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Image caption Kevin Knicks from Oxfordshire intended to beat in 2015’s world record of 88mph in his motorised shed

“The world‘s fastest shed” and a jet-powered hearse were amongst crazy cars trying world speed records.

Ian King broke a standing start record at the yearly Straightliners UK weekend at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire, on his Gulf Oil Top Fuel Drag Bike.

Organisers stated he made a two-way average of 9.5215 seconds.

Kimberly Schijven, from Holland, was the very first female rider to finish a kilometre wheelie.

She reached a speed of 139.7 miles per hour (224.8 kmph).

The Gulf Oil Top Fuel Drag Bike is stated to be among the fastest-accelerating motorcycles on the planet.

Straightliners UK stated it can out-accelerate “most lorries from a standing start”, consisting of all Formula One automobiles as well as Thrust SSC and F15 Jet Fighter airplanes.

However, the speed occasions were eclipsed when a 43-year-old male was airlifted to healthcare facility after he crashed his gas turbine motorbike.

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Image caption Ian King’s Gulf Oil Top Fuel Drag Bike is a customized 1500hp Puma Engineering bike and remained in the Fdration Internationale de Motocyclisme’s ‘Partially Streamlined 1350cc to 1600CC’ class, Straightliners UK stated

Drivers tried British, European and World speed records on traditional high-powered bikes and 4 wheel cars.

Unusual cars likewise opted for records, consisting of the Silver Bullet, a high-powered sled ridden by 72-year-old Trevor Duckworth, who began the occasion 11 years earlier.

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Image caption Kimberly Schijven reached 139.7 miles per hour as the very first female rider to finish a kilometre wheelie
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Image caption The Monowheel, Atomic Infinity was ridden by Tom Anabel who set a brand-new world record of 64.276 miles per hour (formerly 62 miles per hour)
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Image caption Trevor Duckworth, 72, envisioned here on Bandit, holds 30 UK and World records and began the yearly occasion
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Image caption Matt McKeown on his jet-powered shopping trolley set an informal world record of 61.18 miles per hour brand-new world record
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Image caption Matt McKeown likewise drove a jet-powered hearse

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-37401398