On June 5, 2016, Birch Bay, Washington State had the opportunity to be part of the longest Subaru parade in North America with a total of 522 Subarus; some traveling as far as Alaska, Canada, Eastern Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and California. Also showing up to the event was Subaru pioneer Todd in his 1983 Subaru Brat. Unfortunately, a blown fuse had delayed his arrival and was not able to participate as an entrant in the parade. He would have been #523.
Despite not making our number of 550 Subarus (Russia holding the Guinnness World Record of 549), the event was extremely well organized amongst Birchbay Chamber of Commerce and Dewey Griffin Subaru Dealership of Bellingham, Washington. Thanks to Tanya, and all the volunteers for making this possible.
The pictures and film captured of this event made it worthwhile on its own having the opportunity in the next weeks to edit a film of this family community event. Most of the time, it isn’t about winning, but experiencing life on its own with family and friends while driving a Subaru And perhaps there is some truth in why the Japanese word “Subaru” means “Unite”.
In Memory of Rally Driver, Matthew Noble-Marker, this World Record Attempt was inspired by last year’s attempt for Matthew and his parents.
Matthew lost his life in 2011 at the Rally America National Championship – The Olympus Rally when he was “Livin’ the Dream”
Rally in Peace MNM.
Despite being 28 cars short from taking the record from Russia, we will try again.
We Love You Russia!
World Peace to All~