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 2009 Subaru Guiness World Record

Subaru sets Guinness World Record!
The Guinness World Record event was fun today. The record we set was Largest Parade of Subaru Cars (or any single manufacturer) with 339 vehicles.

Some people have pointed out that there have been larger car meets, but I think the "parade" part from Guinness is a significant requirement. It's not just a bunch of people showing up at a meet, but it's a coordinated parade that requires each VIN to be registered as proof. My guess is there are other requirements that Guinness has, such as a minimum length of the parade.

Even if there has been a larger meet or parade, it wasn't officially verified by Guinness. It's quite possible that a group in Cali, PNW or NE could easily break it in the near future, but isn't that half the fun of a world record?

I was also interviewed by a guy from the Daily Herald. Will I make it on-line or in print? We'll see. In the meantime, here is a compilation of vids I took from my phone. I couldn't take anything from the actual parade since I had to drive, but I did get some pics here.

Posted 07/11/2009 02:26 PM in Cars, News, Ramblings, Videos | Total Comments: (3)
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339 might not sound like a large number at first, but panning over that many Subarus does look mighty impressive. There's a lot of talking in the later portion of the video compilation (perhaps more Filbert commentary would've held my interest more?), but those police STIs were pretty crazy (and fun-lookin') in the beginning.
Submitted by Dan on 07/11/2009 06:30 PM

They're speeches... how interesting can they be???
Submitted by filbert on 07/11/2009 09:23 PM

Furraelz? That's marvelously good to know.
Submitted by QWgYllMobJaAZTrlfQA on 10/11/2012 05:49 AM

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Pre-meet at Streets of Woodfield

Caravan to Itasca   Subaru marketing   Parade Route

Pulling into the event location with the Itasca Police watching   Bbc84's Legacy GT

Lots of interesting cars lining up

A rally car with a truly rally interior.   One of Itasca Police STIs

The other Itasca Polie STI

One of the representatives of PAWS Chicago at the event, which received $3500 in donations from Subaru of America, along with Salute, Inc.   The new Forester with an engine graphic   A Forester STi

Panorama 1 of the staging area. Large Version 2700x900 653KB

Panorama 2 of the staging area. Large Version 3600x720 666KB

The parade finally under way... until we stopped for 15 minutes due to part of the caravan leaving the route by accident.

After the parade started moving again.

Finishing the parade.   The most classic Subaru of the parade.

Parking for the official results.   The Guinness representative announcing the official record: Largest Parade of Subaru Cars with 339 vehicles.

Offiicial Guinness Certificate   Police cars after the parade.    


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