GARDENER Kevin Nicks has taken British eccentricity to a new level – by building the world’s fastest shed. The 51-year-old, from Chipping-Norton in Oxfordshire, set the unlikely world record after reaching a speed of 88.086 mph at an event at Elvington Airfield in York. The high octane shed started life as a humble Volkswagen Passat in Kevin’s driveway and took the part-time mechanic seven months to build – costing more than £5,000. The two tonne vehicle has a 2.6 litre V6 petrol engine and boasts a “shed load” of features including a button to open the doors automatically, three cameras for better vision and a dash cam. Bureaucracy and red tape meant that the father-of-one had to wait almost half a year before the shed was declared road legal – even enlisting the help of Prime Minster David Cameron.