01 January 2009
TWO FOR TWO!!
Congratulations are in order for the team that put New Mexico's Rose Bowl Parade float, 'HATS OFF NEW MEXICO BEEP BEEP!' together and won the Bob Hope Humor Award for "most comical and amusing".
This years float had Wiley E Coyote chasing Road Runner along Route 66.
This is the second straight year the Land of Enchanments float entry has won a major award.
The float was designed by award-winning float designer Raul Rodriguez and built by Fiesta Parade Floats of Pasadena, CA under contract with the NM Tourism Department.
Two of the riders on the float were the daughter and grandson of Chuck Jones, animation genius behind the characters.
Last years float, PASSPORT TO OUR WORLD AND BEYOND, featured an alien family visiting New Mexico in their spaceship. It went on to win the Grand Marshals Trophy for excellence in creative concept and design.
Great job everyone!! Here's to next year!.
Oh yeah... HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE!!!