A most splendid event was held in conjunction with the Steampunk NZ Mess Dinner at Oamaru on the Saturday 30th in the year of our glorious Queen 2015 at the wondrous Loan and Merc venue, with approximately 250 people in attendance.
It was a night of OOOO’s and ahhha’s, of hysterics, spectacular derailments, notable disqualifications and suspense.
The nights master of ceremonies was Montague Jacques Fromage, the guest judge was Dave Lee and of course your very own Countess. Captain Various did his magic with the course and Agent Darling introduced the nights sport.
24 valiant and courageous individuals and teams, ranging from 6-ish to Gold Card status, provided the evenings entertainment. The rigs were all fantastic, original and a lot of work had gone in to their making.
Unfortunately 14 rigs were either just too exuberant for the course and many ‘burst the banks’- of course this means instant disqualification. A couple of rigs were also over the time limit and this means a non-complete.
The banked corner – the Corner of Doom is aptly named!!!!
Eight hardy rigs completed the course, ranging in time from a new world sub- atomic speed record of just 0.43 seconds and right to the nail biting wire of 2 mins and 59 seconds!!!!
Ol’ Smokey: chocking out the room with an abundance of smoke
Eye Spy: with its unique point of view
Tea Mouse: who did do an up-skirt and spent the shortest time in the ring
Lordy Mucks real remote controlled steam engine powered teapot
Stanley who broke the sub atomic speeds record
It was a great night!