Classic Car Parade Guiness World Record Attempt

Date: 14 June, 2015

Location: Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Did you know that Ricardo Abad Martinez ran a marathon on each of an exhausting 607 consecutive days?

Well, there are easier (and more enjoyable) ways to smash a Guinness World Record - and Footman James is inviting you to take part in not one, but two such attempts this summer.

So what are the records?
The iconic Coventry Transport Museum is part of this landmark effort, which is just a few weeks away. 

Sunday, June 14 is when Footman James, in conjunction with the museum, simultaneously hopes to set an unprecedented mark for both most classic cars and Jaguar models paraded.

The parade needs to travel a minimum route of two miles and will begin at the city’s Ricoh Arena before winding through Coventry’s city streets, including the interior ring road.

The record attempt is planned to coincide with the museum’s relaunch after an £9 million upgrade.

The current benchmarks.
But like any world record, it won’t be easy.

The biggest Jaguar parade currently stands at 767 vehicles. It was set by E-types at the prestigious Silverstone Classic four years ago.

The biggest classic car parade figure to beat is 1,674. This was set last year in the Mexican capital of Mexico City.

Footman James not only hopes to beat both of these bests, but do so comfortably enough to hold the records for some time to come.

We’re targeting 1,000 for the classic Jags and 2,000 for the classic car push. So we’ll need your help.

How can I be part of it?
You must register interest in time for the May 15 deadline.

To qualify your car must be aged 30 years or over and you should present your original registration paperwork before the event.

About Coventry Transport Museum
It’s a fitting venue for our world record push. The venue tells the thrilling story of Coventry’s amazing transport heritage via actual vehicles from yesteryear and recreated 19th-century streets.

It prides itself on being the world’s biggest gathering of UK road transport.

No wonder nearly 500,000 visitors flock there every year.
Its new Biffa Award Land Speed Record Exhibition contains the planet’s two fastest speed machines: Thrust SSC and Thrust 2.
Admission is free with opening hours between 10am and 5pm (4.30pm is the last admission).

The museum can be found in Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry city centre CV1 1JD.