Is Anton Schwarzkopf alive?

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?

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"Pootie Tang!"
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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!!!.
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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.
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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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The day that I spend more time analyzing the rides than screaming my head off like a moron is the day that I hope someone will kick my in the love sausage and tell me not to be a moron. - Jeff
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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/
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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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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"From the global village... in the age of communication!"
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 1:34 PM

Jeff said:
"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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.....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!!

*** This post was edited by colin mcwilliam on 7/8/2001. ***
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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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