Looking for 70's & 80's Fair midway photos

Friday, August 1, 2003 6:52 AM
God Knows I've seen photos of nearly every flat ride in the book, but I was wondering if anyone here has collections of photos taken at festivals, fairs, or church carnivals, of especially, the group of rides or Midway back in the 1970s and 1980's. The rides are the important thing Im trying to emphasize on, as opposed to games or food trailors.

I have done a few in-depth web searches, and other than perhaps one or two picts here and there, I haven't been all that successful.

I DONT want to see any modern ones, because I have seen just too many midways with Cliffhangers, Wipeouts and Fireballs (Oh My). Plus the website, www.mattscarnivalwherehouse.com, is pretty in-debth with modern midways anyway.

While growing up in the 70's and 80's, I never got to experience many carnivals other than the one I was able to attend (which I don't have pictures of). I know that many of todays rides were introduced at that time, but early variations of todays rides looked weird and primitive, and thats also something Im looking for as well.

Thanks in advance
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Friday, August 1, 2003 7:11 AM
I Would suggest David's Amusement Ride Extravaganza, which has pictures of several earlier rides like Turbos, Tilt-a-Wirls, Zippers, and Roundups, and various other rides from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, but for some reason it's not working for me.

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