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Offline thunderbolt85  
#16 Posted : Monday, October 7, 2019 10:51:58 AM(UTC)
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The Enterprise and a Fury were down there, weren't they.


Yep, believe you are right on the Enterprise, not sure they had the Fury at that point, thought it was the Sea Dragon.
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#17 Posted : Monday, October 7, 2019 10:53:15 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: olediggerguy Go to Quoted Post
when was the South American incident??
I don't remember them going down there...
I remember in the (maybe) late 70's...Murphy got jammed up in Venezuela..with alot of equipment sitting on the docks for months on end....

Is this the same incident???



Yeah, they went one year and it went bad, I think Rick had to go down there and recover as much equipment as he could. I remember in a article he said he would never take another ride out of the country again.
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#18 Posted : Monday, October 7, 2019 11:56:26 AM(UTC)
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Reithoffer did have a Super Round Up in the 70's. Saw it several times. Traveled on 2 trailers one for center and a flatbed with the cages.
Had the first Huss Flipper in US too, 1989 called Tornado.

Two Flitzer style coasters too, at least one of which is still in use.



Actually both (Indy 500 and Racing) are still in use. Indy 500 on the Blue unit and Racing on Orange Unit.
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#19 Posted : Monday, October 7, 2019 12:01:41 PM(UTC)
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The Enterprise and a Fury were down there, weren't they.



Enterprise came back, Fury did not.
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#20 Posted : Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:41:36 PM(UTC)
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Believe it was Argentina may be late 90’s early 2000’s ?

I know at least a zipper and the Fury never came back and were replaced. I’m sure there were more but don’t recall what. They were able to recover some stuff (Enterprise and others). Guess they were extremely lucky to get anything back…
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#21 Posted : Wednesday, October 9, 2019 1:21:04 AM(UTC)
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Was the Reithoffer Enterprise ever back out on the road after it came back from South America? Or was it too badly stripped done there?
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#22 Posted : Wednesday, October 9, 2019 1:02:12 PM(UTC)
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Was the Reithoffer Enterprise ever back out on the road after it came back from South America? Or was it too badly stripped done there?



Yes they did use it again after it come back. Don't remember for how many seasons after it came back.
If memory serves me correctly they put a neon tube lighting system on it (down the sweeps). In the center there was a big neon "R".
Still had a back wall and lighting along the top of the back wall (wish Strates would put lighting on their Enterprise back wall as it make the ride look better)....
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#23 Posted : Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:30:14 PM(UTC)
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You know I have never seen Reithoffer's Enterprise in person or picture. I did see one load racked one time in a picture with the tubs, but never set up or running.
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#24 Posted : Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:15:48 AM(UTC)
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Before Argentina it looked really good... Sadly did not look as good after!
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#25 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2019 11:34:36 AM(UTC)
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They had the Enterprise set up at winter quarters when they were trying to sell it.
Reithoffer Enterprise Picture.jpg
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#26 Posted : Friday, October 11, 2019 8:56:36 PM(UTC)
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Wow looks great thanks for posting. With the new spots they have out west wonder why they don't put it on the road?

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#27 Posted : Saturday, October 12, 2019 1:38:53 PM(UTC)
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They had the Enterprise set up at winter quarters when they were trying to sell it.
Reithoffer Enterprise Picture.jpg




WOW looks great done up in the Show colors... Never saw it looking like that.
Before Argentina it looked even better and the cars were the standard silver, which i prefer.

Believe it was sold, can't recall to who?
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