Guinness World Record Attempt: Strongman to Pull Cars with his Teeth in Car Pull for Kids Fundraiser

Guinness World Record Attempt: Strongman to Pull Cars with his Teeth in Car Pull for Kids Fundraiser
  • 1 Strongman, 32 teeth, 16 Hyundai Vehicles and $60,000 for Kids
  • Strongman Troy Conley ready to break world records in GoFundMe appeal for Little Wings, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia
  • Guinness World Record attempt to take place on 17 November at Entertainment Park, Bankstown

SYDNEY, Nov. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Yes, just as you no doubt feared, there is a chance that strong man Troy Conley will rip some of his teeth out while attempting to set a Guinness World Record by pulling five cars with his mouth to raise money for sick kids and yet, strangely, he sounds almost excited by the possibility.

Guinness World Record Attempt: Strongman to Pull Cars with his Teeth in Car Pull for Kids Fundraiser
Guinness World Record Attempt: Strongman to Pull Cars with his Teeth in Car Pull for Kids Fundraiser

Overcoming adversity is what the big hearted and even bigger chested Conley is all about and he’s been doing it since he was four years old, when he nearly died after rupturing a kidney. The medical help and kindness he received as a child has inspired him to work to raise money for charity organisations like Hyundai Help for Kids – the charitable arm of Hyundai Australia, which has raised $9.9m to help change the lives of children in need – and he does that in his own unique way, by constantly raising the bar for what the human body can do.

This year, on 17 November at Entertainment Park, next to Bankstown Airport, on Guinness World Record Day, he’s going to put your money where his mouth is by attempting to break the record for pulling cars with his teeth, plus a few more records, of course.

The crushing defeat he felt a year ago after attempting to set the World Record for pulling 16 cars the traditional, or easy way – using a rope and harness around his massive torso – might have crushed a lesser man. Unfortunately, one of the people sitting in one of the cars absent-mindedly left their foot on the brake and killed Troy’s effort to get momentum.

“It was tough at the time, but actually that foot-on-the-brake thing was the best thing that’s happened to me, it was a sliding-door moment because if that didn’t happen I would have got the record, we would have raised a bit of money and that was it, but because I missed it that’s inspired me to do some really crazy stuff, to explore the real showman side of the strong man thing, the spectacle, and to raise a lot more money, and attention, by pulling things with my teeth,” he explains.

Troy says that what inspired him to think he could push his body, and his mouth in particular, even further was a young girl called Ava, who attended his failed attempt last year. He kept his eyes focused on hers as he pushed himself, in vain, to pull those cars.

Ava was a typical bubbly and happy three-year-old girl, living in western NSW when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, which was found to be in 98 per cent of her bone marrow. Alongside the doctors and the oncology wards, her treatment was made possible by Little Wings, a not-for-profit organisation that provides equal healthcare opportunities for sick children in rural NSW by providing free, professional and safe flight and ground transport services for those who need to attend hospitals in major cities.

“After the attempt, I got a message from Ava’s mum, Kath, later that day, thanking me for what I’d been doing and saying that it was the first time in five years that she’d seen that sparkle in Ava’s eyes, and that she’d said to her mum that ‘if Troy was sick when he was a kid and he grew up to do that, then I really can do anything’, and I just started crying, happy tears,” Troy recalls. “And that was it, I just said I’m not going to give up, and I’m not going to stop at raising $30,000, we’re going for $60,000, or more.”

Troy decided he needed to do something a little bit “quirky”, something not seen in this country – perhaps unsurprisingly – since the 1930s, and that was pulling things with his teeth. He’d never tried it before, which makes you wonder, surely, if things went slightly wrong, wasn’t he worried his teeth might fly out? Bizarrely he says “well yes, and no”. “You could lose teeth, definitely, and the only rule my wife has is that she’s cool, she’ll support me to do it, but if I lose any teeth I have to get them replaced, because she didn’t marry a man with no teeth, and she really couldn’t bring herself to watch the first few times I did it,” he chuckles. “Yes, you are a bit concerned that your teeth will come out but what I’ve learned is that, mentally, you’ve just got to not think about losing the teeth, you’ve just got to back yourself. “And it’s funny, as soon as the rope is between your teeth you know whether it’s going to happen or not. It either feels good or it doesn’t and you’ve got to know when to drop it and walk away.”

