Strange crafts to crowd Port Townsend for 30th annual Kinetic Skulpture Race today [ *** PHOTO GALLERY *** ]
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Dianna 'Tupa” Denny of Port Townsend shows off her regalia depicting a Mayan shaman for the 30th Kinetic Skulpture Parade in Port Townsend on Saturday.
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The Aporkalypse Pig rolls down Water Street during the annual Kinetic Skulpture parade. The machine from Gig Harbor was piloted by Suzanne Noble, with crew members Michelle Cuinard-Breed, Olivia Breed and Eric Noble in back. Bill Boinger is in the foreground. Photo by Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News.
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Lord Humongous performs wheelies for the crowd while rounding the corner of Water Street onto Monroe Street. Piloting the “skulpture” are Jennifer Lockhart, with pink hair in center, with Jonathan Henson beside her. Providing weight on the rear are Cleare Shields and Jeremy Coburn, obscured. All are from Port Townsend. Photo by Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News.
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A-Pack-a-Lips was among the floats in the 30th Kinetic Skulpture Parade in Port Townsend on Saturday. Photo by Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News.

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PORT TOWNSEND — Imagination on wheels will race for the coveted Mediocrity Award, among others, during the 30th annual Port Townsend Kinetic Skulpture Race today.

The race of outrageous self-propelled crafts built of duct tape, Styrofoam and anything else at hand will begin at “low noon” at the American Legion Hall, 209 Monroe St., where teams of entrepreneurs will begin lining up their strange vehicles at 10:30 a.m.

During today's race, which finishes at 5 p.m. at City Hall and is quickly followed by an awards ceremony at the American Legion Hall, the hand-built vehicles must navigate sand, mud and hills and float on water.

Checkpoints are:

■ Port Townsend Salmon Club ramp near the Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., at about 1 p.m.

■ Fort Worden State Park beach “Kwick Sand” at about 1:30 p.m.

■ Dismal Bog at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St., at about 3 p.m., followed by the “Homage to the Kosmic Rooster” at Cedar Street off San Juan Avenue at about 3:30 p.m.

■ Kinetic Coffee at 520 Kearney St. at about 4 p.m.

The Mediocrity Award is given to the racer who finishes in the middle of the pack.

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Last modified: October 06. 2012 6:03PM
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