World Record for Mazda MX-5

AutoTrader NZ
Published 3 September 2020

Last week, 459 Mazda MX-5s formed the longest continuous MX-5 parade of all time in Essen, Germany – breaking the former world record of 249 vehicles set in New Zealand.

Cars from 17 countries took part in the world record attempt. The furthest distance to the parade with 2800km was an MX-5 from Moscow, which attended with a group of nine other Russian MX-5s. The oldest MX-5 award went to a car that was 21 years and two months old from Prague, and the MX-5 with the highest mileage of 344,624km came from Switzerland.

“The excitement leading up to this event was amazing,” said Jeff Guyton, President and CEO Mazda Motor Europe. “Over 600 MX-5 owners applied to take part; so many that we didn’t have room for them all because of technical reasons. The event, the parade, the many visitors – Mazda MX-5 showed today why it’s still one of the best-loved sports cars on the planet.”

The Mazda MX-5 is no stranger to breaking World Records as it is already listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as being the world’s best selling two-seater roadster. Over 850,000 Mazda MX-5’s have been sold since it was first introduced in 1989.

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