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Mazda MX-5 world record, 2005

Mazda MX-5 world record, 2005

The Guinness book of records recorded a world record for the longest continuous parade of Mazda MX-5 sports cars when 249 vehicles lined up at Auckland's Alexandra Park Raceway in 2005 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the car. The MX-5 is the best selling two-seater convertible sports car in history, and there were more than 3,000 MX-5s on New Zealand roads by 2010. The MX-5 Car Club, formed in 1990, represented about 500 of these vehicles in 2012.

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Jim Webber, 'Motor sport - Car-club motor sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39940/mazda-mx-5-world-record-2005 (accessed 20 September 2020)

Story by Jim Webber, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Apr 2016