A gathering of Mazda MX-5 Miatas has broken the world record for largest parade of Mazda cars. The assembly took place at Italy’s Modena Circuit on September 18 and was certified by a Guinness Book of World Records adjudicator at 6pm local time. The total of 707 cars surpassed the Dutch record set in 2013, which had 683 cars.
The cars, representing all four generations of the Miata, had traveled from all over Italy and the rest of Europe. Special guests included Nobuhiro Yamamoto, the program manager for the NC and ND Miatas; Elisa Artioli, granddaughter of former Lotus Cars owner Romano Artioli and whom the Lotus Elise was named after; Andrea Levy, president of the Milano Monza Motor Show; Andrea Mancini, owner of the Miata-themed hotel in Italy; and David Giudici, director of Ruoteclassiche and Youngtimer magazines. Each guest discussed their passion for the MX-5 and its Jinba Ittai (horse and rider as one) driving philosophy. There are few cars that can elicit this kind of global enthusiasm, but there’s a reason why the Miata is the best-selling roadster in history.
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