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Woman pledges to cram 27 girls into a mini to beat Branson

The Argus: Woman pledges to cram 27 girls into a mini to beat Branson Woman pledges to cram 27 girls into a mini to beat Branson

A former world record holder is taking on Richard Branson after the business man beat her record and crammed 25 women into a mini.

Now Dani Maynard from Jevington near Eastbourne is vowing to get 27 women into the classic car and reclaim the record on the finish line of the London to Brighton mini rally this Sunday.

Her original record of 23, set in November 2012, was beaten by Virgin tycoon Branson in a Virgin Mobile store in South Africa in October last year when 25 women squeezed into the car.

The team Dani and the Divas is made up of her friends as well as competitive swimmers and cheer- leaders.

The 40-year-old swimming teacher said she is not going to “sit back and lick my wounds” but instead reclaim her record.

She said: “Branson has got enough records and we cannot let him have this one as well, we are going to take it back and keep it local.

“We will get 27 girls in the Italian Job style classic mini this weekend – we have already done
it in training so we should be able to get the record back.

“Guinness World Records have very kindly agreed to send an adjudicator along free of charge.”

The team Dani and the Divas also represented Great Britain at International Guinness World Records Day when they broke their previous record of 27 and managed to get 28 girls into the new-style mini cooper in November 2012, making them double record holders. S

ince she broke the records Ms Maynard has become a minor celebrity and has appeared on tel- evision shows, including

This Morning and Saturday night quiz show I Love My Country. The world record breaking attempt will be on Sunday at 3.20pm at Madeira Drive at the finish line of the 29th The London to Brighton Mini Run (L2B).

L2B is an annual parade rally from London to Brighton, which at the end becomes a car show featuring hundreds of classic and new minis stretching from the Marina to Palace Pier.

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11:27am Fri 16 May 14

NickBrt says...

Didn't Rolf try something similar?
Didn't Rolf try something similar? NickBrt
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12:27pm Fri 16 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

I pay to watch someone beat Branson.
I pay to watch someone beat Branson. ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: 0

6:10pm Fri 16 May 14

Mr chock says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
I pay to watch someone beat Branson.
would you pay " “Guinness World Records have very kindly agreed to send an adjudicator along free of charge.” " i don't know how much this guinness man charges but come and see my massive infestation of wasps ohhh the argus has a thing about wasps currently
WOTS THIS BIT all about
The team Dani and the Divas also represented Great Britain at International Guinness World Records Day when they broke their previous record of 27 and managed to get 28 girls into the new-style mini cooper in November 2012, making them double record holders. S
so they got to get 27 in an old style MUCH much smaller mini ?
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: I pay to watch someone beat Branson.[/p][/quote]would you pay " “Guinness World Records have very kindly agreed to send an adjudicator along free of charge.” " i don't know how much this guinness man charges but come and see my massive infestation of wasps ohhh the argus has a thing about wasps currently WOTS THIS BIT all about The team Dani and the Divas also represented Great Britain at International Guinness World Records Day when they broke their previous record of 27 and managed to get 28 girls into the new-style mini cooper in November 2012, making them double record holders. S so they got to get 27 in an old style MUCH much smaller mini ? Mr chock
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6:13pm Fri 16 May 14

Mr chock says...

ahh ok it was skinny south africans over 1.5 meters tall .. i just checked old style mini ..
http://www.news100.c
o.za/news/1-mini-coo
per-25-people-virgin
-mobile-28825
and they all got a free phone for cramming in the mini ohhh what a joy
ahh ok it was skinny south africans over 1.5 meters tall .. i just checked old style mini .. http://www.news100.c o.za/news/1-mini-coo per-25-people-virgin -mobile-28825 and they all got a free phone for cramming in the mini ohhh what a joy Mr chock
  • Score: 0

6:32pm Fri 16 May 14

sussexram40 says...

If theyve got room for 27 girls and 1 man then I nominate myself,
If theyve got room for 27 girls and 1 man then I nominate myself, sussexram40
  • Score: 1

7:41pm Sat 17 May 14

KarenT says...

What a useful exercise.
What a useful exercise. KarenT
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1:31pm Sun 18 May 14

Mr chock says...

KarenT wrote:
What a useful exercise.
it has brought many many people in to brighton KarenT what would you like to see ? minis or something else ?
[quote][p][bold]KarenT[/bold] wrote: What a useful exercise.[/p][/quote]it has brought many many people in to brighton KarenT what would you like to see ? minis or something else ? Mr chock
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