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PLEASE NOTE: ADDITIONAL LAND ROVERS ARE REQUIRED MORE THAN EVER AS THE LAND ROVER RECORD SET IN 2004 WILL BE BROKEN … PROBABLY BY MITSUBISHI OR MAYBE EVEN TOYOTA, JEEP OR SUZUKI.

Announcing the greatest 4x4 challenge of 2006 … and it will be held ‘on the road’!

Having successfully established an inaugural world record of 260 vehicles in April 2004 for the LONGEST LAND ROVER PROCESSION, ever since owners of many other marques of 4x4 have expressed a desire to establish a record featuring their favourite vehicle. This being the case, it has been decided the time is now right to attempt a world record for every make of 4x4 ever produced!

Entitled 1st GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ “4x4 WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT WEEKEND” ® the event will be held at Towcester Racecourse, Northamptonshire, England (approximately 45 miles North of London) 8th – 9th April 2006.

Under this umbrella title we will attempt to set 20 or more world records spanning the following vehicles:-

BMW X3 & X5 DAIHATSU Fourtrak, Terios, Sportrak etc. CHEVROLET/DAEWOO Korando, Musso etc. FORD Maverick, Explorer, Bronco, Ranger etc. HONDA HR-V, CR-V etc. HYUNDAI Santa Fe, Terracan, Tucson etc. ISUZU Trooper, Rodeo, Bighorn etc. JEEP Willys, Wrangler, Cherokee, CJ/YJ etc. KIA Sportage, Sorento etc. LADA Niva, LAND ROVER Series I / II / III, Defender, Discovery, Range Rover, Freelander etc (as we have already established a record in this category, an attempt will be made to break our own world record) LEXUS RX 300, etc. MAZDA Tribute, B-Series pick-ups etc. MERCEDES-BENZ G-Wagen, M-Class etc. MITSUBISHI Shogun, Pajero, L200, Pajero, Delica, Pinin etc. NISSAN Patrol, Terrano, Navara, X-Trail, Challenger, Murano, Pathfinder etc. PORSCHE Cayenne SANTANA PS-10, Anibal etc. SSANGYONG Rexton etc. SUBARU Forester, Legacy etc. SUZUKI Vitara, LJ/SJ, Jimny, Samurai, X-90 etc. TOYOTA Hi-Lux, Land Cruiser, Rav 4, Surf, Amazon etc. VAUXHALL/OPEL Frontera, Montery etc. VOLVO XC90 VW Touareg + any other 4x4 makes & models not listed.

It should be noted that to achieve a record each procession must be a minimum of two miles in length. Individually, each of the 20+ world record attempts will read LONGEST JEEP PROCESSION or LONGEST MITSUBISHI 4x4 PROCESSION or whatever the equivalent marque happens to be. All makes of 4x4 SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) are welcome i.e. Ibex, Dakar, UMM, etc. only please be aware that because of the two-mile rule, less popular marques (in terms of numbers sold in the UK) may struggle to achieve a record. Collectively however it is hoped that if Guinness World Records ™ agree, and there is no reason they shouldn’t, every owner can join in the fun by setting an additional record for the LONGEST 4x4 PROCESSION featuring every 4x4 present on the day. Now that would be a memorable sight!

POINTS TO REMEMBER:
These world record attempts are for 4x4 SUV’s only - not four-wheel-drive cars. All 4x4 SUV’s are therefore eligible for the record attempt providing -

a) the vehicle has a minimum ground clearance of 183 mm [this obviously rules out four-wheel-drive cars]
(b) vehicle gross weight does not exceed 3,850 kg
(c) while generally 4x4 vehicles are standard fare, 6x6 derivatives are permitted i.e. Land Rover 6x6, Pinzgauer 6x6, etc.
(d) only road legal vehicles are permissible
(e) vehicles must be capable of travelling under their own power, so unfortunately any vehicle that drops out of the convoy at the time of adjudication will be excluded
(f) drawn trailers of any kind are not permitted, the exception being 5th wheel vehicles
(g) all vehicles must retain their original silhouette as they left the factory - basically your vehicle must still look like a Suzuki or a Land Rover even after extensive body modifications. This said, there will be a special category for buggies/ hybrids/conversions not recognisable as any one particular marque. Regardless of body shape, engine type or mechanical modifications, providing the vehicle has an identification VIN plate to prove its origins, it will be eligible to enter.

If unsure about any of these rules and regulations ask beforehand as the decision of the Clerk of the Course is final.

Most importantly, please book A.S.A.P. for guaranteed acceptance. Entry from £15 per vehicle (in advance) for driver & up to 4 passengers, £20 on the day. Foreign registered vehicles: Free of charge.

When finally updated from the last event, details about entry, camping, club display stands, off-road course, trade stands, etc. will be announced on the event website at www.vehiclerecordattempts.com

Meanwhile you can either phone myself Tom McGuigan on 01406 493144 / 07958 216266 for more info or email [email protected] and I can return a printable Booking Form as a basic Word document.


FOR OVERSEAS VISITORS WITHOUT A VEHICLE, WE CAN ALWAYS FIND A SPARE SEAT IN A PARTICIPANT’S VEHICLE SO YOU CAN STILL JOIN IN THE FUN.
 
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