Saturday, July 7, 2001 8:30 PM
On the Roller Coaster Rollback, on this day in 1924, Anton Schwarzkopf was born. Since it's 2001, is Anton still alive. If not, when did he pass away?
Sunday, July 8, 2001 12:18 AM
Last I heard, in first drop -ECC mag- he is alive, but unwell with Alzheimers disease. This guy is a genius you know, we owe him so much!!!.
Sunday, July 8, 2001 5:56 AM
I am sorry to hear that he is suffering from Alzheimers. I love Anton's coasters!!!! Too bad he doesn't have a son or daughter that is carring on the coaster making.
Sunday, July 8, 2001 8:51 AM
he does but i don't know much more about him.
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 9:18 AM
Actually, his son is in the coaster building business.
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 9:45 AM
Yeah, I think his son is a contractor, maintaining and restoring Schwarzkopf rides. Schwarzkopf went out of business, as although his ideas were(and still are) fantastic, he didn't have much of a mind for business...despite takeovers.
Here's a great site bout him: http://schwarzkopf.coaster.net/
Sunday, July 8, 2001 11:54 AM
Schwarzkopf was truly a genius! Most of his rides run as smooth and intense as they did back in the day. His designs set the standard for many to come.
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 1:04 PM
They may have gone out of business at one point, but it sure appears that there is a new Schwarzkopf because they're exhibiting at IAAPA.
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 1:34 PM
"They may have gone out of business at one point, but it sure appears that there is a new Schwarzkopf because they're exhibiting at IAAPA.
.....That site above says its under ownership..??But who cares.
Did you see that new style train...? V sexy!!, not heard of any orders though.....I would recommend Revolution, and The Bullet for perfect customers!!
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Friday, July 13, 2001 11:04 PM
I will add that it was Schwarzkopf's daughter running the show at IAAPA last year. From what I gathered in interviewing her is that they are in the business of repairing and providing maintenance services for his rides. As well as they have a binder full of used flat rides for vendors to buy from them.
And they mentioned that Anton was not well, and that "well ... you know he's old".
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