The event was orchestrated by Henderson Hyundai just outside of Las Vegas, NV, raising $4,000 for the STOP DUI campaign. Though the parade was actually held back in December as part of National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, it was just verified by Guinness now, with each of the 218 motorists to receive a certificate of participation at a celebratory event at the dealership this coming Saturday.
The record had been previously set by Lithuanian business consulting firm UAB SDG. Of course that's just the record for Hyundais specifically. Guinness also keeps records of other brands and vehicle types as well. Ram, for example, set the record for the most pickups in a parade this past April at 451, while a procession of 964 Ferraris set another record at Silverstone in 2012.
LAS VEGAS, June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Henderson Hyundai Superstore, the number one rated Nevada Hyundai dealer three years in a row by DealerRater, announced today that it has been awarded a Guinness World Record for coordinating the largest parade of Hyundai cars ever.
In honor of National Impaired Driving Prevention Month last December, Henderson Hyundai Superstore called on local Hyundai owners to participate in its attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world's largest parade of Hyundai cars and pledged to make a donation for each participating vehicle to STOP DUI, a local organization dedicated to bringing awareness to the consequences of intoxicated driving. With a total of 218 Hyundai cars participating in the parade and a donation of $4,000 to STOP DUI, they officially set the world record previously held by UAB SDG, a business consulting firm based in Kaunas, Lithuania.
"Our goal was to give our clients and community members an opportunity to actively participate in bringing awareness to a problem that is devastating families in our area," said Frank Maione, owner of Henderson Hyundai Superstore. "We are very proud to be recognized internationally through Guinness World Records for an initiative that underlines our commitment to our community and to our customers."
Henderson Hyundai Superstore will be hosting an official celebration for the public and all participants that made setting the record possible. The celebration event will take place on Saturday, June 27 at the dealership where official Guinness World Record Certificates of Participation will be presented to all parade participants.
Backed by a reputation of excellence, Henderson Hyundai Superstore is ranked as one of the country's top-selling Hyundai dealers and is the only dealership in Southern Nevada that offers its customers free lifetime oil changes with free lifetime car washes with each new Hyundai purchase, free truck rentals two times per year with free lifetime powertrain protection with all pre-owned vehicles purchases. Most recently, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata was awarded America's Family Car by US News and World Report because of the model's spacious interior and family-friendly features.
Henderson Hyundai Superstore has been family-owned and operated since 2002 and is conveniently located at 460 N. Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV, between Lake Mead Boulevard and Warm Springs Road. The dealership is open for sales from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Parts and service are open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Henderson Hyundai Superstore carries genuine Hyundai parts, accessories and certified auto repair and services, all of which can be ordered or scheduled by visiting HendersonHyundai.com. Follow Henderson Hyundai Superstore on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.