Perry Watkins, an inventor from Buckinghamshire, England, is thought to have set a world record for the fastest piece of furniture after driving his dining table down a racetrack at more than 113mph. The 47-year-old piloted the Queen Anne table, set for a silver service dinner, twice down a 500m track at Santa Pod, Nottinghamshire, last weekend.
The table, named "Fast Food", reached a top speed of 130mph and averaged 113.8mph, comfortably eclipsing the 92mph set by a sofa in 2007. Mr Watkins expects to become the official world record holder for the fastest piece of furniture when his time is accepted by Guinness. A 1994 Reliant Scimitar Sabre underneath the table, boosted by a nitrous oxide kit, provides the thrust for the makeshift vehicle.