Kinetic Sculpture Race

Life needs more magic.

In support of that goal, our family went to see the Kinetic Sculpture Race in Baltimore. The American Visionary Art Museum hosts the race, which involves human-powered vehicles overcoming a series of obstacles around Baltimore. The race lasts a grueling six hours. We saw entries float in the harbor, stuck in a sand pit and dragged through a muddy road.

I’m not sure how “green” most entries are, and perhaps more trash was created than re-used in the construction of the entries. However, they are human powered, which is great, and some entries had recycled plastic bottles for flotation. I still think it is in the spirit of Trashmagination because it involves making something magical.

We enjoyed many entries, but our favorites were Dr. Vlad’s Mad Lab and Fifi the giant pink poodle.

Dr. Vlad's Mad Lab entry at the Kinetic Sculpture Race 2013

Dr. Vlad’s Mad Lab entry at the Kinetic Sculpture Race 2013

Desdemona Duck & Fifi the Poodles entries at the Kinetic Sculpture Race 2013

Desdemona Duck & Fifi the Poodles entries at the Kinetic Sculpture Race 2013

Many spectators dress up, so we joined in by wearing our Canada maple leaf hats. They were also very handy for when we needed to find each other in the crowd. As you can see from this photo of my parents in their Canadian regalia, it was a perfect day.

Mom and Dad showing their Canadian pride - Kinetic Sculpture Race 2013

Mom and Dad showing their Canadian pride – Kinetic Sculpture Race 2013

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