Top Gear's Stig breaks dodgem car speed record

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Top Gear's house racing driver, the Stig, has entered the Guinness Book of Records after driving a bumper car at more than 100mph.

The TV show's so-called "tame racing driver" drove a 1960s dodgem car fitted with a 100bhp 0.6-litre Honda motorcycle engine.

During the run at Bentwaters Airfield, Suffolk, the Stig hit 100.3mph – a speed confirmed by Guinness World Records adjudicator Lucia Sinigagliesi.

The vehicle was the creation of YouTube star and stunt man Colin Furze, who has previously discovered what happens if you set fire to a van full of fireworks and built an AT-AT shed made from things bought on ebay – all in the name of light entertainment.

Furze told the Daily Mail: "Stig's at his happiest when he's making the slow, fast - so what better way to celebrate the new series of Top Gear than by taking a rusty old bumper car and converting it into the ultimate fairground speed machine?"