What a year!  This was most definatly the most well attended derby yet, with early estimates at 10,000 attendees!  Speaking for those who rode in the parade, it was beautiful and exciting to see the one thousand or so people who thronged Norris Street as the parade returned from it's route to take on the challenge of the mudpit.

Thanks to everyone who helped out, built a sculpture, sponsored our little shin dig, or just showed up!

BTW - Scroll all the way to the bottom of this page for links to pictures, videos, and press coverage of the 2011 Derby!

5th annual Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby Winners

Best Costume - Pizza Brain - Cpt. Ryan Anderson

Best Art - OMG!!! GMO!!! - Emerald Street Urban Farm


Best Engineering - FermEnterprise - Philadelphia Brewing Co.

Judge's Choice Award - Cockroach (Litterbug) - Cpt. Naomi Littel

Best Breakdown - Clyde 'n Dale - Cpt. Carter Sharer

Best 1 or 2 Person Team - Pretty in Pink or Flamingo - Cpt. Stacey Ann Zane

People's Choice Award (for the 2nd year in a row!) - Caterpillar Morphosis - Cpt. Steffen Brinkmann

Other Teams that are also Glorious

Am-ish sin Caballo - Cpt. Phillip Smith

Biking Hordes - Neighborhood Bike Works

Apocolypse Meow - Cpt. Dane Colella

Frank's Kitchens

Joel 22
(picture needed)

Kensington Cowpoke - Cpt. Kevin Musselman

Kenzocopia - Kensington Community Food Co-op

Kinepta - Cpt. Michael Garson

My Apocalypse Ponies - Cpt. Tim "Pirate" Stoume

Project Learn School - Cpt. Jason Huber
(photo needed)

SLA (Science Leadership Academy) Rockets - Cpt. Marina Stewart

Team Meloncycle or Meloncycle 3000 - Cpt. Michael Platcheck

Zombie - Cpt. Heidi Karl

If youve got a picture that should be added to this page email Henry at hpyatt(at)nkcdc.org.

Thanks Again to all the intrepid sculpture builders who joined us in our never ending pursuit of glory!

Press, Photos, mentions, and videos of the 2011, 5th annual Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby


The Onion's A.V. Club (Including a video).

WHYY's Newsworks (Including a video).

Philly Broadcaster (Including a slideshow)


JIHM Booth's photos from their photo booth by the mudpit

Sam I Am Professional Photography's KKSD photos

Roman's KKSD photos from Penn Treaty Park

Philly.com's Phrequency (This link was on the main page of philly.com until Oprah quit!)

Philadelphia Bike Coalition's Flickr page for the KKSD

Metromix's photos

Little Baby's Pizza Brain KKSD flickr set

Theresa S's KKSD photos

Juliette C's KKSD photos


Philebrity's Rapture Weekend Breakdown

Daily News's Knight Arts Challenge artical

Philebrity Fesival Roundup


Deborah R's KKSD Video

bruhinb's KKSD video

's KKSD video

mepomroy's KKSD video