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Tow Trucks for Tots Parade

Dec 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

Tow Trucks for TotsOn November 9, this towers participated in the seventh annual Worldwide Equipment Sales Tow Trucks for Tots parade. Tow Trucks for Tots is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to help less fortunate children in the community, which has led to three goals for the program: to bring a much needed toy to a deserving child, to enhance the image of the towing industry and to break the Guinness World Record for largest tow truck parade. This year the number of trucks totaled 286 and did not break the previous Tow Trucks for Tots Guinness Book Of World Records total of 324.

The towers in attendance, however had a great time. At Toyota Park where the parade ended, the annual Tow Truck Olympics were held in which men and women towers competed against each other for bragging rights and cash prizes. Tow Truck Olympics consist of doing a lock out, putting a strap and ratchet around a wheel, putting tag lights on the vehicle and cleaning up some debris then running across the finish line for the best time.

Tow Truck Olympics winners:


1st Amy Hiett 1 minute 48 seconds, won $250

2nd Nancy Scvcedo 1 minute 58 seconds, won $150

3rd Lisa Rotherne 2 minutes 3 seconds, won $100


1st Erik Gonzalak 1 Minute 11 seconds, won $250 2nd year in a row

2nd Kevin Kane 1 Minute 23 seconds, won $150

3rd Rob Overman 1 Minute 24 seconds, won $100

Additionally, Andersons Collision Mechanical Towing of Grantsburg, Wis., was the furthest distance traveled at 420 miles.