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2012 Race Report: Bling Dynasty



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Bling Dynasty

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 paddles.

The team so impressed fellow racers that Bling Dynasty won the Pilots’ Choice Award.

The Make Believers have a long history of great sculptures:


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  1. Champion The 1%
  2. Loose Cannon
  3. Bling Dynasty
  4. Yes! Oui! Cancan
  5. Bike to the Future
  6. Lickety Split
  7. Mario Kart
  8. Rumspringa
  9. Lucy’s Chariot
  10. FLOCK
  11. Poseidon’s Adventure
  1. The Polysaccharides
  2. Agogosaurus
  3. Cup O’ Noodles
  4. El PLATYPUS
  5. Kipplala Rides Again
  6. The Machine
  7. Jemicy’s Five
  8. Go Ask Alice
  9. Herding Cats
  10. Walobo
  11. Max’s Pride
  1. Cat-A-Maran
  2. AMS KiNestic
  3. Halo
  4. Nyan Craft
  5. Riot-N-Roll
  6. AVAM’s Fifi, Bumpo, and Frog
  7. Thanks!
  8. Volunteers
  9. Spectators
  10. The KineticBaltimore.com Team
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