Vintage cars and a ride that won't make its debut until New Year's Day were the centers of attention as La Cañada Flintridge's Fiesta Days kicked into gear Saturday.
While members of the Early Rodders posed and popped their heads into auto engine compartments during the fourth annual vintage car show at Memorial Park, local Tournament of Roses volunteers showed off the metal hulk that is destined to become the city's float in the 2013 Rose Parade.
The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. threw an open house Saturday to highlight the work that goes into making a float. Earlier this year, the association took Janis Peterson's idea for a dinosaur-themed float and designed a fanciful scene of a brontosaurus on roller skates preparing to take flight. Volunteers are now constructing the 35-foot-long float on a chassis that has been used in the last 30 Tournament of Roses parades.