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by DEEFA DODGEM
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Cairns Show 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Re: Cairns Show 2015

Thanks KIWI, I was glad you were able to catch up with John Short. I have known him for about 25 years and is one of the most down to earth showman on the circuit. It was a shame he sold his Super Loops, but I guess you have to move with the times.
Cheers, DEEFA.
by DEEFA DODGEM
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: CHANCE RADAR FOR SALE!
Replies: 5
Views: 2322

Re: CHANCE RADAR FOR SALE!

Is it BELLS or one that's being refirbed on the quiet??
by DEEFA DODGEM
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Cairns Show 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Re: Cairns Show 2015

It was to see the photo of John Shorts ORION ride from the late 80's at the Rocky Show. I have a folder of show inserts from local papers from the mid 80's showing many of the old rides of that time, eg Chipmunk Roller Coaster as well as unused tickets from rides like ORION,TURBO etc. Sure brings ba...
by DEEFA DODGEM
Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: CHANCE RADAR FOR SALE!
Replies: 5
Views: 2322

Re: CHANCE RADAR FOR SALE!

Good point HUSS. I was only aware of BELLS (BROOKS old one) that was getting a refirbed in Australia. Seems to be dragging on for ages. It would be cool if someone could get the main workings of a TURBO/RADAR and retro fit modern over the shoulder restraint seats similar to those on XXXL. Sure beats...
by DEEFA DODGEM
Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: CHANCE RADAR FOR SALE!
Replies: 5
Views: 2322

CHANCE RADAR FOR SALE!

USED RIDES.COM has just listed on the 13th of JULY a CHANCE RADAR RIDE that needs work for US $15000. This could be a chance to pick up this ride and keep and eye out for a set of TURBO tubs that often come up for sale. Could be an opportunity to bring a TURBO back to life!

DEEFA.
by DEEFA DODGEM
Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Rockhampton Show 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: Rockhampton Show 2015

This years show would have been one of the worst for takings for operators and stall holders in years. Combined with gale force winds, crappy weather and Rocky still recovering from Category 5 cyclone Marcia, it was pretty poor. Speed 2 and Dark Ride packed up on the 2nd last night and moved out! Sk...
by DEEFA DODGEM
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: Kmg new style Discovery for Australia!
Replies: 21
Views: 3539

Re: Kmg new style Discovery for Australia!

Went for a lap of the showgrounds and checked out the new Avenger. Geez the artwork looks pretty good now. Earlier in the week it looked like it had been whitewashed, now the whitewash has gone and it's full of colourful superhero characters. A lot better, well done!
by DEEFA DODGEM
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: TURBO RIDE.
Replies: 1
Views: 932

TURBO RIDE.

Recently (7/11/14) listed on the "Used Rides.com"site-Ref#23483 was a Chance Turbo Ride listed for sale in China for U.S.$49 000. It was described as being imported from AUSTRALIA in 2001.It has had little use as it has mostly been in storage, has no rust, no oil leaks,new paint and last u...
by DEEFA DODGEM
Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Royal Melbourne Show, 2014 Zipper!
Replies: 17
Views: 5065

Re: Royal Melbourne Show, 2014 Zipper!

I think there is enough warning in place to inform riders that this ride is WILD!! Perhaps Shorts should have an option when you buy your tickets if you would like to be wrapped from head to toe in bubble wrap for a charge of $10 to prevent the sugar babies from bruising a finger or smashing your fa...
by DEEFA DODGEM
Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Victorian Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Royal Melbourne Show - Taipan STUCK
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Re: Royal Melbourne Show - Taipan STUCK

It just goes to show how much the Short and Laurie staff take safety so seriously with all safety precautions taken with their harnesses etc. I'm sure this was not a decision taken just for the benefit of the crowds and cameras and they were updating the passengers on their every move. Very professi...
by DEEFA DODGEM
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: 8 Y.O. dies on AIRMAXX 360.
Replies: 4
Views: 1340

8 Y.O. dies on AIRMAXX 360.

It was sad to hear that an 8 year old girl died after being throw up to 10 metres while on the AIRMAXX. This ride was new to Australia last year and was the first time at that Adelaide Show. It was suggested the girl flew out from the restraint due to her small size. It is vital that operators stick...
by DEEFA DODGEM
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: Chipmunk Roller Coaster Aust' (Tree Top Racers USA)
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

Re: Chipmunk Roller Coaster Aust' (Tree Top Racers USA)

From what I heard, it was on a 25 year lease to Midway Amusements from the U.S.
by DEEFA DODGEM
Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: What ever happened to...
Replies: 3
Views: 1379

Re: What ever happened to...

