To celebrate the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra being produced at the Fort Wayne, Ind., assembly plant, GM and the Northern Indiana/Ohio Dealers Association are sponsoring a daylong special homecoming for any and all who own or are fans of GM pickup trucks. It will take place Sept. 14 in Fort Wayne's Allen County Memorial Coliseum parking lot and include a huge parade of GM trucks along with games and prizes.
We're told as many as 1,500 pickups could show up with more than 500 folks attending the parade at the north end of town. That means the event has a shot at a world-record pickup truck parade, but it looks like the homecoming will be without a Guinness World Record representative, so organizers may have to settle for an unofficial world record if more than 386 trucks (within 10 feet of each other and with an open bed) show up.
Additionally, we're recommending that residents of Indiana and Ohio be diligent about locking vehicles and setting alarms. According to a recent study released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the Chevy Silverado is the new No. 1 stolen vehicle in both states, dethroning the Dodge Caravan in Ohio (where it was the reigning four-year champion). According to the same report, Ford and Chevy pickup trucks are in the top five most-stolen vehicles across the county, with more than 50,000 total trucks reported stolen in 2012.
For more information about the GM homecoming, click here.