Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Parade of Buicks

1959 Electra 225 Convertible
 It's New Year's Day, and in addition to wishing all of you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year, we're taking a moment to remember the glorious days when a certain parade that took place in nearby Pasadena featured lots of dignitaries riding in glamorous white convertibles.

The parade in question began on January 1, 1890 and has taken place every year thereafter on the first unless New Year's Day falls on a Sunday, in which case the parade takes place on January 2. The first football game was added in 1902, pitting Michigan against Stanford. The game was such a one sided Michigan victory that it caused the organizers to rethink the idea, and the game went on hiatus until 1916.

Now to be fair, there were several different makes represented in the Rose Parade over the many years, but somehow in our nostalgic tribute version, all of the cars magically become Buicks. Well, maybe that's not all that random after all but we hope that you enjoy our New Year's Tribute Parade, powered by Buick:

1962 Skylark Convertible

1958 Limited "Wells Fargo" Show Car and Dale Robertson

1953 Wildcat Motorama Show Car

1960 Electra 225 convertible spied by our friend Kevin

1975 Buick Le Sabre Indy 500 Official's Car

1982 Buick Riviera convertible

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