June 8, 2010 Largest
sounding trumpet - Hyundai South Africa sets world
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Hyundai South
Africa has unveiled a sound trompet measuring 114.82 feet
(35 meters) in length and 18.04 feet (5.5 meters) in diameter,
which has been
installed on the Cape Town unfinished highway and sets the
new world record for the Largest
sounding trumpet (Largest
sounding trumpet in The World (World's
Largest Vuvuzela) has been created as part of Hyundai's
national "Gees" campaign and is aimed at encouraging South
African's to come together and "bring the Gees" in celebration
of the world's greatest sporting event to hit South Africa,
the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The highway, which is en-route to
the Green Point Stadium, has become a symbolic landmark in
the City of Cape Town. It is perfectly positioned amongst
some of the city's major attractions.
"The construction started close to three
months ago," says CEO of Hyundai South Africa, Alan Ross.
"The structure had to be built a section at a time and each
will have to be transported separately to the site for the
final installation which took two days to finish."
"This project is truly about bringing people
from all walks of life, together to celebrate the game of
soccer. There is certainly no better way to do this other
than using an icon that is a true and unique representation
of the game in our country".
"It is the ideal platform to use to contribute
to the excitement around this historic event – we welcome
the world to our country in a true South African way," said