Tow trucks parade through NYC in world record bid

In this photo provided by the Metropolitan New York Towing Association, 292 tow trucks spell out the words 'New York' on a runway at Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field after setting the Guinness World Record for 'Largest Tow Truck Parade' in New York, Saturday, September 20, 2008. The parade, staged by the Metropolitan New York Towing Association, went from Shea Stadium in Queens to the small historic airport in Gateway National Park in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Metropolitan NY Towing Association, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

In this photo provided by the Metropolitan New York Towing Association, 292 tow trucks spell out the words 'New York' on a runway at Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field after setting the Guinness World Record for 'Largest Tow Truck Parade' in New York, Saturday, September 20, 2008. The parade, staged by the Metropolitan New York Towing Association, went from Shea Stadium in Queens to the small historic airport in Gateway National Park in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Metropolitan NY Towing Association, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

NEW YORK (AP) -- Talk about towing the line.

Nearly 300 tow trucks rumbled through New York City on Saturday in an attempt to smash the world record for the largest parade of its kind.

Organizers think they hit the mark, with 292 trucks participating. The procession included flatbeds, wreckers and 50-ton rotators.

The trucks departed from Shea Stadium in Queens and cruised down a couple of highways before finishing at an abandoned airport tarmac to spell out "New York."

The previous world record was a parade of 83 tow trucks in August 2004 in Washington state.


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