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2018 Kinetic Pilgrimage: Pageant Before & Awards After

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Pageant Before & Awards After

Friday night before the race the Kinetic Thrills Pageant where teams assembled in costume for stage performances. Here was Team Terrapin’s Let My Inspiration Flow.

Team Tempus Fugitives’ Glory Diver had awesome helmets at the pageant, but they didn’t wear them in the race.

The pageant also includes official team photos, including Team Goddess Star Power.

On Monday afternoon, trophies were assembled at the awards ceremony in Ferndale. The Grand Mediocre award was a giant copper trophy. First place Art, Speed, and Engineering were cast glass with embossed kinetic chickens.

These were the Biggest Splash, Golden Flipper, and Best Pit Crew trophies.

Unfortunately, Tom and Johanna had to leave for a 6-hour drive to the airport and couldn’t stay for the ceremony.

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For the record, the following teams won ACE:

  • Ferntucky 500
  • Trilobike Diner
  • Flying Spaghetti Monster
  • Melvin
  • Solid Gold Pineapple Wrecking Crew
  • Super Moi: Louise
  • Happy Campers
  • Team Goddess: Star Power
  • Bounce for Glory: Golden Edition
  • Monster Zinc
  • Tempus Fugitives: Glory Diver
  • Lion Kings
  • Black Tie Affair
  • Ominionated II
  • Norman the Half-Fast Unicorn
  • Flying Innuendo
  • This Goes Gold

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  1. Saturday May 26: Arcata Start
  2. Saturday May 26: Beach to Dead Man’s Drop
  1. Sunday May 27: Eureka Water Entry
  2. Sunday May 27: Eureka to Crab Park
  3. Monday May 28: Eel River Crossing
  1. Monday May 28: Finish at Ferndale
  2. Pageant Before & Awards After
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