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Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race
2013 Race Report: Purple PLATYPUS



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Purple PLATYPUS

Returning for its ninth year and sporting a retro Ravens helmet was the spectacular PURPLE PLATYPUS (Prodigious Urban Riders Pressing the Limits of Endurance with a Personal Longrange All-Terrain Yacht Proven Un-Safe).

It’s powered by 8 pedallers, plus one steering up front.

Pilots and pit crew lined up on Federal Hill for the LeMans start.

With the lead pilot’s feet wrapped around the base of the nose funnel, PLATYPUS splashed into the harbor.

On Pokey’s back, XLVII commemorated Baltimore’s February super bowl victory.

Prior PLATYPUS presentations:

  • 2012
  • 2011 (Grand Champion)
  • 2010 (Best Pit Crew award)
  • 2009 (People’s Choice)
  • 2008
  • 2007 (Engineering award)
  • 2006 (Engineering and People’s Choice)
  • 2005 (Grand Champion)

and before that, David Hess created Louie the Dog:

  • 2004 (Golden Flipper award)
  • 2003 (Engineering award)

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  2. Dr. Vlad’s Mad Lab
  3. Agogosaurus
  4. Holy Grail
  5. Back Alley Farm
  6. Not So Angry Bird & Tony’s Trampoline
  7. Loose Cannon & Gun Show Collective
  8. Go Ask Alice
  9. Frednan
  10. Greendustrial Revolution
  11. Jemicy’s You Know the Drill, Hammer Time, and Gut Wrencher
  1. Max’s Magic Bus
  2. Purple PLATYPUS
  3. Steamed Punk
  4. Hogwarts Express
  5. Tricyclotops
  6. Get Tanked
  7. Garden of Hedon
  8. OK Go
  9. Byte Me
  10. Desdemona Duck
  11. AMS Crab
  12. Red Baron Sails
  1. Crusader Gator
  2. Aluminum Falcon
  3. T-Wrecks
  4. Dad-A-Maran
  5. Halo
  6. Firebreather
  7. Piece of Cake
  8. AVAM’s Fifi, Bumpo, and Frog
  9. Thanks!
  10. Volunteers & a Kinetic Proposal
  11. Spectators
  12. The KineticBaltimore.com Team
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