Matt Everard a local Billericay businessman gave a detailed and well illustrated talk on how and why he came to acquire and completely rebuild an old Tuk Tuk.
In 2017 Matt bought the three-wheeled 1971 Bangkok taxi on eBay from a seller in Bolton as a fun ride around town. Having spent £20,000 making improvements during the five month rebuild he then went on to explain that he then wanted to set a new Guinness World land speed record for a Tuk Tuk.
He teamed up with his cousin Russell Shearman for the record attempt which took place at Elvington Airfield near York on Monday, 13th May 2019. Having successfully increased the record to 74.306 mph, he then went on to use his pride and joy to raise money for charities.