Long­est Toy­ota pa­rade breaks Dan­ish record

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

A record 744 Toy­ota cars of all shapes, sizes and age took part in the Toy­ota Cyprus Car Pa­rade on Sun­day, June 7, and broke the record for the long­est sin­gle­lane con­voy, all in aid of char­ity and to mark the brand’s 50th an­niver­sary in Cyprus.

Dick­ran Ouzounian, CEO of the Toy­ota Cyprus deal­er­ship, took part in a fully-re­stored clas­sic Corolla from 1965 and was fol­lowed by saloon cars, trucks, vans and jeeps, over­tak­ing the pre­vi­ous record of 426 ve­hi­cles set in Den­mark.

The aim was to line up “at least” 500 Toy­otas, a de­lighted Ouzounian said, with stalls selling food and drinks be­fore and af­ter the event and pro­ceeds go­ing to the lo­cal can­cer pa­tients’ char­ity Pasykaf.

The com­pany is now wait­ing for of­fi­cial recog­ni­tion from the Guin­ness Records or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Other events to mark the an­niver­sary this year in­clude spon­sor­ship of a multi-cul­tural con­cert, do­na­tion to a lo­cal char­ity and sup­port­ing young chil­dren in a draw­ing and paint­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

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