BEIRUT, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- For the third time former Lebanese professional race car driver, Nabil Karam, made it into the 2017 Guinness Book of World Records for owning the largest number of sports cars and dioramas.
Karam was presented with two Guinness certificates during a ceremony on Wednesday at his museum in the Mount Lebanon town of Zouk Mosbeh, said a statement from the race driver's media office.
Caretaker Minister for Administrative Development Nabil De Freij was among the official attendees of the ceremony, representing caretaker Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam.
Karam's collection broke the record with 37,777 model cars and 577 dioramas, a collection which continues to grow annually.
"Twenty-five years ago, I opened a museum and it has grown and grown. There is a message that comes from this small museum to the youth and new generations and that is that we want our kids to drive safely in their cars," said Karam.
Karam, better known by his nickname Billy, previously made it to the internationally acclaimed reference book for world records in both 2009 and 2011.
The Karam Museum displays an impressive collection of model cars, airplanes, boats and dioramas of the former race car driver' rally teams, in addition to figurines of Tomb Raider's Lara Croft, Power Rangers and Superman, among many others as well as re-enactments of the Lebanese civil war and other conflicts.