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Department of Records: Car Parades

Subaru joins Fiat, Ferrari, Mazda and BMW in the list.

by on Jul.15, 2009

Subaru Car Mosaic, courtesy Guinness

World Record for the largest car mosaic.

This past Saturday, Subaru of America Inc.’s Great Lakes Region, organized what was said to be the largest parade of Subaru cars ever made — 339 cars, in the Village of Itasca, Illinois, U.S.

Guinness World Record adjudicator, Carlos Martínez, officially announced the new world record by presenting the World Records certificates to Mr. Tom Gehrke, of Subaru of America Inc., and to Chief Bob O’Connor, representing the Village of Itasca.

This isn’t the first Subaru traffic jam,  so to speak.

A massive mosaic, made entirely of Subaru cars, almost a kilometer long, spelled the name Colin McRae alongside the Scottish flag, was assembled on 31 August 2008 in Warwickshire, U.K.

Colin McRae, the Scottish rally driver who died in a helicopter accident in 2007, inspired more than four thousand Subaru enthusiasts and an expert team of volunteer marshals who guided car after car into place, 1,068 times. This feat earned the new Guinness World Record for the largest car mosaic.