Longest Parade of Jaguar cars set world record
[June 28] Attingham Park,Shrewsbury,UK--Over 200 Jaguar cars gathered
at Attingham Park in Shrewsbury on Sunday 24 June to set a new World
Record for the longest parade of Jaguar cars. The event took place
at Attingham Park and coincided with 60 years of the National Trust
at the estate. About 700 spectators turned out to watch.
The procession was organised by local Jaguar dealer
Hatfields Shrewsbury, and included current and vintage models from
the luxury marque, with classic E-Types and potent new XKR sports
cars among the 218 vehicles in attendance.
The Jaguars were driven for two miles in a continuous
line towards Uffington in an attempt to break a world record.
Tony Randall, president of the Chamber of Commerce
for Shropshire officially opened the event, as the convoy of cars
set off from the elegant National Trust property. Drivers travelled
along the four-mile route to Uffington to set the new record. Upon
completion of the parade, those taking part returned to Attingham
Park to be greeted by a champagne reception and hog roast, laid
on by Hatfields.
The event was run by Hatfields Jaguar in Old Potts
Way, Shrewsbury. Sales manager Craig Petty said it was to raise
money for the Shropshire Air Ambulance. He said: “It went very well
yesterday. We just have to verify all the numbers but we had about
230 cars and we have broken a record.
“We raised just over £400, which is great. The
weather stayed off us and it was a superb sight." People in
Uffington stood outside their houses watching all the cars go past.