Tornado
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:19:03 PM
Originally Posted by: Bill P 

In 88Conklin had the Zachini Cake Walk at Yonkers, a Bobs from A of A, I think a himalaya from CVS, a reverchon Explorer from ?? etc.



Ok that explains it, A of A was playing with them before I started going to the fair.
I think the Explorer was Conklin's or Worlds finest Shows?
BeauceCarnavalMan
Monday, April 28, 2014 9:33:08 PM
Originally Posted by: Bill P 

In 88Conklin had the Zachini Cake Walk at Yonkers, a Bobs from A of A, I think a himalaya from CVS, a reverchon Explorer from ?? etc.



Could have been Conklin's I remember they had their own Explorer for a few years in Canada before booking in Beauce Carnaval's
BeauceCarnavalMan
BeauceCarnavalMan
Monday, April 28, 2014 9:35:33 PM
Originally Posted by: Bill P 

When i saw Conklin at Yonkers they had stuff from CVS, A of A, Zachini's and one or two more operators.



That part of the season Zachini would have been traveling the rest of the season with Conklin as they would head out to Thunder Bay (1st stop in town of 2 for the season)

BeauceCarnavalMan
BeauceCarnavalMan
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 9:04:53 PM
Originally Posted by: Tornado 

Bill yes same is true every year I went to see Conkin there, which was from 1993 till the last year of the event. Always booked in pieces...

Zachini always had 1 or 2 large dark rides.

CVS had 1 of their 3 Himalaya type rides (2 Reverchon, 1 Mack) every year. Seemed to rotate them every year. I remember seeing 1 of there 2 Wave swingers there when for some reason Conklin didn't bring their. May of had 1 or 2 more pieces there too...

Don't remember seeing A of A, but my memory is not what is used to be...

Some years Deggeller used to bring in stuff too. Remember their Giant Wheel being there as well as they Wave Swinger (again when Conklin didn't bring theirs). They may of had 1 or 2 more pieces in there as well.

Truax had stuff there.

And Dolan used to have several pieces there as well.



Early to Mid 90's Conklin around that time was in Toronto with World's Finest Shows for the Spring Fair at the CNE grounds
BeauceCarnavalMan
thunderbolt85
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 5:44:44 AM
Originally Posted by: Tornado 

Yes and his name is on the dog house door...




A great foreman like that you want to take care of, which I am sure Reithoffer does.

I remember we had a guy who took great pride in moving and taking care of our Gravitron, every bulb worked, ride was clean and well kept.