Bike House At The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby
Fish heads, families, hipsters, gear heads, kitty cats, and drag queens galore.
Weird science, army artillery, hoopers, helms, devil horn chickens and more.
Big wheels, little wheels, one wheel or four.
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In it’s sixth year, the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby rolled through Philadelphia’s Fishtown and Kensington suburbs with a bang. The human-powered vehicles, ridden by their creators, ranged from funky and furry to phenomenal beer-time-engineering.
The parade toured through the neighborhoods and finished with a challenging spin through a grand finale mud pit. Few sculptures made it through the thick, muddy, final stretch of doom but, that may have been the point. Most crashed, crumbled and toiled to their humorous demise.
Coming out on top, a peddlers creation named, “The Doghouse.” This derby buggy may look like a haphazard leanto, but under it’s wonky shell, lies a unique, hand made and human powered vehicle. So top notch that the bike’s captains, Courtney Blue and Mat Shiley took home the “Best Engineering” award for the 2012 derby.
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