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Man sets new speed record - in a wheelie bin
  • A wacky design engineer is delighted to have set a new Guinness World Record after reaching speeds of over 40mph - in a WHEELIE BIN. Andy Jennings, 28, transformed his green household waste bin into a racing machine - complete with a small motorbike engine, a gear box, ignition, a bike seat, and the steering from a mobility scooter. Andy hit the tarmac in his rigged-out bin to attempt to set his brand new world record. Guinness World Record officials set Andy a benchmark of over 30mph in order to secure the record for fastest wheelie bin. But the engineer, from Swindon, Wilts., smashed his goal - and stormed down the runway at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, at a whopping 43mph. Andy's impressive record was just one of several landspeed records broken at Elvington Airfield on Sunday, at an event organised by motorsport racing company Straightliners. Racing down the runway as well as Andy was the world's fastest motorised toilet (44.6mph), and the world's fastest garden shed (at an impressive 106.1mph). But one of the true "stars of the show" was self-confessed 'adrenaline junkie' Jason Liversidge, 44, who reached speeds of almost 65mph in a motorised wheelchair - despite being 95 per cent paralysed.
  • A wacky design engineer is delighted to have set a new Guinness World Record after reaching speeds of over 40mph - in a WHEELIE BIN. Andy Jennings, 28, transformed his green household waste bin into a racing machine - complete with a small motorbike engine, a gear box, ignition, a bike seat, and the steering from a mobility scooter. Andy hit the tarmac in his rigged-out bin to attempt to set his brand new world record. Guinness World Record officials set Andy a benchmark of over 30mph in order to secure the record for fastest wheelie bin. But the engineer, from Swindon, Wilts., smashed his goal - and stormed down the runway at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, at a whopping 43mph. Andy's impressive record was just one of several landspeed records broken at Elvington Airfield on Sunday, at an event organised by motorsport racing company Straightliners. Racing down the runway as well as Andy was the world's fastest motorised toilet (44.6mph), and the world's fastest garden shed (at an impressive 106.1mph). But one of the true "stars of the show" was self-confessed 'adrenaline junkie' Jason Liversidge, 44, who reached speeds of almost 65mph in a motorised wheelchair - despite being 95 per cent paralysed.
  • A wacky design engineer is delighted to have set a new Guinness World Record after reaching speeds of over 40mph - in a WHEELIE BIN. Andy Jennings, 28, transformed his green household waste bin into a racing machine - complete with a small motorbike engine, a gear box, ignition, a bike seat, and the steering from a mobility scooter. Andy hit the tarmac in his rigged-out bin to attempt to set his brand new world record. Guinness World Record officials set Andy a benchmark of over 30mph in order to secure the record for fastest wheelie bin. But the engineer, from Swindon, Wilts., smashed his goal - and stormed down the runway at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, at a whopping 43mph. Andy's impressive record was just one of several landspeed records broken at Elvington Airfield on Sunday, at an event organised by motorsport racing company Straightliners. Racing down the runway as well as Andy was the world's fastest motorised toilet (44.6mph), and the world's fastest garden shed (at an impressive 106.1mph). But one of the true "stars of the show" was self-confessed 'adrenaline junkie' Jason Liversidge, 44, who reached speeds of almost 65mph in a motorised wheelchair - despite being 95 per cent paralysed.
  • A wacky design engineer is delighted to have set a new Guinness World Record after reaching speeds of over 40mph - in a WHEELIE BIN. Andy Jennings, 28, transformed his green household waste bin into a racing machine - complete with a small motorbike engine, a gear box, ignition, a bike seat, and the steering from a mobility scooter. Andy hit the tarmac in his rigged-out bin to attempt to set his brand new world record. Guinness World Record officials set Andy a benchmark of over 30mph in order to secure the record for fastest wheelie bin. But the engineer, from Swindon, Wilts., smashed his goal - and stormed down the runway at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, at a whopping 43mph. Andy's impressive record was just one of several landspeed records broken at Elvington Airfield on Sunday, at an event organised by motorsport racing company Straightliners. Racing down the runway as well as Andy was the world's fastest motorised toilet (44.6mph), and the world's fastest garden shed (at an impressive 106.1mph). But one of the true "stars of the show" was self-confessed 'adrenaline junkie' Jason Liversidge, 44, who reached speeds of almost 65mph in a motorised wheelchair - despite being 95 per cent paralysed.
  • A wacky design engineer is delighted to have set a new Guinness World Record after reaching speeds of over 40mph - in a WHEELIE BIN. Andy Jennings, 28, transformed his green household waste bin into a racing machine - complete with a small motorbike engine, a gear box, ignition, a bike seat, and the steering from a mobility scooter. Andy hit the tarmac in his rigged-out bin to attempt to set his brand new world record. Guinness World Record officials set Andy a benchmark of over 30mph in order to secure the record for fastest wheelie bin. But the engineer, from Swindon, Wilts., smashed his goal - and stormed down the runway at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, at a whopping 43mph. Andy's impressive record was just one of several landspeed records broken at Elvington Airfield on Sunday, at an event organised by motorsport racing company Straightliners. Racing down the runway as well as Andy was the world's fastest motorised toilet (44.6mph), and the world's fastest garden shed (at an impressive 106.1mph). But one of the true "stars of the show" was self-confessed 'adrenaline junkie' Jason Liversidge, 44, who reached speeds of almost 65mph in a motorised wheelchair - despite being 95 per cent paralysed.
  • A wacky design engineer is delighted to have set a new Guinness World Record after reaching speeds of over 40mph - in a WHEELIE BIN. Andy Jennings, 28, transformed his green household waste bin into a racing machine - complete with a small motorbike engine, a gear box, ignition, a bike seat, and the steering from a mobility scooter. Andy hit the tarmac in his rigged-out bin to attempt to set his brand new world record. Guinness World Record officials set Andy a benchmark of over 30mph in order to secure the record for fastest wheelie bin. But the engineer, from Swindon, Wilts., smashed his goal - and stormed down the runway at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, at a whopping 43mph. Andy's impressive record was just one of several landspeed records broken at Elvington Airfield on Sunday, at an event organised by motorsport racing company Straightliners. Racing down the runway as well as Andy was the world's fastest motorised toilet (44.6mph), and the world's fastest garden shed (at an impressive 106.1mph). But one of the true "stars of the show" was self-confessed 'adrenaline junkie' Jason Liversidge, 44, who reached speeds of almost 65mph in a motorised wheelchair - despite being 95 per cent paralysed.
  • A wacky design engineer is delighted to have set a new Guinness World Record after reaching speeds of over 40mph - in a WHEELIE BIN. Andy Jennings, 28, transformed his green household waste bin into a racing machine - complete with a small motorbike engine, a gear box, ignition, a bike seat, and the steering from a mobility scooter. Andy hit the tarmac in his rigged-out bin to attempt to set his brand new world record. Guinness World Record officials set Andy a benchmark of over 30mph in order to secure the record for fastest wheelie bin. But the engineer, from Swindon, Wilts., smashed his goal - and stormed down the runway at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, at a whopping 43mph. Andy's impressive record was just one of several landspeed records broken at Elvington Airfield on Sunday, at an event organised by motorsport racing company Straightliners. Racing down the runway as well as Andy was the world's fastest motorised toilet (44.6mph), and the world's fastest garden shed (at an impressive 106.1mph). But one of the true "stars of the show" was self-confessed 'adrenaline junkie' Jason Liversidge, 44, who reached speeds of almost 65mph in a motorised wheelchair - despite being 95 per cent paralysed.
  • A wacky design engineer is delighted to have set a new Guinness World Record after reaching speeds of over 40mph - in a WHEELIE BIN. Andy Jennings, 28, transformed his green household waste bin into a racing machine - complete with a small motorbike engine, a gear box, ignition, a bike seat, and the steering from a mobility scooter. Andy hit the tarmac in his rigged-out bin to attempt to set his brand new world record. Guinness World Record officials set Andy a benchmark of over 30mph in order to secure the record for fastest wheelie bin. But the engineer, from Swindon, Wilts., smashed his goal - and stormed down the runway at Elvington Airfield in Yorkshire, at a whopping 43mph. Andy's impressive record was just one of several landspeed records broken at Elvington Airfield on Sunday, at an event organised by motorsport racing company Straightliners. Racing down the runway as well as Andy was the world's fastest motorised toilet (44.6mph), and the world's fastest garden shed (at an impressive 106.1mph). But one of the true "stars of the show" was self-confessed 'adrenaline junkie' Jason Liversidge, 44, who reached speeds of almost 65mph in a motorised wheelchair - despite being 95 per cent paralysed.