Ram Trucks Take World Record on Nurburgring
Published November 10, 2016
When it comes to pickup trucks, the United States is often thought of as the leader. Just performing a web search for “What country has the most pickup trucks” returns mostly articles talking about how much the U.S. loves their trucks. With that said, how can the home of the Ram, F-150, Silverado, and even the Tundra not be home to the Guinness World Record for “Largest Parade of Pickup Trucks”? Even more confusing is how that record can now be held by…the Nurburgring?
Confusing indeed, but let’s take a step back here to the previous record holder, Asociacion de autos clasicos de Saltillo, AC. This classic car association in Saltillo, Mexico rounded up 638 pickup trucks on July 12, 2015 to beat the previous record of 451 which was set in Arlington, Texas just three months prior on April 18, 2015. Not only did the Saltillo classic auto association break the record for largest parade of pickups, they also took home the record for the largest parade of classic pickups since every truck was built prior to 1985.
Now we move up to Saturday, November 5 at the Nurburgring. The infamous “Green Hell”, home to a multitude of motorsports and the test track to nearly every automotive company on the planet from Ford to Koenigsegg. On that Saturday, the track which usually sees cars whipping around turns with the gas pedal to the floor was overtaken by 1,152 Ram trucks moseying around at slow speeds.
The folks over at AutoGlobalTrade AG were the masterminds behind the idea, putting out a call to any European with a RAM truck to attend the event with the intent to smash the world record. And they didn’t just smash the record; they obliterated it by nearly doubling the previous record in Mexico!
While it may be weird to see the Guinness World Record for Largest Parade of Pickup Trucks to be held at the Nurburgring, I can’t hold back my amazement. Pulling together 1,000 vehicles anywhere is a tough feat, but to do that with strictly RAM trucks in Germany on one of the most well-known racetracks in the world is astonishing. Hats off to you AutoGlobalTrade and RAM trucks, this is definitely one record that will last a while.
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