A father and daughter are driving from Land’s End to John O’Groats in what is possibly the strangest VW conversion ever.
Gardner Kevin Nicks, 52, has converted his 1999 Volkswagen Passat into a garden shed and he reckons it could reach a top speed of 100 miles an hour.
Kevin, from Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire, and his 14-year-old daughter Sophie, are making the 870-mile trip with the aim of raising in excess of £10,000 for Katharine House Hospice near Banbury.
VW conversion “puts smiles on people’s faces”
As well as raising much needed cash for the hospice, they are making the trek to put smiles on people’s faces.
Kevin said: “Driving it on a motorway it’s constantly getting filmed, and you see people smile all the time. It makes people happy.”
After setting off from the hospice last week, the pair headed down to Land’s End in Cornwall to get set for their long head-turning journey north.
VW conversion the “fastest shed on wheels”
It should take a week but they have scheduled a stop at Elvington Airfield, near York, where he will attempt to break his own shed speed record, of 99.766mph.
He reckons his creation is the fastest shed on wheels! The VW conversion cost just £5,000 and took around six months to complete.
However, he only managed to get the car passed as fit for the road by the DVLA when he contacted the former Prime Minister David Cameron – Kevin’s MP at the time – who helped cut through the red tape.
VW conversion is a shed with mod cons!
The finished VW conversion is a two-tonne street legal, drivable shed, complete with remote central locking, leather seats and air conditioning. But the shed mobile is all about fun.
Kevin said: “Some people ask me why I want to drive around in a shed. I say ‘I don’t want to drive around in a boring car like everyone else’.”
You can find out more about Kevin’s shed-venture by following him on Facebook.
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