WILBER THE WHIRLIBIRD
Here we have a 1958 BMW Isetta (originally an Italian design) modified into a helicopter, complete with functioning rotor. I don't recall the rotor spinning during the parade, though. Probably for safety reasons.
Here we have a Jesusmobile. I wasn't sure if he was on the level or not.
TIGER SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY BIKE
There were two of these butterfly bikes weaving in and out of the parade. Very creative inventions. You'll see their wings popping up above some of the cars in the following pictures.
Everybody wants to get into the parade. You can see the Monarch butterfly bike cruising behind him/her. I think this a him dressed as a her.
I SEE SPOTS
RETURN OF THE TIGER SWALLOWTAIL
These were friends of my friends Jennifer and Romaldo.
Or is this a Lincoln? I don't know my high-end cars too well.
MONARCH BUTTERFLY BIKE
There we go.
FIRE-BREATHING ART CAR
You can see the two exhausts behind the rear window belching flames.
Not necessarily an art car, but what a nice trike.
This looks like a piece of sculpture on wheels.
MIRRORED DRAGON CHARGER
This glittering art car just didn't come off well in still photos. The dragon on the side is made of pieces of mirror. It was really nice.
A LITTLE BETTER . . .
. . . but still not what I was looking for. Nice work, though.
RODENT OF UNUSUAL SIZE (R.O.U.S.)
That's a takeoff from the movie The Princess Bride. Few people would get that, but Shari would.
Now here's a beauty for you. The owner said it's actually painted dark midnight blue with black fenders, but it looks all balck to me. It's a sweet ride no matter what the color.
You'd have to read Willa Cather to catch the reference to that caption. It's the title of one of her books. Anyway, this is the pioneer portion of the parade and the last entry. Good thing, too, as animals tend to leave little piles of residue all over the parade route.