One of the best parts about drag racing is the fact that most of us in the sport have a pretty good sense of humor. From guys who take massive, heavy cars and make them haul ass on the strip to dudes like the ones you’ll see in the video below that build wild, tiny vehicles from child’s rides, it is all cool in our eyes.
Thanks to a tip from BangShifter Chuck Noble, we were laughing until our sides split watching video of this English “Postman Pat” van. The van was originally the body of a kiddie ride like one would find outside of a market or department store. Some wacky Brits took the van body and then built a tiny Funny Car style chassis to put under it, added a small four stroke engine up front, figured out a way to get power to the rear and stuck a sequential transmission in the middle. What they ended up with is a hilarious mix of small and fast that we really want to drive. We’re not 100% sure what it runs, but it sure seems to be hauling down the quarter mile at England’s Shakespeare County Raceway at over 100 MPH to us.
Press play and be prepared to laugh at the brilliance of these dudes!