28 MINI Fans cram into the record books.
Location: London, UK
A team of gym members from East Sussex have today smashed two Guinness World Records world records for the number of people inside both a classic Mini and a 2012 MINI.
Classic Mini – 23 people, LIVE on ITV This Morning!
New MINI – 28 people!
28 flexible ladies crammed their way into the MINI Hatch (aka standard-issue new MINI hardtop) at Potters Fields Park, London as part of the eighth annual Guinness World Records day. The team broke their own previous record of 27 people, which they set in Eastbourne last year.
The ladies made full use of every inch of space available in the MINI, including the dashboard, the footwells and they even managed to squeeze four people in the boot (that’s a trunk to you folks not familiar with British car terms).
As soon as they celebrated their first record, the ladies dashed off to the ITV studios to attempt the second record, live on “This Morning” show, where by squeezing a staggering 23 ladies into a classic Mini, they managed to beat the previous record by two people. (Imagine that, 23 people in the 4x4x10 foot classic Mini, and only 5 more fitting into the much larger new MINI! Now that, I say, was due to the classic’s ability to make the most efficient use of available space, eh?)
Today more than 400,000 people around the world are taking part in record-breaking events for the eighth annual Guinness World Records Day, which commemorates the day in 2004 when Guinness World Records became the world’s best-selling copyright book.
[Source: Text from BMW Press Club, new MINI Video from BMW/Autoblog/YouTube, Classic Mini video from ITV/YouTube UK]
( there’s also my pick for Mini Babes of the Month, BTW 🙂 )