“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.
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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