Food Trucks Approaching New Record in Tampa

More than 60 Florida food trucks are trying to set a new Guinness World Record

Sixty-two vendors have come together in Tampa to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest food truck gathering, the Tampa Tribune is reporting.

The rally will be taking place August 31st at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida and is close to breaking the previous record of 64 trucks that was set in April at the Magic City Casino in Miami.

Though they are close to breaking this record with 62 participants, the ultimate goal is to reach 100 trucks. Behind the event is Jeremy Gomez of the Generation Food Truck, Michael Lynch of Truckspotting.com, and Tampa blogger of Carlos Hernandez of CarlosEats.com, who have been contacting live musical acts as well as food trucks from across America to participate in the event.

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The venture has spurred some competition between Tampa and Miami, where promoters threatening to cut off vendors if they participate in the Tampa rally. However, trucks from South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee have all applied to participate.