For the first time since 1945, the Rose Parade in Pasadena has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite that, enthusiasts still planned to cruise the parade route on New Year’s Eve and Day, as they have done for decades.
The Sultans Car Club in Long Beach, which was part of the New Year’s Day cruise, encouraged participants on its website to socially distance, wear a mask and “bring a rose or two or more.”
“It’s a Rose Parade Cruise,” the web page announced. “A fellow named Dick Ur told us that he had a dream, which consisted of classic cars cruising all along the rose parade route, with at least one rose in— or on every car.”
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