Guinness world record attempt......

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Guinness world record attempt......

Post by Rachel » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:19 pm

......I'm sure a lot of you have heard about the up and coming world record attempt to get as many volvos of all types together at Bruntingthorpe on 31st March 2019. Over 600 Volvo's hopefully will be attending, and the excitement is already building! We at Volvo 480 UK (Facebook group) are organising a cruise, one of many that will be happening across the country. Details will be provided as soon as they are clear. I hope many of our members here will be able to join us either for the cruise and record attempt or just meet up there, we need a strong 480 presence!! ;)

Those interested please reply there!

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'95 Vase Green Turbo~ Vanessa~ 'Serendipity' manual, Richmod. RIP
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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by jamescarruthers » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:08 pm

I would like to come along to that. I worked at Bruntingthorpe on Vulcan XH558 return to flight project with Marshall Aerospace. I also thrashed my 480 Turbo around their test track twice! It was soooooo much fun! That was a really good year of my life!
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red
1992 Renault Master Mk. 1. Machzone Chateau camper. 2.0 LPG

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by dragonflyjewels » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:27 pm

Count us in for 2 480s - might be able to get my younger son along in his V60 as well.
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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by zapcity » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:22 am

The Norfolk/Suffolk/Essex VOC branches are organising convoys up to Bruntingthorpe on the day.

Myself and Rod will be organising the convoy from Ipswich. The Norfolk club will be going via King's Lynn and the Essex crowd will be going via the South Mimms services meet-up (that could be one huge M1 convoy!).

We will be bringing 3 480's (my GT and Rod's 2 480 Celebrations - including 89 of 480's old Celebration), so look forward to meeting up with everyone on the day. Not sure what Millsy's plans are for the day, but I'm guessing putting all the 480's together would be cool. Might be the most seen together for some time.

There are some other 480's around our area, so we are trying to get them to come also.

Quick update. Rod is working on 89of480's old Celebration (in foreground of photo below), so it won't get broken. He will use it as his daily driver which is cool. He's keeping his other Celebration for 'best'. How the other half live!

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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by cranna21 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:28 am

will be there! but unfortunately not in my 'ruined for normal road use' 480 :lol:

Will take my new V70 down! which I should be collecting on Saturday!
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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by yorkievolvo » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:20 pm

Do my best to be there!

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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by jifflemon » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:09 pm

I'll be there!

Technically I could be there twice but Tracy isn't keen on driving either of my volvos!

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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by Rachel » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:39 am

Excellent. I hope as many as possible can come. There is potentially a large group coming from Belgium, Holland, Sweden and Finland helped along by Bart, who came over for the Chiltern Hills Rally. Obviously early days at the moment but fingers crossed! Not all 480's of course but would be nice to be able to meet up with that group coming from Europe if we can.
'95 Storm Grey 323 Manual Turbo, Richmod
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'95 Flame Red Celeb, Nos.191, 2 litre, LPG, used to be Adams ;) SOLD
'95 Vase Green Turbo~ Vanessa~ 'Serendipity' manual, Richmod. RIP
'90 Light Blue 480 Turbo auto....RIP
'68 VW Type 3 1.6 auto Lotus White,Swedish import. SOLD
Audi 80 coupe Gold...pimp my ride! RIP
'76 Bug, Ocean Blue, lowered, Empi wheels.RIP
'72 Bay window VW Camper 1600 twinport. Sold

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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by balto8 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:23 pm

I won't be able to make it from Spain. But if ever any Volvo representative would show up, please remind me him when we tried them to remanufacture rear lights and they looked the other side.
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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by brinkie » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:40 am

I'm looking into possibilities to drive up to the UK and back home in one week-end, but my main concern is the event that is currently scheduled at March 29th 2019, 11pm. Nothing is certain about customs agreements, there could be huge delays at border control. :(
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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:52 am

I thought we had a transitional period of 2 years after the first date in which not much would change?
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1992 Renault Master Mk. 1. Machzone Chateau camper. 2.0 LPG

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by jifflemon » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:54 pm

brinkie wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:40 am
I'm looking into possibilities to drive up to the UK and back home in one week-end, but my main concern is the event that is currently scheduled at March 29th 2019, 11pm. Nothing is certain about customs agreements, there could be huge delays at border control. :(
I'll post you my number plates before you set off - they'll wave you straight through! :rofl:

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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by Richmann1 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:10 pm

I will be coming down from East Yorkshire if there is anybody wants to meet on the way.

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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by brinkie » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:41 am

jifflemon wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:54 pm
I'll post you my number plates before you set off - they'll wave you straight through! :rofl:
That only works if you are waving with a British passport :rofl:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QZuOQZ1HC4
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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:14 pm

In case anyone planning to go hasn't found it, there is a website www.volvo600.co.uk with all the info and forms that have to be printed off and filled in to take on the day.
We are driving up the day before and staying overnight just in case the motorways are jammed full of Volvos !!
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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by jamescarruthers » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:04 pm

I don't think I'll manage to make this.

However, I'd like to add that I worked at Bruntingthorpe airport about 10 years ago for a summer and took my 480 round the track twice! I stayed at Honeypot Lane Bed & Breakfast in Husbands Bosworth which is pretty close and a very beautiful village. They were so nice to me and the B&B was spotless and of very high quality; I stayed for months, even for a week when they went on holiday! They have rescue donkeys in a field at the bottom of their garden which is a nice bonus. The breakfast was great (and donkey free!).

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1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red
1992 Renault Master Mk. 1. Machzone Chateau camper. 2.0 LPG

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by dekkb » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:13 pm

I'll be heading over on probably the longest drive of all of us...............Coventry.
I think I'm driving over with an XC90 ( I'll be in the 480)and meeting up with the Leicester convoy, but I'm up for a change if it means the 480's go mob handed.

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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:06 pm

We are staying over the night before in the Travelodge at Lutterworth if any other 480s want to meet us there for a short drive in convoy ?
Sylvia

Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
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Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by jifflemon » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:29 am

I think Ashley is organising the convoy from Leicester so I’m sure you join in

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Re: Guinness world record attempt......

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:13 am

There is a pub on site which does hot breakfasts so that's where we will be from about 9am until it's time to set off for Bruntingthorpe - normally 15 minutes but the roads might be clogged with Volvos !

Pub details : The Elms, St John's Business Park, Lutterworth LE17 4HB
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Snazzy - 1993 Paris Blue ES red dipstick 2.0i bought 2001
Lethal Lily - 1991 White Turbo with richmod
hubby has
Sven - 1994 Dark Green GT
Evil Eva 1992 Paris Blue Turbo with Robou mod

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