By April 27, 2015

The loving message that got Hyundai a Guinness record!

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A young girl wanted to connect with her father through vehicle-to-vehicle communication. No big deal right? But in this case, it was a very long distance and with many different vehicles. Because her father was in orbit 200 miles above Earth.

Stephanie, a 13 year old, wanted to send a note from Earth to her father on the International Space Station. But instead of sending it electronically she got help from Hyundai to send it through tire tracks in the sand made by nearly a dozen Hyundai Genesis sedans. Setting a new Guinness World Record for the automaker at the same time.

The first step was to identify the ideal location based on numerous geographical and meteorological factors. It also had to be large enough to write the message.  The message needed to span more than two square kilometers, 1.5 times the size of Central Park, so that Stephanies’ father could view the message from space.

They selected the Delamar Lake in Nevada (which is dry) and 11 Hyundai Genesis sedans helped with it!

After inspecting the place, the vehicles were fitted with tires with special nails to make footprints in the sand that could be seen from space. The path of the vehicles had to be perfectly synchronized to recreate the original manuscript of Stephanie’s message.

The mission was not only a success, as Stephanie’s father successfully received it, but it was also officially recognized by the Guinness World Records as “the biggerst picture of tire tracks.”

Come check out the Hyundai Genesis in St. Catharines at Performance Hyundai EQUUS to see what else the Genesis can do!

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