We all know that men love spending time in their sheds – but gardener Kevin Nicks has taken it to a whole new level.
In a 7-month project that cost £5,000, 52-year-old Kevin from Chipping-Norton in Oxfordshire transformed his Volkswagen Passat into a drivable shed.
You’d certainly look twice if you saw this unusual vehicle cruising past you on the motorway. Despite weighing a whopping 2 tonnes, Kevin recently smashed the official record for the world’s fastest shed with a top speed of 96.8mph.
And Kevin has a secret weapon up his sleeve when it comes to reaching such impressive speeds!
As well as a 2.8 litre V6 petrol engine, Kevin uses nitrous oxide to help his shed go the extra mile.
He explains, ‘the horse power is 200 but with the nitrous that adds another 75.’
In the week leading up to his recent record attempt, kind-hearted Kevin drove the shed on the M5 – all the way from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for a local hospice. The cause is especially close to Kevin’s heart, as the hospice cared for his mother before she died of cancer.
Kevin says, ‘I’m very proud – I’ve just driven 700 miles from Land’s End to here.’
‘You know, I own the world’s fastest shed and it’s an idea I came up with, I built and I got it fully approved and road legal.’
‘I got into the racing events, the top speed events and I travel all over the country racing it.’
‘I’m incredibly proud of building it, the fun we’ve had in it, my daughter and I, the places it’s taken us, the people that I’ve met.’
‘People often say it’s mad – they say it’s brilliant. But the good thing for me, it just makes people smile.’
Don’t forget to watch the video above to see this record-breaking shed in action!