'Fast Food' - A Dining Table With Serious Wheels!

By Meera Dolasia on September 16, 2010

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British inventor Perry Watkins is a car buff - However, unlike other fans, he does not collect classics or crave for fast vehicles. Instead, he focuses on getting into the record books for the most unusual ones - like world's smallest and lowest cars, and now, for turning a Queen Ann dining table into the world's fastest piece of furniture.

Aptly named 'Fast Food', the speedy furniture, which took a year to build, was fitted over  the chassis of Reliant Scimitar Sabre sports car with a 3.5 liter V8 engine. The unusual vehicle was then given a boost with nitrous oxide, which enables the engine to burn additional fuel and air, resulting in more powerful combustion.

Perry then attached six chairs, adorned the vehicle with a beautiful table cloth, silver place settings and placed a dummy driver dressed in a racing outfit complete with helmet, at the head of the table. With two of the napkins camouflaging the brake lights, the champagne bucket stuck with the legal road license and two silver teapots standing in for exhaust pipes, he was ready to go!

On September 5th, seated in the driver's seat, with his head popping out right in the middle of the table, Perry got ready to break the record for the world's fastest furniture. And break he did - Fast Food completed the 500m track of Santa Pod, Nottinghamshire not once, but twice, reaching a top speed of 130mph. With an average speed of 113.8mph it handily beat the previous record holder, a sofa, that had averaged a mere 92mph. To read more about this fun vehicle go to www.worldsfastestfurniture.co.uk.

sources: telegraph.co.uk, metro.co.uk, mediarump.com, worldsfastestfurniture.co.uk

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  • coolMonday, October 13, 2014 at 11:46 am
    • egFriday, September 19, 2014 at 3:04 pm
      ok wow i give it a 19 wow wow . awesome.
      • shooting stars Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 6:43 am
        awsome man this is awsome who likes this say i do
        • krish10
          krish10Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm
          • SkythekidRSTuesday, February 4, 2014 at 1:26 pm
            • connorTuesday, January 21, 2014 at 8:43 am
              is that the stig from top gear
              • animalloverSunday, January 12, 2014 at 11:11 am
                i wish i had that so i can eat while my moms drives
                • cheetahloverMonday, October 28, 2013 at 8:45 am
                  this is awesome
                  • peter mirandaFriday, April 5, 2013 at 5:39 am
                    that soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool
                    • zooni
                      zooniSunday, November 11, 2012 at 7:53 am
                      love it sooooooooooooooooo cool




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