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Beemers botch SA Guinness bid

2013-07-09 13:59

GREAT EFFORT GUYS: BMW Car Club Gauteng showed tremendous camaraderie as 446 BMW cars were gathered for a Guinness world record attempt in Gauteng. Image: Corne Britz, RacePics.co.za

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Earlier in July 2013 Wheels24 reported that BMW Car Club Gauteng would set out to achieve a Guinness world record for the largest parade of BMWs.

The good news is that the club managed to get 446 BMW vehicles in one place (a feat in itself) but not for long enough in a procession to earn a record place. The attempt took place during a BMW track day at Kyalami in Midrand.

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BMW Car Club Gauteng chairman Michael Broom said: “While 446 BMWs were counted on circuit the record will not be recognised by Guinness.”

Guinness rules requires vehicles to stay in formation and maintain a consistent following distance. According to the club: "The organisers could only confidently claim that less than 60 cars followed the rules throughout the entire parade."

While we applaud the camaraderie shown perhaps a little discipline would’ve earned the SA club a place in the record books.

'NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE'

Broom said: “While we may not have a successful claim for Guinness, I am thrilled with the way it turned out. To put 446 cars on a track, do a lap at a slow speed, and get them all off again in under an hour was nothing short of a miracle.

“We had 446 BMW owners in the same place at the same time for a common cause; the resulting camaraderie is worthy of more celebration than a recognition from Guinness. I personally thank each and every person who contributed in any way.

"It was a day I will remember for ever."

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