Colin Furze

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Colin Furze - photo by Richard Insall

Colin Furze is a plumber, stuntman and filmmaker from Stamford, England. He is the Guinness World Record holder for the World's Largest Bonfire,[1] World's Longest Motorbike, Fastest Mobility Scooter, and Fastest Stroller. [2] He is also credited with creating a home made "Wall of Death" with some friends.

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On 13 March 2010, Furze uploaded a video to YouTube of his converted scooter. This had a flame thrower on the back which could shoot flames up to 15 ft in the air.[3] On 25 March 2010, Furze was arrested by Lincolnshire Police, for possessing an object converted into a firearm, however, was released on bail without charge until 6 May 2010. This was Furze's third attempt, as the first did not ignite and the second burst into flames.[4]

On 14 October 2010, it was announced that Furze had converted a mobility scooter which can reach 71 mph to try to enter the Guinness Book of Records. It took him nearly three months to build and has a 125cc motorcycle engine.[5]

He appears as one of the experts on Gadget Geeks, the Sky1 series that focuses on technology and gadgets, that aired in January 2012. [6]

On 10 October 2012, Furze posted a video showing a pram fitted with an engine which if travels over 30 mph will make it the world's fastest pram. [7] The baby carriage was featured in the October 2013 copy of Popular Science Magazine, when Colin was interviewed about the reasons he modded the pram.[8]

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