Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Teapot Tuesday, Featured Teapot Racers: S-Car-Go and Belle's Bootlegger
This adorable little teapot racer was built and driven by Toni Globis on Sept. 3, 2016 at Big River Steampunk Festival in Hannibal, Missouri. Its tiny size made it a bit underpowered, but one of the judges wrote "NICE TRY" in big letters on the score sheet. Toni never gave up and did make it over the "Chasm of Death".
Belle's Bootlegger did not finish the course on time, but Toni was given extra points for showmanship and the quality of her bribe. She also had high marks for the look of the vehicle.
This snail teapot racer, called S-Car-Go, was created and operated by Trent Holloway. It won best design on the first day of racing at Big River Steampunk Festival. It's hard to see in this picture, but a manly looking fairy is riding the snail while fishing, and he has caught a very tiny, silver teapot.
Bribing the judges:
That snail is tougher than he looks! The racer took a couple bad tumbles, but was able to finish the race unbroken and within the time limit.
Trent completed the course in 2 minutes and 27 seconds. He received extra points for the quality of his bribes and showmanship, but one of the judges deducted 2 points for "vexing the judges".