More than 100mph in shed on wheels

  • 02 Jun - 08 Jun, 2018
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A man has driven a motorised shed more than 100mph. Owner Kevin Nicks said it felt "marvellous" to break his previous 80mph record at Pendine Sands in Carmarthensire, Wales.

Kevin clocked 101mph – a new record in what is believed to be the only road legal shed in the world.

"It couldn't have gone better, I'm so happy," the 53-year-old gardener from Chipping Norton, told the BBC. He spent more than £13,000 building his wooden wheels.

Turbo-charged, the shed is kitted out with a 400 brake horsepower engine, which is more powerful than some sports cars.

He added: "I did everything – built the shed, connected the engine, built the chassis."

His revamped, fine-tuned shed hits 100mph with ease thanks to £8,000 worth of additions and a souped-up Audi RS4 engine.

"I've spent all winter doing it up and putting in a new engine and suspension, it's so quick off the mark," he said.

"I had no idea how fast it would go - and it went well. It felt comfortable at 100mph, I was pleased."