A new Guinness World Record for the largest parade of pickup trucks was set on Saturday, April 18, in Arlington, Texas, with the help of Ram pickup truck owners from seven U.S states and Canada. A line of 451 Ram trucks participated in the “Ram Truck Round-up,” breaking the previous world record of 438 trucks.
Ram Trucks invited its customers to help break the Guinness World Record in honor of the 50th anniversary of the American Country Music (ACM) Awards, which was broadcast live for the first time ever from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday, April 19 over the CBS Television Network.
“Our hard-working Ram truck owners are passionate and loyal, and today they proved once again that everything is always bigger in Texas,” said Robert Hegbloom, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ram Truck Brand, FCA – North America. “Ram is the fastest growing truck brand in Texas, where trucks are king, and it was great to see 451 Ram owners travel far and wide for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of a special record-breaking rally and pickup parade.”
The Ram Truck Round-up parade route started on the east side of AT&T Stadium in Arlington and traveled approximately 3.2 miles around the stadium and neighboring Globe Life Park grounds. The parade participants were guests for activities in the morning that included a car-crushing appearance by the Raminator monster truck (also a Guinness World Record holder), music performances by the Austin, Texas-based Midnight Social, appearances by country music artists Kix Brooks, Thomas Rhett, and Easton Corbin, and giveaways from Ram brand partners. Parade members also received free tickets for the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, taking place at Globe Life Park.