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Postby montezooma » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:25 am

My contribution for the day.... Does anyone remember that this ride ever existed?
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Postby thrillerman1 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:07 pm

WOW another great addition Shane! I love seeing these especially rare cards (notice how the back says Six Flags Over Mid-America). My memory may be incorrect, but I think it was located where BTR is now.

I was able to ride this awesome Schwarzkopf coaster both at SFOMA in 1982 and again when it was moved to SFAW where a tunnel was added to the first drop and it was renamed Viper. I found it still running great on SFAW's closing weekend 3 years ago, and it's too bad it got trashed. It would've made a great addition to any park. According to RCDB, there are only 5 Looping Stars left operating today.

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Postby montezooma » Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:50 pm

Yes the JetScream was originally located where Batman stands today. I know I have a "Viper" postcard somewhere, but until I can find it, here is my daily contribution.
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This ride is the "cat's meow" and when it first opened they actually ran 5 trains on the ride!!!! At times one train would actually thread the loop while the other circled the loop. It was the coolest thing to see.
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Postby thrillerman1 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:04 am

I certainly had no idea that Revo could thread the loop while another train inverted. Awesome!

After this summer's return to form on the train paint colors, here's hoping Jay Thomas can get rid of the OTSR's on it next.

Nice colored pencil work on Bloop by the way. =)

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Postby montezooma » Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:40 am

Here's another post card of "The Great American Revolution" You can clearly see three trains operating out on the ride, there is probablly one in the station and one in the holding brakes. Now that the way to run a ride!
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3 trains, no head rests, no over the shoulder restraints...this is classic Anton!
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Magic Mountains's Revolution it'll knock your socks flat off!
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Postby thrillerman1 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:12 am

With autumn arriving this past week, it's time to say goodbye to summer with a sunset like view over one of my *very* favorite places on earth, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Vamp out!

Starting next week is the exclusive "Postcard SCAREadise" series!
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Front - That might be one of the two Coreys hanging out in the lower right corner.
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Postby montezooma » Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:36 am

I've got a good one for the start of this new week. Here is a coaster you don't see everyday. It is that NAD woodie down in Mexico City.

I'll be down there the end of October and maybe I can pick up a new post card as well as a parasite!
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Postby thrillerman1 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:16 pm

Interesting addition there Shane. Accordng to RCDB, Montana Rusa is one of only 3 operating mobius coasters left in the world. You'll have to let us know how those UNPADDED (???) LAPBARS feel!

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Postby restoca » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:49 pm

As a postcard collector myself, I'm really enjoying this thread. If Mark doesn't mind another contributor, I'll share a few of mine. Some I've bought on my own travels, some I've inherited from other coaster enthusiasts, and some I've bought from post card sellers. I'll start with one of my faves.
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Postby thrillerman1 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:40 am

WOW...What an amazing contribution restoca! I noticed the postcard is post dated 1932 also! Thanks for sharing with us this awesome view of Airplane. I'm looking forward to seeing more from your collection.

And yes I would love for more people to share their cards here in this thread. The more the merrier!

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