2016 - "Are We There Yet?"


Congratulations to Linda Cozakos  from Burbank, CA and Adam Ostegard currently residing in Shanghai, China on winning the 2016 Design Contest with their entry titled "Vacation Adventure".

This is Linda's 1st winning entry and Adam's 3rd winning entry.  Adam's past floats include 2007's "Free Dog Wash" and  2009's "3D Double Feature".

Their entry will represent the City of Burbank's 84th entry into the 127th annual Pasadena Tournament of  Roses Parade on January 1st, 2016 with the parade themed "Find Your Adventure".

On March 7 and 14, 2015 two open brainstorming sessions were held to help determine how to take the concept drawing and turn it into a float.  Above are some of the notes taken during these meetings.
During the brainstorming meetings the group decided to place the car and trailer going over a bridge along with adding various nature elements.

On May 1, 2015 the final black and white line drawing was completed and released.  From here colors will be selected and a final color rendering created.

On May 7, 2015 the color rendering was released.  The next step is to select the final float title, which will be at the General Meeting on Thursday, May 21, 2015.  Then the color rendering will be updated with "City of Burbank" and the float title.
On May 15, 2015 additional details were added to the color rendering.

On Thursday, May 21, 2015 the General Membership picked "Are We There Yet?" as the new float title.

The General Membership reviewed and voted on approximately 80 proposed float title names.

It is the end of summer and school is right around the corner, so the Raccoon Family has set out on a last minute vacation. Not sure where they are going or what they plan to do, they are racing out of town to find an adventure.

The next step is to update the Color Rendering and obtain Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association's approvals.

The final Color Rendering (above).

Now that the color rendering is completed, additional detail drawings are created to help the Construction crew determine size and location of all the float elements.

This drawing on the right was from June 5, 2015.


On June 18, 2015 we received approval from Pasadena Tournament of Roses to officially change the float's title to "Are We There Yet?"

Now that the Color Rendering is completed, additional drawings and details are worked on to show those items that can not be displayed on the rendering, such as the back of the float or the "off-camera" (left) side of the float.

We are planning on putting a Moose in the water, similar to where the Bear is on the camera-side of the float.  We are also planning on putting a sleeping bear at the back of the float. 

The above drawings show some of the proposed modifications.

The picture to the left shows the "off-camera" or left side of the float.
On August 13, 2015 new detailed character drawings were released to help properly create the characters to scale.
On August 13, 2015 additional detailed drawings were released...

Photo Day:  Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Tournament House, Pasadena, CA.  Photo of Float Designer, Board of Directors, Tournament President, the Queen and her Royal Court.

The 2016 Theme Trophy Winner



Photos, Documents and Videos

Construction Photos

MI/T1 Inspections and Open House and Craft Faire Photos

Float Building A-Z Photos (special presentations to Pasadena Tournament of Roses Volunteers on the entire float building process)

Judging Schedule (.PDF)

T2 Float Inspection and Test Drive photos

Parade Line-Up (.PDF)

2016 Float Trophy Winners (.PDF)

The LIST:  1001 Car things to do before you die--Drive a Parade Float episode

Parade Day Photos


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