With a Kawasaki Powered Lawnmower

In England the motorsport heritage is very much a deep rooted affair. People say it is in our DNA so, needless to say, we have in our times had some true inspirational speed fanatics who have left their mark in history.

For example, we had Donald Campbell who was responsible for the water speed record at Ullswater in Cumbria on July 23, 1955, where he set a record of 215 mph (324 km/h). Who then unfortunately died in his pursuit for speed after his Bluebird K7 flipped at speeds of more than 300mph in subsequent attempts.

Now, his nephew Don Wales has followed in his footsteps as a record breaker, wearing his flame retardant racing suit and armed with a Kawasaki Powered Countax ride-on lawnmower (AKA “Project Runningblade”). We caught wind of this project earlier this month so we had to make sure we brought the results when they came to be. The results were simple; the duo of man and machine have smashed the old 80mph record with a speed of 87.833 on Pendine Sands in Wales.

Enjoy this piece of automotive history.

Before the official attempt, the vehicle had to prove it was capable of cutting grass and left a go-faster stripe of cut grass at the Pendine Museum of Speed.

Just like his uncle Don, he is chasing the pinnacle of 100mph, all in aid of Wessex Heartbeat Charity.


Source: Project Runningblade

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13 comments:

  (714) posted on 05.25.2011

I just wonder if its possible to come up with a car that it the same with lawnmower.
BTW, I just wonder where did this occasion originated.

  (409) posted on 05.25.2011

I think they celebrated this event every year because I have heard in the news last night about the same thing, the racing of lawnmower. Well, I think everyone enjoyed the said race.

  (488) posted on 05.24.2011

haha. I don’t like to think that this guy is a frustrated racing driver! Heck! He make a world breaking record using a lawnmower! Well, though its kinda funny. Still, I’m so proud to those who are brave enough to test their ability and setting a record all by their self!

  (462) posted on 10.28.2010

record for land speed.

  (858) posted on 10.22.2010

new record for that?

  (462) posted on 09.1.2010

lol, I think they really crave for that automobile. They even extend it on tuning those machine just to obtain an adrenaline rush.

  (939) posted on 08.12.2010

I doubt that dude.. they just rated it as the fastest grass cutter, but still the atv is more faster than this.

  (216) posted on 08.1.2010

Even with two fuel dumps, how much diesel does this beast hold, 150 gallons?

  (1333) posted on 05.31.2010

Did they play it’s engine with turbo? well I’m just wondering.

  (798) posted on 05.30.2010

I doubt it dude. They just rated it as the fastest grass cutter but still the atv is more faster than this.

  (815) posted on 05.27.2010

So it means it is more faster than an ATV... impressive, right?

  (859) posted on 05.27.2010

Let say that it was really fast but am sorry to say that am really not impress on that speed or maybe am not fully filled to that video at all.

  (406) posted on 05.26.2010

I can’t wait for further more news about the new generation jetta.

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