Featured Break a Guinness World Records title: Northern California Prius Parade

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  1. ericbecky

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    If we can come up with 208 hybrids here in the Midwest, surely California, land of the hybrids should be able to beat us. By a lot!
    If you don't, that will just be sad.
    Still don't understand why the number of cars will be limited. I wonder what the maximum that they don't want to go over? 225? 250?
    I hope it's not that low.
    Good luck!
     
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    Too bad I'll be busy at a mod party in Long Beach. Might have at least 10 Prii's there


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    It would be sad. I only knew about it because a Prius driver at work sent me an email about it a few weeks ago. I mailed a few Prius drivers at work about it and also posted about it in a Slack channel at work. One person in the Slack channel (who I don't personally know) said he'd go.

    I'm not sure how well this is known by existing Prius Nor Cal drivers.
    Yeah, beats me.

    Side note: I found this press release that mentions the event: Toyota Commemorates Earth Week in the Bay Area by Taking on the Guinness World Records™ for Largest. I guess we will need 209 or more qualifying hybrids.
     
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    It's been published on Priuschat by me and in this link......and Priuschat is on their way there now....
     
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    I'm sure this Toyota event will beat our record.
    Easy enough to throw in a bunch of corporate cars or from other company sources even if enough private owners or enthusiasts show up.
    For us it was fun to be there with so many friends.
    Ours event predated the ubiquitousness of drones, but I'm sure this event will have the required drone flyover photo.
    Don't forget to post some pics for us!
     
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    I'm #82. I found #209 just as he was parking... I heard over 900 people registered, there's going to be a lot of us.
     
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    See! 900 is more like it!
    There are exponentially more hybrids in California than there are here in the Midwest. You guys could have owned this record years ago.
     
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    Although I see more good (PR) than harm coming from such events, I also can't help but recognize the irony of getting a bunch of fuel efficient cars together to unnecessarily use a lot of fuel. ;)
     
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    So how's it going? Any pictures or videos? Can't wait to see them, thanks! :)
     
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    That was fantastic family fun. I did find it odd with the wind chill next to the ocean and 66 degrees, more than a few were chilling in their Prius with AC and engine on. At least they cycled on and off. Congratulations to the bright red haired woman that won the grand raffle price of a 2016 Prius.
     
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    So was there really 900 priuses showed up? :)
     
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    It was good, great day... good food trucks, lots of little activities, free tee-shirt, Close to 330... 328 or so showed up, we'll see when the official count shows up. I saw 1 Toyota SUV hybrid, and 1 Camry hybrid... I didn't really look for non-prii though.

    It's a good bump for the record, but not out of reach. Good luck So-Cal :)

    and yes, 1 drone
     
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    Oh non prius hybrids were invited too? Could I have been there with my Rav 4 hybrid? ;)
     
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    well I saw car sticker #330, but I heard one of the event people say 328... so maybe they just scratched the non Prii :whistle: since we had enough anyway... but yeah you could have gotten a tee anyway and the hot lap in the '16 slightly entertaining
     
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    Statistics -

    Previous record from 2011 was 208

    Must complete a parade of 2 miles.

    950 Registered

    334 officially attended

    2 dropped out during the parade

    New official record is now 332.

    A woman named Fran? from Alameda won the 2016 Prius
     
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    Lot's of S.W.A.G.

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    Hot "V" came all the way from Fresno

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    My photos from the parade are at Prius Parade Alameda April 2016 - aforkosh
    I was number 078. Others have commented on the gathering. I'd like to note that the setting, the runways of the former Alameda Naval Air Station provided great views of San Francisco in one direction, and the Port and City of Oakland in the other. I've tried to capture some of that in the photos.
     
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    Great event perfect location, where the myth buster done most of their staging! No traffic ! Fun day, free entrance to tour USS Hornet! Ride in a gen4 Prius around a fast test course, free lunch at gourmet food trucks. Only a hand full of Prius moders, iam sure when L.A. Have there's it be a car show! [​IMG]
     
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    :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:

    I was #142!

    When we were parking after the laps, I was next to that "V" and I think it got hit/hit the car in front a little. Eek!
     
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