Good weather caused a nice turnout for Kinetic Sculpture Race 2016. The race starts in Arcata at noon, every Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, and continues through the sand dunes, and down Dead Man’s Drop. Saturday, it’s into the bay in Eureka, and on Sunday, racing to the finish line in Ferndale.
Dragonass. I remember a very similar dragon made of styrofoam from many years ago. I wonder if they used the same base?
Planet 9, sponsored by Pierson’s Building Center. Move over Whirled Peas, there’s a new spinner in town and it’s awesome. The raised clouds casting shadows on the planet were an awesome touch. It spins slowly. I can’t explain the cats.
Lost Coast Brewery steampunk shark. We’ve seen it before, but that’s ok. It’s a crowd pleaser, despite being barely seaworthy.
Atomic Funguys. The Funguys really went all in on the neon this year.
Humdinger. The pilot was playing a trumpet.
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. You can always tell who the race officials are by the number of bribes they have pinned to their shirts. Bringing a table along proved a convenient decision when a bureaucrat showed up with a stack of paperwork.P-awesome. This has to have been the most barked at sculpture in the race.