Humboldt Offbeat: Grand Kinetic Championship

By land and by water, fanciful machines shall progress, over Memorial Day Weekend.

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Whimsical devices of every sort roll, and float, during the Kinetic Grand Championship in Humboldt County over Memorial Day Weekend.
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Whimsical devices of every sort roll, and float, during the 2015 Kinetic Grand Championship in Humboldt County over Memorial Day Weekend. (Pictured: past snapshots)
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The Kinetic Grand Championship is billed as "the triathlon of the art world."
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Should your fire truck-esque vehicle take on the look of a mammoth fire ant? If that's the inspiration you get, then yes.
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The participants and onlookers bring it, in costume, in fun, in attitude, and in moxie.
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A kingfisher makes a rather noticeable cameo at the 2014 competition.
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Nature is a strong theme with many of the merry machines.
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Is your craft seaworthy? It's heading into the drink (read: Humboldt Bay).
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The race begins in Arcata and wraps in Ferndale. Between the two? A lot of gorgeous Humbold County countryside and the occasional over-sized shoe.
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Team cohesion is of the utmost importance, in both spirit and style.
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A mushroom is a foresty favorite in the verdant area, which is known both for its dairy pastures and redwoods.
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An ant makes good time at the 2014 race.
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Local icon Bigfoot gets a stunning shout-out.
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The 2015 Kinetic Grand Championship rolls through Humboldt County over Memorial Day Weekend.
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