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Live Wire: Krulik Takes the Bus

Baloney Sandwich Hot Rod

The Kentucky Derby is a massive undertaking, with an army of workers behind it. Since I was the last one in the media center the other night, I missed the van and had to take the employee shuttle. It was a memorable ride. And if anyone wants to buy an unrestored 1930 Model A Coupe, let me know and I’ll get you in touch with Steve.

Terminals Closed

Right in the middle of Derby Oaks day, the terminals crashed. Throughout the entire Churchill Downs!

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Author PhotoJeff Krulik is the Washington, DC-based award-winning filmmaker who in 1986, with collaborator John Heyn, took a camera to the parking lot of a Judas Priest concert arena -- the result was the cult sensation, Heavy Metal Parking Lot. Krulik's rapport with his subjects yields some of the best verite documentaries you'll see -- I Created Lancelot Link, Ernest Borgnine on the Bus, Obsessed with Jews, Hitler's Hat. His current projects include Heavy Metal Picnic, about one of the most raucus field parties ever, and Led Zeppelin Played Here, about an apocraphyl Led Zep concert in a Maryland gymnasium on the night of Richard Nixon's inauguration. Visit his website. More by  ›