Question about Schwartkopft

Sunday, March 31, 2002 5:47 PM

I know Anton Schwartkopt passed away last july. But Does his company still Manufacture rides ? Do they still even exsist ?

And just in case there is anyone who does not know he passed away, it was on July 20, 2001 .


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Sunday, March 31, 2002 5:58 PM
isn't his last name spelled Schwarzkopf ? I don't mean to be rude or anything, but the man is a legend, and has so much respect, and people still can't spell his last name right

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 6:01 PM
I believe they still make parts...
Sunday, March 31, 2002 6:03 PM
his 2 sons took over the company, but what they have done with it, i dont know!
Sunday, March 31, 2002 6:05 PM
I thought his son had been trying to get the company reorganized. Didn't the company manufacture the new trains on Taz's Texas Tornado at Six Flags Astroworld?

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 6:47 PM

Gerstlauer now ocupies the old Anton plant.

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 6:55 PM
Ride_Op would be the man you want to ask.

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 7:04 PM
i think his name is written Schwartzkopf.


Sunday, March 31, 2002 7:10 PM should solve the mystery of his last name's spelling. They have lots of ads of his products, and I doubt he would spell his last name wrong for his company name! German names are hard to pronounce and spell, thats for sure!

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Sunday, March 31, 2002 7:13 PM

Anton's son is now running a company called Wieland Schwarzkopf, which manufactures parts for old Schwarzkopf rides (and supplied the terrible new trains for SFAW's Texas Tornado). They became associated with Gerstlauer and began making flat rides, as well as a water raft ride and a wild mouse model, though I'm not sure how much of that is currently being done. Wieland Schwarzkopf introduced a new upcharge attraction at IAAPA called a "robocoaster" that inverts and spins riders every which way. Take a look here:


Sunday, March 31, 2002 7:20 PM

whaddya mean TrBiggar...

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P.S. Anton and I were both born on July 8, different years obviously....

*** This post was edited by rollergator on 4/1/2002. ***


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