Just because grandma has two bad hips doesn’t mean she’s not a bad-ass. Traveling at a maximum speed of 8 mph isn’t her style. It never was. Which is why she wore roller blades with motors on the back everywhere she went until she was in her 70s. But time has taken its toll, and grandma is reduced to riding around in a soul-sucking mobility scooter, leaving a bored, hollow, yet surprisingly mobile, shell of a body. But things are looking up for our bubelah.
Colin Furze from Stamford, Lincolnshire, UK took a conventional electric motored mobility scooter and converted it into a petrol-sucking mobility beast. His reincarnated scooter gets 10 miles to the gallon and is more than nine times faster than the traditional mobility scooter. Furze is currently preparing for a run at the Guinness Book of World Records, which promised him a spot as long as he can hit 100 kph (61.4 mph). He claims to already have hit 69 mph quite easily. ‘I will be wearing full leathers and a crash helmet for the record attempt,’ he said. ‘My aim is to hit 70mph – that would make me really happy.’