2014 Tribute Girandolas


Unfortunately, Tony Petro and Doc Barr passed away in 2014.  Tony was known for his small multi-break rocket headings.  Doc helped introduce everyone to strobe rockets.

Here are our tributes to both of them.

Tony Petro Tribute:

The diameter of this bamboo frame was 30”.  This girandola tried to simulate that as it rose. There were 24 2.5” shells attached outside of the 26 drivers. They were six sets of four shells in yellow, orange, red, green, violet, blue and all of them had cap plug reports. The heading had the same colors, cap plugs reports and additional reports.

Tony Petro Tribute

Tony Petro Tribute

Doc Barr Tribute:

The diameter of the bamboo frame was 24”. There were 80 lances mounted on top of the frame to form a pyramid. They were red to blue to strobe. There were 24 drivers used to lift the girandola along with strobe accents to add noise for the rise. The headings were strobe inserts to report.

Doc Barr Tribute

Doc Barr Tribute