Troy describes his preparation for teeth pulling, rather than pulling teeth, as “nerve wracking”, and says that his training – which involves wrapping towels around giant dumbbells at the gym and then lifting those towels with his mouth – gets him a lot of baffled looks. The trick is that while he’s holding the rope with his teeth, most of the strength comes from his hamstrings, lower back and shoulders, and in his case, those are very strong indeed. He’s also keen to swap “jaw stories” with an Australian army nutter he’s heard about who chews leather to strengthen his mouth muscles.

After a year in which he’s pulled, and pushed, all kinds of things, including a monster truck, a bus, a plane and, most recently, a 45-tonne Kenworth B-double belonging to the Team 18 guys from Supercars racing, with his teeth, Troy is feeling super confident about this big Guinness World Record attempt on 17 November at Entertainment Park (he already set one Guinness World Record this year, back in May, for “the heaviest vehicle pushed over 100 feet – an 11,770 kg truck).

“To break the record for most cars pulled with teeth I need to do more than five, but depending how I’m feeling I might go nine or 10 – you don’t want to make it too easy for the next person to come along and beat your record,” he points out.

Troy will also be having another go at the record that beat him last year, pulling 16 cars by rope and harness, but this time there will no humans in the vehicles, all supplied by Hyundai Australia.

There will, however, be some very special people coming along to watch, and to provide inspiration for Troy and his fund-raising efforts – Zac Minty, 10, and his mum, Rebecca.

At the age of eight, Zac was diagnosed with a form of tissue cancer you’ve probably never heard of and one that seems hard to imagine, which compromised one of his eyes, and the skin around the socket. His treatment required weekly trips to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, in Sydney from his family’s home in Canberra – with the help of Little Wings, which flies sick kids in need to hospital – and some lengthy stays at Ronald McDonald House.

Late last year, it was decided that Zac would need to lose his eye, which then led to months of recovery and radiotherapy. Throughout it all, Zac has remained a beacon of positivity, and has done everything he can to educate others on the unimaginable journey a child goes through when fighting cancer.

Zac will be cheering Troy on as he attempts to do something unimaginable to most of us as well.

Troy Conley’s GoFundMe page, which you can find here and which is raising money for Hyundai Help for Kids partners; Little Wings, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia has remained open since last year and has already far exceeded the original $30,000 target. It stands at almost $48,000 and the hope is that it can reach $60,000 or even $90,000 with enough media and public support.

It really is the kind of good cause you can sink your teeth into, or Troy’s teeth at least.

Car Pull for Kids 2.0 with Strongman Troy Conley will take place on Wednesday 17th November at Entertainment Park, Bankstown 9am to 11am.

Get involved here.

Watch Troy’s mammoth efforts over the last 12 months here: https://bit.ly/CPFK2-Promo

About Hyundai Help for Kids

Hyundai Help for Kids is the charitable arm of Hyundai Australia’s dedicated corporate social responsibility program and has been changing the lives of children in need, and their families, since its inception in 2014.

It is a joint initiative of Hyundai Motor Company Australia and the 160+ strong Hyundai National Dealer Network, whereby a contribution from every new vehicle sold goes towards assisting children and their families in areas of medical, community and vehicle assistance with contributions totaling more than $9.9 million to date.

https://hyundaihelpforkids.com.au/ 
https://www.facebook.com/HyundaiHelpForKids/

Car Pull For Kids 2.0 – Additional Details

1 Strongman, 16 Hyundai Vehicles and 3 World Record Attempts for Kids

Aussie Strongman Troy Conley-Magnusson is back and will be attempting to break several records on Guinness World Record Day – Wednesday 17th November at Entertainment Park, Bankstown.

