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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Former professional skateboarder and star of MTV’s “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory,” Rob Dyrdek, is no stranger to pulling off stunts in the Chevrolet Sonic. In 2011, he and Chevrolet teamed up to perform the first-ever successful 360-degree kick-flip off a ramp in a Sonic. The team is back at it again, this time breaking a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record.
Dyrdek set the record for the Farthest Reverse Ramp Jump by a Car in history, with a total distance traveled of 89 feet 3¼ inches. You can see the historic feat in the following video.
Throughout his career, Dyrdek owns, or has broken, more than 20 records, many of those being skateboarding related. To set this world record, Dyrdek could think of no better vehicle to use than the Chevy Sonic.
“The Sonic is a great car for firsts,” said Dyrdek, in a press release. “I have always been a Chevy guy, so when we decided we wanted to set a Guinness World Record for the finale of “Fantasy Factory,” using the Sonic again just made sense.”
We at Tom Naquin Chevrolet don’t advise jumping it off a ramp, but you can still visit us to test drive the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic.