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Volvo UK World Record Attempt March 2019

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Old Jul 5th, 2020, 13:37   #211
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You may have read in various press announcements and media coverage that Bruntingthorpe has recently been acquired by Cox Automotive.

As an event team we have had several meetings with the team based at Bruntingthorpe and our last meeting with Cox Automotive in mid June confirmed that we will not be able to host the Volvo600, 2021 record attempt at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds.

TorqueVolvo is 100% committed to the setting a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Parade of Volvo cars in 2021. We remain equally passionate about raising more than 10,000 for the British Heart Foundation as part of completing the challenge.

Therefore, we have been working behind the scenes to understand how and where we could host the event.

We are very pleased to confirm that the Volvo600 GWR attempt will move to be hosted at the ex RAF airbase at Elvington near York on Sunday 27th June 2021.

Elvington boasts a 3000m runway and 50 acre hardstanding apron.

We feel Elvington will be the place where we will successfully set the new World Record in 2021.


We hope that those of you that have already bought an event pass can still make the date and new location. Please hold onto your Event Pass, lanyard and arrival rule card and we will post to you in 2021 an addtional event card to confirm entry.

If you cannot make the date and new location, please do get in touch with the admin team and we will of course offer a full refund.

The address of the Elvington airfield is
RAF Elvington
Elvington Airfield
Yorkshire
YO41 4AU

Several members of the event team have been to Elvington in recent weeks to assess the site and make alterations to our event operations manual.

Whilst onsite, they took the time to piece together a short video which highlights the progress weve made in raising money for the BHF charity and should give an understanding of what the venue looks and feels like.

I can report from my own first hand experience that its a awesome venue and Im very, very confident this time round in 2021, that we will be successful in not only setting a new record but we will also have a fantastic and fun filled day.

Finally we would like to thank Matt England and the Bruntingthorpe team for their help and encouragement over previous years and we sincerely wish the Bruntingthorpe team well with their new ventures.
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steven evans your computer skills are much better than mine
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...not too sure tbh, I struggle with all things technical including the Toaster and Microwave lol
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I will still be going along to Elvington for 27-06-21.
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Received new[black]pass for next years attempt today Hopefully all will be good to go this time around.
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as best as we can tell , given the current level of boris bs, is this still looking possible as a "go" ?
,, its a Long old jaunt to get there for me,and will require serious saving up for the fuel so as much as is practically possible in "yes/no" would be appreciated
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as best as we can tell , given the current level of boris bs, is this still looking possible as a "go" ?
,, its a Long old jaunt to get there for me,and will require serious saving up for the fuel so as much as is practically possible in "yes/no" would be appreciated
York is great, but shame as Bruntingthorpe is quite central to the whole of the UK.
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Fingers crossed this years attempt goes ahead. Yep I suppose Bruntingthorpe is central to the UK, comes in handy if you live in the centre of the UK. I was at the 2019 attempt and looking forward to the 2020 re-attempt. We all know why that got kicked into touch. Any way Elvington it is, a little bit nearer to home for me and a lot of other people in the North of England and North of the border. In 2019 Woodhall service station on the M1 looked like a bloody big Volvo dealers forecourt with all the people meeting up to travel down to Bruntingthorpe. Lets hope this year we can get this record in the bag, if it was being staged at Brands Hatch I'd make the effort to get there. Hats off to the Volvo 600 team for trying to make the record attempt a reality Hope to see you all at Elvington. So no matter what part of the UK you hail from, have a safe trip to the event and keep those Volvo's rolling.

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iknew that most northen vt members were meeting at woodhall so i went to tibshelf services to watch the volvo fly past . there were just as many volvos at tibshelf . twas a grand day out
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York is great, but shame as Bruntingthorpe is quite central to the whole of the UK.
Not quite correct, Morecambe in Lancashire is near the centre of the UK.
If you were thinking of the centre of England then that is Lindley Hall Farm in Leicestershire.
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