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Classic Car Parade set to Smash Two World Records in Coventry

30 March 2015

Please note that this World Record attempt has been temporarily postponed, to allow more time for classic car owners to register.  Registration is therefore still open - find out more here!

We have teamed up with one of the country’s leading classic car insurers, to hold a massive parade of classic cars in Coventry, in an attempt to set anew Guinness World Record.

As part of the celebrations for the relaunch of Coventry Transport Museum following an impressive £9m transformation project, we are planning to break the world record for the Largest Parade of Classic Cars. 

Together with Footman James, we aim to bring together over 2000 classic cars, in an attempt to smash the World Record.  The current record for the Largest Parade of Classic Cars was set in Mexico City in 2014, and stands at 1,674 vehicles.

We need classic car owners to get involved by registering to bring your vehicles to the streets of Coventry on the day.  The route of the parade, which must measure at least two miles in order to meet Guinness World Record rules, will start at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena and will include part of the city’s famous inner ring road.  To qualify for the parade, each car taking part must be at least 30 years old and be presented with registration documents to prove its age, on the day of the event.


How To Get Involved


If you’re a classic car owner and you would like to take part in the World Record attempt, please register interest as soon as possible by completing the online Expression of Interest form.   Further details and confirmation of entry will be sent out when we set a date for the attempt.

Coventry Transport Museum proudly tells the story of the city’s unique transport heritage to almost half a million visitors per year.  The museum’s redevelopment is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation, Biffa Award, Arts Council England and WREN.  The project is due to be completed in June 2015.

For further information about Footman James please contact 0333 207 6000 or visit www.footmanjames.co.uk.

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