Subaru event sets a Guinness world record

(July 2009) It looked like a giant rolling Subaru used car lot July 11 in the Village of Itasca, Ill.

Subaru of America's Great Lakes Region organized a parade that drew 339 cars setting a Guiness World Record for the "Longest Parade of Subaru Cars."

Guinness World Records Adjudicator Carlos Martínez was in Itasca to officially announce the new world record by presenting the Guinness World Records certificates to Tom Gehrke of Subaru of America Inc., and to Bob O’Connor, representing the Village of Itasca.

The official certificate reads: "The record for the longest parade of Subaru cars was achieved by Subaru of America, Inc. Great Lakes Region in partnership with the Village of Itasca at 500 Park Boulevard in Itasca, Illinois, USA on 11 July 2009."

In celebration of the event, Subaru's Great Lakes Region made a $7,000 donation split equally between PAWS Chicago and Salute, Inc.