Record-breaking Postman Pat van set for Harrogate show

Record-breaking Postman Pat van set for Harrogate show (s)
Record-breaking Postman Pat van set for Harrogate show (s)
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Hot rods and custom cars will join a record-breaking 100mph Postman Pat van at the Great Yorkshire Showgound this weekend.

The Harrogate Hot Rod and Kustom show is expected to draw crowds eager to see unusual metal up-close.

And star of the show could be a Postman Pat children’s supermarket ride, powered by laughing gas and capable of breaking 100mph.

The van was built by Tom Armitage and David Taylor, of Leeds, and Ben Rushforth from West Yorkshire.

The trio bought the van on eBay last year and modified it.

After installing a nitrous kit, the trio enabled the van to travel at 101.36mph at York Raceway in May, setting the world record for the fastest coin-operated ride.

Sunday’s event will take place under cover, and trade stalls and live music will accompany the cars throughout the day.

A spokesman for organisers Mighty View Events said: “Car enthusiasts will travel from all over the reign with their beloved custom car including some rare American classics.

“To keep it in theme there will be a rockabilly band playing on the Saturday night for anyone wanting to camp.”

Click here for ticket information or call 01325 339107

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