New world record
tow truck parade-world record set by the Metropolitan New
York Towing Association
Largest tow truck parade-NHTA sets world record
19] HAMPTON,NH,USA--There were more than 250 tow trucks on
the road during the New
Hampshire Towing Association's world record attempt
for the largest tow truck parade.
The New Hampshire Towing Association parade at Hampton Beach
on Sunday attempted to break the world record record for the
parade with the most tow trucks. Image
by Portsmouth Herald Photo/Cheryl Senter) -enlarge
Flatbeds; wheel-hook tow trucks; massive,
72-ton big-rig wreckers: Every type of tow truck imaginable
rolled single file down the streets of Hampton.
The parade could be heard long before it was seen,
and children, along with a few parents, pumped their fists,
encouraging drivers to sound off with airhorns and sirens.
After the parade, the NHTA
hosted a skills competition and a "beauty" contest. According
The previous world record for the largest tow
truck parade was set in Wenatchee, Wash., in 2004, with a
total of 83 trucks.
President Rene Fortin said his group unofficially broke the
record in 2005 with 235 trucks, but because that parade didn't
fit the Guinness Book's requirements for a tow truck parade,
the record wasn't accepted.