Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade

It started a half century ago; now this annual roll is known for its outlandish displays and tricked-out wheels.

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The Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade will roll on Sunday, Oct. 28.
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Whimsy is key when dressing up your golf cart.
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Are golf carts and clown cars about the same size, in theory? This one takes on a bit of both.
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Sometimes no dressing up of a car is needed.
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Zebra! Check out the guys behind the golf cart, too.
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A hula skirt fits nicely.
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Or a Mardi Gras theme.
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The parade started in the early '60s, but became a regular thing in 1983.
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Several local organizations, like the Air Museum, enter golf carts.
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Balloons. Many, many balloons.
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Animals are one popular theme at the parade.
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Retro-looking vehicles make a showing, too.
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The weather's fine in the desert near the end of October, though mornings can be cool. Still, shorts often reign.
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A giant sun wearing sunglasses. Yep. We like.
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And a wee pink Studebaker-esque ride.
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The 2012 Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade rolls on Sunday, Oct. 28.
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