Subaru of America Sets Guinness World Record For Longest Parade of Subys

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

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:



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.

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The official GUINNESS announcement can be found at:

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 and

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.”

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  • Nice job on the first picture. That picture was taken in October of 2008, on the Mirror Lake Highway in Utah, during an 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?

    • Colum Wood Colum Wood on Jan 03, 2010

      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 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

  • Christina Christina on Jan 02, 2010

    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.