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Old 05-17-2007, 02:22 PM   #1
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Kinetic Sculpture Racing - Millicent's purpose in life


Kinetic Sculpture Racing - Millicent's purpose in life

"The mouth runneth over with what the heart is full of."
This is certainly true for me, and you have seen my incessant references to Kinetic Sculpture Racing.

To my immense pleasure, some of you have volunteered positive responses, and even made inquiries.

My converted school bus Millicent exists for KSR. She is our "Racing Team Transporter" and Camper.

So in the spirit of the "Everything Else" section of the forum, here is a Kinetic Sculpture Racing thread.

I'll start by posting a couple of links, and then I'll add to it when I have time.

The Kinetic Grand Championship is Memorial Weekend, and I have a lot of machinery still to build!

http://kinetickingdom.com/

http://kinetickingdom.com/KK-how2/index.html

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Old 05-17-2007, 02:40 PM   #2
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Wow, and I spent 4 years living in Baltimore and never heard of this thing. We need a New York chapter now.
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:15 PM   #3
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The Baltimore race is always first weekend of May. I hope to go next year -- in Millicent, yes.

And you just volunteered to organize a race in your town!
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I think I will stick to pumpkin chunkin myself, grew up in Delaware, capitol of pumpkin chunkin...
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:30 AM   #5
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Photos and more from the Memorial Weekend Kinetic Grand Championship:
http://khumksr.blogspot.com/

Alas, Millicent did not make it -- still not enough hours in a day. Now we are shooting for the next race: Klamath Falls, Oregon, June 23.
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:53 AM   #6
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"Henry Ford Goes Surfing, version 4.0", hangs a left in front of the Carson Mansion in Eureka, CA, during the 39th Annual Kinetic Grand Championship, May 26, 2007.

One week before the race, I set out to build a whole new chassis for "Henry", with four riders and four wheel drive instead of just two/two. I didn't get that machine finished either, but we had a blast for three straight days with the unfinished kontraption. I hope to find a photo of us bombing down Dead Man's Drop.
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Re: Kinetic Sculpture Racing - Millicent's purpose in life

Have you ever tried Flugtag, Elliot? It is, in essence, the same thing you're doing now only the goal is the be the last person to get to the finish line (the water). I can't help but think that Flugtag off the ore docks out in the harbor on Lake Superior here in Duluth would be a glorious event.
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Re: Kinetic Sculpture Racing - Millicent's purpose in life

So which clown are you Elliot?
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You know it -- this is very much about clowning around! I took that first picture, so I'm not in it, but here we are crossing the finish line:


This photo is from the front page of the Eureka Times-Standard.
I'm the one standing up, waving my black top hat. I'm wearing top hat, suit jacket, white shirt and bow tie... and beach shorts and sandals -- Henry Ford at the beach. The "car" is supposed to have surf boards for running boards, but... ran out of time. Worked on it to 10:30 PM the night before the race and arrived in Eureka at 3 AM the morning of the race. Need more hours in each day! So we had to skip the water crossings. But we had a grand time anyway!
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Ah, Red Bull Flugtag. I have not done it, but I watched it in San Francisco a few years ago.

One of my team -- the guy in the white shirt and suspenders in the photos -- has flown in two Flugtags.

Looks like great fun. Too bad they hold so few events. But then, we actually have enough to fill our time with!
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