Who among us hasn’t looked at the classic bumper car, with its strange dimensions and skittering dynamics, and immediately started thinking about motorcycle engine swaps? YouTube’s Colin Furze did the deed, cramming a 600cc motorcycle engine under a vintage dodgem’s body—and when he fitted The Stig behind the wheel, the little red rocket shot its way into the Guinness Book of World Records.
You may know Furze from his enviable professional output—strapping outrageous motors to unlikely wheeled vehicles. Previously, he’s built things like the world’s fastest baby stroller, and lapped Silverstone on a hot-rodded mobility scooter with a decidedly non-stock gasoline engine. He’s our kind of crazy.
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So when he was approached by the BBC to build a record-breaking dodgem for The Stig, he knew exactly how to accomplish the deed. Watch below as Top Gear’s tame racing driver rockets his way into the record books with a 100-mph average speed, then scroll down to see exactly how Furze built this madcap machine. If you take some inspiration from the project, we salute you.
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