Viral

Speed records beaten for fastest shopping trolley, bog and shed

If you thought your wheels were crap, and a bit of a shed

Jet shopping trolley at Straighliners land speed records. Elvington, Nth Yorks. 16 Sept. 2018

THERE WAS a lot of very serious stuff at the Straightliners event at Elvington at the weekend. Turbocharged 272mph Hayabusas, and the like.

World's fastest toilet

But some really, *really* important stuff also took place. Like the speed record runs for the fastest flushing toilet, shopping trolley and shed. Hats off to Tom Ellis, whose 250cc kart-engine powered HA WC Mk1 Toilet (above) averaged 70.545mph over two timed runs, and Matt McKeown who managed 91.55mph on his gas turbine-powered jet shopping trolley...

Jet shopping trolley at Straighliners land speed records. Elvington, Nth Yorks. 16 Sept. 2018 (Photo Tom Ellis) 2.jpg

Finally, Kevin Nicks struck a blow for shed nerds everywhere, when he easily topped the 100mph mark in his 2.8 litre VW V6-powered wooden shed. Kevin managed 104.12mph on the eastbound run - not bad considering its literal barn-door aerodnamics... We salute you sir!

Fastest shed

Reckon you could beat these lads? Get over to the Straightliners site now and register for next year!

Join the conversation!

Let us know what you think, just sign up for a free account, leave a comment and get involved!
Register Now