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W123 Guinness world record meet

Posted: Wed 13 Jun, 2018 1:28 pm
by lockiedog
Last weekend there was a Guinness world record set in Germany. Close to 500 w123’s meet to break the previous record that was held in the Netherlands a few years ago. There are a few videos and news articles floating around but here is a link to one,

https://www.sat1regional.de/neuer-weltr ... tarmstedt/

Re: W123 Guinness world record meet

Posted: Wed 13 Jun, 2018 3:27 pm
by T-Modell
Yep,
very similar to soccer with the Dutch :laughing6: (Hi Bart!) ... but ... oh I forgot ... not this year :laughing6: :laughing6:
Thomas

Re: W123 Guinness world record meet

Posted: Wed 13 Jun, 2018 8:16 pm
by tsharkey
What a great video - I would not have though Germany could have stumped up 500 oldtimers in such pristine, rust free condition - Would have been good to get some shots of the more odd ball varieties .....

Re: W123 Guinness world record meet

Posted: Wed 13 Jun, 2018 9:37 pm
by Ivanerrol
You would just about find 500 W123's here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH5v7sfHchk

Re: W123 Guinness world record meet

Posted: Thu 14 Jun, 2018 10:48 am
by John Green
I recon that on a "per capita" basis we could beat that.

24.13 million divided by 82.67 million is 29.19

29.19 percent of 462 is 134.85 W123's, easy.

I have two and will list them here, lets see how many are on OZBENZ, copy and paste the list into your post.

1 300TD 4spd manual
2 300D auto, RSA production

Re: W123 Guinness world record meet

Posted: Thu 14 Jun, 2018 3:58 pm
by tsharkey
1 300TD 4spd manual
2 300D auto, RSA production
3 300TD Auto - Delivered in Germany on tourist visa, send back to Oz
4 300TD 5sp Manual - Lived in UK for first 3 years, Au ever since
5 300TD Auto - Delivered Germany and imported, converted RH Drive, Oz Compliance
6 300CD Turbo Auto - Delivered UK as 280CE
7 230TE Auto, local delivery
8 300D Auto, local deliver

Re: W123 Guinness world record meet

Posted: Thu 14 Jun, 2018 11:41 pm
by Tony From West Oz
Sorry, My last W123 has left for Brisbane.

Re: W123 Guinness world record meet

Posted: Fri 15 Jun, 2018 7:07 pm
by julian
240D Lang

Re: W123 Guinness world record meet

Posted: Fri 15 Jun, 2018 10:35 pm
by BradA
280E - Local delivery 31/10/1984 B.E.A Motors, Adelaide

Re: W123 Guinness world record meet

Posted: Fri 15 Jun, 2018 11:13 pm
by John Green
add them to the list as you go please

1 300TD 4spd manual
2 300D auto, RSA production
3 300TD Auto - Delivered in Germany on tourist visa, send back to Oz
4 300TD 5sp Manual - Lived in UK for first 3 years, Au ever since
5 300TD Auto - Delivered Germany and imported, converted RH Drive, Oz Compliance
6 300CD Turbo Auto - Delivered UK as 280CE
7 230TE Auto, local delivery
8 300D Auto, local deliver
9 240D Lang
10 280E Local delivery 31/10/1984 B.E.A Motors, Adelaide

Only 133 to go :dance: :dance:

Re: W123 Guinness world record meet

Posted: Sat 16 Jun, 2018 1:39 am
by T-Modell
I think that's a completely unfair comparison between Australia and Germany. I strongly recommend - this is THE truth - that we compare areas, i. e.

Australia: 7,692,000 km²
Germany: 357,376 km², 4.6% of it

So the calculation is 462 / 4.6%, so you still have 9944-10 = 9934 cars to go. That means, that every 2,427th inhabitant of Australia needs a W123 :laughing6: :laughing6:

Regards
Thomas