Cal Poly float wins humor prize in Rose Parade

January 2, 2013

The Cal Poly rose float won the Bob Hope Humor Trophy Tuesday for the most comical entry into the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade. [KCOY]

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Pamona’s joint effort float, “Tuxedo Air” consisted of penguins trying to fly. The float featured a team of penguins launching another penguin into the air using propeller-powered wings.

The Cal Poly students used only flowers grown on the Central Coast to construct the float.

Tuesday’s parade was the 124th annual Roses parade and had the theme of “Oh, The Place You’ll Go.” Cal Poly students have built floats appearing in the parade for more than 60 years.


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It’s Cal-Poly Riverside ! Home of University of California’s World renoun, and much awarded Pipe and Drum Corp.


Heh, I saw that, too. Maybe the folks in Pomona can’t spell San Luis Obispa… :/