Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Tournament of Roses Chariot Races
inaugural Tournament of Roses football game in 1902, event organizers decided to shelve the idea of a gridiron contest for almost a decade-and-a-half. Instead, the tournament offered such spectacles as a rodeo, automobile races and even a race between an elephant and a camel. In 1908 the featured entertainment for the Pasadena festival was chariot races.