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A Record-Breaking 172km/h Mobility Scooter Makes Me Excited To Be A Senior Citizen

A Record-Breaking 172km/h Mobility Scooter Makes Me Excited to Be a Senior Citizen

It’s generally assumed that when you reach retirement age, life starts to slow down. But not for mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine, who spent six months upgrading a 16km/h mobility scooter into a record breaking dragster that officially hit a top speed of 172km/h.

Both David and Mathew hail from the Isle of Man — a place renowned for speed — so it’s no surprise they undertook this challenge. How do you make a mobility scooter that still looks like a mobility scooter burn rubber?

A Record-Breaking 172km/h Mobility Scooter Makes Me Excited to Be a Senior Citizen

To build their beast, the team merged the scooter with the best parts of a go-kart, including racing slicks and a Suzuki engine. The result is an official Guinness World Record for their Frankenstein-like creation.

So if you know your way around a garage, there’s no reason retirement or old age has to be boring. And you’ll never have to worry about ever being late to bingo again.

[Guinness World Records via Damn Geeky]


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