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Exhibition

Cars & Climbing: Systems for Quantifying Performance

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Bicycle field test, c. 1973-1975. Road & Track magazine records, c. 1920-2012.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

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Hohbach Hall, Entrance Case
557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
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Event Details:

This exhibition was scheduled to open on January 9. Due to the recent storms, it has been pushed back to January 11. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Throughout history, enthusiasts have developed methods to describe and rate performance systematically. Based on archival collections at Stanford, this exhibit explores the genesis of these systems as means for quantifying experiences like the difficulty of a rock climbing route or the quality of the ride that an automobile provides.

This exhibit is free and open to the public during library hours. 

Plan Your Visit

  • Library hours vary throughout the year. The most up-to-date hours of operation are available here.
  • Visit our Access & Privileges page to learn what you will need to bring with you to gain access to the exhibition space.
  • Stanford has a large campus. Be prepared to traverse at least 0.5 miles during your visit.
  • Parking regulations are enforced from 8 AM - 4 PM on weekdays unless otherwise posted.

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