At 109 years old, Cadillac has reason to celebrate the fact that it’s still a thriving brand after so much time. But how? One Vermont town found the answer: by putting hundreds of Cadillacs into the longest-ever parade.
Barton, Vermont, the hometown of Cadillac’s late founder Henry M. Leland, staged a parade of Cadillac cars both new and old to celebrate Leland’s heritage during the yearly Orleans County Fair. By the time they had finished lining up the assembled cars, they had a line nearly a mile long.
With 298 models such as the Fleetwood, DeVille, and CTS driving the route, the parade was certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest-ever parade of Cadillacs. It smashes the previous record of 102, set in 2002 in the Netherlands.
Leading the pack was a pink 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible–its passengers included Doug Leland, one of Henry’s descendants, along with his wife Sally.