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2013-06-13 18:21

NICE SHOW, BUT... the Gauteng BMW Car Club is planning to set a Guinness record for the world's largest parade of BMW cars. Image: Gauteng BMW Club

Not only will the BMW event at Kyalami on July 6 2013 probably be the slowest in the track’s history, it could also be a world record.

The BMW Car Club Gauteng is planning to set a Guinness world record for the largest parade of BMW cars.

Event organiser Michael Broom said the world challenge would start at noon on that day and he hoped to announce the record broken soon after 1pm

Broom said: “South Africans have an insatiable passion for all things motoring and the BMW enthusiast fraternity is among the most avid. It makes sense that the record should be held by South Africans.”

EMAIL TO JOIN IN

Anybody who owns or drives a BMW can take part. The rules are clear: cars must all be moving under their own power, be original models powered by a BMW engine and every participant must sign a register and give a statement of participation.

To join the event BMW owners must register at www.bmwcarclub.co.za. The R20 fee per car is to cover the logistical effort required to ensure the record is done and dusted within the hour.

The parade will be the feature event of the Cedar Isle Auto BMW Track Day at Kyalami on July 6. The rest of the day’s activities will include a time-trial track day and two heats of the BMW CCG Club Racing Series, which claims to be the most exciting grassroots motorsport series in South Africa.

The largest parade of BMW cars Wheels24 could find on Guinness was a line of 178 BMW Isettas -  small BMWs produced during the 1950's with three wheels (two front, one back) and a door across its front - in a parade in Germany on August 23 2008.

Broom, however, recalls a 2009 UK event which attracted 164 Beemers.

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