Buckinghamshire man has created the world's smallest roadworthy car
from a former Postman Pat children's ride.
mini motor is only 39 inches high and 26 inches wide and was converted
by car fanatic Perry Watkins, 47, from Wingrave, reports the Daily
US-based World Records Academy has confirmed that the car - which Mr
Watkins has christened 'The Wind-Up' - is officially the world's
Watkins, who has previously broken the record for the world's lowest
car three times, found the inspiration for his latest motoring
endeavour while surfing the internet.
searched on eBay for something suitable and found a Postman Pat
coin-in-the-slot children's ride from a vendor in Scotland," he said.
was in non-operative order, but for what I had in mind this was of no
consequence as I only wanted the bare fibreglass body from the ride."
a period of seven months, Mr Watkins reinforced the fibreglass shell
with a steel frame and mounted it on a mini quad bike.
added a 150cc engine, mirrors, windscreen wipers, lights, 'go faster'
flames and mock racing exhaust pipes. He also had to remove Postman Pat
and his black-and-white-cat Jess from the inside.
vehicle is fully legal and is taxed as a quad bike so Mr Watkins can
drive it on public roads. But at 6ft tall, he might be better sticking
to his company Jaguar.
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