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2014-05-04 09:40

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER EVENT: An MG day at Beaulieu Palace House in the UK where a world-record line of model cars is being built. Image: SUPPLIED

LONDON, England - It will be a spectacular sight when the National Motor Museum n Beaulieu, England, sets aGuinness World Record on Monday (May 5 2014) for the Longest Line of Toy Cars.

The 15 000+ line will follow a two-kilometre trail starting and finishing in the motor museum and snaking around the picturesque grounds outside.

They will include models signed and donated by a host of celebrities.

• Sir Stirling Moss has donated a model of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in which he won the Mille Miglia in 1955.

• Pink Floyd drummer and classic-car racer Nick Mason, TV motoring presenters Quentin Willson, Vicki Butler-Henderson and Edd China have all signed and donated toy cars.

• Land-speed record-holders Richard Noble and Andy Green have added signed models of their vehicle Thrust II and Thrust SSC.

RECORD TARGET: 14 310

Toy cars have flooded into collection points at 21 branches of a national supermarket chain, at charity shop and at many schools. Once the record has been set they will be sold to raise money for charity shos and hospices.
     
Beaulieu must beat the world record of 14 310 cars which was set in Füssen, Germany, in 2013.

Andy Ollerenshaw, from Beaulieu’s events team, said: “It will be an exciting event. Children who bring two or more toy cars on May 5 (a national holiday in the UK - Ed) will get half-price admission.

"The toys can be any type designed to be played with by hand - cars, lorries, tractors, quad bikes - but not large enough to sit on.”

Beaulieu recently launched a display called 'For Britain and For The Hell of It – The Story of Land Speed Records'  which tells the story of British pluck, technological mastery and national pride during a golden age of invention, courage and patriotism.

The display has the fastest vehicles on earth in their day and introduces those keeping the record-breaking dream alive.

More information about the record attempt.
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