A Harley enthusiast gathered 3,497 motorcyclists in Texas to break the Guinness World Record for largest parade of Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

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Adam Sandoval said he started trying to break the record in 2010 and ended up with three failed attempts before Saturday's event, which involved the help of Paris Harley-Davidson in Paris, Texas.

Sandoval said he wanted to bring the record home to the United States after learning the previous record was set in Greece.

"It became a personal challenge," Sandoval said.

A Guinness adjudicator was present at he Cox Field airport tarmac, the location of the gathering, to count the bikes participating in the parade.

Sandoval was presented with a Guinness certificate after the official count confirmed 3,497 participants.