The crazy mechanics at eBay Motors have sped their way into the Guinness Book of World Records after successfully completing their "Mechanics Challenge".
The new record was set after eBay Motors challenged British Touring Car Championship star Tom Onslow-Cole and TV motoring expert Edd China to transform an electric milk float into a high performance speed machine using only parts and accessories purchased on eBay Motors, the UK’s leading online automotive marketplace.
Tom and Edd worked with the eBay Motors team of race engineers to develop the vehicle; this even included fitting a V8 engine from an old ambulance and a using a milk churn as a fuel tank. Throughout this project, BTCC fans and motoring enthusiasts had the opportunity to vote on which parts and accessories to incorporate into the milk float to improve its style and performance.
The result was the fastest milk float ever seen. The hi-speed float, piloted by BTCC star Onslow-Cole, reached 77.53 mph (124.78 kph) at the Transport Research Laboratory, breaking the Guinness World Record for the fastest milk float on earth in the process.