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Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race
2008 Race Report: UMBC’s You’ve Got What It Takes



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UMBC’s You’ve Got What It Takes

The University of Maryland Baltimore County returned with You’ve Got What It Takes, which this year took the form of a Moai with a kinetic smile. Note the interesting configuration of pilots in which one faces forward and three face backward.

At the mud, the pilots exited the sculpture (in technical violation of the rules) and pushed it. But they suffered a major crash that separated the foam stone idol from the sculpture. For this they won the Golden Dinosaur award for most memorable breakdown. They carried the Moai for the rest of the race; you can see it being hefted over a bollard as the pit crew raced through the Inner Harbor.


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  1. 2008 Champion: Rat Rod
  2. Wilma & the WOMBATS
  3. PLATYPUS
  4. HB1GF
  5. When Pigs Fly
  6. Fiah Twuck
  7. Think Tank
  8. Fifi
  9. 99% Chimp
  1. It’s Ben-Hur, Hon!
  2. Running with Scissors
  3. Three from Jemicy
  4. Garden of Kinetic Delights
  5. Camelot
  6. Nice Tots
  7. Otter Chaos
  8. Fish Out of Water
  9. Pirate Punks
  10. Coca-Cobra
  1. UMBC’s You’ve Got What It Takes
  2. Nautical Nymph
  3. Green Racer X
  4. Kinetic Airways
  5. AVAM’s Bumpo, Frog, and Rat
  6. Popemobile
  7. Festivity Among the Crowd
  8. Thank You, Baltimore Police
  9. The KineticBaltimore.com Team

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