Longest Line of Toy Cars ever
Bank Holiday Monday was a great day for all at Beaulieu Motor Museum as a world record was beaten for the ‘longest line of toy cars ever’ . Beaulieu had to beat the current world record of 14,310 cars which was set in Füssen, Germany last year. They smashed this record and achieved a massive 24,189 cars.
Toy cars had flooded in to collection points at twenty one Sainsburys supermarkets across the south coast as well as Naomi House charity shops and many schools all ready to line up nose to tail to beat the current world record of the longest line of toy cars ever. More than fifteen thousand toy cars was needed to pass the point for a record but many more arrived. The cars were lined up in a two kilometre trail starting and finishing at the Beaulieu Motor Museum and around the picturesque grounds outside.
Now the record has been set the toy cars will be sold to raise money for Naomi House and Jacksplace hospices. The world record-beating line-up included models signed and donated by a host of celebrities. Sir Stirling Moss has donated a model of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in which he won the Mille Miglia race in 1955. Pink Floyd drummer and classic car racer Nick Mason and TV motoring presenters Quentin Willson, Vicki Butler-Henderson and Edd China have all signed and donated toy cars. Land Speed Record breakers Richard Noble OBE and Wing Commander Andy Green OBE have added signed models of their vehicles Thrust II and Thrust SSC.
The National Motor Museum is in the village of Beaulieu which is set in the heart of the New Forest, in the English county of Hampshire. It has a collection of over two hundred and fifty automobiles and motorcycles telling the story of motoring on the roads of Britain from the dawn of motoring to the present day, the award winning National Motor Museum appeals to all age groups.
It is fantastic record breaking news for Beaulieu Motor Museum who will shortly be added to the Guinness Book of Records. If you visit the museum you will see the recently launched new display ‘For Britain and For The Hell of It’ The Story of Land Speed Records which tells the story of British pluck, technological mastery and national pride, transporting you back to a golden age of invention, courage and patriotism. The display features the fastest vehicles on earth in their day and introduces you to those who are keeping the record breaking dream alive today.