Twenty-four countries in 25 days. That’s the incredible journey this Honda Civic Tourer took two years ago, setting a Guinness World Record in the process. And now it’s taken one last trip – to the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire, where it will be on permanent display.
The record was set in June of 2015, when the team from Honda UK set off on the epic journey across all 24 EU member countries (which still included United Kingdom). The groundbreaking element of the road trip, however, came down to the fuel economy they achieved: 100.31 miles per gallon, on average, across 8,387 miles.
Along the way, they stopped just nine times to top up the tank, averaging 932 miles between pit stops and spending just £459 (at European prices no less) on fuel. And the same two guys – Honda engineers Fergal McGrath and Julian Warren – had to be in the car together the entire time.
That’s a pretty impressive feat, which will now be enshrined in the British Motor Museum, located in the same village as Aston Martin‘s headquarters and a major Jaguar Land Rover engineering facility. The museum boasts “the world’s largest collection of historic British cars,” and is one of the UK’s top car exhibits – alongside such attractions as the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, the London Motor Museum, and the Coventry Transport Museum. Its collection encompasses more than 300 cars representing the history of the automotive industry in the UK, including a Prelude given by Honda chief Kiyoshi Kawashima to Sir Michael Edwardes, head of British Leyland, upon the beginning of their partnership in 1979.