New Zealand Hosted First Steampunk Teapot Car Racing Event

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New Zealand Hosted First Steampunk Teapot Car Racing Event

Post by chandoo » Apr 08, 2015 Views: 1781



The people of New Zealand introduced new unique racing event in capital Wellington. The new street festival involved radio controlled toy cars carry teapots. Contestant has to go through an obstacle course with tunnels, ramps and jumps. Teapot racing was dreamed up by steampunk enthusiast Simone Montgomerie, and the first ever event was held last year, during the Oamaru Steampunk Festival. Montgomerie advised participants to acquire a remote controlled vehicle and replace the original body with a light teapot that fits the chassis. Then, all they had to do was use hot glue guns to fix the teapot in place and dress up the teapot to reflect a steampunk theme. But she also warned against using too much glue, because it would make the pot too heavy. Ten converted teapots from various steampunk groups around New Zealand were finally chosen for Saturday's race, which was free for spectators.











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