September 7, 2010

Perry Watkins of Buckinghamshire (VIDEO)

Ever seen someone drive a piece of furniture down the highway? One British man broke the world record this week for fastest furniture, as he drove a dinner table named "Fast Food" down the road at over 100 mph!

As seen in the video linked below, he broke the previous record attained by a sofa that drove at 92 mph.

The car took one full year to build in his garage, and the car innovator also made the worlds smallest car and the world's lowest car. He says driving the car was very scary, and felt like he was driving at 200 miles per hour. How's that for a hybrid car! No word yet on the dinner table's carboon footprint and whether it's eco-friendly4

Perry Watkins of Buckinghamshire

The 47-year-old piloted the Queen Anne table, set for a silver service dinner, twice down a 500m track at Santa Pod, Nottinghamshire, last weekend. The table, named "Fast Food", reached a top speed of 130mph and averaged 113.8mph, comfortably eclipsing the 92mph set by a sofa in 2007. Mr Watkins expects to become the official world record holder for the fastest piece of furniture when his time is accepted by Guinness. A 1994 Reliant Scimitar Sabre underneath the table, boosted by a nitrous oxide kit, provides the thrust for the makeshift vehicle.

Posted at September 7, 2010 12:42 PM