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Thursday, January 1, 2009 12:26:18 PM
There's been a couple of topics about these in the past, Wild Mouse, Punk rides, same type car, different variations. Well, I found another one in use on a completely different attraction, the Music Express-type ride on the midway of the Seattle World's Fair in 1962, looks pretty cool too.[:D] Check it out:

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Thursday, January 1, 2009 12:27:42 PM
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There's been a couple of topics about these in the past, Wild Mouse, Punk rides, same type car, different variations. Well, I found another one in use on a completely different attraction, the Music Express-type ride on the midway of the Seattle World's Fair in 1962, looks pretty cool too.[:D] Check it out:

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That would appear to be a MACK Cortina Bobs.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009 12:36:35 PM
Yes Jimmy, I've seen pics of the structure of this ride and I thought Cortina for sure, seeing it with these cars kinda screwed me up though, lol.[:I]
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Thursday, January 1, 2009 12:40:20 PM
The Mack Himalaya rides are very classy looking yet I never liked the wood floor.
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Friday, January 2, 2009 2:56:17 PM
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The Mack Himalaya rides are very classy looking yet I never liked the wood floor.

One of the drivers for my wife's company worked for Bob Rice on the Polar Express in the 60s.He says that ride was a Mack Cortina Bobs with custom themeing.The wood floors were much quieter than the aluminum ones as they did not vibrate. They also absorbed much of the noise generated by the drive train meaning that the ride ran much quieter.You could get the maximum benefit from the sound system at a much lower decibel level. That made the people set up on either side and across from the ride very happy...and of course the "noise police"too. More upkeep to be sure but benefits too.[8)].
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Friday, January 2, 2009 3:55:32 PM
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Friday, January 2, 2009 4:51:08 PM
The theme was Olympia Bobs according the fair guide.
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Sunday, January 4, 2009 1:13:54 AM
The cars appear to have been manufactured by Ihle.
"Don't forget to be half fair and give a little credit to the small concessionaire"
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Sunday, January 4, 2009 6:29:43 AM
IHLE also mfg motorcycle sidecars and each resembles the other.

Some history found elsewhere:
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901, RE: Mystery Microcar - Final Answer
Posted by , Fri Aug-06-04 04:04 AM
Hi everyone,

My first time here and I happened across this thread about the Mystery car & decided to try & get an answer for you when I read the city was in Germany (my homeland!). In order to do that I went straight to the source (sort of) - the source being the town of Bruchsal - I sent their tourist office an email asking if they could help. Well, it just so happens, 24 hours later a nice lady answered my inquiry:

Hello,

What an unusual touristical question!?

But we have found something, so we hope it will answer your question:

GEBR: IHLE (“the brothers with the name IHLE”) - there were two brothers (very respected) in our village BRUCHSAL previously and they had a company – very successful – production for racing cars, later also for BMW. The symbol of BMW (“double kidney”) was a creation from these brothers. Later the production of the racing cars was sold to BMW and the company of the brothers IHLE specialised in scooters for fairs (Third picture). Today the company don’t exist any more and the brothers are dead. But there is still a sister in the village. She belongs to the company FRITZ HAAS – today a producer for scooters (fairs).

I hope this information could help you,

Regards

Anna Steuer
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Sunday, January 4, 2009 10:34:08 AM
That is awesome, thank you for the info Pinetar, don't know how you found it, but thank you![:D]
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Sunday, January 4, 2009 1:58:32 PM
I believe I posted the same info within the last 2 years on IHLE but always a good topic.

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That is awesome, thank you for the info Pinetar, don't know how you found it, but thank you![:D]


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