Sunday, May 27, 2012

Kinetic Sculpture Race

Big Foot was there...

along with a lot of zany outfits and contraptions...

it was the Kinetic Sculpture Race that took off yesterday at the noon whistle.


I'm not sure who Bigfoot's friend was, but they towered over everyone so they could see the sculptures take off.

These machines have to be able to go on land, sand, and water...
People were on roof tops to watch...


Right before the noon whistle, the crews stood across the street from their machines... and when the whistle sounded, they ran across, hopped on, and hoped to take off... some had to have repairs before they even traveled a foot... or an inch, actually!






This machine got a pedicure the night before!  Seriously!




 This fire truck shot fire out of the top...





 Off they went...
 Here came the big silver slipper...

The band played...
and the 3 day race was just beginning...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That looks like fun. I think one year we need to build a Johnston Chronicle family sculpture and race that bad boy. I know a certain engineer that could probably build something good.

Josh

Anonymous said...

Agreed.

Judy said...

Joshua, I thought the same thing! Wouldn't that be fun????

Anonymous said...

Awesome, I'm already thinking up some great ideas ... but they involve Josh dressing up like an Ewok :) Donnie