With summer finally coming on in full swing, we’ll forgive just about anyone for hoping that our thermometers don’t feel inspired to become a part of this year’s busy season in the automotive section of the Guinness Book of World Records! If you haven’t heard about any of 2015’s record-setting events in the auto world, Mancari’s is happy to fill you in about the busy times at the world’s foremost guide to the superlative, with whom Jeep was proud to be a recent partner in their own attempt at setting a creative high water mark.
On Sunday, April 26th, the world’s longest parade of Jeep vehicles, all volunteered and driven by their owners into the annual Jeep Beach event at Florida’s historic Daytona International Speedway with no incentives other than the prospects of camaraderie and mutual pride, convened to set a new Guinness Book record. The attempt aligns with a number of similar efforts this year, including a notable success by Ram trucks, which showcased a new record-setting 451 pickups at the 50th anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards in Arlington, TX, and a great show by England’s definitive MG Motor Company, which corraled a beautiful parade of 144 classic MGs at the Rockingham race circuit in Corby, England.
But, while there have been many commendable efforts worth remembering this year, the Jeep parade went above and beyond in topping them all, not only in its official count, but in the increase in the number of attending vehicles since the previous record attempt. All in all, Jeep welcomed 1,846 vehicles, easily outweighing the old record’s count of 1,106. The difference alone, 740 Jeeps, totals more than the other two previously mentioned parades combined! That’s definitely what we’d call a runaway success, and we’re proud to raise the flag for Jeep in a season when the company seems to be winning accolades from just about every corner of the automotive world. With just a little investigation, it’s easy to see why.
Displaying their own ideas about what makes Jeep a defining brand, drivers from as far away as Alaska tested their mettle on a custom obstacle course amid April showers that only helped to serve up a little more of the typically adverse conditions that Jeep owners love to conquer. Jeep executives also took the opportunity to showcase some new custom builds and accessory packages, shining a deserved spotlight on a number of this year’s award-winning models, and offering a welcome reminder of Jeep’s recent applauded foray into official lift and suspension accessories.
Whether you’re in need of a vehicle to join you in your adventures off the beaten path, or just for something with long-proven strength and utility to serve your busy everyday life on the go, Jeep remains a first-rate choice for any prospective buyer. After serving for much longer and in more venues than almost any of the competition, Jeeps are still setting the new standards, and you can find out anything you need to know about them at Mancari’s.