Saturday, June 7, 2008 9:41 AM
For the coaster junkies into defunct classics, especially from the school of Fred Church designs (Rye Airplane, Cyclone Racer, Coney Tornado to name a few), I just stumbled upon this outstanding piece of video showing the late Belle Vue Park Bobs coaster in Manchester, UK.
An almost identical version was built in New Orleans in 1928 but was short-lived, being replaced by the Zephyr (1938-1983). Anyway, here's the video link:
Saturday, June 7, 2008 11:23 AM
That is quite an amazing video.
Saturday, June 7, 2008 12:19 PM
The guy having tea time on the coaster reminds me of a similar Fred Church moment. Back in the 60's or early 70's, maybe, there was a commercial for shampoo where they put the wet headed model in the back seat of the Cyclone Racer and faced the camera toward her. The wind from the ride dried her off and when she got back to the station, presto! Long, luxurious, managable hair!
Saturday, June 7, 2008 5:40 PM
So... what you're trying to tell us through all the videos you've posted on youtube is that you secretly have a time machine, and have been going back to ride all the classic coasters without us, taking POV's, and then black-and-whiting and muting them to make them seem legit?
Awesome, great work, please continue!
Seriously though that was an amazing video.
Saturday, June 7, 2008 7:34 PM