RFD-TV Breaks Guinness World Record for Largest Parade of Classic Tractors


| 9/19/2012 12:58:00 PM


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RFD-TV Breaks Guinness World Record for Largest Parade of Classic Tractors at the Nebraska State Fair 

Grand Island, NE (August 28, 2012) – The Guinness World Record for a parade of classic tractors is now 964 tractors/drivers thanks to a determined group of tractor owners at the Nebraska State Fair. The parade took place around the Fonner Park Racetrack after a morning thunderstorm as part of the opening weekend of events at the fair organized and sponsored by RFD-TV/RURAL TV.

RFD-TV Breaks Guinness World’s Record for Largest Parade of Classic Tractors 
Tractors had to be at least 30 years old to participate in the parade.

In order to qualify, each tractor provided a VIN/Serial number and was at least 30 years old. Over 1,000 tractors/drivers participated in RFD-TV and RURAL TV’s parade. A representative from Guinness certified that 964 classic tractors met all of the requirements and drove continuously around the track for a minimum of two miles. The previous record was 745 held by Elbach, Germany.

RFD-TV Breaks Guinness World’s Record for Largest Parade of Classic Tractors 
The previous world record for a parade of classic tractors was 745 participants and was held by Elbach, Germany. 

“I have never felt more pride in the history of RFD-TV,” said Patrick Gottsch, Founder & President of Rural Media Group, Inc. “The perseverance by our staff and these tractor enthusiasts through the mud was a sight to behold in itself, as they were not going to be denied the chance to break the Guinness record. Seeing over 1,000 classic tractors moving at one time was a real crowd pleaser.”