Saturday, May 26, 2007

Day One - One the Beach - Part 1

Jen White again.....after snapping a few pictures on the Plaza in Arcata, I headed out to the Manila Community Center. I was there for the arrival of the first racers, but Kinetic madness has struck me and I can't remember who it was. There was a nice big BBQ going, a band playing, and a few bouncy inflatables for the kids...and of course the crews and peons switching the sculptures from road gear into sand gear.

I headed west from the Community Center and over the dunes towards the beach, it was quite a walk! I found a nice perch to watch the sculptures pass by as they headed South down the beach towards Dead Man's Drop....Lucky me, my viewing area was the same place that Fife on a Stick caught on fire and I was joined by a group of fire fighters. As other sculptures passed by, Fife's crew would flag them over to help put out the fire. They even had special Kinetic fire retardant and a Kinetic powered blender. At one point the Armored Carp and his crew stopped to lend a hand...and when they left, a helmet, a true artistic piece of work, was left behind. I wanted to ask for a REAL big bribe to get it back, but they sent the Sheriffs after me so I had to give it back :(

There were a few that went by before I got to my station, like the Tortoise and the Hare, but here's a list of the sculptures that I managed to record as I sat in the dunes of the North spit...mostly in order:
The Deliverance Truck
Roll on the Mattole
Beast Jerky
Fife on a Stick (before she caught on fire and was actually the last sculpture to head down the beach)
The Emperor's New Machine
Bouncing for Glory
Raiders of the Last Art
Ursa Vehicularis
Mac-n-Teasley
Patriot Act
Henry Ford Goes Surfing
Monster Machine
Corpi Cruizer
Wok on the Wild Side
Head of the Class
Easy It Is
Super Beatle
June's Bloom
Foxie Biloxi’s Cadillac
Kanga-Rex
Armored Carp
Krown Jewel of the Kween of Kontroversy
The Isle of the Lost Boys
Frogzilla
.....and Bikin' Fools

As I headed back over the dunes to the Community Center I witnessed the Blaze of Glory crew taking time out of the race to use their push rope to assist a broken down Sheriff 4x4 back to the Community Center....wasn't that nice of them! I also saw the Pare County Chopper sitting on the lawn in front of the Center, and maybe another one or two sculptures...the Kinetic madness seems to still be affecting my memory.

Anyway...here a few pictures of the beach:

Queen Mo with Roll on the Mattole sculpture at the Manila Community Center


The Emperor's New Machine get's new sand tires


Lupin in bloom on the Manila Dunes


Pretty yellow flowers on the Manila Dunes


The Deliverance Truck


The Emperor's New Machine on the sand


Bounce for Glory


Front end of Ursa Vehicularis


Back end of Ursa Vehicularis


Patriot Act


Henry Ford Goes Surfing


Mac-n-Tinsley


Corpis Cruiser from a team of CCC kids


Wok on the Wild Side


Head of the Class


Easy It Is


Super Beatle


This Ain't No John Deer


June's Bloom


Foxie Boloxi and her Picnk Katillac


Kanga-Rex


Armored Carp


Armored Carp


Armored Carp


Krown Jewel of the Kween of Kontroversy


Shay the Kween of Kontroversy


The Isle of Lost Boys


The Armored Carp


Another view of the Armored Carp


The Bikin' fools


Master of the Race - Ellin


Here I am with the helmet that was left behind by the Armored Carp crew


And now I'm wearing it!


So here I am with the Sheriff....he's asking me to hand over the helmet!


Here I am getting ready to hand over the Armored Carp helmet

1 comment:

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