Photo: All-new 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty sets a new world record for the World’s Largest Flag Pulled by a Moving Vehicle, pulling a 45 by 92 foot, 4,124 U.S. flag over four laps at Homestead-Miami Speedway’s 1.5 mile track.
The Guinness World Records world record for the most people waving flags is 56,618, achieved by Punjab Youth Festival 2014, organized by Sports Board Punjab at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, on 1 March 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most different flags flown simultaneously; it is 240 and was achieved at an event organised by Rotary International District 5950 (USA) at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA on 16 May 2015.
The record eclipses the previous Guinness world record set earlier this year by Chevrolet with a 40 by 80-foot flag at Texas Motor Speedway on September 28th.
With its 6.7-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel V8 producing a best-in-class 925 lb.-ft. of torque and 440 horsepower, the F-450 displayed an exceptional level of towing power that Ford truck owners have come to expect from the top-selling truck series in America.
“At Ford and with Ford trucks in particular we are used to being number one,” said Doug Scott, Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager.
To set the record, the truck had to travel beyond the 100 meters (328 feet) previous record mark, without the flag touching the ground.
The F-450 more than exceeded that requirement, officially covering a verified distance of 109 meters (360 feet) and also completing four full laps around the Homestead-Miami Speedway 1.5-mile oval, site of NASCAR’s championship event, Ford Championship Weekend.
To accommodate the record setting flag, 45-foot riggings from eyelet to eyelet were constructed enabling the F-450 a driving roll-out of the massive flag. A team of 20 launched and retrieved the flag, ensuring it did not touch the ground.