MINI's Blackpool Parade to enter Guinness
Book of World Records
On Wednesday 28th of March 2007, 269
MINI illuminated Blackpool, Great Britain, and set a new
Guinness World Record for the longest MINI convoy in the world.
Owners travelled from as far as Croydon and Cardiff to be part
of the historic two-mile route and help raise cash for Comic
The official Guinness rules for a
parade are that all cars must complete a minimum two-mile route
in an unbroken line, less than ten metres between each other and
cross the finish line.
The record was previously held by the
Vancouver MINI club when in 2004 they brought together 195 new
and Classic MINI.
The parade was organised by MINI
dealership Derek Woodman. James Rashid, MINI Brand Manager at
the dealership, said: "We really wanted to do something for
Comic Relief this year and the 'longest MINI convoy ever' seemed
to fit the theme of 'The Big One'. We never imagined it would
become this big! Hearty congratulations to my team for pulling
it off and thanks to all the MINI owners for making it happen!"