298 Cadillacs on Parade Set World Record in Vermont

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Originally started by Lorie Seadale as a way to raise awareness for the Orleans County Fair in Barton, Vermont, the Cadillac parade has now brought back a world record to America. The previous record set consisted of 102 Cadillacs on parade back in September of 2002 out in the Netherlands. This time around, the folks in Vermont gathered 298 Cadillacs from across United States and Canada to bring the world record back home.

What made the parade even more special was that several descendants of Leland took place in the parade. Models of Cadillacs ranged from complete classic, vintage Caddies to modern day CTS coupes.

“Cadillac congratulates the residents of Barton and all of the Cadillac owners who participated in the parade for setting the world record in Henry Leland’s home town,” said Cadillac Vice President of Marketing Don Butler. “The success of this event demonstrates that Cadillac still fuels the same passions that Henry Leland inspired in the brand.”

Of note, Barton also happens to be the home town of Henry Leland, who founded Cadillac in 1902.

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  • Susan Dunster Susan Dunster on Aug 21, 2011

    The Cadillac of all parades was the place to be on Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Could never imagine the beauty of seeing 298 of America's # one car driving through the Vermont countryside. To the folks in Orleans County, Vermont: Thank you for sharing your community with the rest of America. We want to come back next year. When will you hold the parade next year. We will help you make it even bigger and better.