Wilma the blue skater gurl wombat bears a tattoo "I ♥ Pokey"
to show her love for the PLATYPUS that she followed for 13 miles
through Baltimore. Wilma is the latest Kinetic Creation from David
Hess’s team, and featured claws made of plastic tubing and a bright
furry coat. Wilma bravely approached the water, but then ran away,
revealing her Bush League status. (Bush League sculptures complete
the entire course except the water entry.)
Pokey the PLATYPUS (Personal Long-range All-Terrain Yacht Proven Un-Safe) returned with her
crew sporting lab coats, hard hats, and red-and-white striped socks.
Every eye in the Inner Harbor was on her as she drove by. For the second consecutive year, she won the Engineering award for her astonishing automotive
transmission and wheels powered by eight pilots on bicycle pedals. In
Patterson Park, she became stuck in high gear, making hill-climbing
difficult, so she trailed the pack until they found a parts shop and poured oil into the
gears while soaring down Lombard Street. At the finish, she broke through a tape reading "YOU ROCK".
for Pokey is unrequited, for Pokey’s heart belongs to Fifi.