B&M - What does it stand for?

Thursday, July 5, 2001 12:31 PM
Bolliger & Mabillard.

That's what I thought. The people who run the company are Walter Bolliger & Claude Mabillard.

Then WHY, do I keep seeing the name BolliNger & Mabillard (with an 'n').

This name appears consitently in official, and trusted sources. The American Rollercoaster, the book by Scott Rutherford calls them this name, and I contacted Six Flags, and they say the correct name is BOLLINGER & MABILLARD. It is even on the Six Flags Site.

If this is true, why does EVERYONE call them Bolliger & Mabillard.

This needs clearing up, one of the names must be incorrect, but which one??
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Thursday, July 5, 2001 12:36 PM
I have only ever seen it as Bolliger & Mabillard. I double check web sites such as SIX FLAGS.com and it is listed as Bolliger & Mabillard. I don't know what to tell Ya.

Bolliger & Mabillard

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Thursday, July 5, 2001 12:41 PM
One of the best roller coaster designers in the world. Great people movers.
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Thursday, July 5, 2001 12:46 PM
I do know that the company is called Bolliger & Mabillard, but I'm just pointing out this inaccuracy which seems to be creeping into more and more places. I have noticed that the people who use this other B&M name are the sources you would consider to be reliable, and why would us mere enthusiasts have the say in what B&M stands for when Six Flags is actually dealing with them - you'd think they'd know the company that suplies many of their rides!

Check out that book though, The American Rollercoaster, because I noticed it is FULL of incorrect company names. Giavanola!?
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Thursday, July 5, 2001 12:47 PM
One more thing, read th posts before you post, were not discussing how good B&M are, we are trying to figure out why some people call them by an incorrect name, Keep to the topic, I don't think anyone needs another "how good is B&M topic"!!!
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Thursday, July 5, 2001 1:34 PM
It's not Bollinger... Some mistake.

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Thursday, July 5, 2001 2:41 PM
BORING AND MEANINGLESS.
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Thursday, July 5, 2001 2:48 PM
its probably just typos. neither of their names are common, at least to Americans, so they are easily misspelled.

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Thursday, July 5, 2001 5:20 PM
If they can say Cedar Point has S:UE at their park, I'm sure that some letters can easily get messed up.

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Thursday, July 5, 2001 5:39 PM
maybe they call them BolLiNger because their coasters still Linger with greatness over years?

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"Why you kick my dog?"
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Thursday, July 5, 2001 6:36 PM
so this company is like only 2 people create coasters?

if theres more wouldnt i be like B&M company or inc. or corp. yea hehe


BLAH
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Thursday, July 5, 2001 6:40 PM
Well, a common misconception is that Bolliger and Mabillard, and all coaster companies for that fact, have one or two designers. That is wrong. B&M and all companies are Firms, they have many, many engineers designing and working for them. It is named B&M because they are the founders and chief engineers.

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Thursday, July 5, 2001 7:32 PM
Well, actually, to the Swiss, the "&" symbol stands for the word "than," thus the meaning of B&M: Better than most. ;)

I'm such a geek :)

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Thursday, July 5, 2001 7:43 PM
We all need other hobbies here. Dont you think?

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