The Lucy Pet Products’ Gnarly Crankin' K9 Wave Maker 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade float was officially certified by Guinness World Records as the longest and heaviest single chassis float ever in parade history.
“This is a really big float,” said Kim Partrick, Guinness World Record adjudicator. “It weighs over 74 tons, easily breaking the past record and will probably hold it for sometime to come.”
The float was constructed at the Fiesta Float barn in Irwindale, Calif. The 126-foot-long, 148,250-pound float set the Guinness World Record for the longest and heaviest float in history. On Jan. 2 in Pasadena, Calif., the float featured surfing dogs who rode the wild waves throughout the Tournament of Roses Parade.
The float’s theme depicts a beach side paradise complete with eight surfing dogs. During the parade, an onboard wave machine generated waves on which the dogs surfed the length of a 90-foot-long tank containing more than 8,000 gallons of water.
The eight surfing dogs were chosen during a nationwide search.
Riding atop the Lucy Pet's Gnarly Crankin’ K9 Wave Maker float was 13-year-old pop star JoJo Siwa. An avid pet lover with three dogs, this was Siwa’s first time riding a float in the Annual Tournament of Roses Parade.
Also riding on the float was Carolyn Hennesy, Emmy-nominated soap opera star from ABC’s “General Hospital” and New York Times best-selling author.
The float was powered by a Ford 6.8 liter V10 gasoline engine.