Largest collection of burger memorabilia: Harry Sperl sets world record (VIDEO)
Daytona Beach, FL, USA -- Harry Sperl (aka "Hamburger Harry") has 3,724 hamburger related items in his Daytona Beach home, (including a burger shaped "Hamburger Harley," a $3,500 cheeseburger water bed, happy meal cheeseburger toys and burger posters), thus setting the new world record for the Largest collection of burger memorabilia, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Harry "Hamburger Harry" Sperl has accumulated the world's largest collection of burger memorabilia, totaling 3,724 items. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the largest collection of pizza boxes belongs to Scott Wiener (USA) and consists of 595 different boxes as of 23 October 2013, in New York City, New York, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest collection of chocolate bars; it belongs to Bob Brown (USA) whose collection contains 770 different chocolate bars which were displayed at the Castleton Square Mall in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, on 29 October 2010.
"The Hamburger Harley is one of the favorite items in my collection, because I can take it out and show it off," Sperl said.
In addition to the burger shaped motorcycle his massive collection also contains a $3,500 cheeseburger water bed, happy meal cheeseburger toys and burger posters.
Sperl's hamburger obsession began 26 years ago when he bought five fake hamburgers for a photo he intended to use to sell a vintage car tray used at drive-in food establishments.
Sperl hopes to construct a burger-shaped museum to share his collection with the world.