Kinetic Grand Championship: Whimsy Machines

Outlandishly imagined vehicles will roll — and float — in Humboldt County.

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The 2017 Kinetic Grand Championship will roll/float/push through a swath of Humboldt County over Memorial Day Weekend.
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The 2017 Kinetic Grand Championship will roll/float/push through a swath of Humboldt County over Memorial Day Weekend.
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Make that the Saturday through Monday of Memorial Day Weekend, so May 27 through May 29. Ever seen a TriloBike? It made a cameo in 2016, but who can say what surrealness is in store for 2017?
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The creative moving sculptures entered each year? Participants put in the long hours to A) make them visual, funny, and interesting and B) make sure they can move under people power. Here, Alice and her friends get a shout-out.
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A few mega beasties are seen each year, like this Plymouth-sized possum.
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Steampunk also makes a showing, quite often. The route? Everything revs up in Arcata on Saturday, calls upon Eureka on Sunday, and ends in Ferndale on Monday
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Due to heavy recent rains, the 2017 route has not been confirmed as of early May, but the show(down) must go on. If you're a shark on wheels, you're probably not too worried.
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"Forty to fifty entries are typical, with anywhere from one to ten people on each contraption..." reports the Eureka-Humboldt Visitors Bureau.
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The Eel River leg is one of the most thrilling, "will it stay afloat?" parts of the whole light-hearted, community-strong party. See all the merry madness from Saturday through Monday this Memorial Day Weekend in Humboldt County.
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