Mason Gonzales, 10, and his grandfather, Tim Trevitt, share their world record with the Susanville City Council. The dynamic duo take on their own Guinness World Record for the most Loop-the-Loops on a Hot Wheels track at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2 at the T-Mobile parking lot, 2920 Main St.

Grandson/grandfather team try to break their own world record Saturday

Here’s the poster advertising the Sept. 2 Guinness Book of World Records attempt at T-Mobile. Mason Gonzales, 10, and his grandfather, Tim Trevitt, take on their own Guiness World Record for the most Loop-the-Loops on a Hot Wheels track Saturday, Sept. 2 at T-Mobile, 2920 Main St. in Susanville. The festivities begin at 10 a.m.

Mason Gonzales, 10, and his grandfather, Tim Trevitt, take on their own Guiness World Record for the most Loop-the-Loops on a Hot Wheels track Saturday, Sept. 2 at T-Mobile, 2920 Main St., in Susanville. The festivities begin at 10 a.m

“People tell me it’s easy, and they can do more than 15 loop-the-loops,” Trevitt said. “All I can say is, ‘OK, go for it!'”

The grandson/grandfather team’s unsuccessful attempts to set a new Hot Wheels distance record failed for a variety of unexpected, inexplicable and unforeseen reasons. Then they regrouped when they saw a record they thought they could beat — the number of loop-the-loops made by a Hot Wheels car on a Hot Wheels track. And sure enough, the grandfather/grandson duo beat the old record of 15 by four loops and set a new world record of 19.

The duo successfully beat the old loop-the-loop record at last year’s Rails to Trails Festival with assistance from the Susanville Fire Department and its large ladder truck. Unfortunately, the video footage was not up to the Guinness Book of World Records standards, and Guinness did not approve their attempt. But they took another run at it and set a new record.

Trevitt said the loop-the-loop project requires many mathematical calculations  — lots of algebra, geometry, head scratching trial and error and even after one figures all that out, one still has to find the right pieces/parts, put the whole thing together and then figure out how to make the whole thing work as planned.

If you’d like to support this dynamic grandson/grandfather duo or maybe just witness the setting of a new Hot Wheels world record attempt for yourself, stop by the T-Mobile parking lot Saturday.