Mazda’s MX-5, the best-selling roadster of all time, is shooting for another Guinness World RecordTM on 15 June 2013 in Lelystad, the Netherlands. The event, organised by Mazda is called MAX-5 2013, and the goal is to shatter the existing record for the “largest parade of Mazda cars” – 459 Mazda MX-5s – set in Essen, Germany in 2010.
MAX-5 2013, hopes to attract as many as 800 MX-5s to the RDW Test Centrum in Lelystad to join the procession, which starts at 4:30pm and will follow a 15km route through the fascinating Dutch polder landscape near Lelystad. In addition there will be a variety of activities offered at the event grounds after the gates open at noon, such as opportunities to test drive Mazda’s new SKYACTIV models and experience their cutting-edge i-ACTIVSENSE safety technology. Participants can also test their skills on different race simulators, take in a special display of some of the finest MX-5s on hand and even receive a free inspection of their own roadsters. Further activities include track demonstrations of the Ribank Mazda MaX5 Cup racers as well as Van Herck Racing’s three-rotor-engined Mazda3 20B. Finally, the evening will feature a film shown at Europe’s largest drive-in cinema.
With total sales approaching 1 million cars, the Mazda MX-5 has put smiles on a lot of people’s faces over its 24-year history. It has also given rise to many celebrations along the th th th way, when the 500,000 , 700,000 and 900,000 unit rolled off the assembly line, for example, and on the MX-5’s 20th birthday. And there’s no end in sight.
All interested MX-5 owners are invited to register for MAX-5 2013 online at www.imax-5.nl.
The €30 admission per car (and up to two people) includes a warm meal and two drinks per person. Space is limited to 800 cars – MX-5s only – and tickets must be purchased in advance.
Programme schedule : 12pm – 2pm : gate open s, registration 2pm – 3:30pm: gate closes, start of activities 3:30pm – 4pm: demonstrations of the Ribank MaX5 Cup cars and the Mazda3 20B 4pm – 4:30pm: activities and preparation for MX-5 world record 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Guinness World RecordTM attempt 5:30pm – 8pm: activities and dinner 8pm – 10pm: drive-in cinema 10pm end of program