1996 AKA "Grand Nationals" Convention
- Santa Monica, California -
Photo taken by Karen Gustavson, Gallery Curator.
||Basir and Johnny had fun imitating the graphics on their kites.
These two fighters, along with many other wonderful kites were on display
during the convention in the "Kite Gallery".
The Before Photo (Pose 1) - AKA Fighter Competition participants. Backrow,
L-R: Anthony Howell, Randy Shannon (with Ramsey), Stafford Wallace, Basir
Beria, Randy McKiernan, Rich Koons, Bruce Jarvie, Jack Irwin, Walter Thompson.
Front row, L-R: Peter Lee, Nelson Borelli, Johnny Hsiung, Rick Miller, Richard
The Before Photo (Pose 2) - Mostly the same guys as the above photo, with
some minor changes. L-R: In background, Tom Joe getting his kites ready,
Brian Johnsen to the left of Peter Lee.
Winners of the Fighter Competition.
1st - Johnny Hsiung, 2nd - Brian Johnsen, 3rd - Richard Gareau.
Each flyer is holding the kite he flew in the competition. The gold and
silver mylar kites were made by Johnny. Richard is holding
his new creation.
Awards Dinner - Saturday Night
||Joe Vaughan - Grandmaster Kites
||Basir, Joe Vaughan, Mel Govig, Johnny
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