Land Rover is 70 years old this year and distributors and clubs around the world have been celebrating the anniversary in various way. Jaguar Land Rover Germany invited customers and fans for an event and it ended up setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest parade of Land Rovers. The gathering in Bavaria, Germany, beat the record of 516 Land Rovers set in Portugal in 2014.
The 632 Land Rovers from different model lines formed a parade that was 7.4 kms long. It was led by two film stars, also in Land Rover models. There were many classic Defenders as well as the modern models such as the Discovery, Discovery Sport and Freelander. Also present were the high end of the brand – the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Evoque and Velar.
“It was a fantastic atmosphere on the day and a great pleasure for us to celebrate the 70th anniversary of our brand with more than 1,500 enthusiastic Land Rover fans, friends and families. We thank everyone who helped us to bring this together,” said Jan-Kas van der Stelt, Md of Jaguar Land Rover Germany.
The record was confirmed and certified by the Guinness World Records organisation which sent an official adjudicator from its London headquarters.
He observed and controlled the strict criteria with two independent referees. To set the record, all Land Rover vehicles had to be constantly in motion throughout the parade whilst there could be no more than a gap of two vehicle lengths between each vehicle.