An impressive convoy of 146 cars drove around Rockingham’s oval circuit in order to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest parade ofMGs.
Officially, the world record will be 144 cars – as two MGs were discounted from the attempt as they were over the maximum distance of two car lengths between vehicles. The record was set on 11 April at Corby’s Rockingham Circuit and was organised by Lancaster Insurance and the MG Owners’ Club.
Lancaster’s managing director Richard Morley, who helped lead the parade in a race-prepared MGF said: ‘We’re so thrilled with how it went. When we first got to the track it was raining and miserable, but luckily the sun came out and so did the cars.’
Martin Wills, who drove a race-prepared MG ZR, added: ‘I thought it’d be quite naff but it’s turned out utterly brilliant. Seeing all the MGs snaked around the Rockingham oval was brilliant.’
Sam Mason, official adjudicator for Guinness World Records, said: ‘This is the first record attempt of its kind, meaning there only needed to be more than 100 cars, all driving within two car lengths of each other. There were 146 at Rockingham but we had to discount two because they weren’t close enough, so the official record now stands at 144.
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