By Bunmi Adigun @Bunmi_Adigun

GARDENER Kevin Nicks has taken British eccentricity to a new level - by building the world’s fastest shed

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Videographer / director: John Robertson
Producer: Bunmi Adigun, Nick Johnson
Editor: Jack Stevens

Kevin Nicks on the roof of his V6 VW Shed

The 51-year-old, from Chipping-Norton in Oxfordshire, set the unlikely world record after reaching a speed of 88.086 mph at an event at Elvington Airfield in York.

V6 VW Shed built by Kevin Nicks outside his house at Great Rollright

The high octane shed started life as a humble Volkswagen Passat in Kevin’s driveway and took the part-time mechanic seven months to build - costing more than £5,000.

V6 VW Shed built by Kevin Nicks outside his house

The two tonne vehicle has a 2.6 litre V6 petrol engine and boasts a "shed load" of features including a button to open the doors automatically, three cameras for better vision and a dash cam.

The vehicle took Kevin seven months to build

Kevin said: “To break the world record was fun, but meeting lots of new people at that event was rewarding too.

“To be able to bring a smile to so many people is very rewarding - I always think that no stranger knows their story: they may have received bad news, be going through a tough time for whatever reason but at least they have smiled once today.”

Kevin Nicks driving his V6 VW Shed

Bureaucracy and red tape meant that the father-of-one had to wait almost half a year before the shed was declared road legal - even enlisting the help of Prime Minster David Cameron.

Kevin Nicks driving his V6 VW Shed

He said: “Getting it road legal was a long and complex process, all was fine until the Driver and Licensing Agency (DVLA) decided it needed a new chassis number, a 'Q' registration and an Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) test from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA).

“That was where the problems started - not because of faults with the vehicle but having to deal with one senior man at VOSA to actually get a test booked.”

Kevin hopes to get a sponsor o he can continue to build unique vehicles

Kevin was forced to enlist the help of his local Conservative MP - the British PM David Cameron.

He said: “The PM is my local MP, I contacted him and he wrote to the DVLA chief executive, which helped - both his office and Mr Cameron were very efficient.”

Kevin had to wait for almost half a year until the car was road legal

Officially known as the world’s fastest shed, Kevin currently uses the pimped out man cave as a mobile billboard and is hoping the vehicle could help him finance his next build.

He said: “I am looking for a sponsor to make it possible to proceed with the next build - the advertising opportunities for the right company are huge due to the exposure that this vehicle gets.”