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Welcome to the official site of the Kinetic Grand Championship, a 3-day race along California's northern coast from Arcata to Ferndale. Racers compete for glory in all variety of people-powered kinetic kontraptions, pedaling along roads, the beach... even through the Humboldt Bay!

2014 Kinetic Grand Champion

#102 Drilling for Glory, The Tempus Fugitives

2014 Kinetic Grand Champions, Tempus Fugitives.

(Photo by Jose Quezada)

Art Awards

1st Place Art - #136 Star Trukkers

2nd Place Art - #116 Blue Oyster Cult

3rd Place Art - #109 June's Steam Pump & the Mad Hatters

Engineering Awards

1st Place Engineering - #106 Melvin

2nd Place Engineering - #124 Banana Split

3rd Place Engineering - #137 "8.5"

Speed Awards

1st Place Time - #112 Dr Pedal & Mister Ride (8:44)

2nd Place Time - #106 Melvin (9:34)

3rd Place Time - #134 Breakin' Wind (9:46)

Pageantry Awards

1st Place Pageantry - #116 Blue Oyster Cult

2nd Place Pageantry - #136 Star Trukkers

3rd Place Pageantry - #115 Hell on Axles

Ace Awards

41 teams entered the 2014 KGC

19 teams attempted to ACE

11 teams ACE'd

#102 Drilling for Glory, The Tempus Fugitives (9:47)

#106 Melvin (9:34)

#110 Pigasus (12:58)

#111 Think I Can (12:20)

#112 Dr Pedal & Mr Ride (8:44)

#124 Banana Split (14:10)

#127 Up! (12:58)

#130 Bounce for Glory (10:43)

#134 Breakin' Wind (9:46)

#135 Biking Fool (15:12)

#137 8.5 (13:25)

Spirit of the Glorious Founder

1st - Lost Coast Mutineers

2nd - #130 Bounce

3rd - #124 Banana Split

More Glorious Awards Awarded

6:32 Award

(First ACE to miss closure Day 1)

#104 Race Like an Egyptian 7:00

Best Bribe

#136 Star Trukkers

Best Campsite

#115 Hell on Axels

Best Junior

#110 Pigasus

Best Pit Crew

#105 Trikasaurus (Jankasaurus)

Biggest Splash

#136 Star Trukkers

Corvallis da Vinci Days Committee Choice

#136 Star Trukkers

Goddess Jen-O

#138 Brown Chicken, Brown Cow

Golden Dinosaur

(1st to break down after leaving Plaza)

#101 Easy as 3.1415

Golden Flipper - H2O

(Best flip in water)

#139 Partly Cloudy

Golden Flipper - Sand

(Best flip in sand)

#107 Doomed Buggy

Klamath Falls Committee Choice


Breakin' Wind


Wiley Coyote


Lifetime Achievement Award

Dana Hall

Bill Neil

Tom Razooly

Mediocre Award

(Middle of the pack [total score])

#134 Breakin' Wind

Most Improved

#136 Star Trukkers

Never Give Up

(Poor Pitiful Me)

#105 Trikasaurus (Jankasaurus)

One for the Little Guy

#111 I Think I Can

PT Committee Choice

#105 Trikasaurus (Jankasaurus)

Second to Last

#129 Corpie Cruiser 24/200

Spectators' Fave

#420 Bite Me

Teddy Bear Award

#133 2014: Space Idiocy

They Came From Out of Town

#121 Zebra Muscle Invasion

You Klever Rascal

(Best Eng for Non-ACE)

#118 The Cloud of Unknowing

Racers' Favorite Team

#102 Drilling for Glory, The Tempus Fugitives

Racers' Favorite Volunteer

Kinetic Kops*

Volunteers Fave Race Team

#116 Blue Oyster Cult

#136 Star Trukkers

Volunteers Favorite Volunteer


* Kinetic Universe Queen President's Note: The Kinetic Kops are not actually KGC volunteers. Technically, they are a Race Team, though they do not seem to Race. Kops are goofy people who will write you a ticket for having on too much glitter, or eating beef jerky while standing. Thank you Kinetic Kops, and your tiny little dogs, and your tiny little shorts. We KGC volunteers take no responsibility for any part of your particular brand of police harassment, though we do appreciate it.

Kinetic Universe is always looking for race sponsors to help keep Kinetics free to watch.

Want to help out behind the scenes? Become a kinetic volunteer.


Kinetic Grand Championship Poster 2014 by Lucas Thornton
Posters: Past & Present

2014 poster by Lucas Thornton