Largest Car Wash: CARSTAR sets world record (Video)
MILFORD, OH, USA -- More than 140 CARSTAR stores throughout the United States and Canada washed 4,918 cars in eight hours - setting the new world record for Largest Car Wash - Multiple Venues.
Photo: The event at CARSTAR Collision Care of Milford, Ohio, which played host to the national record-breaking attempt, honored Charleigh, a four-year-old girl Make-A-Wish participant from Batavia, Ohio. She was crowned Queen of the Car Wash. PRNewsFoto/CARSTAR, Bruce Crippen (enlarge photo)
The previous Guinness world record for the most cars washed in eight hours at multiple venues was 4,105 and was achieved by CARSTAR during the Soaps It Up! National Car Wash Fundraiser event.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest collection of soaps: it belongs to Carol Vaughan (UK) who has collected 1,331 individual bars of soap.
CARSTAR donated 100 percent of the ticket sales to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America and Cystic Fibrosis in Canada. More than $67,000 was raised through the event.
"Congratulations to CARSTAR for establishing a new Guinness World Record and continuing its wonderful support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation," said David Williams, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America president and CEO.
"The community spirit of more than 140 CARSTAR stores uniting to help fulfill children's wishes makes this effort all the more special."
CARSTAR stores in Canada have been conducting the "Soaps It Up!" Car Wash for the past eight years. This is the third time the program has been done in the United States.