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Volvo fans aim to set new world record

Published 25 March 2019

A meeting of more than 600 Volvos is to take place in a bid to set a new world record. UK Volvo enthusiasts are bringing models of all ages and types together at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire on Sunday 31 March to set a new Guinness World Record. The meeting will also raise money for charity Breast Cancer Care UK.

Visitors to Bruntingthorpe can expect to see a range of Volvos, from post-war classics like the 120 (Amazon) series and the P1800 coupes, through to the iconic turbobricks of the 1980s and 1990s. And you can be sure that there’ll be a variety of tuned and customised cars, as well Volvos from the present day.

If successful, the record would join another famous Volvo milestone currently held by Irv Gordon. Gordon bought a new P1800S in 1966 and clocked up 3.2 million miles in it.

Volvo 740 Turbo

Currently, the record for the largest collection of Volvos stands at 570 and was set in Poland in 2010. It was organised by Volvo Forum and Auto Boss. The parade started on the border between Katowice and Chorzow and ended along the dual carriageway in Katowice.

Full details of the event programme and how to take part can be found on the Volvo600 website at www.volvo600.co.uk

Comments

mmmmm    on 25 March 2019

The above link produces an error message.

Dave Merchant    on 25 March 2019

Can't wait - god bless the organisers, will be a brilliant day - watch out for convoys of Volvos heading in from all points of the compass.

Edited by Dave Merchant on 25/03/2019 at 21:54

Bilboman    on 28 March 2019

Sad to read that Irv Gordon died last year. Unlikely we'll see his like again. www.autoblog.com/2018/11/16/irv-gordon-dies-volvo-.../

anglebox    on 3 April 2019

The link is working fine for me?

Edited by anglebox on 03/04/2019 at 10:13

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