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Museum aims for toy car record

10 Feb 2014 at 11:14

A toy car is all that miniature vehicle enthusiasts need in order to be in with a chance of breaking a world record this spring.

Drivers are being invited to key the postcode SO42 7ZN into their journey planner and head for the heart of the New Forest on Bank Holiday Monday, May 5.

This is when the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu is hosting a bid to smash the present world record for the longest line of toy cars.

The current record of 9,795 was established in Guatemala in December.

The bid will be staged in the attraction's grounds with a continuous line, one-kilometre long (1,093 yards), of at least 10,000 models put end-to-end, starting and ending inside the museum.

Donated cars can be of any kind built to be played with by hand, including cars, lorries, tractors and quad bikes, but not big enough for children to sit on.

The toys will be sold afterwards with the proceeds given to Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices for children and young adults.

Children who donate at least two toy cars during February half-term and on the day of the record attempt, can enter the museum for half-price.

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