Silverstone Classic sets McLaren world record
Another Guinness World Record has been set by the Silverstone Classic as 115 McLarens gathered on circuit last year
The 2017 Silverstone Classic has been officially confirmed as setting a new world record for the largest parade of McLarens, having been ratified by the adjudicators at Guinness World Records.
To celebrate what would have been company founder Bruce McLaren’s 80th birthday, the McLaren Owners Group brought together 115 of the marque’s supercars.
The parade was led out onto the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit by McLaren’s only child, Amanda. She was four-years-old when McLaren died in a crash while testing a Can-Am car at the Goodwood Motor Circuit. She is still connected to the company as a McLaren Brand Ambassador.
A P1, the marque’s hybrid hypercar, featured alongside a then-brand new 720s. In total approximately 10,000 cars were on display across the July weekend.
McLaren Owners Group Jeff Vaudrey said: ‘We are thrilled at receiving the confirmation from Guinness World Records – seeing the certificate brought home the real significance of our achievement.
‘We knew around 60 McLarens had gathered together in Japan and felt we could top that number – but to nearly double it was well beyond our initial hopes and huge credit to all involved.’
‘While the Silverstone Classic is famous right around the globe for the incomparable numbers of wonderful historic racing cars competing in the packed programme of races, its reputation for hosting these record-breaking parades just keeps growing and growing, too,’ said Nick Wigley, CEO of Goose Live Events, organiser of the Silverstone Classic.
‘McLaren, of course, is a magical name in motor sport and we congratulate all those involved on achieving this new Guinness World Record. It’s another feather in all of our caps!’
The Classic is already in the Guinness Book of Records for staging the biggest-ever parade of Jaguar cars when 767 E-types took to the track to mark the automotive icon’s 50th anniversary in 2011.
Also during the 2017 Classic, David Brabham led out a train of 41 Jaguar XJ220s to celebrate the car’s 25th anniversary.
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