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Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race
2011 Race Report: Bob



Here's a Sculpture!
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Bob

Bob is a giant model of the drinking bird thermodynamic heat engine, created by the Takoma Park team that made 2010’s Champion Candy Haus and 2009’s Snakehead.

Bob dipped his beak into a bucket of Bromo Seltzer, Baltimore’s most famous patent medicine remedy for hangover and digestive upset.

Bob’s head pivoted up and down enthusiastically as the sculpture navigated the racecourse.

On the harbor, pilots propelled Bob with shoe-paddles.

In preparing to enter the water, Bob’s rack & pinion steering failed, and he careened into the DJ canopy. No one was hurt, but those in the canopy fled. This is why the Rampmaster compels the crowd to keep the path clear for sculptures.

For this engineering mayhem the year after winning the Grand Mediocre Championship, the team received the Lucky 13 award.


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  1. Champion PLATYPUS
  2. Ankh-ers Away
  3. The Lobe Trotters
  4. Pussy Galore
  5. When Hell Freezes Over
  6. Go Ask Alice
  7. The Boxer Bee
  8. Jemicy’s Vechysvboat, Einherjar, Odin, Ve and Vidar, Buri, and Brunehilde
  9. Am-ish sin Caballo
  10. Claw Machine
  1. The V-8 Power Plants
  2. Itty Bitty Charm City
  3. Margot the Escargot
  4. Bee-Have
  5. Bob
  6. Idol 001
  7. Speed Racer
  8. Batmobile
  9. T-Wrecks Reformed
  10. Star Fisher
  11. The PolyGnomials
  1. The Kipplala
  2. The Firebreather
  3. Cat-amaran
  4. AVAM’s Fifi is a Lucky Dog, Bumpo, and Frog
  5. Kinetic Couch
  6. Thanks! Batala, Baltimore Police, and HMS Yellowbottom
  7. Volunteers
  8. Spectators
  9. The KineticBaltimore.com Team
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