Like the WOMBAT, Pokey created a huge splash when she hit the water, soaking the
media and race officials on the pier.
By using automobile components, David Hess’ sculptures are
extraordinarily robust—some sculptures would crumble to bits if they
dove into the water with such gusto.
Pokey encountered trouble in the sand, and had to back out and
try again. But after some fixes, she then proceeded handily through the sand and mud.
Pilots were David Hess, Eli Hess, George Hess (the eldest at 70 years
of age), Mike Myers, Eric Salisbury, David Ferraro, Mic Ferraro,
Peter Machen, Jeff Jennings, Mark Gibson, and Tim Duke.