The 2011 Kinetic Sculpture Race was not about speed (photos)

The 2011 Kinetic Sculpture Race was not about speed (photos)

Like a psychedelic gathering of Jules Verne honorable mentions, this weekend's 2011 Kinetic Sculpture Race at Union Reservoir in Longmont pitted crazy Rube Goldberg contraption against even crazier Rube Goldberg contraption in a contest that wasn't so much about speed as it was about sheer silliness: Competitors vied for supremacy in categories that ranged from engineering (the more elaborate the better) to bribery (yes, that is a legit category) to costumes. In short, it's all about the spectacle, and we sent out photographer Dave Ingraham to check it out. He brings back these photos.

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The 2011 Kinetic Sculpture Race was not about speed (photos)
The 2011 Kinetic Sculpture Race was not about speed (photos)
The 2011 Kinetic Sculpture Race was not about speed (photos)

See the full slide-show!

The 2011 Kinetic Sculpture Race was not about speed (photos)
The 2011 Kinetic Sculpture Race was not about speed (photos)
The 2011 Kinetic Sculpture Race was not about speed (photos)
The 2011 Kinetic Sculpture Race was not about speed (photos)
The 2011 Kinetic Sculpture Race was not about speed (photos)

See the full slide-show!

The 2011 Kinetic Sculpture Race was not about speed (photos)

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