Welly in the Guinness Book of Records

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Welly in the Guinness Book of Records

Post by Welly » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:38 pm

Last Sunday I took part in 'Volvo600' at that Bruntingthorpe proving ground (famous Airfield).

The aim was to break the current World Record of the most Volvo's in convoy in the same place. Current record is 600-something and we* achieved 1537!

I was car number 1128, they'll be some drone-type footage soon for anyone interested.
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Post by steve_earwig » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:12 pm

Wow! That's a lot of Ovlovs :shock:

I'm sure VW could get in there too with the most VW's in a carpark. Or airfield, or whatever...
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Re: Welly in the Guinness Book of Records

Post by WillNZ » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:38 pm

Some drone shots on page 10 of this post.. pretty impressive as they actually got the whole lot to move apparently..?
http://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/195 ... es?page=10

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Re: Welly in the Guinness Book of Records

Post by Welly » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:23 pm

steve_earwig wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:12 pm

I'm sure VW could get in there too with the most VW's in a carpark. Or airfield, or whatever...
Not sure the environment would cope with that much pollution :lol:
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Re: Welly in the Guinness Book of Records

Post by Welly » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:25 pm

WillNZ wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:38 pm
Some drone shots on page 10 of this post.. pretty impressive as they actually got the whole lot to move apparently..?
http://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/195 ... es?page=10
It was a bit stop-start and a lot more than 1500 turned up but yes at some point in the day over 1500 cars were actually moving.
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Post by steve_earwig » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:31 pm

Welly wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:23 pm
Not sure the environment would cope with that much pollution :lol:
Don't worry, there's no pollution coming from them (now)
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Re: Welly in the Guinness Book of Records

Post by WillNZ » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:57 pm

Welly wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:25 pm
WillNZ wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:38 pm
Some drone shots on page 10 of this post.. pretty impressive as they actually got the whole lot to move apparently..?
http://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/195 ... es?page=10
It was a bit stop-start and a lot more than 1500 turned up but yes at some point in the day over 1500 cars were actually moving.
Better movement than Auckland traffic in rush hour then... :lol:

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Re: Welly in the Guinness Book of Records

Post by Bailes1992 » Wed May 22, 2019 11:44 am

The record attempt has been rejected by the RBofR as apparently the gaps between the cars in the video were too large.

They're going to try again next year and I shall be there in my V40! I was gutted the one this year was on Mothers Day.
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Post by steve_earwig » Wed May 22, 2019 1:25 pm

What the have to do next year is line them up in order of power output, so the most powerful car is at them back. Then get them all touching and use the car at the back to push the whole lot... :supafrisk:

R Book of Records? Not G? Is that a typo or am I showing my iggnerants? You watch, on the next attempt the cars will be the wrong colour or something dafter.
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Re: Welly in the Guinness Book of Records

Post by Welly » Wed May 22, 2019 1:30 pm

Yes I found out yesterday :(

To be honest there was far too many cars there I think it surprised the organisers and it kinda fell into a free for all, no-one knew what was going on half the time. It was a good atmosphere though so glad I went, it was good to see inside Bruntingthorpe it's literally 10 minutes from my house :lol:
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2005 Volvo S40 T5 German Diesel botherer with new tyre grippage
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2010 Renner Twingo refreshingly simple

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