"If the land your amusement park sits on is more valuable as a flea market.... You just might be a redneck."
Gonch wants first dibs on the cow from the mini golf course
I want the little pixie pinwheels.
It'd save me the 99 cents at Dollar General. ;)
I can see me now driving home on rt. 11&15 with a 500 pound bumper car strapped to the roof of my Sunfire!
Two words: Duct Tape. You can probably pick that up at the auction too... I swear they have been using that for the past 15 years or so to hold the trains of the Cyclone together.
I was going to go in with a friend to buy the whip cars to restore and resell but they went for $450 a piece and the guy bought all 8. We would have bought the rest if they would have sold for $250 but we didn't get the chance. $450 was a good deal I guess since all the trim, lapbars, wheels and seats were intact, even the Mangles signs on the sides.
Bumper cars went from anywhere from $500 to $100 a piece but they were all in real bad shape. No Lusse's in the lot.
The slide which was only the sliding surface and in about 20 pieces went for $.50. Yea I did type fifty cents!
We didn't stay for the entire auction, too cold and we were only really interested in the Whip Cars.
The Cuddle Up cars would have been cool to make into two person bar booths but we didn't stick around.
In all there were some cool things like an assortment of fiberglass tubs for various rides but everything need lots of TLC. The Whip cars were about the only real ride items of value and in decient shape.
The good news is that this was just the items from the bone yard not the actual park so there is still some hope for Williams Grove.
I was under the impression that the flea market was going where the park is but it will actually be south of the park in the big field/ overflow parking past the Cyclones far turnaround.
I'm still amazed piles of Dirt and logs went for more then an old slide!
It was mostly ride parts of an Eli Wheel, Flying Coaster, Calypso, Cuddle Up, fiberglass bumper car shells, carpet slide, Mangles Whip stuff including cars, Trees, piles of dirt, piles of scrap, wooden barrels from a fun house and more piles of scrap.
Damn, I could have purchased a pile of dirt?
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