Today, The Car Spotter will be talking about the planned classic car parade through Coventry that hopes to break the Guinness World Records for the Largest Parade of Classic Cars and the Largest Parade of Jaguar Cars.
The parade organisers are hoping to see about 1,000 Jaguars among the classic motors on display. The current world record for the Largest Parade of Classic Cars was set in Mexico City in 2014 at 1,674 vehicles, while the Largest Parade of Jaguars is held by the organisers of the Silverstone Classic who successfully organised a parade of 767 Jaguar E-types back in 2011.
Sunday 14th June 2015 is the date when the record attempts are planned, the week before Coventry Transport Museum is officially relaunched after a £9million refurbishment.
Gary Hall, chief executive of Culture Coventry, the trust that runs Coventry Transport Museum, said: “We are thrilled to be teaming up with Footman James and the Ricoh Arena to bring these two world records home to Coventry, the spiritual home of the British motor industry.
“There couldn’t be a more fitting way to celebrate the re-launch of Coventry Transport Museum than to bring classic cars from all over the country to the city which designed, built and inspired so many gorgeous and pioneering machines.
“We expect demand to take part in this event to be high, so we are asking people to register their interest as soon as possible.”
The parade will begin at the Ricoh Arena and to meet Guinness World Record Rules the total length of the cars must exceed two miles.
Each car must be at least 30 years old and have its original registration documents on the day of the event.
David Bond, director at Footman James, said: “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for classic enthusiasts to take part in a truly memorable event and we are really excited to be partnering with Coventry Transport Museum as part of their celebrations.
“It’ll be great for people to see so many classics in one place, out on the British roads being used and enjoyed as intended – and in the process if we can beat the world records then it will be an added bonus.”
For anyone who would like to take part with their classic car, you must register your interest by April 30th at www.footmanjames.co.uk
To see a gallery of cars from the 2013 Classic Car Run click here.
What a great event this is set to be. If you are nearby and have an interest in motoring and classic cars, I would suggest you go and watch the event.
Do you think the Guinness World Records for Largest Parade of Classic Cars and Largest Parade of Jaguar Cars will be broken?
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