Hearing stories about awesome places to work is always inspiring, and it's no surprise that working at Dyson sounds like a pretty sweet gig. To encourage creativity, and boost morale, the company had its engineers build model drag racers using nothing but vacuum parts.

Given the limitation of only being able to harvest parts from a machine that's not really designed for speed, some of the creations Dyson's employees created are downright impressive. And surprisingly fast. One guy even created a ridable go-kart which will undoubtedly make his job a hell of a lot more fun now that the competition is over. [YouTube via Geekosystem]