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UK man reaches highest speed on Tuk-Tuk to set Guinness World Records

Everard, a father of two, spent over £20,000 (INR 18,23,610) to modify the vehicle after he bought it from a seller in Bolton in 2017. However, he decided to buy the vehicle after he visited a friend's wedding in Thailand.

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The official Twitter handle of the Guinness World Records shared a series of posts giving updates about the latest record.

Matt Everard, a man from Essex, UK, has become the first man to set a record for reaching the highest speed on an autorickshaw/tuk-tuk. The 46-year-old bought his three-wheeled vehicle on the e-commerce eBay and drastically modified it before aiming for a record speed target of 110 km/h, which was set by Guinness World Records, the BBC reported.

The record was made by Everard and his cousin, Russell Shearman, who together reached the speed of 119.584 km/hr on their Tuk Tuk, which was supported by a 1300cc fuel-injected Daihatsu power plant, stated a Euronews report.

The official Twitter handle of the Guinness World Records shared a series of posts giving updates about the latest record. “We’re at Elvington Airfield to see if the record attempt for the fastest autorickshaw/ Tuk-Tuk prototype will be successful – they’re just getting into position now,” they tweeted along with pictures and video of the brothers.

According to The Guardian, Everard, a father of two, spent over £20,000 (INR 18,23,610) to modify the vehicle after he bought it from a seller in Bolton in 2017. He had decided to buy the vehicle after he visited a friend’s wedding in Thailand as he found it “A fun vehicle to ride around town” and “something a bit different”, stated the news website.

“Once he’d completed the attempt, Matt said “I’m just really excited, really happy…,” the Guinness World Records tweeted along with a picture of Everard with the certificate.