Watch: The World’s Fastest Shed Goes 96mph!

Some of the maddest car conversions in recent memory come from the UK, and that’s no surprise given the liberal British road-registration rules that allow anyone to build almost anything-on-wheels in their shed – and then make it road legal. But what happens when a guy wants to make his shed into a road legal car?

Well, that’s exactly what gardener Kevin Nicks did when he converted his Volkswagen Passat into a drivable shed in 2015. The 52-year-old man took seven months and ֲ£5000 to install a steel frame and wood panels on the poor Passat, and then discovered that registering it for road use is not an easy task. Red tape meant Nicks had to wait for almost six months before the shed was declared road legal – even enlisting the help of then British Prime Minster, David Cameron.

Unsurprisingly, that’s just the beginning of the story: Back in 2015, Kevin and his converted-Passat broke the Guinness World Record for the “World’s Fastest Shed”, and earlier this year he also broke the shed speed record on sand (as if there was such record, before his).

A few days ago Nicks went for another attempt at the Guinness World Record, and to help the 200hp, 2.8 litre V6 overcome the shed’s two-ton weight and brick-like aerodynamics, he added Nitros for an extra-boost of 75hp.


Kevin was hoping to break the 100mph mark but fell short due to high winds, yet still managed to surpass his previous result and set a new world record at 96.8mph.

In the week leading up to the record attempt, Nicks drove the shed some 700 miles on a UK motorway in an attempt to raise money for the hospice which cared for his mother before she died of cancer earlier in 2017.