You thought you’d seen it all, didn’t you? Maybe you’ve been to a few Maker Faire events, seen some totally wacky homebrew mechanical/artistic concoctions, and you assumed that the world didn’t hold much more in the way of surprises.
Well, there’s a man in Oxfordshire, England, who’s built what he reckons might be the fastest shed in the world, and it looks precisely as weird as it sounds.
The BBC reports that this man, Kevin Nicks, has built a garden shed out of a once-normal passenger vehicle by fabricating a steel frame, and constructing a wood structure over it. The project took a total of about 7 months, and he hopes to break the world record for fastest shed this weekend in York.
Yes, that’s right; there is already precedent for this sort of mental behavior. Back in 2011, Edd China set a world record for fastest shed on an Italian television show, topping-out in his garden shed at about 58.4 mph.
But Mr. Nicks says that his shed can reach up to 80 mph on a good day. Looking at the thing and its general disregard for the rules of aerodynamics, that seems suspect. But, far be it from us to call such a man a liar.
Decals on either side of the “fastest shed” in the world suggest that one can buy that space on the vehicle for advertising. Appropriately enough, the email address given at the bottom is simply: [email protected]
Godspeed, Mr. Nicks.