longpondcamper
Thursday, September 4, 2008 10:14:33 PM
http://community.webshot...om/album/566433408YseiiP 

Rides:
Swings
Scat
Tempest
Rock o Plane
Rio Grande train
Carousel
Hampton
Zamperla Dinos

Multiple games
1 Food trailer
D Hunter
john777
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Thursday, September 4, 2008 10:58:16 PM
nice looking little show
thanks for posting
with it and all for it
john 777

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Bill P
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Thursday, September 4, 2008 11:32:46 PM
nice pics.

What you're calling Rock-o-Plane is really a Garbrick Spinner, a rather rare ride. For those not familiar with it, it has action similar to a rock-o-plane. The ride has 10 tubs that look like AH Looper tubs. Two riders face each other in each tub. The tubs are mounted to a 10 position wheel similar to a Rock.
SaraAB
Friday, September 5, 2008 11:49:24 AM
This show has a sick (in a good way) collection of classic rides, with the Spinner, Tempest and Scat, if this show ever comes up my way I am there!
longpondcamper
Friday, September 5, 2008 8:35:05 PM
I walked the lot again today about 15 minutes before they officially opened and took some pictures. I took a video of the Spinner which I will post on YouTube and post the link here soon. In the meantime, here are the pics I took today: http://good-times.webshots.com/album/566482331MIGKjX
D Hunter
longpondcamper
Friday, September 5, 2008 9:19:44 PM
Video of the Garbrick Spinner:

D Hunter
Bill P
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Friday, September 5, 2008 10:01:40 PM
Ontario Amusements also has a Rock-o-Plane which I saw at a couple of their spots this year. They often have 2 units out.
Other majors on the show include Sidewinder, Tilt, Mixer, Paratrooper etc.
dccradio
Saturday, September 6, 2008 3:15:26 PM
Great pictures, I really like that spinner. That is a sharp looking piece. In a previous post it was mentioned it was a rare ride, out of curiosity how many Spinners are still out there does anyone know?
Mark H
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Sunday, September 7, 2008 8:49:56 AM
Gabrick has one of their own on the road
photos from 2006 and from 2007 (sorry some are fuzzy, I must have had a setting wrong on the camera for some of them).
http://www.flickr.com/ph.../sets/72157600681833503/ 
They have quite a weird collection of rides, mostly made themselves.
I don't know how old they are but there are a lot of Merry Mixers still operating in PA. I saw several last week on a trip.
Notice their version of the Looper ride too - loads all at one time on a platform.
Pinetar
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Sunday, September 7, 2008 1:03:17 PM
I don't understand the interest in Gabrick rides.

To some it may be WOW, to others it is too much like a junk pile, nightmare; no redeeming value except to a low-buck operation.

There are too many other quality rides out there to mess with that stuff. Too rough, no flash.


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Sue
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Sunday, September 7, 2008 6:47:42 PM
There is always a market for the low budget pieces that are durable though. You could flash them up yourself.
SaraAB
Monday, September 8, 2008 10:43:35 AM
Its also nice to see different rides like the Merry Mixer when every other show has a scrambler or a sizzler.