Subaru has set a new Guinness World Record for the largest parade of Subaru cars during the 2020 Subaru Tecnica International Subiefest, which took place at the OC Fair & Expo Center in Costa Mesa, California.
1,751 Subaru vehicles including WRX, WRX STI, Forester, Outback, and Crosstrek models participated in the parade, beating the previous record that was set in 2015 in Russia with 549 vehicles. Russian Subaru owners surpassed the previous American record set on 13th July 2013, with 371 cars. The new world record of 1,751 Subaru cars will be hard to beat. Subaru announced on its social media pages:
“We did it!.” On Sunday, October 4, 2020, in Costa Mesa, California, 1,751 Subaru cars helped break the record formerly held in Russia”
According to the company, the parade spanned 3.2 km and was organized as an alternative to its traditional festival to ensure the safety of attendees during the pandemic. 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.
Images from 2020 Subaru Tecnica International Subiefest
During the event, Subaru also teased the next generation BRZ with a camouflaged prototype sitting behind a curtain for Subiefest attendees to view the new sports coupe. According to company, the all new BRZ would make its global premiere this fall. As per reports, the next gen Subaru BRZ will get a new 2.4-liter engine producing 217hp of power and 240Nm of torque.