Several weeks ago we reported that Subaru of America was looking to set a Guinness World Record for the longest parade of Subarus and over the weekend they achieved that goal. Organized by Subaru of America’s Great Lakes Region and the Village of Itasca, Illinois, the chain of Subys stretched a total of 339 cars.
Yup, that’s a lot of turbocharged boxer engines and a total of 1,356 all-wheel drive wheels.
For achieving their goal, as promised, Subaru’s Great Lakes Region made a donation of $3,500 each to PAWS Chicago and Salute, Inc.
See the official Guinness posting below:
[Photo Credit: Drive Magazine]
Official release after the jump:
LARGEST PARADE OF SUBARU CARS’ IN THE WORLD –
PRNewswire ITASCA, Ill.
ITASCA, Ill., July 14 /PRNewswire/ — Subaru of America, Inc.’s Great Lakes Region, with the Village of Itasca, achieved a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ record for the “Longest Parade of Subaru Cars.” The attempt took place on July 11, 2009.
The official GUINNESS announcement can be found at:http://community.guinnessworldrecords.com/_The-largest-parade-of-Subaru-cars/blog/432363/7691.html.
In celebration of this exciting event, Subaru’s Great Lakes Region made a donation of $7,000 that was split equally between PAWS Chicago and Salute, Inc. For more information on these organizations please visit their respective websites at www.pawschicago.org/ andwww.saluteinc.org/.
The official GUINNESS certificate reads as follows: “The record for the longest parade of Subaru cars was achieved by Subaru of America, Inc. Great Lakes Region in partnership with the Village of Itasca at 500 Park Boulevard in Itasca, Illinois, USA on 11 July 2009.”