Guinness World Record for ‘Largest Parade of Ferrari Cars’
385 Ferraris took the track at Silverstone on Saturday evening, going into the record books as the Largest Parade of Ferrari Cars ever.
Held as part of the Ferrari Racing Days at Silverstone weekend Ferrari GB, in conjunction with the very active Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain, had issued a ‘call to arms’ that resulted in an unprecedented number of entries to the Guinness World Record attempt.
In the end, they managed to amass a total of 385 cars on the circuit at the same time - smashing the previous record by a considerable margin.
Massimo Fedeli, Managing Director of Ferrari GB Ltd, said: "What an amazing sight. We are proud to have the support of so many Ferrari owners today in setting a new Guinness World Record. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the Owners Club, our Sponsors and everyone who has been working behind the scenes for months to achieve this fantastic record."
"I’m so proud to have been asked by Ferrari to help set a new Guinness World Record" said Peter Everingham, Secretary of the Ferrari Owners Club GB, "What our members achieved here today on the Club’s 40th Anniversary is quite remarkable - with over 1000 Ferrari cars from every era here this weekend. We have so many enthusiastic owners, and I want to thank them fortheir support as we couldn’t have achieved this without them. I’m sure this one will take some beating."
In order to comply with the Guinness World Record’s rules for such an attempt, the cars must all travel over a minimum 2 mile distance, no more than two car lengths apart, and must be counted at the beginning and the end of the parade.
With a starting grid of Ferrari cars stretching from Becketts all the way to Copse on the Silverstone Circuit, the cars completed one full lap and covered a distance of 3 miles, driving two abreast around the entire circuit.
As it was also the 20th birthday of the iconic F40 model, and the British Owners’ Club’s 40th birthday, F40 owner and arch-enthusiast Nigel Chiltern-Hunt had worked on all his fellow collectors in the Club to gather over 50 cars, many of which entered the World Record attempt.
There will be a full report on the British Ferrari Racing Days weekend to follow shortly on Classic Driver.
Story - Steve Wakefield
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