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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Coney Vid: 1978 Kaufman's Steeplechase Park

Here's a nice old look at 1978 Coney amusement rides. In light of the sad news that Astroland Amusement park will be closing this video shows the fun and excitement that rides and attractions bring to the are making it Coney Island...the Coney Island we always know and loved.

1978 Coney Island: Kaufman's Steeplechase Park

Using a silent home movie camera in 1978 I filmed scenes around Norman Kaufman's Steeplechase Park in Coney Island. I had worked on the Go-Kart ride (which is why that ride is shown more often than others.) You will see the Jumbo Jet, the Cortina Bob, the Bumber Car ride, and A LOT OF FACES. Contact me if you want to talk about these times and images.

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posted by Omar Robau @ 9/04/2008 11:41:00 PM 


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