Chevrolet showed a bit of its patriotism by setting a new Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle.
Nothing stirs up feelings of patriotism quite like a giant flag. Just think about some of the sporting events you’ve attended. As soon as they pull out that big flag, everyone cheers, no matter which team you’re rooting for.
Chevrolet showed a bit of its patriotism by setting a new Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle. They accomplished this with the 2017 Silverado HD powered by a new Duramax 6.6-liter V8 turbo-diesel engine.
With 445 horsepower and 910 lb-ft of torque, the Silverado HD captured this new record with ease at Texas Motor Speedway.
Chevrolet used a flag that measured nearly 40 by 80 with an area of 3,186 square feet. The flag was attached to the back of the Silverado HD using unique 40-foot riggings. Because of the design, they could not do a driving roll-out of the flag. Instead, a team of 20 people helped launch and catch the flag, making sure it did not touch the ground.
Both this record-setting flag and a giant State of Texas flag were flown at the Speedway and will be on display at the 2016 State Fair of Texas.
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If you’re looking to participate in some fall festivals this year, here are some of the best fall festivals near Elkhart, Indiana.
One of the best things about the autumn season is all of the festivals and fun. If you’re looking to participate, here are some of the best fall festivals near Elkhart, Indiana.
- Pumpkin Fantasyland. See all the pumpkins, gourds, and squash you’ve ever wanted when you head to Fashion Farm in Ligonier. The special pumpkins are available to see through the end of the month.
- Gathering at Five Medals. This annual historical event reenacts Midwestern life from 1660 to 1815. Watch canon demonstration, throw tomahawks, and more. It runs both October 15th and October 16th at the Benton Spillway-River Preserve County Park in Goshen. Tickets costs $5 for adults and $3 for children.
- Boo at the Zoo. Head to the Washington Park Zoo on October 22nd for a family-friendly, but spooky event.
- Hesston Ghost Train. Climb aboard the Flying Dutchman Railroad and take a ride through the haunted woods. The train leaves from the Hesston Steam Museum in La Porte, Indiana. There are rides every weekend in October.
- November Arts Tour. Head to Goshen on November 4th to see some amazing original artwork. There will be exhibits along with art presentations and artwork available for purchase.
Which fall festivals are you planning on going to this year?