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Don Wales Attempts to Break Lawnmower Land Speed Record

 - May 18, 2010
References: projectrunningblade & autoblog
Don Wales and Project Runningblade will attempt to break the lawnmower land speed record on May 23rd. His mower can reportedly hit 100mph, which is faster than about half of the cars I’ve ever owned. I’ve never felt such shame.

Toyota is sponsoring Don Wales with a truck (the diesel-powered Hilux) in his attempt at lawnmower immortality. In case you were wondering, the Don Wales lawnmower does in fact run on a lawnmower engine. After all, cheaters never win and winners never cheat.