(Scroll past UPDATES for PHOTOS/VIDEOS of ALL this year’s sculptures) 

Photos by Andrew Goff and Stephanie McGeary


-2018 General Race Updates- | Monday, 6:31 p.m.

2018 Kinetic Award Winners

Can you say “Bi-lobike”?

The 50th annual Kinetic Grand Championship kame to its konclusion before a kapacity krowd during an awards banquet inside Ferndale’s Bellotti Hall. For the second year in a row the arachnomorph “art”ropods of Team Trilobike out-gloried the kompetition and won the right to be known forevermore as the 2018 Kinetic Grand Champions.

Now who’s extinct?

Team Kaptain Steve McHaney and crew have piloted this machine in the race for four years now. While accepting the koveted Hobart-krafted champions trophy McHaney took the opportunity to let his fellow racers know that he and his team will be back next year.

Beware the “Tri-peat.”

Scroll down for the rest of this year’s award winners. Glory, glory, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Trilobike captain Steve McHaney

2018 Kinetic Grand Champions

Best Engineering

Best Art

Best Speed 

Best Pageantry 

2018 ACE Award Professors 

Mediocre Award (For Team That Finishes in the Middle of the Pack)

Racers’ Choice Award

The Goldest of the Gold

Most Improved

Best Junior Award

Best Pit Crew

Best Campsite

Best Bribe

6:32 Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • The Flying Galumpkie Brothers
  • Dale Warmuth

Ground Pounder’s Ground Pounder

  • Thalon!

Best Volunteer

  • Team Weld Your Stuff!

Goddess Jen-O Award

Port Townsend Award

Biggest Splash Award

The Golden Dinosaur Award

The Golden Flipper Award (Water)

The Golden Flipper Award (Sand)

The Spirit of the Glorious Founder Award

One for the Little Guy

Second to Last Award

Spectators’ Favorite

The Never Give Up Award

Teddy Bear Award

They Came From Out of Town

You Clever Rascal (Best Engineering for a Non-ACE Machine)

-2018 General Race Updates- | Monday, 4:29 p.m.

The Race is All But Done; Stay Tuned for the Big Award Ceremony

Never mind the NBA Conference Finals, a majority of the Kinetics Grand Championship sculptures have crossed the finish line in Ferndale, and now we await tonight’s awards ceremony, where we’ll find out who takes home all the glory. Results will be posted live here on LoCO.



2018 Lion Kings | Monday, 2:01 p.m.

Ferndale Foto Finishes




Ferndale Foto Finishes

2018 Black Tie Affair | Monday, 2 p.m.

Ferndale Foto Finishes




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