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Power tool drag racing craze hits UK


Are you Michael Schumacher with a power tool? Now is your chance to find out. The second Silverline Power Tool Drag Race is open to all - DIY enthusiasts, builders, boffins, engineering students, hardware retailers, families, children, mums and dads. Everybody!

Take a hand-held power tool, turn it into a mean machine and race it down a 75ft track. Use your ingenuity to turn an angle grinder into a drag racing device. Make a circular saw a speed machine! There's absolutely no limits to the resourcefulness and creativity you can bring to your project.

There are prizes galore and if yours is the fastest machine you could be in the Guinness Book of Records for setting a new world record.

In addition to the power tool action there will be activities for all the family. Ace British Touring Car racer, Jason Plato, is the VIP guest and will be signing autographs and giving us a demo in a Haynes classic car.

If you fancy yourself as a racer, there will also be a multi lane Scalextric track with replica BTCC touring cars. Jason has dared anyone to take him on!

For a rest from the action, tour the world famous Haynes International Motor Museum - the UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world. It boasts more than 350 cars and bikes, dating from 1886 to the present day, 11 huge display halls, the world famous red room and one of the UK's largest speedway collections. It is an excellent day out for all the family, no matter what the weather.

The Silverline Power Tool Drag Race will be held at Haynes International Motor Museum on Sunday 5th August 2007.

Note the date in your diary now and log-on to the Silverline website for full details of the categories of power tool drag racers, guidelines for their construction and applications forms.

DIY has never been this much fun!

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