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Lawnmower World Land Speed Record Set on Welsh Beach.

Posted in Bizarre, Land Speed Record, Newsworthy, Racing by MrAngry | May 24th, 2010 | Leave a Reply |

Lawnmower Land Speed Record

Ever since I was a kid I wanted a riding lawnmower as I just thought they were the coolest things. A few of my friends had them and when I went over their homes after school, instead of playing sports like baseball or football, I just wanted to cut the grass. Sure it sounds crazy but as an 11 year old kid piloting a riding lawnmower was as close to driving a car as I was going to get. The riding mower, as with any object with 4 wheels and an engine just begs to be modified, and as men it is our calling to do so. UK resident Don Wales did just this when he decided that he wanted to be the man with the fastest mower in the world. At Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire, West UK ran 87.833 mph on a machine that was built by using primarily lawnmower parts. For the run to count however he needed to prove the mower was also able to cut grass, which he did the morning before the run. The previous record was set in 2006 at the Bonneville Salt Flats at a speed of 80.792 mph.

Source: Guardian.co.uk

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