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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

World wheelie, jet shopping trolley & motorised shed world speed records broken

Unusual automotive  world speed records were established at Straightliners Events Top Speed weekend recently. Theses were:
1. Kevin Nicks (Oxford) and his motorised shed set a world speed record of 88.068mph
2. Kevin Scott (Lincoln) and his monowheel 'Warhorse' set a world record speed of 61.18mph
3. Matt McKeown (Plymouth) on his jet powered shopping trolley set an unofficial world record of 61.18mph
4. Tom Armitage (Leeds) in his 'Postman Pat' van set a world record speed of 107.4mph
At the same event Gary Rothwell (Liverpool) who set a world speed record of 209mph for a motorcycle kilometre wheelie. It is also worth nothing that top speed rider Jack Frost broke a chain at 210mph (pic included) and one armed rider Andy Slade reached nearly 175mph (pic included)

Also at this event a whole range of two and four wheel vehicles were vying for world and Auto-Cycle Union (ACU) records. To establish a record participants had to complete a run in both direction records meeting over a kilometre or a quarter mile. Record ratification and timing was administered by to UK Timing Association (UKTA) for this event.

This Top Speed weekend was organised by Straightliners Events at Elvington Airfield near York, England. Uniquely Straightliners events offer an "open door" policy to motorsport professional and enthusiasts by removing unnecessary red tape. Once potential participants pass official scrutineering they are free to enjoy the top speed and skilled handling events.

Below are some media coverage about this and media enquires should be directed to worldreachpr@gmail.com

Sunday Times

Daily Mirror (UK) http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fearless-biker-performs-worlds-fastest-6487804

El Correo
http://www.elcorreo.com/videos/internacional/201509/21/gary-rothwell-bate-record-4499487702001-mm.html

Belfast Telegraph (N. Ireland) http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/video-news/video-world-motorcycle-wheelie-speed-record-broken-31545633.html

Yahoo Autos

Daily Record (Scotland) http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/weird-news/stunt-motorcyclist-sets-new-world-6487546

BBC Sport

International Business Times (UK) http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/gary-rothwell-claims-fastest-wheelie-motorcycle-world-record-1520604

Yorkshire Post (UK) http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/video-watch-a-garden-shed-travel-at-80mph-and-a-jet-powered-supermarket-trolley-break-a-world-record-1-7471202

Le Monde (France) http://www.lemonde.fr/sport/video/2015/09/21/un-motard-frole-les-340-km-h-sur-une-seule-roue_4765862_3242.html

El Correo (Spain) http://www.elcorreo.com/videos/internacional/201509/21/gary-rothwell-bate-record-4499487702001-mm.html

Gizmag http://www.gizmag.com/gary-rothwell-breaks-world-wheelie-record/39551/

Visordown http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-videos/gary-rothwell-claims-world-wheelie-speed-record/28205.html

Motorbikewriter http://motorbikewriter.com/wheelie-king-sets-new-world-record/
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Sunday, 20 September 2015

World kilometre wheelie speed record broken by Gary Rothwell at Straight...



Gary Rothwell from Liverpool, England broke the world speed record for a kilometer wheelie Saturday September 19th 2015. This took place at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire, England. It was at a Top Speed weekend organised by Straightliners Events. http://www.straightliners-events.co.u...

In this video
1. Gary talks about his attempt to break the world record
2. Gary sets off on his Hayabusa Turbo 1300cc for the start line
3. Completes the wheelie reaching 209.88mph
4. He reacts to breaking the world speed record

Media enquiries to worldreachpr @ gmail.com

Friday, 11 September 2015

Flaming, ear piercing 300mph jet car to go for British record near York late Sept.

Julian Webb fires up the after burner on his jet car 'Split Second'

A flaming, ear piercing 300mph jet car will go for British record near York in late September. It will be followed closely behind by a motorised shed and the current world wheelie champion all bidding for British and world records. This will take place at a Straightliners automotive event at Elvington Airfield near York the 19th and 20th of September

Gary Rothwell does a wheelie during the world championship
At this event there will be a whole range of two and four wheel vehicles vying for world and Auto-Cycle Union (ACU) records. To establish a record participants have to complete a run in both direction records meeting over a kilometre or a quarter mile. Record ratification and timing is administered by to UK Timing Association (UKTA) for this event.

Kevin Scott and his 'War Horse' monowheel

The participants of particular note are:
  • The jet car is called 'Split Second' and is driven by Julian Webb from Lincolnshire who is attempting a British record aiming for over 300mph - ear protectors essential! 
  • The worlds first motorised garden shed - a two ton, steel frame concoction with a 4-wheel drive Volkswaagen Passat inside took seven months to build. It was inspired, by 50 year old father of one from Oxfordshire, Kevin Nick's horticultural work and a "What to do with" the remnants of said same vehicle sitting on the driveway 
  • World wheelie champion Gary Rothwell will also be back going for a new world record of over 200mph! 
Uniquely Straightliners events offer an "open door" policy to motorsport professional and enthusiasts by removing unnecessary red tape. Once potential participants pass official scrutineering they are free to enjoy the top speed and skilled handling events.

Speaking about this event Trevor Duckworth of Straightliners said "What is particularly significant about this event is the fact that the main international automotive speed event at Bonneville in Utah this year has been called off due to surface problems. As a result the Straightliners meet is the main speed event for UK participants is the last major event for 2015."
Kevin Nicks drives the worlds first motorised shed
Admission is £10 per person, weekend camping £25 per person and children under 16 years  free. Race entry is £250 for the weekend or £150 for one day for bikes. £300 for cars for the weekend and £200 for one day. Entry includes admission. For booking for participants and the public should go to the website here http://www.straightliners-events.co.uk/event/events/ukta.html

Media enquiries to worldreachpr@gmail.com