Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Featured Teapot Racer: "Ironically Iron Man"

"Ironically Iron Man" was driven by Brigston Wright on September 2nd, 2017 at Big River Steampunk Festival. This was his first time competing in a teapot race.

Early in this race, Iron Man suffered from some audience interference.

These little stunt cars do not steer well and they often tilt backwards and stay that way, but they are fun to watch as they spin all around.

Brigston took it all in stride. He never became worried or upset when his vehicle didn't behave the way it was supposed to. When he realized he was running out of time, he found his own path to the finish line.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Featured Teapot Racer: Bomb-Omb

Bomb-Omb was one of the post popular conversation starters with people passing the Splendid Teapot Racing registration table on Sept. 2, 2017 in Hannibal, Missouri.

This was Thomas Benson's second year competing in the Splendid Teapot Races at Big River Steampunk Festival. He does an awesome job of matching his racer to his costume and hamming it up for the audience, but this year, he forgot a vital element. This is not a teapot. The addition of a spout would have made all the difference.

Just incase he ever decides to re-use the Wario costume and this vehicle again, I found a great idea of where the spout can go without spoiling the integrity of the design. This is a real pair of ceramic teapots created by Deviantart.com user ChocolateFrizz89. The fuse is the spout.

Good showmanship makes up for many faults. The audience really loved watching Wario and his remote controlled bomb.

If you would like to follow Thomas' further adventures, you can subscribe to his YouTube channel, Nerd Buffet

Crafty Crow