Breaking News

Dear All,
After careful consideration, the Captain and I are officially removing ourselves from Running Teapot Racing at the Oamaru Steampunk Festival. We will look to running Splendid Teapot Racing (trademark pending) at another event. We have had a lot of fun running the event at the Oamaru Steampunk Festival and hope you have had fun with us. Watch this space as we will let our fans know when we run out next event complete with TLeaf sponsorship.
Sincerely yours
Simone and Norm.

2017 Steampunk NZ Festival – Oamaru Results

What a fantastic day, thank you to all, especially our sponsors. there are more photos on the Splendid Teapot Racing Facebook page.

Award Recipient
The Amelia Dangerfield Trophy for Overall Splendidness S Hambles

Sophie McDuff

Most splendid Family/ Team


Sneakthief Family

Ava, Matthew, and  Jake Williams

The Speed and Agility Race:


Captain Various Miscellaneous Bitsandpieces

Norm Riley 54 seconds

The Drag Race: Colonel Sir Julius Hawthorne
The Tea Cosy of Splendidness:


Baroness Violet Von Vixen

Vicki Purple

Most Splendidly Attired Lady:


Flight Captain Lady Sapphire Devereux

Denise Savage

Most Splendidly Attired Gentleman:


Major Reggie Iceburg

Ray Meadows

Judges Discretion: 


Lord Thurso

John V. Freeman

Most spectacular SNAFU of the Day:


Parthenia Heston-Carter Jones

Benedicte Lockner

Racing Times
Names Times Placing
Captain Various Miscellaneous Bitsandpieces 54 seconds First
Lord Otto 1.04 Second and first junker home
Dr Zathras Sauvage 1.21 third
Colonel Sir Julius Hawthorne 1.25 fourth
Captain Mortlake

Colonel Sir Julius Hawthorne

1.32 Fifth equal
Jasper Sneakthief 1.42 sixth
Steam Smythe Jr 1.53 Seventh and first U15 home
Nicholas Lancaster 2.29 Eighth
Flight Captain Lady Sapphire Devereux 2.55 Ninth

The TleafT Trophy of the Drag


With all the last minute preparations just about completed, the Captian assembled The TleafT Expeditious Distillation Trophy.  This trophy was named via a customer competition at TleafT. How cool is that! The TleafT people are seriously cool.

Here is the finished result.


Who will win this year?

Saturday 3rd June, you can come along on Saturday, Oamaru Workings Men’s Club, 2 pm there will be door sales on the day.


Alice comes clean and comes to Splendid Teapot Racing

It was all over the headlines when Alice was arrested and jailed briefly for public intoxication while her boyfriend, the Mad Hatter, was charged with a DIC for driving the car under the influence of alcohol.

Alice didn’t seem to take the incident, or the media rush to tell the world very seriously. She said: “We’re only able to be seen through the microscope of the media and what people gossip about. You take the good with the bad. It’s by telling our stories, sharing our experiences and giving a first-hand look at us as human beings [that shows] who we are apart from what we seem to be.”

Though she had to address the issue of the recent media attention for her drunken night out, her focus remains on her sobriety and new hobby, Splendid Tea Pot Racing, where this year at Oamaru she will be a first-time contestant.

Alice cards

Alice says: “I am ready to participate and share my past,  I’m super excited. Splendid Tea Pot Racing is the next big thing, but I’m not looking forward to the Ramp of Doom. I sincerely want to give it my best shot. Splendid Tea Pot Racing isn’t about tearing people down; it’s about building people up,  being part of a supportive family and having a jolly good laugh.”

Alice confided that the stress of an arranged marriage, falling twice into Wonderland, killing the Jabberwocky, restoring the kingdom and coming back to normal life was just too much. “My life imploded, I just wanted to be a child again, and I turned to alcohol and drugs, and that was wrong. Now I have been to rehab, and I am clean and sober. I have found Splendid Teapot Racing, and I can be a child again, I just love it! I am so happy I could Futterwhack!”

Splendid Teapot Racing will be held this weekend in Oamaru, 2 pm at the Working Men’s Club.

The author can not confirm or deny the accuracy of this story, no animals were hurt in the making of this story, a story is a story and it possibly can be alleged that the author may have consumed vast quantities of coffee and chocolate at the time. Carry on…..

2017 Medals

Dear Tepotti

It gives the Captain and I  great pleasure to reveal to you the new 2017 Splendid Teapot Racing badges. The winners will receive one with a “winners” bar. You can purchase yours on the day or from me at any time for $25.00 (+p&p if I need to send it to you). Each year there will be new date bars and I will do a back order of previous date bars if people let me know what they would like, they will be $5.00 each.


Thank You – Supporters List 2017

Please share your love and support for these businesses who have sponsored prizes for Splendid Teapot Racing at the Oamaru Steampunk Festival 2017. Without these people live would be a bit more boring!

The TLeafT company

Amelia Dangerfield Foundation

The Dunedin Gasworks Museum

David Elliot 

The Careys Bay Historic Hotel

Grymmstone and Treacle Emporium

Victoria’s Emporium

 Clockwork Steam Emporium

Duke of Wellington Pub

Get your ticket now

Dear All Teapotii,

Here is the link to the tickets

Check out the family friendly pricing:

  • Adult: $25.00
  • Student: $10.00
  • Child (up to intermediate): $0.00
  • High School Student: $5.00

I hope your teapot building is going well – we have a splendid line up – 24 entries so far, Brilliant prizes and fun fun fun.

The cushions will be out for those brave enough to get up close to the action, the new wibbly wobbly bridge is under construction – it’s going to be a great afternoon!