We met Aussie strongman Troy Conley-Magnusson just over a year ago as we prepared for our first Guinness World Record attempt in pulling 16 Hyundai vehicles. Since then, Troy has been hard in training and notched up an impressive list of herculean efforts by pulling cars, buses, cement trucks, monster trucks, an airplane and even a 220 Tonne Tallship.

Troy’s upcoming efforts will see him attempt a massive trifecta on Guinness World Record Day:

  1. WR Most Cars Pulled (Rope and Harness)
  2. WR Most Cars Pulled with Teeth
  3. WR Most Cars Pulled (Upper Body Only)

We’re seeking your support to help promote this effort, drive awareness and donations for this unique event.

When                         Wednesday 17th November 2021 
                                   8.30am arrival for 9am11am event
Where                        Entertainment Park – Carpark
                                   
Located at:  361 Milperra Rd, Bankstown NSW 2200
                                   http://www.entertainmentpark.com.au/ 
Website to donate    www.gofundme.com/f/car-pull-for-kids

Watch Troy’s mammoth efforts over the last 12 months here: https://bit.ly/CPFK2-Promo

About Strongman Troy Conley-Magnusson

One of Australia’s top Strongmen, Troy Conley-Magnusson has already locked away 1 Guinness World Record in 2021 and is looking to add 3 more on Guinness World Record Day. Troy approached Hyundai Help for Kids about a fund-raising Guinness World Record attempt in 2020 as he was inspired to help by his own fight for survival as a four-year-old, when he ruptured a kidney. Various community organisations helped to aid his recovery at the time, so Troy wanted to give something back with Car Pull for Kids and while he fell short of the 5mtrs required last year, it was the best thing that could have happened as throughout 2021 Troy has taken on anything and everything to reach his fundraising goal of $60,000. He is driven to conquer such ‘feats of strength’ to raise funds for three Hyundai Help for Kids partners:

  • Little Wings
  • Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia

About Guinness World Record Day

As the only Australian/New Zealand world record attempt on Global Guinness World Record Day https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/gwrday/, Guinness will provide an adjudicator and promote the attempt throughout their channels as they attempt 24 records in 24 hours.

We are able to use the phrase “Official Guinness World Record Attempt” as well as mentioning it’s part of the Global Guinness World Record Day in all comms and once successful the phrases “Official Guinness World Record” and “Official Guinness World Record Holder”.

About GoFundMe

Their global office have waived all associated fees so that all donations will go directly to the three Hyundai Help for Kids partners. They have created our fundraising appeal page and will be driving awareness of the appeal through their channels.

About Hyundai Help for Kids

Hyundai Help for Kids is the charitable arm of Hyundai Australia’s dedicated corporate social responsibility program and has been changing the lives of children in need, and their families, since its inception in 2014. It is a joint initiative of Hyundai Motor Company Australia and the 160+ strong Hyundai National Dealer Network, whereby a contribution from every new vehicle sold goes towards assisting children and their families in areas of medical, community and vehicle assistance with contributions totaling more than $9.9 million dollars to date.

Website:             https://hyundaihelpforkids.com.au/
Facebook:          https://www.facebook.com/HyundaiHelpForKids/

About Little Wings

Little Wings is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to ensure equal healthcare opportunities for all, by providing free, professional and safe flight and ground transport services for sick children in rural NSW. Their mission is to ease the journey and help sick children access specialised medical services and treatments that are only available in major cities. For any parent or guardian, discovering that their child has a life-threatening illness can be truly heartbreaking, this pain increases with the emotional strain of being away from family and financial costs of treatment and transport.

Website: https://www.littlewings.org.au  
Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/LittleWingsAustralia 

About Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia

Childhood illness can have a devastating effect on families. As well as the fear and uncertainty, there are the practicalities of keeping the family together when a child is away in hospital, often for extended periods. Ronald McDonald’s House Charities Australia (RMHC) has been making life easier for seriously ill children and their families in Australia since 1981, and Hyundai Help for Kids is proud to support their vital work.

