Subaru Just Broke A Guinness World Record For The Largest Parade Of Cars
At Subiefest, one of Subaru fans' largest gatherings of WRX, WRX STI, Forester, Outback, and Crosstrek models, Subaru of America just broke a Guinness world record for the largest parade of Subaru cars. Subaru announced on its social media pages, with "We did it!." On Sunday, October 4, 2020, in Costa Mesa, California, 1,751 Subaru cars helped break the record formerly held in Russia.
Subaru also helped raise money for two Feeding America food banks, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Second Harvest Orange County. Subaru asked each car involved with the record to donate a minimum of $5.00, and Subaru matched every donation raised at the event.
Subaru of America wanted to bring the record back to U.S. soil where it belongs. Subaru has more fans in North America and sells the most cars (60 percent) anywhere in the world.
Who held the record before? It happened in Russia at SubaFest in August 2015, where they set a record with a parade of 549 Subaru vehicles. Russian Subaru owners surpassed the previous American record set on July 13, 2013, with 371 cars. The new world record of 1,751 Subaru cars will be hard to beat.
Subaru used the Orange County Fair and Event Center parking lots to stage the event. Subaru registered cars in one-hour time slots to avoid a massive traffic jam and limited the caravan to 200 vehicles per hour. It took a considerable effort from all involved to pull it off.
Subaru also announced at the event, the 2022 Subaru BRZ would make its global premiere this fall. Subaru of America had a camouflaged prototype sitting behind a curtain for Subiefest attendees to view the next-generation sports coupe.
Reports say the new 2022 Subaru BRZ will get a new 2.4-liter non-turbocharged Boxer engine producing 217 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The rear-drive BRZ sports coupe should start production in Spring 2021 and arrive next summer.
The Guinness world record for the largest parade of one brand's cars now belongs to Subaru of America. Fans broke the record with nearly two thousand WRX, WRX STI, Forester, Outback, and Crosstrek models.
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