Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


World Record Washed Away


Media Release
29 October 2012


World Record Washed Away

Saturday, 27 October, Repco New Zealand and Repco Australia smashed the current Guinness World Record of “Most Cars Washed” in a day*, cleaning over 6,723 cars in eight hours.

Hundreds of people drove in to the Mt Wellington Repco Superstore in Auckland to take part in a Guinness World Record attempt. Cars were washed and polished all day, while their drivers sat back and enjoyed all the action.

Music, sausage sizzles, balloons and prizes were all on offer as one car after another was washed in order to meet the challenge of “Most Cars Washed” in a day.

Australians across the ditch also took part, with over 100 Repco stores in total working together to achieve 6,723 car washes, breaking the current record of 4,334 cars.

“We were blown away with the amazing effort put in by everyone involved. It was a sight to behold – hundreds of cars lined up, with all the car wash stations full and staff furiously washing to break the world record.

“It was wonderful to see so many people take part in our Guinness World Record attempt at Repco. After 90 years of serving New Zealand drivers, we were thrilled to be sharing this special occasion with our customers,” says Mark Brunton, Executive General Manager, Repco New Zealand.

All proceeds made from the sale of car washes have been donated to GirlGuiding New Zealand and Girl Guides Australia. The charities provide leadership and personal skills development to girls and young women throughout Australasia.

“Our Girl Guides had so much fun at Repco’s event and we are very appreciative to be Repco’s chosen charity for all of the funds raised on the day. The donation will help our organisation to continue our work within the community,” says Jane Smithson, Marketing & Advocacy Manager, GirlGuiding New Zealand.

"At Repco, we are committed to supporting local communities and take great pride in being able to give back," continues Brunton.

All of the car washes undertaken in Australia and New Zealand were recorded for the Guinness World Records under strict protocol. Adjudicators will tally up all the results from across Australasia and send an official certificate confirming that Repco holds the new title of “Most Cars Washed” in a day.

The world record attempt was held on Saturday 27 October. Car washes operated in New Zealand at Mt Wellington Repco Superstore from 11am – 5pm.

Ends

*Standard Guinness World Record procedures take three weeks for adjudicators to confirm that Repco holds the new title of “Most Cars Washed” in a day – pending approval.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Eddie Izzard: UK Comedy Legend Returns

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon... February 2015, Eddie Izzard will bring his massive FORCE MAJEURE world tour to New Zealand with tickets going on sale at 10am on Tuesday 28th October. More>>

Festival Starts 28 Oct: Improv Fest Makes Up New Show

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More>>

NZ Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Lorde has taken the music world by storm during the past year and she co-leads the 2014 Tui charge with five finalist spots. Joining her is newcomer family opera trio, Sol3 Mio. They are followed closely by Ladi6 and David Dallas, both up for four awards each. More>>

From 'Luther' Creator: Major New Zealand Crime Series For BBC

Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the contemporary drama series with Carnival, producer of internationally-acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey, for the BBC. More>>

ALSO:

Family Statement: Death Of Ewen Gilmour

“Ewen was a much loved and cherished member of our family, he was a larger than life character and by his very nature was kind, generous and always giving of his time to those who asked for his help." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news