The Art of the Cart
Christmas is quickly approaching and the Treasure Coast is busy preparing for the festivities. If you live in or near a community that loves golf carts, you know the drill. Golf Cart Parades are growing in popularity all over the great State of Florida as well as world-wide. You will surely see some great looking carts in local driveways and clubs getting the final touches before the big event.
Some believe one of the earliest golf cart parades took place in Palm Desert, California back in the 60’s. It all started when Phil Harris, Alice Faye and some other celebrities who had vacation homes there wanted something fun to do. It was held in July – touting a Christmas in July event to break up the monotonous summer. A local lodge called the FireCliff prepared turkey dinners and the carts were decorated for Christmas. It wasn’t until 1983 that the event became an annual affair. Today, the parade is held in October each year, and up to 30,000 spectators can be spotted along the roadways.
If those sound like large numbers, try this number on for size! The largest golf cart parade involved 3,321 participants from The Villages, Florida, September 4, 2005. The event raised $29,500 for various charities. This is the current world record held for the largest number of carts in a golf cart parade.
From inflatable ride-alongs, to flowers and flags, there is no shortage of creativity with our local golf cart owners. A widely popular addition to many carts this year is an LED Underglo System. This allows for countless color combinations to light up different areas of your cart. To purchase an LED Underglo system, stop by Ace of Carts in Stuart, Florida today. We have these available for $89, or have us install it for you – just in time for your décor debut!
As always, follow all local golf cart regulations and enjoy the season safely. We here at Ace of Carts wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!