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The National Motor Museum has added a few odd vehicles to its collection recently, as TV personality Edd China and crazed inventor Colin Furze show off some of their wacky creations.

The Wacky Record Breakers exhibition is at the museum until August 31 and includes some of the most bizarre contraptions built by the pair.


The 100mph bumper car

One of the highlights is a 1960s 100bhp bumper car that will reach over 100mph thanks to a CBR600 engine squeezed in the chassis. Built by Furze, it broke the record for the fastest dodgem at the capable paws of the Stig when Top Gear let him loose with it.

Also featured in the collection is a mobility scooter that will charge to a heady 80mph thanks to its two-stroke 125cc Honda engine. Gran’s never been so fast.

Pretty quick for a toilet

Edd’s creations are equally nuts, with machines such as the ‘Bog Standard’ taking centre stage. It isn’t every day you see a toilet and bathtub being driven around. Also at the exhibition will be a lovely double bed – that will happily cruise along at 70mph – and a garden shed that will vanish from your back garden at a top speed of nearly 60mph.

Entry to the Wacky Record Breaker exhibition is included in admission to Beaulieu and also includes access to the Nation Motor Museum, World of Top Gear and the Secret Army Exhibition.

Summer opening times for Beaulieu are from 10am-6pm daily and on the door ticket prices are £24.75 for adults, £12.50 for children aged 5-17 years old with under 5s admitted for free.

For more information and advanced tickets, visit the Beaulieu website.

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James Archibald

By James Archibald

Former MCN Junior Web Producer