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Classic car world record attempt put on hold

Published 01 June 2015

An attempt to break the world record for the largest gathering of classic cars has been put on hold becuse not enough people had committed to taking part.

The event was due to take place in Coventry on June 14, but organisers say owners needed more time to register.

In total, 1000 drivers had signed up to the record-breaking event - half the number the organisers were aiming for.

The current world record was set in Mexico in 2014 and stands at 1674 vehicles, but the target this time was more than 2000 classics.

The event, which was organised by Coventry Transport Museum and Footman James, with support from Jaguar Heritage and the RICOH Arena, will now take place later in the year.

Gary Hall, chief executive of Culture Coventry, the trust which runs Coventry Transport Museum, said a new date would be set once the target had been met.

'In just a few weeks we have managed to attract well over half of the total number of vehicles needed.

'This shows that there is a real appetite to bring this record back to the UK, and to the spiritual home of the British Motor Industry.

'We are therefore very keen to give classic car owners more time to get involved in helping us to smash the record.'

Pictured above are Gary Hall, chief executive of culture coventry, and David Bond, director of Footman James.

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