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Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race
2023 Race Report: Opening Ceremony & Start



Here's a Sculpture!
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Opening Ceremony & Start

The Ravens Pep Band started the opening ceremonies.

Last year’s reigning champions Chronosaurus Rex who returned this year as Engines & Dragons were officially present as the almost-eternal Kinetic flame was reignited.

Sister Euphonia O’Blivion gave a rousing blessing De Feet of all Kinetinauts.

Not shown: Music for Everyone Community Chorus and Ukelele Uprising from Lancaster, PA also sang and played from the AVAM balcony but we couldn't get good photos from below.

Here’s an eight-minute video of the start of the race, including how our photographer at the starting line missed the first few entries moving the sawhorse to open the racecourse.


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  1. Grand Champion: Mr. Jon Dig-It
  2. Cut Out to be Royal
  3. Engines & Dragons
  4. Scrap Life
  5. Happy Campers
  6. Tick Tock the Croc
  7. Working Hard, or Bearly Working?
  8. Jemicy: The Big 50, Good As Gold, AuSome, Gettin Gold, & Golden Moose
  1. Book of Platypology
  2. Wilson’s Pyramid
  3. Steve Punk
  4. Ridin’ Wormy
  5. Reverse Dog Sled
  6. Soccer Moms
  7. Neil Mobile
  8. USS Rosie the Recycler
  9. Patent Pending
  1. Fifi
  2. 2 Bee or Not 2 Bee
  3. CLAWdia
  4. Nanster Truck
  5. Opening Ceremony & Start
  6. Thanks!
  7. Volunteers, Spectators & Crew
  8. The Kinetic Baltimore Team
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