Wacky Machines: Ventura Kinetic Race

Human-powered machines take to the land -- and ocean -- as a fund-raiser for the Turning Point Foundation.

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Turning Point Foundation Kinetic Race
Strange machines ahead: The Turning Point Foundation Kinetic Sculpture Race will roll and float on Saturday, Oct. 19 in Ventura. Take a look back at the offbeat entries from recent years.
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Turning Point Foundation Kinetic Sculpture Race
Strange machines ahead: The Turning Point Foundation Kinetic Sculpture Race will roll and float on Saturday, Oct. 19 in Ventura. Take a look back at the offbeat entries from recent years.
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Turning Point Foundation Kinetic Sculpture Race
Kinetic races are all about human-powered ingenuity and buckets of whimsy.
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Turning Point Foundation Kinetic Sculpture Race
Teams often spend months planning their machines. Whether the machines remain land- or sea-worthy is another matter.
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Turning Point Foundation Kinetic Sculpture Race
Yep, it's a bed. A racing bed. The coolest thing ever? Probably.
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Turning Point Foundation Kinetic Sculpture Race
It's year 16 for the race, a race which lends support and raises awareness for Turning Point, which are "positive places of recovery for persons with mental illness, shelter, housing and rehabilitation."
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Turning Point Foundation Kinetic Sculpture Race
A dinosaur you can peddle? Why of course.
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Turning Point Foundation Kinetic Sculpture Race
A sweet piggy is ready to roll and/or float.
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Turning Point Foundation Kinetic Sculpture Race
Bees and a flower dominate this creative machine.
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Turning Point Foundation Kinetic Sculpture Race
Things can get muddy during the Kinetic Race. Very, very muddy.
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Turning Point Foundation Kinetic Sculpture Race
A gnome in a very big wheel cheers the heart. Want to see more? Make for Ventura on Saturday, Oct. 19.
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