One Buc-ee’s location is about to get a Guinness World Record


You might think they have the cleanest restrooms in all the land, but the folks at roadside convenience store chain Buc-ee’s are set to be recognized for a different superlative. This one is coming from an organization that knows a thing or two about superlatives.

According to Houston Business Journal, the gas station company’s Katy location will be recognized Thursday by Guinness World Records for the longest car wash in the world, thanks to the pitstop’s 255-foot-long tunnel of suds. The monument to automotive cleanliness is part of a 56,000-square-foot store that opened in September.

From the start, the convenience store had worldwide recognition in its sights. From the Houston Chronicle in August:

“Jeff Nadalo, the company's general counsel, said that it will be a 225-foot-long, tunnel-style car wash that will move vehicles on a conveyor belt system. The pricing is still being worked out for the five-minute wash, which will come with a light show inside to quell the boredom of a car wash. 

Nadalo said that they are working to get the Guinness Book of World Records to come see it and verify it as the world's largest.”

To celebrate the recognition, the Katy Buc-ee’s will offer free car washes all day Thursday, the Houston Business Journal reports.

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the length of the car wash.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Travel

New TripAdvisor warnings on sexual assault draw criticism

For Kristie Love, reporting a rape by a security guard at a Mexican resort was like yelling into the wind. She kept repeating her story, she said, but the words had little effect.  The resort, the Iberostar Paraiso Maya in Playa del Carmen, quickly turned matters stemming from the Oct. 19, 2010, incident over to its insurance company, which emailed...
12 restaurants worth traveling across the world to see
12 restaurants worth traveling across the world to see

If there's a clichéd concept for food travel, it's the bucket restaurant list. The idea, popularly thought to have come from the 2007 film "The Bucket List," might be only about 10 years old. But it feels as if it's been kicking around much longer and is overused enough to have inspired listicles as random and useless as a roundup...
While flying, keep a handle on your suitcase with a luggage tag

Hey you - you with the nondescript black suitcase! Don't let your luggage leave your home tagless. It could be making a one-way trip.  Luggage tags set your property apart from the masses of indistinguishable bags that spin around on airport conveyor belts. And your bag is far more likely to get lost or picked up by the wrong passenger in its...
Do new rules on Cuba travel mean no rum in cocktails for American travelers?
Do new rules on Cuba travel mean no rum in cocktails for American travelers?

An updated U.S. list of Cuban companies that Americans are prohibited from doing business with because of their links to the Cuban military includes two Cuban rum brands — Ron Varadero and Ron Caney — as well as the soft drink brands Tropicola, Cachito, Jupina and Nahita.  But does that mean that U.S. travelers to Cuba really have...
Hotels that help you say Hola or Bonjour (and more)
Hotels that help you say Hola or Bonjour (and more)

Learning the local language is a great way to get a sense of place, and some hotels today have programs for their guests to do just that. And these aren’t your high-school foreign language classes: Travelers can immerse themselves in the dialect of their destination in fun and engaging ways.  There’s no better way to learn a new language...
More Stories