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Entrepreneur to test land speed motorbike at Pendine Sands
11:03am Thursday 3rd July 2014 in News
James Harrison, with his sons Monty (left) and Hector, next to the land speed motorbike. (7717641)Photo: James Maggs.
A DAD of two who built a yellow submarine has now set his sights to do something spectacular on land.
James Harrison, from Norton Canon, wants to see how fast a land speed motorbike will go after finding it in a workshop in Cornwall last year.
The 1950's vehicle is 12-foot long and made from an aircraft drop tank.
Mr Harrison wants to test the machine on Pendine Sands in Carmarthenshire.
"I don't know how fast it will go and want to trial it out on the beach," said Mr Harrison.
"I am a bit of an entrepreneur and like to to have a bit of fun.
"I found the bike in a workshop in Hayle in Cornwall and have seen some fantastic footage of it on YouTube.
"I am now looking for a period helmet and leather overalls from the 1950s that will complete the look."
The Hereford Times reported in February that Mr Harrison built a yellow submarine for his twin sons Monty and Hector.
Made out of an LPG tank and materials sourced from all over the country, the submarine joined a speed boat in the Harrison household.
Mr Harrison plans to attempt to seal up the submarine and make it watertight so it can actually go underwater.
However, at this stage, the family are just enjoying playing with it.
"We haven't done anything with it yet, but the children love playing around in it," said Mr Harrison.
"I like making things with odd, peculiar materials and have already got another project in the pipeline."
Anyone who can provide Mr Harrison with a 1950's helmet or race overalls can call him on 07796 622683.