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 Pickup Trucks -- a one-lap trek around the racetrack.
The current world record for a pickup truck parade stands at 273
pickup trucks, a mark set by the Dresden Agricultural Society on
Aug. 25, 2012, on the Dresden Raceway in Ontario, Canada.
FFA members -- and pickup truck enthusiasts from throughout the
region -- are welcome to join in the world-record-breaking attempt
at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Interested participants are asked to
register online at www.rfdtv.com
by July 25 for the Parade of Pickups.
There is no cost for participants to enter the parade. The
general public is also invited to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for
the daylong celebration at no cost.
Parade participants are asked to decorate their pickup 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: classic trucks 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
The daylong 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. More than 240 interviews will be conducted by
hosts Max Armstrong and Mark Oppold with tractor owners showcasing
their classic tractors.
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Rural Radio on SiriusXM Channel No. 80 features weekday
programming devoted to rural news, weather and commodity market
reports live from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Afternoons
feature interactive shows answering animal health questions along
with programs for equine enthusiasts, while evenings and weekends
showcase Western sports, including coverage of bull-riding from the
PBR and rodeos from around the country. Broadcast operations for the
station are located in Nashville, Tenn.
For more about the Aug. 3 event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
and to register for the world-record Parade of Pickup Trucks attempt,
Group has supported the National FFA Organization for more than
25 years, helping FFA communicate its message to a national audience
by facilitating partnerships with iHigh.com and Alltech that video
stream the events, activities and competitions of each annual
National FFA Convention & Expo to all 50 U.S. states. Patrick
Gottsch, company owner and president, donated $1 million on behalf
of RFD-TV to the National FFA Organization last year, which is the
single largest unrestricted donation in the organization's 85-year
The National FFA Organization
provides leadership, personal growth and career success training
through agricultural education to 557,318 student members in grades
seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,498 local FFA chapters
throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
[Text from file received from the
National FFA Organization]