Thursday, August 20, 2009
Longest slot car racing track-world record
set by James May
WEYBRIDGE, Surrey, UK -- Top Gear presenter James
May and and 400 volunteers pieced together 20,000 sections
of track over the original 2.75-mile Brooklands circuit -setting
the world record for the Longest
slot car racing track (longest Scalextric track).
Photo: May and helpers used 20,000 separate
sections of track to create the 2.75-mile check Photo: PA
Once the track was finished, local residents
and museum volunteers raced against a team of Scalextric Club
members and enthusiasts.
The track, which opened in 1907 and closed
in 1937, was the world's first purpose-built motorsport venue.
The team had to cross a river and roads to complete the circuit.
May was attempting the world record for
Longest slot car racing track as part of his new
television show, James May's Toy Stories.
The previous Guinness world record for
slot car racing track measured 1.59 miles and was
built in Berlin on 5 October 2007.
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August 20, 2009