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On 6/7/2021 at 11:59 PM, Noel Tidybeard said:

BMC FG Cummings Rocket Ice Cream Van | Ice cream car, Ice cream truck, Ice  cream van

I've seen that in Wolverhampton!  I think there is one other still on the road and that's in Dublin, and I can confirm it looks absolutely hideous.

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On 5/15/2021 at 10:46 PM, anonymous user said:

They certainly do

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What's ironic about Hitler's choice of personal transportation is that the name "Mercedes" is named after the granddaughter of noted Austro-Hungarian Rabbinic scholar Adolf Jellinek.

Some of you may already know this fact, but I didn't know about this until recently.

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On 6/9/2021 at 12:28 AM, Pieman said:

I've seen that in Wolverhampton!  I think there is one other still on the road and that's in Dublin, and I can confirm it looks absolutely hideous.

It looks like the Tefal man. 

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Worlds Fastest Shed? (I saw this in the flesh last year)

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Or as seen in last year's Christmas #1

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This thread has got Edd China written all over it (the shed above beat the record that Edd had previously held). Apparently, at one stage, Edd owned 5 world records.

Largest Motorised Shopping trolley

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Fastest office (The Hotdesk)

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Fastest Bed

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Fastest piece of furniture

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And the fastest Amphibian vehicle

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I always like trying to work out what custom vehicles like those are based on - the Hotdesk was a Metro underneath and I think the bed was a Beetle.

The Cadbury's Creme Egg vans live at Cadbury World in Birmingham and I think were Bedford Rascal chassis, while the Outspan Oranges were Minis.

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Okay, so one thing.

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This novel contraption is definitely narrow gauge rail only now. It's not gonna see the road again.

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Why does it still have a steering wheel?

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14 minutes ago, bunglebus said:

I'm not so sure - I was at the Pod when Perry Watkins set a new record with a TVR based dining table

I get what you're saying though, Edd held the record previously 

I get the impression that the minute he breaks a record, someone is setting out to do it again.

He recently set the record for the fastest Electric Ice Cream van. Top Gear immediately set about breaking it (and did).

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45 minutes ago, TheOtherStu said:

I get the impression that the minute he breaks a record, someone is setting out to do it again.

He recently set the record for the fastest Electric Ice Cream van. Top Gear immediately set about breaking it (and did).

Isn't that rather the point of it?

Do something, it's a challenge to someone else to better it. Then that's a challenge opened again to whoever.

If we accepted things as the absolute best then nothing would advance. 

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45 minutes ago, PhilA said:

Isn't that rather the point of it?

Do something, it's a challenge to someone else to better it. Then that's a challenge opened again to whoever.

If we accepted things as the absolute best then nothing would advance. 

Oh, quite agree. I just find it odd that someone sets a record for something bizarre like that, only for someone else to do it.

I mean, why pick the same thing? There are plenty of inanimate objects about that you could put an engine in. Fastest greenhouse. Fastest chipshop (we have chippy vans locally that come round once a week. Much like an ice-cream van, but sells fish and chips)

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With house roof adapted to suit.  Wonder if it's a 'walk-in-through' installation from the house via original van sliding side door.  A compact and bijou extension.

Perhaps it's the front porch and you enter the house via the van doors.  'Welcome'.

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