Largest parade of Mazda cars: Mazda MX-5 breaks Guinness world record (VIDEO)
Lelystad, Netherlands -- A total of 683 Mazda MX-5s joined the procession on the roads around the RDW Test Centre at Lelystad, during the big MAX-5 2013 event in Lelystad, Netherlands, setting the new world record for the Largest parade of Mazda cars,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: A total of 683 Mazda MX-5s joined the World's largest parade of Mazda cars on the roads around the RDW Test Centre at Lelystad. (enlarge photo)
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest parade of Subaru cars; it involved 339 cars and was organized by Subaru of America, Inc. Great Lakes Region (USA) in partnership with the Village of Itasca, at 500 Park Boulevard in Itasca, Illinois, USA.
A total of 683 Mazda MX-5s joined the procession on the roads around the RDW Test Centre at Lelystad, forming the longest parade of driving Mazdas ever, shattering the previous Guinness world record of 459 Mazda MX-5s set in Essen, Germany.
1450 participants contributed to the successful record attempt, shattering the existing Guinness world record for the "largest parade of Mazda cars" – 459 Mazda MX-5s – set in Essen, Germany in 2010.
The MX-5 parade through the Dutch landscape was led by a spectacular version of the MX-5, a third-generation racing model with the Dutch TV presenter Allard Kalff behind the wheel and President and CEO of Mazda Motor Europe Jeff Guyton beside him.
Participants also had the opportunity to extensively test Mazda's new i-ACTIVSENSE technology available in other Mazda vehicles, and had the chance to test drive models equipped with SKYACTIV technology.
Adding to the popular roadster's accolades, MX-5 also holds the title of the world's "best-selling two-seater sports car" after selling over 900,000 units since its production commenced in 1989.