Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Teapot Tuesday, Featured Teapot Racer: Mr. T
This fine gentlemanly teapot racer is Mr. T, built and operated by Sir Thomas the 1st. at the Big River Steampunk Festival on Sept. 3, 2016.
Judges peeking at their bribes, as Mr. T approaches the starting line:
I guess the judges liked what they saw when they looked into those little top hat and mustache covered bags, because Sir Thomas received extra points for quality of bribes and showmanship.
I believe that this was the most theme coordinated teapot racer and driver at the Big River Steampunk Festival. It's hard to tell in this picture, but Sir Thomas' vest is also printed with hats and mustaches.
It was fun to watch the mustache mounted to the front of the racer bounce around on its spring while the vehicle was moving.
Sir Thomas did a splendid job of navigating the candlestick slalom, but the teapot had a couple spills on the Ramp of Doom.
Mr. T finished the race in 1 minute, 40 seconds and went on to compete in the drag race.