The world’s largest car wax has been created to mark the fifth anniversary of specialist car wax manufacturer, Dodo Juice of Elsenham, UK.
Weighing over 24kg and standing almost half a metre tall, ‘Dodo Juice Millennium’ contains 20 litres of premium carnauba wax, hand poured over a period of 12 months. ‘Every time we poured a wax, we siphoned a little off for Millennium,’ explained Dom Colbeck from Dodo Juice. ‘The result is the largest jar of wax in the world, representing every recipe that we make… as can be seen by the multi-coloured layers.’
Just 5ml of Dodo Juice wax can coat a small car, giving it shine and protection for up to 3 months. That’s 4000 coats of wax on something like a VW Polo or Ford Fiesta, equating to 12000 months – or a whole millennium – of paintwork gloss and protection.
To put it into a historical perspective, if William the Conqueror had been given a jar to celebrate the Battle of Hastings, there’d still be 216 wax layers left in the jar today. And in 3012, as your ancestors near the end of your wax jar, they are more likely to be applying it to a spaceship rather than a hatchback.
Housed in an anodised green and brown aluminium chassis, Millennium sits on five fins to represent every year that Dodo Juice has been making specialist car waxes by hand. A smoked acrylic lid seals the container via five allen bolts running through pieces of bamboo cane, to prevent the wax drying out or becoming contaminated. The container – made to last a lifetime or ten – was designed and manufactured without compromise, by a supplier of engineering components to the F1 and motorsport community.
Dodo Juice Millennium is not available for sale due to the extended manufacturing process, but the company hopes to exhibit the wax to the public in the near future.
The World’s Largest Car Wax is shown here with the World’s Smallest Car, the Peel P50 – another hand made British product with a cult following.
Dodo Juice – Millennium Car Wax