Longest Toyota parade breaks Danish record
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.