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Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race
2008 Race Report: Fiah Twuck

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Fiah Twuck

The Make Believers returned with their 7th annual entry, Fiah Twuck. This amazing team remakes their sculpture every year, and are experts at creating solid-looking sculptures that are light enough to ride on unreinforced bicycle wheels. For instance, the truck’s front grill is a modular plastic shelf painted silver. The bright red playful tribute to firefighters did marvelously in all terrain.

Their enthusiastic squad included three people dressed as fire (complete with sparks shooting from their hats). They won the Best Pit Crew award. Costumer Andree Maslen’s designs were inspired by photos in the Fire Museum of Maryland of 19th-century uniforms. The hats are made out of plastic flower pots; and gold-painted chicken toys replace the golden eagles found on front of the original helmets.

Captain Larry Klemm led pilots Frank Conlan, Eric Jack, and Karen Klimek, all from Baltimore. Pit Crew were Fiah Chief Peter Stern, Holly Tominack, Michael Rios, Rocco Andrews, and Jim Russ as Sparky the dalmatian.

The headlights were operational.
Make Believers founder and kinetic genius Frank Conlan looks out from the sculpture in Fells Point.

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  1. 2008 Champion: Rat Rod
  2. Wilma & the WOMBATS
  4. HB1GF
  5. When Pigs Fly
  6. Fiah Twuck
  7. Think Tank
  8. Fifi
  9. 99% Chimp
  1. It’s Ben-Hur, Hon!
  2. Running with Scissors
  3. Three from Jemicy
  4. Garden of Kinetic Delights
  5. Camelot
  6. Nice Tots
  7. Otter Chaos
  8. Fish Out of Water
  9. Pirate Punks
  10. Coca-Cobra
  1. UMBC’s You’ve Got What It Takes
  2. Nautical Nymph
  3. Green Racer X
  4. Kinetic Airways
  5. AVAM’s Bumpo, Frog, and Rat
  6. Popemobile
  7. Festivity Among the Crowd
  8. Thank You, Baltimore Police
  9. The Team

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