eBay win their 1st Guinness World Record

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eBay have won their very first Guinness World Record, and no it’s not for being the biggest global online marketplace, it’s for having the fastest milk float in the world.

It all started back in the summer when British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) star Tom Onslow-Cole and TV motoring expert Edd China were set the challenge of turning a milk float into a racing car using nothing but parts sourced on eBay Motors.

Even with more than 18 million parts listings and 250,000 cars and motorcycles for sale on eBay Motors it didn’t look a promising start to the challenge when the vehicle provided was a battery powered milk float, but that was the eBay Motors Mechanics Challenge.

A V8 engine from an old ambulance was sourced on eBay, and of course what could be more suited for Milk Float than a using a milk churn as a fuel tank?

Reaching a top speed of 77.53mph at the Transport Research Laboratory (yes, that’s too fast for UK Motorways) eBay have churned out a world record.

Of course straight line speed isn’t everything and the boys couldn’t resist having a little fun to test the road handling of the Milk Float once the record was safely in the bag.

8 Responses

  1. When I read the heading I was actually getting the impression that eBay won Guinness book of world record for the biggest global online marketplace but the first line itself clarifies my doubt and hence congrats for having the fastest milk float in the world.

  2. Glad they remembered to change the logo on the front of the milk float between taking the original publicity shot and the final run.

  3. Not very professional from a Marketing point of view – Old eBay livery on the picture of the float and new livery on the video.

    Tut Tut eBay Marketing department.

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