GATH­ER­ING OF THE EVOS

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Back on July 12, 2008, a world record was set at the Cas­tle Combe Rac­ing Cir­cuit in Wilt­shire, Eng­land. The record didn’t in­volve cut­ting laps or gnarly feats of smoke, though, but it did see the largest gath­er­ing of Mit­subishi Evos ever. A to­tal of 273 ex­am­ples from all gen­er­a­tions drove a 3.2km pa­rade around the cir­cuit. Here on home soil, Ki­wis are renowned for their love of the mighty four­bangers, and, nearly 10 years on from that record be­ing set, the team at Down­time En­ter­tain­ment is look­ing to bet­ter the count — so se­ri­ous it is about do­ing so, that the crew has cre­ated an event just to achieve it.

The MOD (Mit­subishi Own­ers Day) NZ event is set to take place at Hamp­ton Downs, June 3, 2018, and will serve as a cel­e­bra­tion of 100 years of in­no­va­tion for Mit­subishi Mo­tors. All Mit­subishi ve­hi­cles will be wel­come, and, along­side the record at­tempt, en­trants can look for­ward to cruis­ing the track with mates, drop-flag drag rac­ing, a show and shine, a gymkhana, a swap meet, and more. Fur­ther info and tick­et­ing have yet to be re­leased, but you can stay up to date by head­ing to the Down­time Events Face­book page, or search­ing ‘MOD (Mit­subishi Own­ers Day) NZ 2018’ for the of­fi­cial event.

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