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2017-06-29 10:18

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England - Beaulieu  is set to host a new summer exhibition with Wacky Record Breakers at the National Museum in England, showcasing some of the most outlandish automotive creations.

The collection brings together unbelievable creations by inventors Edd China and Colin Furze and each one of these custom-built vehicles proves that you don’t need a sports car to break a world record.

Wacky records 

Some of the bizarre record breakers include the worlds fastest pram, motorised bathroom suite, including the worlds fastest mobility pram.

Here's whats on show:

  • Bog Standard, Gone to Speed and Fast Asleep are all former speed record holders
  • Bathroom suite Bog Standard is capable of 68km/h
  • Garden shed Gone to Speed can reach 93km/h
  • Double bed Fast Asleep has a top speed of 111km/h
  • The world’s fastest bumper car set a record with an average speed of 161km/h
  • The world’s fastest pram can reach 85km/h
  • The world’s fastest mobility scooter set a world record at 114km/h (but can reach 132km/h).

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Renowned for repurposing ordinary household furniture to build road-legal vehicles, former Wheeler Dealers mechanic and presenter Edd China is the man behind Bog Standard, a complete bathroom suite that is taxed, insured and MoT’d. The driver takes their place on the toilet seat and grips the sink handlebars, as the passenger reclines in the bathtub.

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Even more bizarre is 'Fast Asleep', a double bed that can whisk its restful occupants along at the national speed limit. If you think that is strange, then you’ll be blown away by Gone to Speed, a garden shed capable of a window box-wobbling 93km/h. This unassuming wooden structure is just at home on the highway as it is nestled in a suburban back yard.

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Inventor Colin Furze has masterminded some truly insane creations, specialising in making slow things go very fast. Joining Wacky Record Breakers is the world’s fastest fairground dodgem, the world’s fastest pram and a mobility scooter that also once held its own speed record.

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Driven by the Stig 

Driven by Top Gear’s The Stig for a record-breaking run, the customised 1960's dodgem topped over 161km/h; far quicker than the 8km/h it would have seen when working at a fairground. A 600cc Honda motorcycle engine provides the get-up-and-go for this madcap machine. The automotive oddities continue with the high-speed mobility scooter, capable of over 129km/h thanks to its 125cc Honda motorcycle engine.

Equally incredible is the world’s fastest pram, built to exceed 85km/h with a petrol engine mounted in a custom-built frame. This wacky creation turns the pedestrian act of pushing a pram on its head; the driver stands on two foot platforms trailing behind the pram and hangs on tight. To watch Colin’s most daring projects take shape, click here.

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