World record holding 'Fastest Shed' visits Chipping Norton care home

On National ‘Hug a Shed and take a Selfie day’ the residents of a Chipping Norton care home were overjoyed to have a visit local legend - Kevin Nicks - the creator of the 'Fastest Shed.'

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 11:20 am
On National ‘Hug a Shed and take a Selfie Day’ the residents of a Chipping Norton care home were overjoyed to have a visit local legend - Kevin Nicks - the creator of the 'Fastest Shed.' (Image from Southerndown Care Home)

Kevin Nicks and his 'Fastest Shed' visited residents and staff at Southerndown Care Home yesterday (Wednesday May 5).

A spokesperson for the care home said: "Kevin was absolutely lovely, taking time to speak with all our residents and confirming he built the shed back in 2015, and since its creation it has been used to break the Guinness world records ‘world land speed record for sheds’ three times!"

He explained how at the heart of the shed is a Volkswagen Passat with Quattro four-wheel drive, which Kevin refitted with a 450-horsepower V6 twin-turbo Audi RS4 engine.

On National ‘Hug a Shed and take a Selfie day’ the residents of a Chipping Norton care home were overjoyed to have a visit local legend - Kevin Nicks - the creator of the 'Fastest Shed.' (Image from Southerndown Care Home)

The shed is totally road-worthy and Kevin always abides by the national speed limit on our roads... however, on a race track the shed has a top speed of 114mph!

Ela Solomon, general manager at the care home, said: “Our residents took it in turn to have a selfie with the shed, and we can’t thank Kevin enough for making our day so special.

"Our home offers a varied life enrichment programme that keeps residents active, and provides a daily choice of engaging physical, mental and spiritual activities tailored to residents’ interests and abilities. Kevin and his visiting shed certainly brightened their wet Wednesday.”

To find out more about the Kevin Nicks and his fastest garden shed please visit https://freddiethesheddie.com/Southerndown Care Home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering high-quality care across its care homes and hospitals. Southerndown provides residential, nursing and dementia care including respite care.