy the premises, and recover damages and court costs.

The strong language seems odd since this is no surprise to the Kinetic Universe. Reached by phone Rutabaga Queens Kati “Lotta Paintbuckets” Texas and Emma “The Enchantress” Brecain both said that it’s been the KU’s intent for some time to close the museum and that they’ve been in contact with landlord Nancy Trujilo. Akkording to the Queens, too much money that should have been used for the race was going toward museum rent — $500 a month, btw. For KU, the klosure carries a mixture of sadness and relief.

And what of all the Kinetic history? Don’t worry. It’s not getting trashed.

“It’s not going to the dump. It won’t be set on fire at Crab Park,” Texas assured. Artists have been contacted, informed of the sitch and told to come get their pieces.

Texas went on to guarantee the LoKO that the museum’s loss in no way will affekt the race.

“The race is on,” she said. “The race is fine.”

See you kooks Memorial Day weekend. 

Above: The current Tyvek’d home of the Kinetic Museum.