Dubai sets Guinness World Record for car parade

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By Melanie Swan  www.thenational.ae

DUBAI // The UAE yesterday added another Guinness World Record to its list of accomplishments for assembling the most number of cars of different makes in a parade at the Meydan racetrack.

Motorists attempt to break the Guinness World Record for assembling the most number of cars of different makes in one parade. Delores Johnson / The National

Before the record was set for the first time, Guinness had stipulated that a minimum of 50 cars were required to complete two laps of the track.

After a failed first attempt, Dubai achieved a record with 58 brands of cars, including Peugeot, Kia, Cadillac and Porsche.

“The drivers attempted the record two times only. They had to complete one and a half laps around the track to meet the requirements of 3.2 kilometres,” said Samer Khallouf, from Guinness World Records, who was adjudicating the event.

He said the first attempt had failed because there was a huge gap between two cars, and the participants had to start over.

The cars had to keep a distance of between one car length and one-and-a-half-car-lengths between one another while travelling at 20kph during the convoy. More info