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Scott's Coaster Closet

Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:46 pm


Welcome to Season II of Scott's Coaster Closet. I decided to change the name from 'Amusement' to 'Coaster' since most of my posts tend to focus on the nuts and bolts (and manual brakes!) of roller coasters as opposed to the entire park. Everything else is covered by my longtime friend Shane Huish over at Shane's Amusement Attic

Season II of of the Closet continues our long, undulating trip down memory lane with various bits and pieces from my seemingly bottomless collection of coaster photos and memorabilia. Every now again I'll toss in info or pics of an old iron ride or other quirky attraction that catches my attention.

So, without further delay ... slip under the fixed lap bar and hang on. It's gonna be a bumpy ride!


Season II topics

AlpenFlug -- THE very first modern suspended coaster
Carowinds' White Lightnin' & Original Thunder Road trains --
Defunct Coaster Potpourri
Defunct Coaster Potpourri -- Part II
Olde Tyme Coaster Fun – Part I
Coney Island Thunderbolt
Olde Tyme Coaster Fun – Part II
Media TR Carolina Cobra new train
Defunct Coaster Bonanza #1
Kings Island's Diamondback hyper
Our new Kings Island/Diamondback vid

Season I topics

Arrow Development (1978 NatGeo mag)
Killer Coasters (1987 PopMech mag)
Riverview Bobs (1954 Chicago mag?)
10 Best Coasters (1987 People mag)
Cascade Park Comet (1981 photos)
Anton Schwarzkopf (1980s brochure)
Elitch Gardens( Twister & early Wild Cat shots )
Ocean View Rocket (1920s - 78)
Mexico City Racer/NAD-IAD letters
West View Racing Whippet
West View Dips, Kiddie Dips & More
Random mini-update: 1977 mag articles, 1980s brochures
Rocky Springs Wildcat
Marriott's GA,Conneaut, Rocky Glen & more ...
Hanson's Park article/pic
Arrow Development Flying Turns & Looping Suspended Coaster prototypes 1980
Herschell - Chance TWISTER! 1955-60
Schwarzkopf's Wiener Looping - For Sale and a look back!
Virginia's Lakeside Park and Shooting Star
Wooden Coaster Manual Braking Systems
Last edited by robbalvey on Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:20 pm.

Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:50 pm

YAY! Im so happy! I love all this retro stuff! I can see what parks were like before I was born!

Thanks Scott! Can't wait to see the first thing!


Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:54 pm

From attic to closet, I am really liking this retro stuff.
I'm looking forward to seeing what you have. :br

Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:24 pm

I LOVE IT! I see you are still in the closet!!!!

Yes, I know Scott has some great stuff and I am really looking forward to seeing stuff that I don't have. I am sure that Scott's stuff will be even MORE retro than mine since he is YEARS older than I am...lol

I think it is really great to read all the news about stuff that is going on in theme parks today, but I also love hearing stories of how things were. Also being able to see the transformation these parks have gone through is really cool.

I am glad to see that my thread has inspired others to share some of their history.


PS...Love the logo!!!

Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:58 pm

^ Shane, you have an attic; Scott has a closet; and if I dig up enough of my stuff, I'll have a basement! :lmao:


Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:01 pm

Can I have a box? That would be cool! I just don't have anything like you do. :( Both Shane and Scott have more than I do, and I don't have anything!


Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:05 pm

^ Start saving stuff now, and 20 or 30 years from now you'll have quite a collection.


Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:09 pm

Ok, here's my first entry ---

This appeared in the May 1978 issue of "National Geographic World."

Note those wonderful speed bumps on 'Turn of the Century' @ Marriott's Great America (CA version).

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Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:11 pm

But where can I get brouchers? Only at parks? Im working on getting a box. SeaWhippet, what coaster is in your avatar?


Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:11 pm

This is great! Thank you Scott!

I'm really happy to see so many people posting 'retro' stuff. I think as much as the "next big thing" is so interesting to us, so are the photos and information of parks and attractions of the years gone by.

One of the focuses of TPR in the very near future will be a complete update and revamp of our 'Park Index' section, and I'll be very happy to include all this great retro stuff that we've been fortuante enough to have everyone contributing.

Thanks again Scott! Looking forward to seeing your updates.

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