78-year-old man reaches 4,000 rides on Kennywood's Jack Rabbit

Posted Monday, August 16, 2010 11:43 AM | Contributed by ideame

Kennywood's Jack Rabbit, one of the oldest roller coasters in the world, is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, and a 78-year-old man made it a record-breaking celebration Sunday afternoon. Vic Kleman, of Knoxville, took his 4,000th ride on the coaster Sunday.

Read more from KDKA/Pittsburgh.

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Monday, August 16, 2010 11:59 AM

There is a video on the right hand side of the link as well.

And actually, by the end of the day, he had 93 rides on the Jack Rabbit. He also got to ride in the Kennywood Trolley for the Fall Fantasy parade.

Monday, August 16, 2010 4:11 PM
James Whitmore's avatar

You don't stop riding because you get old, you get old because you stop riding.


Monday, August 16, 2010 4:13 PM

Well, where was Vic from 1920 to 1958? I am going to ask him.

Monday, August 16, 2010 5:21 PM

He moved to Pittsburgh in 1959.

Monday, August 16, 2010 8:37 PM

I think he has a good excuse at least till 1932.


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