Let’s face it, you’ll never break the motorcycle land speed record without a stellar engineering team and some serious corporate sponsorship. But this build proves that individuals can still set other speed records. [Colin Furze] rode his motorized baby carriage over the 53 mile per hour mark to set a the world’s record. We were surprised to learn it only took him about one month and $750 to build the infant death machine.
The design appears to take a page from the commercial lawnmower industry. We say that because the driver rides along on a little tow dolly behind the carriage itself. All of the controls are mounted within easy reach of the T-bar steering mechanism. There are a couple of rockers for his thumbs which actuate the gas and brakes. Red push buttons just below the handlebars are used for up and down shifting with a third button used as a kill switch. The only thing missing from the write up is video footage of the actual 53mph run. We guess you’ll just have to take his word for it.
25 thoughts on “Land Speed Baby Carriage Record Set At 53 Mpg”
mpg ?!?!?! Also OLD video….
I was thinking: 53mpg? that’s quite a fuel-efficient buggy…
really 53mpg would be quite terrible. A 50cc scooter can usually do 70-120mpg depending on the rider weight.
I think that’s mph, not mpg!
No officer I don’t know why I was pulled over.
You were going 53 mpg in a 40 zone.
Oh, I’ll make sure to dump fuel next time.
Please remove my email address
(damn auto complete)
This guy also did the worlds fastest mobility scooter (as seen on Russell Howards Good News, UK people!)
other video (of him actually setting the record with it) here:
Anyway, here’s his interview ::::::: http://bcove.me/3n7wxb64
I don’t know if I should remark that it’s lacking a cup holder and Iphone cradle, or that ‘shoot to kill’ orders by Child Protective Services (CPS) are a b*tch to quash.
This guy was in the news back in October: http://metro.co.uk/2012/10/10/father-builds-worlds-speediest-stroller-but-its-too-fast-for-baby-597427/
You really really should check out his other youtube videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/colinfurze?feature=watch
70MPH Mobility Scooter in the SNOW:
WALL OF DEATH:
Riding the WORLDS LONGEST MOTORBIKE:
OUTBOARD MOTOR BACKPACK:
Etc etc, have a look at his pulse jet kettle too,
Errr. Thats broke. Could a mod edit the youtube URLs and remove the playlist/index params please, just leaving the video ID.
I liked playing all 5 of those back to back within seconds of each other
I wonder how they define these things. Seems like a “mobility scooter” or “baby carriage” could be just about any vehicle once you allow it to be gas powered and whatnot.
So if I buy a Can-Am Spyder and call it a mobility scooter do I get the record? If I strap a baby seat on the front of a Bugatti Veyron does it become the worlds fastest baby carriage?
Guiness Record wants to make money after all, so you got a new idea: Just do it!
But of course you are right, as soon as there are more than 10 people interessted in that sort of thing they have to put up some rules (or just dont put it in the book and dont care about it)
Definetly a really great thing, would love to use that in my city :D
So what speed did he reach with that mobility scooter/got credit from Guiness Record for? Maybe worth a look at http://www.virtualgaz.com/invacarpage.htm as these invalid carriages had a book speed of 60mph.. and it seems a pair of them got pulled for overtaking a police car that was doing 70mph.
Last time I saw one in the flesh was in the early 80s when it was parked up in someone drive way. looked well cared for though.
Finally babies have a good reason for shitting their pants!
That “pram” has as much to do with a real pram as a NASCAR racing vehicle has to do with a real car. Nothing at all. The whole thing’s a custom built, pseudo-pram.
Start with an actual pram, then he’d have a claim on the record.
You tell him, Galane!
Yup. I’d want to see it meet safety standards and all the rest, for real prams. Maybe even see if a baby would sleep in it (with the motor off!). As it is it looks like a terrible pram. If the pramliness is just a token thing, then why pretend? Why not make it a skateboard or a tricycle?
Currently if you pushed your baby in that, even with the engine off, social services would have your kid away. Not a pram!
LOL! This guy is a friggin lunatic! I love the videos. It’s his shirt, tie, and jeans look that really makes them art though.
Mike Szczys the reigning king of H.A.D. typos, you never fail to disappoint.
Case in point: his real last name is Smith
This needs a new tag added to it: “HMB” — Hold My Beer. +1 for anyone who actually puts the kid inside and drives with it. Not full speed, of course.
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