Not Bad For A Load Of Old Rubbish.....

June 9, 2014

The motor, officially dubbed as the ‘skipcar’ has officially been named the world’s fastest waste disposal unit after it clocked 93mph on a 400 metre drag racing circuit – thanks to its 200CC 300BHP engine.

The skipcar, which took six weeks to build, involved attaching an eight cubic yard builder’s skip to the base of a Subaru Impreza WRX TypeR.
Despite weighing in at a hefty 1.1 tonnes, the vehicle can reach 60mph in just 5.3 seconds thanks to its base made out of the Impreza.

Not content with driving around his home town of Newport, south Wales, James Norvill took the skipcar to the famous drag racing track Santa Pod Raceway in Bedfordshire where he broke the land speed record for a waste disposal unit.

'I took it down and they had sold out 15,000 tickets to watch us break the record - it was a massive rush,' he said.

Over the years the vehicle has gained a cult following, even appearing at the opening of the Six Nations in France in 2008.