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     Smallest car-world record set by Perry Watkins   
 
  WINGRAVE, Bucks, UK -- Perry Watkins, 47, a six-foot tall car fanatic, converted a Postman Pat into a 39 inches high and 26 inches wide legal street car-setting the world record for the Smallest car.

   Photo:It runs on a nippy 150cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine, but at 39ins high and 26ins wide, six foot Perry Watkins has to perform a feat of contortionism to actually get into the vehicle.
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Over a period of seven months, Mr Watkins reinforced the fibreglass shell with a steel frame and mounted it on a mini quad bike.

   He added a 150cc engine, mirrors, windscreen wipers, lights, mock racing exhaust pipes and “go-faster flames”. He did have to also remove Postman Pat and his black-and-white-cat Jess from inside the former ride.    

   World's smallest car:
   -Rear wheels and tyres are from a Honda Monkey bike.
  - Front wheels are one off pieces machined from billet aluminium.   -Front tyres are from a 1942 Brockhouse Corgi Paratroopers motorcycle.
   -Weight 150 kilos.
   - MPG 70 miles to the gallon.
   - Max speed 40 MPH.

   The vehicle is fully legal and is taxed as a quad bike so Mr Watkins can drive it on public roads.

   Mr Perry Watkins said: “The first reaction people had when they saw my car was complete disbelief. A spilt second later they howled with laughter. It’s so tiny.”

   Wind Up and Perry will be hitting the road shortly to go on tour around Britain, Europe and Australia.

   Wife Angie and sons Dan, 21, and Jack, 17, are very proud of their dad's hobby, although Angie says she would prefer it if Perry didn't spend so much time in the garage!

   Perry Watkins has previously entered the record books for having the world's lowest car — or Flatmobile as he calls it.

   By day, the Bucks-based car fan is a sales director for shoe specialist Timpsons — and even drives a swanky Jaguar company car.   
   
  Links:
  world's smallest car website

  
Lowest car - Perry Watkins sets world record

  In the News:   

  Brit bouwt kleinste auto ter wereld
  NOS.nl, Holland -May 13, 2009
  
  Kinderritje omgebouwd tot kleinste auto ter wereld
  NU.nl, Amsterdam, Holland- May 13, 2009

  Man transforms Postman Pat ride into world's smallest car
  Telegraph, UK - May 12, 2009

  Man turns Postman Pat ride into world's smallest car 
  Daily Mail, UK - May 12, 2009

  Jack Hill to receive world record certificate
  Weston & Somerset Mercury- March 25, 2009

  TINY CAR IS A RECORD WIND-UP
  Daily Express, UK - May 12, 2009

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   Wednesday, May 13, 2009

 
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