Coffee Car Mk 1 is in the 2012 Guiness Book of Records for the longest distance travelled by a car powered by coffee.
Please check out the youtube clips below.
Coffee Car Mark 11 was built with speed in mind.
Why do a land speed record?
The reason behind doing a land speed record is to show how the old gasification technology renowned in its day for being rather slow although very useful in wartime Europe , can with modern engineering become something quite capable. Furthermore we get a caffeine kick producing energy from a waste product. Roll on Carpuccino.
In March 2010 the team was awarded a Guiness World Record for the longest journey travelled by a coffee powered car.
Check the record out yourself at the Guinness World Records website and the 2012 book edition.
Coffee Car Mk1
Photo from left to right: Chris Hill, Matthew Bacon, Martin Bacon, Jem Stansfield, Colin Davison.
Coffee Car Mk1 was built for BBC 'Bang Goes The Theory' and was driven from London to Manchester by presenter and genius Jem Stansfield.
The team built the coffee gasifier in an amazing four days using scrap materials.
Coffee Car Mk2
On the 14th of September 2011 we achieved 66.5 mph. That's a world record !
Although this was a good achievement we did think it would go faster on the day. Back to the drawing board for a better result next time!
Coffee Car Mk 2 finished and ready to set some records. (photo above of Philip and Martin Bacon with Coffee Car Mk 2 in working progress.)