The reports about the plans to revive the bed races in Hudson inspired former mayor and current Fifth Ward supervisor Rick Scalera to share this picture of the winners of the bed races sometime in the 1980s.
Photo courtesy Rick Scalera
The winning team was sponsored by Arthur's Court, a Hudson nightspot that existed, according to Gossips' sources, from 1978 to 1985 in the building at the corner of Seventh and Columbia streets that was once the Community Theatre and is now the future Marina Abramovic Institute. Scalera, who was a member of the victorious Arthur's Court team, explained that, in the 1980s, the bed races were very competitive--more about speed than about artfully designed beds. Scalera appears in the picture, the second from the right. Gossips invites readers to help identify the other members of the Arthur's Court team. COPYRIGHT 2016 CAROLE OSTERINK