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2014 Race Report: Tick Tock The Croc

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Saturday 3 May 2014

The long harsh Baltimore winter finally gave way to Spring, and on the first Saturday of May the sculptures come out to play. With 31 sculptures from 24 teams, spectators got their money’s worth as spectacular sculptures returned with major revisions, including the now-missing PLATYPUS and Alice’s caterpillar metamorphosed into Peter Pan’s Grand Mediocre crocodile.

With six agile photographers leaping throughout the racecourse, is proud to bring you this year’s coverage. Thanks to further investment in cameras, this year’s images have 56% more pixels than last year, and more than twice as many as our 2009 coverage.

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Tick Tock the Croc

Sweeping an astonishing collection of awards, Tick Tock the Croc was awarded Grand Mediocre and Art by the judges, People’s Choice by the people, and Marine Posse Favorite by the Kinetic Kayak Rescue & Repair teams.

The Kinetic Race Rules require sculptures be 35 feet long or shorter. Why not make it 35?

This isn’t just any crocodile. This is the crocodile to which Peter Pan fed Captain Hook's hand.

Oars popped out the sides on the harbor as two pilots turned to face the tail. This is the second sinuous children’s fantasy animal atop this 6-pilot chassis. From 2010–2013, it was the foundation for Go Ask Alice, the blue hookah-smoking caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland:

The high-velocity Croc zipped down Lombard Street showing off the clock and skull inside.

In the mud, the Croc started to jackknife into the crowd, but caused no injuries—far better than one would expect from a 35-foot crocodile loose in a crowd.

The Croc soared through the sand with jubilation.

The crew includes pirates, lost boys, Darlings, Tiger Lily, and Peter Pan.

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  1. Tick Tock The Croc
  2. Fire & Phoenix
  3. Cornography
  4. Sweet Wynona Whale
  5. Good Dog & the Big Itchy Flea Circus
  6. Toyboxers
  7. AMS Swagon and AMS Peacock
  9. Doodle
  10. Chessie
  1. Agogosaurus
  2. PETS
  3. The Most Amazing Dog Park Ever!
  4. The Astral Plane
  5. Max’s Rat Patrol
  6. Six Sculptures from Jemicy School
  7. Swan Song of Betsy Patterson
  8. Halo
  9. Team 1-Up
  1. Sticky Situation
  2. Do You Want To Build a Sculpture
  3. Minecraft Machine
  4. Name Your Game
  5. AVAM’s Homecoming Queen Fifi & Bumpo Learns to Drive
  6. Thanks!
  7. Volunteers
  8. Spectators
  9. The Team
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