Costa Mesa, California, United States–The Subaru cars parade, organized by the 2020 Subaru Tecnica International Subiefest, took place at the OC Fair & Expo Center in Costa Mesa, CA on Sunday, October 4; the parade spanned two miles and included 1,751 Subaru vehicles driven by Subaru owners, thus setting the new world record for the Largest parade of Subaru cars, according to the WORLD RECORD ACADEMY.
Subaru Tecnica International (STI) Subiefest is one of the largest annual gatherings of Subaru enthusiasts in the U.S. This year, STI Subiefest offered an alternative to its traditional festival by organizing a parade that ensured attendees’ safety during the pandemic and made history.
In lieu of ticket sales this year, SOA asked for a donation to Feeding America from each registration who participated in the record-attempt. The gracious donations from the participants will provide 241,800 meals. SOA will match the donations, bringing the total number of meals to 500,000.
Feeding America will deliver the meals to two local food banks – Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Second Harvest Orange County.
The automaker’s donation follows its significant partnership with Feeding America to help provide 50 million meals to people most impacted by COVID-19. As the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a nationwide network of 200-member food banks, Subaru, along with its retailers, is providing crucial assistance to help communities hit hardest by the pandemic get back on their feet.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and
Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $190 million
to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours.
The GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the largest parade of Hyundai cars featured 218 vehicles and was achieved by Henderson Hyundai Superstore (USA) in Henderson, Nevada, USA on 7 December 2014.
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS also recognized the world record for the largest parade of Scion cars; it was 535 cars, organized by Scion Los Angeles Region (USA) on a course from Irwindale, California, USA to Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California, USA, on 26 October 2010.