|FFA members invited to attempt world record Aug. 3|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Tuesday, 23 July 2013 08:24|
INDIANAPOLIS - National FFA Organization FFA members from throughout the Midwest with a penchant for their pick-up trucks can help attempt to set a world record next month in Indianapolis.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, food, live entertainment and a classic tractor parade will be capped by a 2 p.m. attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records mark for a parade of pick-up trucks - a one-lap trek around the racetrack.
The current world record for a pick-up truck parade stands at 273 pick-up trucks, a mark set by the Dresden Agricultural Society on Aug. 25, 2012, on the Dresden Raceway in Ontario, Canada.
FFA members - and pick-up truck enthusiasts from throughout the region - are welcome at IMS Saturday to join in the world-record-breaking attempt. Interested participants are asked to register themselves for the Parade of Pick-ups online at www.RFDTV.com by Thursday.
There is no cost for participants to enter the parade. The general public is invited to IMS for the day-long celebration at no cost as well.
Parade participants are asked to decorate their pick-up trucks for the chance to win a SiriusXM radio and a one-year subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio. There are 10 categories from which participants may choose to enter, including classic truck (30 years old and older), FFA, 4-H, brand obsession, American pride, favorite RFD-TV program, small town, state pride, most customized and family farm or ranch. Prizes will be awarded to the best-decorated trucks in each category.
The day-long celebration of rural America will be hosted by Rural Media Group, parent company of RFD-TV, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio to commemorate the July 15 launch of Rural Radio, a new SiriusXM channel dedicated to rural America. The parade will begin immediately following a 1:45 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Episodes of Talkin' Tractors will be filmed by RFD-TV throughout the day.
For more about the Aug. 3 event and to register for the world-record Parade of Pick-ups attempt, visit http://bit.ly/12s8a3e.
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