world : Mechanic builds record-breaking 50mph wheelbarrow

world : Mechanic builds record-breaking 50mph wheelbarrow
world : Mechanic builds record-breaking 50mph wheelbarrow

Wednesday 12 June 2024 10:52 PM

Nafeza 2 world - Like many other madcap ideas, the plan to go for the world record was dreamed up in the pub.

"I’ve always just sort of built mad stuff," said Dylan.

"I ended up building the wheelbarrow for fun. In a little practice run, messing about, I got 37 mph and then the question got asked if there was a land speed record for it.

"So it was just a case of finding out that the record existed and then deciding to actually do something with this idiotic thing that I’d built."

After a few days of seeing superbikes, Aston Martins, Ferraris and McLarens, Dylan's fellow motor enthusiasts were amused when his humble cart arrived at Speed Week.

"Everyone loves it – it’s so stupid. You can’t help but smile when you see it,” said Dylan.

He admits he might be on barrowed time until the record is broken, but Dylan said he can handle the challenge.

"At the moment I’m just happy with it as it is but that’s the thing with being an engineer – you start to dream bigger," he said.

"I’d be over the moon to be honest, because it just encourages innovation and it would probably motivate me to go and try again and go faster."

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