For the 2nd time this year, the Guinness World Record for a continuous line of MINIs has been broken. This time, it was Sunday, June 10 at Virginia Beach. Here’s the official press release:
>We did it! A Guinness World Record has been set! 273 MINIs and Mini’s representing MINI Clubs from as far away as Connecticut and Indiana formed and drove in an uninterrupted chain more than 5 miles long!
>The previous record was established in 2006 by the British of 269 MINIs and Mini’s over a distance of 2 miles.
>Paperwork will be sent off late this week to Guinness World Record Headquarters on Drummond Street in London for verification.
>The run started forming at 1:00 PM and all MINI/Minis rolling at 3:08 PM and ending at 3:48 having traveled 5.8 miles.
>The 273 MINIs were lead by Rudy Boesch, finalist from Survivor Season One. The results were verified by independent witnesses Virginia Beach City Councilman Bob Dyer, and Officer Randall Verdin of the Virginia Beach Police Department.
>The Event was sponsored by Checkered Flag BMW/MINI, MINIUSA, C.P.Shuckers Restaurant on Shore Drive, Ashley and Associates Insurance Agency, Whalen Shift Machine Custom Knobs, Conklins Irish Rover and MC2 Magazine.
>MINI Clubs attending include Se7en Cities MINI, DC Metro MINIs, HR Club MINI, River City MINIs, PhillyMINI, NEO MINIs, Tarheels MINI, M2C2 and attendees from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, District of Columbia,
Indiana and West Virginia.
Great job gang! Do we hear 274?
Pictures from the event can be found here.