Tooling up gets a whole new meaning.

Silverline power slide into drag racing

Published:  18 May, 2009

BIRMINGHAM: At the first ‘Gadget Show-Live’ held last week at the NEC Birmingham, the Silverline Tools power tool drag racing stand became the centre of attention for the 31 000 enthusiastic fans attending the event. The huge crowds were drawn to the spectacle of an assortment of power tools performing not as usual work-day tools, but as high-speed drag racers.

Power tool drag racing involves taking a hand-held power tool, modifying it into a mean machine and racing it down a 75ft track. The type of power tool modified range from angle grinders to belt sanders, and everything in between. This is extreme engineering, but with a humorous twist.

Long queues built up at the Silverline Tools stand as visitors awaited their turn on the Power Tool Drag Racing track, each hoping to claim the top prize of a Silverline tool kit by winning the fastest time of the day.

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