Website:             https://www.rmhc.org.au/
Facebook:          https://www.facebook.com/RMHCAustralia

About Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation is an independent Health Promotion charity. Established in 1986, they have contributed almost $200 million to support sick children and their families. In May 2018, they expanded their fundraising portfolio to include all the paediatric services within Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network to incorporate:

  • Kids Research Bear Cottage Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
  • Newborn and paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS) The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Website:             https://www.schf.org.au/
Facebook:           https://www.facebook.com/SydneyKids/

Meet Zac

Our very special guests coming along to watch, and to provide inspiration for Troy and his FUN-draising efforts are young Zac Minty, 10, and his mum, Rebecca. At the age of 8, Zac was diagnosed with a form of tissue cancer that compromised his eye and the tissue around the socket. With the family residing in Canberra, and the only treatment available in Sydney, this meant weekly trips and at times extended stays in Sydney. Placing a lot of extra pressure on the family unit and time apart.

Following intensive treatment, it was decided in late 2020 that his eye would need to be removed. Zac would them embark upon months of chemotherapy and radiation, delivered by the specialist team at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. This also meant weekly trips with Little Wings to and from Canberra, and establishing a second home away from home at Ronald McDonald House.

Zac tells us that these three services not only saved his life but have been the people, friendly faces, help and kindness that his entire family needed to fight his cancer together.

Whilst Zac has recently experienced another set back with a second diagnosis and more treatment and long stays in Sydney, he remains a beacon of positivity, always smiling, being so gentle with his brothers, taking time to share his story and educate others on the journey of living with and fight against cancer.

Social Media Posts

We would appreciate your support in posting Car Pull for Kids 2.0 event to your social media accounts to promote these Guinness World Record attempts; particularly to drive donations to the devoted GoFundMe page.

Below are some key messages and suggested copy that can be posted. To maximise the reach of your posts, please ensure to use the respective tags for each partner (next page)

Key Messages

  • Car Pull for Kids 2.0 will be held from 9am11am on Wednesday 17th November 2021
  • Three official Guinness World Records will be attempted by Aussie Strongman Troy Conley
  • This event is being held to raise funds for three Hyundai Help for Kids partner charities; Little wings, Ronald McDonald House Australia and Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation.
  • We are seeking donations from the public on a devoted Go Fund Me page: www.gofundme.com/f/car-pull-for-kids

Copy Examples

Strongman Troy Conley is back doing the heavy lifting again and looking to set THREE new Guinness World Records to raise funds for Hyundai Help for Kids partners; Little Wings, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia.

Watch it live here at 9:00am on Wednesday 17 November 2021 #CarPullforKids
Support the fundraising at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/car-pull-for-kids 
1 Strongman – 3 World Records – $60,000 for Kids

Can Troy Conley set THREE new Guinness World Records on 17 Nov?

The Aussie Strongman is looking to support Hyundai Help for Kids and raise $60,000 for Little Wings, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia #CarPullforKids

Social Media Tags & Links

Presented by
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@HyundaiHelpforKids                       @HyundaiHelpforKids
@HyundaiAustralia                            @HyundaiAus
@troyconleystrongmanaustralia         
@sydneymetroairports

Raising funds for
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@LittleWingsAustralia                        @LittleWingsAustralia
@SydneyKids                                     @sydney_kids
@RMHCAustralia                                @RMHCAustralia  

With thanks to
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@GoFundMe                                      @GoFundMe               
@GuinnessWorldRecords                   @GuinnessWorldRecords

Hashtags: #CarPullforKids                 #pullforpurpose             #doingitforthekids             #helpforkids

Video/Images/Press Release for Download: https://bit.ly/CPFK2-Content 
GoFundMe Fundraising Page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/car-pull-for-kids