This is the latest Tenerife carnival novelty. Again, masquerade and human effort go hand in hand.
It's a hilarious way of moving about besides the so called gay parade the man's marathon 'Ponte tacón' (put on high heels).
You may know 'carros' the trolleys or carts in supermarkets of Spain.
However, the carts of carnival became quite big or even crazy cars for their cumbersome tasks.
This new carnival event is as funny for the onlookers as for the guys who take part in it.
By the way, find a note about the latest event of 2017. It has been moved to Plaza del Charco for both exhibition and the race. Encounter its new dates and times together with the nonsensical challenge of 2015 on the bottom of this page...
It had a straight front wheel and two skewed ones on the side. They only touched the cobblestone road on the inside which was very comical.
Notwithstanding, it's a technical achievement to go forward, while wheels turn in such positions. The two guys that handled it were dressed all in white. That's for top engineer status.
That outfit and the most non technical construction that made fun of the appearance of both men and cart should have earned first prize in the event.
The face of the man who pushed this rolling gimmick was hidden. The guy who sat on some seat without anything around him low above the ground seemed to almost kill himself laughing.
The vessel's hulk is decorated in carnival style with pastel colored sea animals and marine gadgets.
The officers which were seen on shore were women too, unless they were gay. But most men in Tenerife love to wear women clothes on carnival. There, the well manned boat struggled up the cobblestone hill despite good manpower. They should have left the vessel bottomless to walk it. After all, no rain or flooding was forecast. Otherwise, the guys should have let the lady captain sit, while they did the work. How about that for marine emancipation?
The same vehicle is used in the forest. Hence, all the tree branches in the cart.. The shut down petrol refinery in Santa Cruz could be used for the manufacturing of timber cars. How about that? Just joking...
They may become firewood. Yippy, here is a Tenerife reborn new energy provider to go with the times.
This cart was a tricycle driven Rickshaw or Trishow alternative.
Leverage would have been adequate. In fact a 6 year old can lift a Fiat with such means. A cart pole could have folded up to be more roadworthy.
The devoted fans of the rock star could have graciously walked him. Just kidding...
Shown above are without doubt crazy bicycles and cyclists. The weird vehicle designs of colors in pink, red, blue and yellow mark them as typical carnival creations.
A classic tricycle from way back is seen up front. A vintage bicycle of century XX follows close behind. The one in the photo beside could be a Penny Farthing, except for the spikes that belong to a later era. Now in XXI, these vintage bicycles, one of which with a huge front and a tiny back wheel, indeed strike us as crazy vehicles.
In fact, the way those vehicles were constructed and the parts which were often made for them fall under the most outrageous categories. Some are very simplistic or rather symbolic like dashboard precision instruments that are mere paper cuttings. As said, there is that old pink wrist watch which was so conveniently glued onto the steering wheel. Impossible to miss when you had one carnival beer too many. Other parts look archaic or very makeshift. You see big bolts or rubber foam in most unusual places of the carts alias carros locos.
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