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Road Runner makes the Rose Parade

If you can pull yourself away from Cartoon Network’s New Years Day marathon of Looney Tunes, you might tune into coverage of the annual Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena. The 33rd of 100 floats entered represents New Mexico, and the state chose the Road Runner (their state bird) and Wile E. Coyote to celebrate the parade’s theme of “Hats off to Entertainment” in this year’s event.

Chuck Jones daughter Linda and his grandson Craig will be riding on the float. Above is the concept sketch, and a few photographs of the float during construction can be seen in this news story out of Santa Fe, NM.