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New Vauxhall Corsa To Set Guinness World Record For GPS Drawing

Artist To Creat Kargest GPS Drawinf In The World

A prototype version of the fourth generation Vauxhall Corsa supermini could set a Guinness World Record for the “Largest GPS Drawing”, its manufacturer claims.

The line-based image is being created by tracing its location via satellite as it travels through the UK on a month long trip.

It must cover more than 4,451 miles to claim the record.

Highlights of the trip  so far include visiting the border between England and Scotland, cruising passed Salisbury Cathedral, and seeing The Angel of the North in Gateshead.

The Corsa's driver is renowned GPS artist Jeremy Wood, who has been creating “digital marks” on water, land and in the air for more than a decade.

His work is exhibited internationally at venues such as the London Transport Museum, the Victoria and Albert and the University of Arts in London.

Finishing touches to the Corsa piece will be added by motoring journalists as they test it during October 2014.

Mr Wood said: “This is by far the most challenging commission that I’ve taken on. In order to make the image instantly recognisable, I’ve driven the new Corsa on a huge mix of roads and travelled some of the most convoluted routes to ensure that the outlines are clear and memorable.”

Simon Hucknall, PR Manager for Vauxhall Product & Heritage, added: “Corsas can be found in every village, town and city around the UK - so we wanted to visit as many locations as possible during the record attempt to raise awareness of the new car. We also wanted to create a truly unifying image using modern technology”.

Jeremy Wood’s final drawing will be revealed at the end of October 2014, through multiple media and social network channels.