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Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:22:38 AM
Does anyone in the group have pictures of the Dell & Travers Sky wheel which i assume ended up on Olympic expo after the show was sold and re-branded. Evidently that one ended up on Shaw & Son's amusements from roughly the mid 80's till 2001. I am trying to find pictures of this ride for a future model project. any help would be appreciated. These are two I have found or been given from some of the folks familiar with the show
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PhillyPaul
Saturday, May 28, 2022 5:42:04 AM
I traveled with Olympic Exposition for one summer. We ended up in Venezuela. Some of these pictures are from the states and some are from Venezuela.
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PhillyPaul
Saturday, May 28, 2022 5:43:30 AM
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PhillyPaul
Saturday, May 28, 2022 5:49:26 AM
That's me in the control room in Venezuela.
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PhillyPaul
Saturday, May 28, 2022 6:02:28 AM
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ridejocky
Saturday, May 28, 2022 9:20:40 AM
Hey Paul, did you know Dave Daugherty, I think he was Paul's ride-super when the show went to Venezuela. He used to ride the wall and was on Strates before Paul bought D & T. He and I were pretty tight. He was from Tennessee, his wife's name was Lynn and they had a young daughter named Cassie.

I was on Strates from '78-'88.
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PhillyPaul
Saturday, May 28, 2022 1:41:31 PM
You know, I am not 100% certain but that does sound familiar. Since Al Reisinger didn't go to South America I remember getting a new Midway supervisor. He was a small, skinny guy and super friendly. Probably around 45-50 at that time?Really smart.

They sent us over by airplane and put us in a hotel, hotel Oneida in Caracas. We were probably in the hotel for 7 to 10 days before the rides arrived. One of the first days I talked to the new ride supervisor he was ecstatic about the local coffee, and took me to a place to get a shot of expresso. I honestly can't remember his name but he was a super nice guy.