Mitchel DeFrancis likes to do things big. In fact, On April 5, 2008 a BMW Car Club/Owners Group in the US set the record for longest single marque automobile convoy on Georgia public roads. They had a 1 mile long convoy of BMWs that consisted of 275 cars. Mitchel was part of the team that put this event together and now he wants to do it with Porsche, only bigger. Much bigger!
Enter The Mille 2011 Sponsored by Porsche USA
Back in 2008, a group in Germany organized by Ingo Robener, and known as "PorscheFreunde", put together a parade lap of 2325 Porsches and set a Guinness World Record for the "largest parade of Porsche cars" that still stands today. TheMille.com (online home of the Mille 2011 Sponsored by Porsche) is taking a shot at breaking the record this November at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
With support from Porsche Cars North America, and supplemented by many national and local sponsors, the Mille provides multiple activities (i.e. various Porsche model corrals, autocross events, Porsche Cars "For Sale" Corral, Porsche Parts & Literature Swap Meet, etc.) for Porsche owners, enthusiasts and their families. The cornerstone of the event is, of course, an attempt at a Guinness World Record with the largest number of Porsches in a single parade.
Classic, Current and Racing Porsches All Participating
To help facilitate the attempt, the Mille 2011 Sponsored by Porsche has arranged with the Georgia State Patrol, Henry County Sheriffs Department and the Georgia Department of Transportation to allow and escort all Porsche cars (including current and historic Porsche race cars) on the three (3) mile parade route along public roads.
How You Can Participate
The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th, 2011 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. If you are interested in being part of the record breaking group you can sign-up here. Or, simply visit theMille.com for additional information and event details.
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[Source: TheMille.com Guinness Book of World Records, PorscheFreunde-1mai.de]