Matt C.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 6:13:40 PM
Just spoke with Mike from Windy City who attended the Kiddieland Auction in Melrose Park, IL today.

They bought a ground mount Hampton from the auction. Looks like we will have another piece of IL Amusement Park history on one of the Chicago shows.

I'll let you know who purchased what as soon as I find out!

Stan was also there looking for a Himalaya control panel, but couldnt find one for the right price. [;)]
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Rockowheel
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 6:48:20 PM
The Chicago local news is reporting that the antique MGR went intact for $355,000 to a local buyer from suburban Westmont who wants to refurbish it, and the Little Dipper was bought by Six Flags in Gurnee who claim they want it re-assembled and operating in 2010.
Ryan
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 7:03:30 PM
video, with some nice opening shots of the chicago crew

http://www.wgntv.com/news/wgntv...11-24-09,0,1253309.story 
www.modernmidways.com 
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2ndgencarnie
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 9:01:34 PM
We are on the way home right now from the auction. Decent turn out although there was far more fans there looking to buy something historic than there was showmen. The Carousel did indeed sell for $355,000. The ground mount Eli Wheel sold for $11,000, Bumper Cars went for $17,000, kiddie whip $9,000, midge o racer $9,500, kiddie ferris wheel $ 6,000, elephant ride $12,000, 1 skee ball lane went for $675 and boy was that woman proud.

Where the hell was the official MCW rep, in the hometown no less......
squirrel
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 9:49:03 PM
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Originally posted by 2ndgencarnie
Where the hell was the official MCW rep, in the hometown no less......



Get'em [}:)]
Josh
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 9:57:24 PM
Mike Salerno was just on Chicago's Fox news commenting on his new purchase.
Sue
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 4:03:41 AM
Report from an ACE member friend of mine who attended:Thanks Bruce.

1 lot of 6 Skee Ball game were sold for $850.00, Seven other Skee Ball Machines sold individually at $750.00, 500.00, 375.00, 450.00, 300.00, 350.00 and 400.00.

20 Bumpers Cars with Scooter Building - $17,000
Klaus Polyp ride - $10,000
Eli # 5 Ferris Wheel - $11,000
Hopkins Log Jammer Flume Ride - $3,000 to Little Amerricka

White Water Pipeline Twin Slide - $5,000
14 Arrow Raceabout (Antique cars) Cars & building - $25,000

Rare German Carousel - $32,500
PTC Little Dipper Roller Coaster - $32,000 to Six Flags Great America.
Kiddieland Main Entrance Boy & Girl Rotating Neon Sign - $4,500
Allen Herschell Helicopter Tubs - $3,000
Elephant ride ( Similar to Dumbo) $12,500
S.A Roller Works Kiddie Ferris Wheel - $7,000
Chance Mushroom ride - $7,500
Hampton Dune Buggy ride - $10,500

Everly Midget Racers - $9,500
Mangel's Roto-Whip - $9,000
Allen Herschell Sky Fighter ride - $12,000
Hampton Space Age Ride - $4,500
Volcano Net Climb - No bids / not sold.
6 Sellner Ore Cars - Self Propelled with Tracks -$9,000
1 Cracked Fun House Mirror $650.00

Note : The Carousel horses, Chariots, frame, rounding boards, brass poles and parts were all sold off as individual lots. The total of all the individual lots were added up and came to $322,000 ~ 10% was added to the total making it $355,000 needed for a minimum opening bid to sell the carousel whole. An opening bid was achieved and bidding went to $365,000 before the carousel sold.
Scott
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 7:27:54 AM
Some of those rides wern't much of a bargin.
circusguy
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 7:49:55 AM
I would say they were a bargin, as that equipment was in excellent condition. The bargins were in the tool dept.
Pinetar
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 8:14:34 AM
I believe Sue gave us an intelligent report, the way it should be.
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Scott
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 11:11:30 AM
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Originally posted by circusguy

I would say they were a bargin, as that equipment was in excellent condition. The bargins were in the tool dept.



PTC kiddie coaster at 32K?

Midgo racer 9,5K?

Sky Fighter 12k?

Whip 12K

Those prices are high to me
Predatorocks
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 11:48:41 AM
^When Great America gets a mouse roller coaster for $7.5 million, I think those prices a steal. A used "newer" Zipper is like $90,000, and that's on the lower end of carnival prices.

The Little Dipper didn't look like a rundown coaster imo, and it's much bigger than a Wisdom Dragon coaster. Now, the carousel to me needs some work (the horses don't all look that great), and the Polyp the lights are messed up probably because they put too many lights on that ride.

Those bumper cars are just so hard hitting I can't believe another amusement park didn't get them for being that cheap. I can't remember them being broke at all either. The Tilt-A-Whirl needed a new sign imo, and a paintjob. Ferris Wheel and Scrambler look perfect, but for the Galleon why did they ever take the Pirate head off of it. The lights aren't that good either on that ride going up the supports (those lights).

Does anyone know who bought the Polyp, Ferris Wheel, Dip N Drop (Moser Spring ride)?

The Polyp to me is the best ride at that park. However, the problems are the lights, and it seems like every year it needs a new part, and it's broke. The maintenance on that ride is too much, and that's why it went for so little.

Someone said that Six Flags also bought the antique cars? Is this true??
Soda Guy
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 12:13:13 PM
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Originally posted by Pinetar

I believe Sue gave us an intelligent report, the way it should be.




Pinetar Are there rules written on what type of report you will accept? Or do all the contributors just hope that the fiber you are taking has kicked in and you aren't so "backed up"


Also your rules seem to change from contributor to contributor. Is this because of something personal you have with that person or are you just starting to be more forgetful on what you really want?

Just wondering.
Matt C.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 12:29:13 PM
The best deal is that log flume. $3,000? It isnt that old either. For the lifts, cars, pumps, etc it isnt too bad.

A lot of the other rides in the park are antiques.
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