Fire up the furniture

Perry Watkins, from Buckinghamshire, is awaiting confirmation of a new world record for the fastest piece of furniture after driving his Queen Anne dining table down a racetrack at an average speed of 113 mph.

Watkins drove the Queen Anne table, nicknamed ‘Fast Food’ and set for a silver service dinner, twice down a 500m track at Santa Pod, Nottinghamshire, reaching a top speed of 130 mph. This comfortably beat the previous record of 92 mph set by a sofa in 2007.

The guts of the table was a 1994 Reliant Scimitar Sabre boosted by a nitrous oxide kit.

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