Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Teapot Tuesday, Featured Teapot Racer: Sir Groot
This week's featured teapot racer is Sir Groot, built and raced by Lori Knott.
Lori has a wonderful sense of whimsy. Her previous teapot racer had a Minion theme, but unfortunately, became our example of why glass teapots are not a good idea, especially when racing on a paved street. The Minion survived its terrible accident and returned in Groot's adorable balloon support vehicle.
Another clever addition to Sir Groot's accessories was the leather remote control holster.
Baby Groot sat proudly in his copper teapot and bravely completed the obstacle course in 2 minutes, 50 seconds, despite the rain which started coming down in buckets just as the racer approached the Tunnel of Terror and the finish line.
Sir Groot had some steering issues and tipped over more than once, but that also made it fun to watch. There is more excitement and suspense when everyone is wondering if the racer will finish the race or run over the judges' feet.