I shall venture a guess and say it's the Zippin' Pippin at Libertyland in Memphis, TN. The eBay listing is from Tennessee, after all, and a quick search of wooden coasters in Tennessee on the RCDB produces two currently operating results: that, and Thunderhead.
This picture further convinces me. Though it's at a different angle, it definitely looks like the same turnaround. You can even see the parking lot where the eBay picture was taken off on the bottom right. Plus, notice the stadium-style lighting above the trees on the left side of the picture. Those same style lights appear in the background of the eBay picture as well.
And if I may editorialize for a moment: wow, that picture is just saaaaaaaaaad.
I like my own car, personally. Gets me from point A to point B no problem, gets decent gas mileage, runs smooth, cost me $3000 less than the Batmobile, and most importantly, does not have as its primary liability the need to wear those ridiculous costumes! :)
And Darth, it's late, I'm bored...I research. It's what I do when all my friends sign off. Tired ass pansies. ;)
*** Edited 6/11/2004 4:51:21 AM UTC by Nitro Dave***
I understand about the whole *late* issue. <insert plug for my sig>
Edit: And noticing your sig, I would like to say it's nice to see some other buzzers have some other, and more *cultured* hobbies. Les Mis r0x0rs! ;) *** Edited 6/11/2004 4:56:28 AM UTC by Darth Saambe***
Well, I WAS fortunate enough to see the musical about six months before it went off Broadway in 2003. But when you start to read the book, you get to see how much had to be removed from the show, and how in-depth and thoughtful Hugo's writing is. Maybe it's just this particular translation, but the story is really easy to follow and really deep -- just LONG, which is why most people won't touch it.
Every so often, though, you hit lines like "Do we ever realize our fondest dreams?" or "Do what we may to shape the mysterious stuff of which our lives are composed, the dark threads of our destiny will always re-emerge," that just make you stop and catch your breath at their beauty and aptitude. It's really quite beautifully written; I'd originally planned to take it up as a project to read over the summer during all my traveling, but it'll probably be done well before I finish traveling in July because it's so good. It's reminding me of all the reasons why I used to, and now do again, love reading.
I saw Les Mis on Broadway three or four times and was quite sad that I couldn't make it once more before the show closed. While I don't doubt Hugo's novel is also incredible, Les Mis was also one of the best musical productions ever staged. It was awesome and inspiring in a way that no book has ever been -- for me, anyway. Song does that to me, though.
Oh, and, uh, roller coasters rock. There should be Javert: The Ride or something. Yep.