In celebration of a new SiriusXM radio station called Rural Radio (channel 80), more than 500 pickup truck owners showed up at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Aug. 3 to participate in a Guinness Book of World Record attempt for the world’s largest pickup truck parade. In the end, 386 pickups met the strict criteria necessary to qualify for the World’s Largest Parade of Pickups (actually, not so strict--no camper shells and must be more than 10 feet from the truck in front of you), and official certification was awarded.
The pickups came in all shapes and sizes and owners did have to register and provide proof of ownership. The huge group of pickup trucks staged outside the speedway track then proceeded onto the track in an orderly fashion for a full lap past officials for verification. The previous record was set last year with 273 pickups at Dresden Raceway in Ontario, Canada.
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