November 17, 2016 – Lebanon gained two new world records yesterday as rally and hillclimb champion Nabil ‘Billy’ Karam received two Guinness World Records certificates in a ceremony at Karam Bois factory in Zouk Mosbeh.
The two records, which were officially registered in the name of Lebanon, are for the world’s largest collection of model cars (37,777) and the world’s largest collection of dioramas (577) – all of which are located in Billy’s museum inside the Karam Bois factory.
Guinness World Records Middle East representative Talal Omar handed the two certificates to Billy in front of a large crowd of officials, media personnel, friends, family and enthusiasts.
Prior to receiving the certificates, Billy thanked his family for their continuous support and said that his museum is a message of peace to the public and a reminder to everyone to drive safely and responsibly.
It is worth mentioning that Billy received two similar certificates back in 2011 when he held the same world records: 27,777 model cars and 333 dioramas. Over the past 4 years, he added 10,000 model cars and 244 dioramas to his collection.