5. SPECIAL TASK Spoons for Uri Geller project.
Continuation of the spoon artwork project "ONLY FULL SPOONS MAKE SAT" with Uri Geller.
At the 2019 Rally, yes, the rally teams collected thousands of spoons for the spoon artwork.
Our EOR2022 spoons will also be integrated by Uri in Tel Aviv-Jaffa in 2022 into the already started artwork 'Biggest Spoon in the World'.
For those who don't know the background information, here is an excerpt from our press release from that time: (LINK: https://www.europa-orient-rallye.de/news/pressemitteilung_250718_uri_geller/)
Spoons bend in an inexplicable way when Uri Geller is around. Are they psychic powers or good tricks? For more than forty years Uri Geller has been amazing the world with this.
Together with the Europe Orient Rally, a large-scale spoon project is being created in Tel Aviv with an expected total of more than 10,000 hand-signed spoons.
The rally participants will collect spoons signed by friends, family members, neighbors and famous and not so famous personalities and drive them in their rally cars from Europe through the Balkans and all over Turkey. Uri Geller will then create a large spoon artwork in Tel-Aviv Jaffa together with the rally people, who are referred to as the daredevils in their rickety boxes.
It is expected that the artwork will be called 'ONLY FULL SPOONS MAKE YOU SAT' and besides being fun udn beautiful art, it is also meant to be somewhat thought-provoking.
At the 2018 rally, Uri Geller was so enthralled by the crown cork mosaic created by participants in Tel Aviv Jaffa that he bent crown corks himself without using force and collaborated on the project. He likes the rally idea and that is why the cooperation with him came about.
The spoons collected so far would easily be enough for an entry in the Guinness Book of Records, but that's not enough for us!
That's why every team in 2022 should bring MANY spoons (made of metal - NO PLASTIC!). That means all your friends, families, business colleagues, etc. should drop off your autographed spoon with you.
You will make sure that the spoons will arrive in your rally car to Uri Geller in Tel Aviv. Uri, we from the OC and if it works out, you will then make sure that these spoons are integrated into the work of art.
SO...AND NOW THE TIP, HOW YOU CAN BRING SOME OR DEPENDING ON YOUR COMMITMENT SOME MORE MONEY INTO YOUR RALLY CASH BOX:
If you ask all your friends and acquaintances to paint, engrave or otherwise beautify their spoon and give you a tenner or twenty for it, you'll raise quite a bit. WITH A HUNDRED SPOONS, THE GAS MONEY IS ALMOST THERE.
If you get on regional radios or your daily newspaper or go on social media and really step on the gas, you can collect a lot more spoons. Take a look at the page of Karawane Oberpfalz, which showed in 2019 how it works.
But approach properly and formulate well and ask tax advisor if necessary. Not that the donation you get there can be counted as taxable income!
But the most important thing is: Many spoons bring you already at the start many points on the way to your camel!
This way you can increase your rally cash!!!
3 years ago the 'Karavane Oberpfalz', a dedicated rally team from Bavaria, showed how it is done:
They have really collected a few thousand spoons against a Obulus and so improved their team cash. A nice thing for you to copy recommended.
Here the text as suggestion:
Give your spoon!!!
In 2020 Corona stopped the rally project "Biggest spoon artwork with Uri Geller".
Thousands of spoons, some of them beautifully painted, had to be temporarily stored in Turkey.
The participants of the Europe Orient Rally 2022 now want to finish the project and bring these, as well as other signed spoons to Israel.
In front of Uri Geller's museum in Tel Aviv, the world's largest work of spoon art, a spoon peace throne with the title "only full spoons make you full," will then be created. For a donation to peace campaigns, visitors will be able to have their picture taken on the throne.
Those who are not participating in the rally themselves but still want to see their self-painted or signed spoon in the work of art and would like to donate it to the worthy cause can either give it to a rally team along with at least 10 euros (for transport, customs, donation) or send it to the orga team before the start of the rally.
The proceeds from the action will support a peace project in Israel/Palestine.