BULGARIA STILL HOLDS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR LARGEST FORD CAR PARADE A YEAR LATER
Bulgaria set a Guinness World Record for the largest parade of Ford cars on June 4, 2016. A year later, the local achievement remains undefeated and is the best on the planet!
The success came a year ago thanks to the desire, enthusiasm and optimism of thousands of people who demonstrated the strength of the Ford brand in Bulgaria. They gathered at the Sofia Northern Bypass Highway and travelled together the distance of 3.5 km which was the Guinness requirement. The line of cars was more than 20 km long and travelled the route from start to finish for about 2 hours. The acknowledged achievement of 1 527 cars is almost twice bigger than the previous world record of 829 cars in 2014 in the USA.
The procession included many impressive Ford models, apparently maintained with a lot of care and attention by their owners – models A from the 1930s, exotic cars such as Taunus, Probe, Mercury, Granada, Maverick, Cougar, a classic Mustang from the 1970s, Thunderbird, Explorer, F-150, Shelby, Cobra, even a 2017 model of Mustang Shelby GT350, the new Focus RS and many more.
The event was opened by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov, while the official start of the record was given by Philip Pfohe – owner of Moto-Pfohe, the deputy ambassador of the USA in Bulgaria Martina Strong and the Guinness judge Lena Coolman. Ministers Lilyana Pavlova and Ivaylo Moskovski also attended the event. The car procession was led by four-time rally champion of Bulgaria Krum Donchev behind the wheel of the new Ford Mustang.
Incidentally or not, on the date of Bulgaria’s Guinness World Record, exactly 120 years ago, Henry Ford unveiled his first car - the Quadricycle. Bulgaria marked the landmark achievement with a world record.