Royal Show Pics from the 1990s!

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Royal Show Pics from the 1990s!

Post by Dazzleland » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:41 pm

Take a nostalgic look at the show from the past!
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Re: Royal Show Pics from the 1990s!

Post by dell2006 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:26 pm

that was a crazy idea putting the rides on roof tops. I guess there roofs would have been rated.
Is that watkins old zipper? and pinks force 10?

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Post by thecrow » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:30 pm

no it was wittingslows and now dean davis and yes it has been owned by pinks the force 10

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Post by HUSSRAINBOW » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:31 pm

Seen these photo's before.... amazing.... having Ranger along with Rainbow together... no wonder Wittingslow owned the most HUSS rides in the world at one stage....
funny to see a ray missing off the sun aswell! Miss the angels too!
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Post by DEEFA DODGEM » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:15 pm

Ahh! Pinks' Force 10. I remember going on it when it first came to Rocky in the late 80's, it was one of the fastest rides at the time. Shame it doesn't travel up this way anymore. Don't think much of it's new name now:Extreme Force.

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Post by DEEFA DODGEM » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:23 pm

Just noticed also, is there a Force 10 sign on the front of Durkin Amusements ticket box or do my eyes deceive me?? :? I can see a Hurricane entrance sign to the right of the Durkins box, as they did have a Hurricane with dark blue carriages at one stage. W.T.F.??? I have a feeling that the Force 10 was first owned by Durkins then sold onto Pinks. Any ideas people?

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Re: Royal Show Pics from the 1990s!

Post by Jaffa23 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:36 pm

GREAT PICS!!!

Ah - Force 10 - one of the fastest rides I have ever been on in Oz,,

So of all the rides in the pics - are any now "officially" scrapped???

Where is the ex-Witts Enterprise now? And also that double Ranger? Who's Hurri was that? Who owns them now, if anyone??? I think the others have been covered in other forums...

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Post by tziolasamusements » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:50 pm

Jaffa23 wrote:GREAT PICS!!!

Ah - Force 10 - one of the fastest rides I have ever been on in Oz,,

So of all the rides in the pics - are any now "officially" scrapped???

Where is the ex-Witts Enterprise now? And also that double Ranger? Who's Hurri was that? Who owns them now, if anyone??? I think the others have been covered in other forums...

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ex witts enterprise sold to china, double ranger sold to o'niells also rainbow too. zipper now owns by dean davis. pirate and breakdance still owns by witts. mad mouse at china which owned by les osborne that i pull down and maintance the tracks.

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Post by Top Gunner14 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:28 pm

Amazing photos cheers for the find. Looked like they were the golden days, would've been great to see a show lineup like that. Never knew Double Ranger had that paint scheme... not a fan if you ask me. And yes pretty sure Durkin's first owned Force 10 before selling to Pink's.

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Post by Dazzleland » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:43 pm

Take a look at the ferris wheel too!
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Post by tziolasamusements » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:33 pm

DAZZLELAND - where did you get these pics from?

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Post by HUSSRAINBOW » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:04 pm

theyre on flickr...

i remember when ranger had that paint scheme, although the blue paintjob with the shapes was the most prominent in my childhood memories
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Post by DEEFA DODGEM » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:38 pm

Thanks for that TopGunner, I remember Durkins bringing their Hurricane to Rocky one year and then the next year Force 10 was in the same place. Durkins mustn't have owned the Force long before selling it to Pinks though?

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