Thanks Kiwi. Still would like to know what happened to the Sky Diver and the Muzique Bounce that didn't have a very long existance if anybody knows.
Cheers, DEEFA.
by DEEFA DODGEM
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: What ever happened to...
Replies: 3
Views: 1379

What ever happened to...

I was thinking of the rides that used to travel the show circuit and was wondering what ever happened to the following rides: Paviers Sky Diver ride, Midway Amusements Muzique Bounce ride, Shorts Orian ride and Shorts Superloops. Maybe these rides were sold overseas or are getting a new lease of lif...
by DEEFA DODGEM
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Rockhampton Show 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: Rockhampton Show 2014

Glad you enjoyed the Rocky Show Steve, without being picky, your ride list had 4 Dodgems:Crazy Cars, Nitro Dodgems and both of Shorts tracks. The Slingshot has been around for years now and hasn't been to Rocky for ages and Speed 2 has been a regular for a few years. I decided to give the Freak Out ...
by DEEFA DODGEM
Mon May 05, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Kingaroy Show 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 706

Re: Kingaroy Show 2014

Rok N Rol was run by Coney Fair Amusements out of Brisbane. Don't know if they are still running it now.
DEEFA.
by DEEFA DODGEM
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Travelling/Portable Rides
Topic: Its all a bit of history, Pics of Ferrari 500 karts etc
Replies: 1
Views: 1021

Re: Its all a bit of history, Pics of Ferrari 500 karts etc

The Ferrari 500's look like the set that did the North run which was owned by Carrick Amusements.
DEEFA.
by DEEFA DODGEM
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2014 Gladstone Harbour Festvial.
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: 2014 Gladstone Harbour Festvial.

Thanks HARDROCK, maybe it was their Twister Gravitron that had a re-theme to the TRON colours.
DEEFA.
by DEEFA DODGEM
Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: 2014 Gladstone Harbour Festvial.
Replies: 3
Views: 946

2014 Gladstone Harbour Festvial.

This year we had a Dodgem Track, Ferris Wheel, Super Trooper, Ultimate Party Machine,Energy Storm, Kamakazi, Gravitron, Cyber Party, Claw, Super Fun Factory, Simulator,Temple of Doom Ghost Train, Scrambler and a Super Slide. Still a good turn out for a small festival and you never know what is going...
by DEEFA DODGEM
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: ROCKY SHOW 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Re: ROCKY SHOW 2013

Hi Steve, good to hear you are making it to Rocky this year. Will try to catch up some where. There is plenty of free parking around the showgrounds available early, failing that, there is paid ($5 - $7) day/night parking at Rocky High School grounds straight across the road. A few more rides have a...
by DEEFA DODGEM
Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: ROCKY SHOW 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

ROCKY SHOW 2013

Well the Rocky show is on this Friday to Sunday again clashing with the weekend Yeppoon show. The rides are starting to roll in including: Crazy Coaster, Space Roller, Flash Dance, Alien Abduction, Crazy Cars, Shorts Zipper, Davis' Wheel, Several Dodgems, Extreme, and what I think is a new wheel fro...
by DEEFA DODGEM
Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Gladstone Harbour Festival 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

Re: Gladstone Harbour Festival 2013

Good to see you had a top day out at the festival Force. I went down on the Saturday and was surprised with the growing number of rides, a few you missed were the: Temple of Doom Ghost Train, Fun Factory, Jumbo Slide and a Simulator. It was good to see the Sky Walker make it's debut there, but the $...
by DEEFA DODGEM
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Gladstone Harbour Festival 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1187

Re: Gladstone Harbour Festival 2013

I'm looking at going down to the Gladstone Harbour festival again this year. It doesn't have a bad line up for a small carnival. Last year from what I can remember was: Davis' Wheel, Trindals Cyber party and Super Trooper. Watkins Claw and Kamikaze, Flash Dance, Dodgems Cars and previously Marchs' H...
by DEEFA DODGEM
Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Public Forum
Topic: Going to Queensland next year!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2871

Re: Going to Queensland next year!!

Hey Dazzle, see if you can squeeze a few bucks from your Mum and get yourself a new keyboard. The Exclamation Mark (!) seems to come on every time you hit the Fullstop key. Just a friendly hint....I don't like to be shouted out. :wink:
by DEEFA DODGEM
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Queensland Travelling Fairs/Shows
Topic: Rockhampton Show
Replies: 19
Views: 2640

Re: Rockhampton Show

Sorry Josh, no pics. I think by now most people know what the rides look like by now. Just one thing I noticed with a lot of the rides this year was the use of the computer generated yank voice overs during the ride start up and ride durations themselves. You know, the "scream if you wanna go f...

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