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MINI Owners Enter Malaysia Book of Records, Largest MINI Cooper Parade With Jalur Gemilang

MINI Owners Enter Malaysia Book of Records, Largest MINI Cooper Parade With Jalur Gemilang

Fernando Fong

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How do Malaysians celebrate National Day?

The national day parade is often about decorated cars, royal inspection, flag raising, recitation of the ‘Rukun Negara,’ and cultural and patriotic performances.

A group of nearly 200 MINI Cooper owners gathered at the Sepang International Circuit on Merdeka eve to mark the occasion.

 Nearly 200 MINIs gather to create a new milestone in the Malaysia Book of Records. (Pix: Fernando Fong)

The parade was organised by Aktiv Tuning Group in collaboration with Ingress Auto, authorised dealers of MINI and BMW vehicles in Malaysia, VIVO Malaysia and Petronas’s PRYSM.

It was patriotic fervour as MINI vehicles of different forms and models gathered to set a new entry into the Malaysia Book of Records.

A view of the MINI Coopers as they prepare for the parade. (Pix: Fernando Fong)

The convoy paraded around the 5.5 km Sepang F1 circuit twice, guided by safety and sweeper cars.

The vehicles included MINI Cooper S CountrymanClubmanCooper S 3-door, Cooper S 5-door, the fully-electric MINI Cooper SE and even classic MINIs, including the iconic Clubman Estate.

The MINI parade enters the Malaysia Book of Records for the ‘Largest MINI Cooper parade with the Jalur Gemilang’. (Pix: Aktiv Tuning Group)

The parade set a new record as the “Largest MINI Cooper parade with the Jalur Gemilang with 190 MINI vehicles participating.

The organisers said the goal of setting the record is to obtain recognition and celebrate National Day.

A parade participant admiring the MINIs on display. (Pix: Fernando Fong)
@shinichikeesoon #largestminigathering #aktivtrackday #sepangf1 #minicooper #ingressauto #malaysiabookofrecords #jalurgemilang ♬ 31 Ogos – Dato' Sudirman

At the same time, they hope to promote and increase public interest in the MINI brand.

The parade was followed by a track day session for MINI Cooper and BMW 3 Series owners.

MINI owners proudly wave the Jalur Gemilang at the Sepang F1 circuit. (Pix: Fernando Fong)

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