Organisers want to completely flatten the world record for the greatest number of steam rollers in a parade formation over a set course.
Around 110 steam rollers will participate as part of the GDSF 2013 Roller Special, on a brand new road created in the road making section at the event. The current record is also held by the Great Dorset Steam Fair; a total of 32 vintage steam rollers passed over a length of new road on 31 August 2003, exactly 10 years ago to the date.
The world record attempt has been officially acknowledged by Guinness World Records Ltd and one of the independent witnesses will be Colin Tyson of ‘Old Glory Magazine’, a well respected figure in the steam industry.
Great Dorset Steam Fair Managing Director Martin Oliver, says: “We are attempting this on our busiest day because it will be a breathtaking sight to offer our paying visitors. If you are planning to come along on the Saturday, listen for the announcements because you won’t want to miss this!”
Some of the requirements for the world record attempt are as follows:
All vehicles must be standard steam rollers with a heavy roller used for smoothing road surfaces
All vehicles participating in this world record attempt must be moving – it is not acceptable merely to park them in a row.
The attempt will feature a unique range of steam, petrol and diesel rollers from the leading manufacturers throughout the history of road rolling. As well as examples from the more common manufacturers, there will be those on show from the rarer makes of roller with some even attending from abroad.