(6-6-18) The 2018 Celina Lake Festival will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the “Largest Gathering of AMPHICARS“. This year celebrates the 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMPHICAR and the Lake Festival hopes to have the largest gathering ever in Celina. To break the record at least 72 amphicars will need to participate.

2014 Celina Lake Festival Splash-In

 Jim Golomb, President of the International Amphicar Owners Club

“We hope to have 75 to 100 Amphicars attend this special Swim-in. If we get at least 72 Amphicars, we will be able to claim the Guinness World Record for the most Amphicars in one location. In conjunction with the Lake Festival committee, we are planning a number of events for the community and for the attendees. We have two public service events planned. The first is our 13th Annual visit to the Otterbein Retirement Village to give rides to the residents and families. For the second activity, we will be giving rides to the general public for a donation which will benefit the C.A.L.L. Ministries, a local food bank. We are also planning a number of in-water events for the club members, including the Royal Flush Poker game, where 104 plastic balls (two decks of cards)are put out in the lake each with ‘card suit and number’, plus two wild cards (rubber duckie). There is a $10,000,000 dollars grand prize for the car that comes up with a natural Royal Flush. Another popular in water game is the ‘Bobbing for Booze’ where one of the club members, George Randall, who owns a chain of liquor stores, supplies over 400 mini bottle of spirits and wine. We put little lift rings on each bottle so they float. The object of the game is to see how many bottles you can collect. A new game this year is “Scrabble”, where we have tennis balls with letters and point values so you collect the balls and try and make a word with the great point value.”
The Opening Ceremonies and Amphicar Splash-In will again take place at the Lakeshore Park Hot Water Hole in Celina.