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 |  Jul 14 2009, 6:15 PM

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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:

http://community.guinnessworldrecords.com/_The-largest-parade-of-Subaru-cars/blog/432363/7691.html

[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.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080325/SUBARULOGO )

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.”

  • kentrik

    So……that picture is NOT property of Autoguide.com, nor is it even anywhere NEAR the midwest. That’s a bunch of Subarus in Utah, up near East Canyon. Next time you’re gonna “borrow” someone else’s pictures, you shouldn’t put your stamp on and mislabel them…

  • Ninefourteener – SLCSUBARU.com Co-Founder

    Nice job on the first picture. That picture was taken in October of 2008, on the Mirror Lake Highway in Utah, during an SLCSUBARU.com meet, sponsored by Mark Miller Subaru of Salt Lake City. Nice job, did you just do a Google search of “large Subaru Meets” and steal the picture?

  • christina

    It seems odd that you would use a picture from a Utah meet instead of the record breaking meet..

    I would take that picture down.

  • Colum Wood

    In regards to AutoGuide’s use of the photo mentioned in the comments above, it has been removed as it most certainly was not the property of AutoGuide.com and should not have been used. The new photo (correctly sourced and the property of Subaru’s Drive Magazine), does still use the AutoGuide watermark, due to our current inability to turn the watermarking off. We wish to apologize to the community at SLCSUBARU.com.