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Man sets new shopping trolley speed record

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A man has set a new world record after speeding over 45mph on a shopping trolley.

Matt McKeown's jetpowered trolley hit 45.55mph during his record attempt at Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire.

The 52-year-old from Plymouth built his mean machine after discovering the trolley in a ditch and fitting it with a jet engine and go-kart wheels.

The 150 horsepower engine was originally from a Chinook helicopter and Matt bought it for £2,500 from eBay.

For his record attempt he donned a helmet and protective racing gear for speeding along on his bizarre vehicle.

He will now be sending his evidence off to Guinness World Records to make his daredevil drive official.

Meanwhile, Matt is hoping to push his jet trolley even harder and achieve over 60mph.

The current record of 42mph (68km/h) was set by a Tesco shopping trolley in 2011 for Guinness World Record Day.

PHOTOS BY: Dobson Agency / Rex Features

PHOTOS BY: Dobson Agency / Rex Features

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