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November 10, 2023


Date: Nov 13, 2022
Time: 6:00am
Location: Hollywood Casino
777 Hollywood Blvd.
Joliet, IL 60436

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The goal of this event is as follows:

1.To bring a much needed toy to a very deserving boy or girl.
2. To further enhance the image of the towing industry.
3. To Break the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest tow truck parade.


2011 Parade Results (November 13, 2011)

Toys Collected 8,500

Trucks 324 (Broke Guinness Book Of World Record of 309 Trucks) http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-3000/largest-parade-of-tow-trucks/

Best Decorated Car Carrier - Ambassador Car Carrier - Orland Park, IL

Best Decorated Tow Truck - Grosse Point Towing - Northbrook, IL

Furthest Distance Traveled to Be In The Parade - Bobs Radiator Service — Atco, NJ - 797 Miles

Largest Fleet In Attendance - Ohare Towing - Downers Grove, IL - 24 Tracks

Most Toys Collected - Calumet City Auto Recyclers - 1200 Toys (Will Lead 2012 Parade)

Worldwide Equipment Sales Tow Truck Olympics
Men and Women Contestants had to run a agility course for the fastest time. Winners won a Gold, Silver or Bronze metal and 1st place received $250 2nd $150 and 3rd $100

  1. Unlock a door using a Big Easy
  2. Put a strap and ratchet around a wheel
  3. Put a set of wired tag lights on a car
  4. Sweep up and put debris into a bucket
  5. Cross finish line


  1. Gold - Elizabeth Hirsch- Lucky's Towing - Chicago, IL            Time: 1 Min 17 Sec
  2. Silver - Christina Hampe - Hampe's Towing Orland Park, IL        Time: 1 Min 30 Sec
  3. Bronze - Cynthia Sandoval - Lucky's Towing - Chicago, IL         Time: 1 Min 32 Sec


  1. Gold - Eric Ebert-Wess's Service-Calumet City, IL                               Time: 56 Sec
  2. Silver - Joe Tholl- Rocket Towing - Oswego, IL                         Time: 1 Min 6 Sec
  3. Bronze - Jeff Hampe - Hampe Towing - Orland Park, IL          Time: 1 Min 10 Sec



Illinois Senator 25th District Chris Lauzen Attended the Parade.


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