quote:Originally posted by SkywheelriderRhino you are absolutely correct, I saw the Swings with third unit 95% of the time over the years. Last time I saw it, it was in Livonia, Michigan at the Free Fair at Schoolcraft College, June 1997, with first unit. Looking at the second links Kenny provided, I came across this great photo. What a great shot! [:D]http://home-and-garden.w...237669955047875071UEzrfO
quote:Originally posted by GregRod Link's Swing had the inflatable dome top on it. It was yellow & green striped. The sweeps & tower were yellow & the seats white. I drew it on a lot layout I did when I was 12 & that is the only picture I have, I wish there were some good pictures of Link Shows somewhere.
quote:Originally posted by GregWas Wade's & Link's the same one?
quote:Originally posted by circusguyChris The Mulligan Swing, that was on the Wade Shows, belonged to Clara Lee Ingalls( whom I was married too at one time). She sold it to John Arnold in 1990. I hear it is for sale again.
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quote:Originally posted by circusguyChris The Mulligan Swing, that was on the Wade Shows, belonged to Clara Lee Ingalls( whom I was married too at one time). She sold it to John Arnold in 1990. I hear it is for sale again.Thanks Jim, that's right, Jon told Justin and I about it a couple of years ago. Could not remember the name though. For sale, eh? That particular one is another ride that seems to have been around forever! LOL I can only recall three themes to it, the original green and white, a wind surfing theme, and the current Twister theme, I have photos of it all three ways.
quote:Originally posted by SkywheelriderThat is a Mulligan Swings, that photo is Wade Shows from sometime in the late 1970's or very early 1980's. Reason I say that is the white seats on the Sky Wheel--Frank had them painted in colours in 1983. Oh, and notice the first photo is backwards? LOLAnyways, Wade Shows carried the ride up until the late 1990's, the last time I recall seeing it was 1997, they were themed as the Love Swings. For years (basically most of the 1980's into the early 1990's) it was painted yellow and orange and called the Super Swings. Last I knew Midwest Midways had the ride (and had repainted it). As for what appears to be a top on it, I never saw it with a top myself. Okay, so does that adequately answer your question? LOL [^]Better photo of it, taken back in 1994 in Westland, Michigan. It was still being set up almost every week then.And one more shot, from the same spot, same year, taken from the top of the Eagle 16 Wheel, you can see it was not an overly big swings ride. Not a whole lot to it, actually. Pretty basic, flourescent lights on the sweeps, some incandescents around the top scenery. One trailer. And no "top." LOL
quote:Originally posted by GregHow hard is this ride to move? It seems like it would be a really good piece for a small show in need of a swing ride. It looks impressive, anyway.