Volvo clubs, owners and enthusiasts from across the UK and beyond joined forces at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground near Leicester to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest parade of Volvos on March 31 – attracting a whopping 1574 cars.
The event was called Volvo600, in reference to the amount of svelte Swedes needed for the organisers to meet their target and break the exiting record of 570 cars, set in Poland in 2010. In the end, they managed to break their target by a whopping 1004, though they’ll have to wait for official confirmation of the record having submitted all their evidence.
The response was huge, with Volvos were present in all shapes and sizes, from the very latest models to the company’s very earliest models. Highlights included an S90 Nilsson Limousine with seating for eight, a great selection of Amazons and P1800s, a PV652 from 1931 and even an Volvo ambulance!
The event to challenging the official world record, the event raised money through donations for Breast Cancer Care UK. So far the event has raised a hugely impressive £14,700, with more to follow. All told, the event was a great success, surpassing expectations, and we hope to see the record confirmed soon.