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Offline wvscott  
#1 Posted : Thursday, August 1, 2019 7:02:17 PM(UTC)
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Not sure if Reithoffer had the midway then as they do now, but cool pictures. Some big iron shown, including a Kurve. Photos not by me, they were on the state fair fb
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#2 Posted : Thursday, August 1, 2019 7:46:03 PM(UTC)
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I think it’s two different years
Midway looks different
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#3 Posted : Friday, August 2, 2019 1:45:11 AM(UTC)
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was probably NOVA????
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#4 Posted : Monday, August 5, 2019 11:24:39 AM(UTC)
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Pretty sure both photos are Nova, you can see the B. Curve in both photos, the Hitting 2000 in one, the Scrambler and the F&B Bumper Cars.

Haven't found the Sky Ride yet in the pictures (Childress bought that at the Auction).

Was wondering about that Pirate Ship though, looks like a Huss model, but the platforms are different, anybody have any thoughts/information on that one?
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#5 Posted : Monday, August 5, 2019 12:45:39 PM(UTC)
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who was NOVA?
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#6 Posted : Monday, August 5, 2019 2:20:10 PM(UTC)
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Nova Expositions, just one name the Sanders family used for their show at different times/locations. I think the other was Penn Valley?

They went out of business in the early 90s, carried some big iron like a Flitzer (one of Reithoffers now), the B.Kurve (swiss bobs), F&B Scooters, Wave Swinger (now belongs to AofA), Sky Wheel, Skyliner, and host of other rides.

If you do a search on the forum there are still some stories out there about them I believe.
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#7 Posted : Monday, August 5, 2019 4:36:13 PM(UTC)
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Pretty sure both photos are Nova, you can see the B. Curve in both photos, the Hitting 2000 in one, the Scrambler and the F&B Bumper Cars.

Haven't found the Sky Ride yet in the pictures (Childress bought that at the Auction).

Was wondering about that Pirate Ship though, looks like a Huss model, but the platforms are different, anybody have any thoughts/information on that one?


The Pirate looks a lot like a Huss, but the platforms and supporting structure is different. It also doesn't have the structure, hydraulics, and winches to raise it. I'm guessing it's a park model.

Didn't Nova's curve have Christmas trees in front and Olimpic rings in the pit? I think a guy named Emil moved it for a few years.
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#8 Posted : Monday, August 5, 2019 7:05:16 PM(UTC)
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The Pirate looks a lot like a Huss, but the platforms and supporting structure is different. It also doesn't have the structure, hydraulics, and winches to raise it. I'm guessing it's a park model.

Didn't Nova's curve have Christmas trees in front and Olimpic rings in the pit? I think a guy named Emil moved it for a few years.



It did have the trees, and Olympic rings, although when I worked with them on it we never put those on, stayed in the trailer. When I worked for them there was a guy named Dave moving, real nice guy, I remember he was former Army Airborne.

I can't quite see the name on the front but I wonder if that was the Viking Ship that someone here on the East Coast had.
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