The Make Believers have a long history of combining creative all-terrain construction, novel themes, and superb costumery.
Their 2012 entry is Bling Dynasty, celebrating China’s culture, both authentic
(pagoda, dragon, and floral satin) and preposterous (Kung Fu Panda along with General Tso and his chicken). Even native
Chinese visitors were impressed.
As they surged into the harbor at Canton, the broad curved bow of the junk created a torrential wave. Pilots rowed with fan-shaped
The team so impressed fellow racers that Bling Dynasty won the Pilots’ Choice Award.