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February, 2003


  • Manufacturer's Showcase highlights the hundreds of exhibitors at the 2003 IISF Trade Show and Extravaganza. A complete listing of exhibitor information, including booth spaces, is included.
  • One of the carnival world's patriarchs, Pat Reithoffer Jr., reminisces about growing up as the third generation of his family to enter the world of rides and attractions.
  • Down Memory Lane features Royal Amusements, owned by Jack and Mayo Royal.
  • Amusements of America, which played the North Carolina State Fair for the first.time, remained calm amid the controversy over their signing. Innovations and changes were the order of the day.
  • After Hours Fun on the Thebault-Blomsness Midway meant big bucks for OABA, as several fund raising activities, including a pie throwing auction, made the jamboree the most successful for the organization for five years running.
  • Out and About follows Amusements of America at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh
  • Do you remember the Chance Manufacturing, Inc. Space Shuttle? Get reacquainted with this pendulum ride, one of the amusement ride industry's entries designed to tantalize the public's fascination with the space age.
  • The History of Train Shows (Part XXXVII), covers Charlie Sparks and the Sparks Circus and Al Wagner and Cavalcade of Amusements.
  • Plus, monthly features Direct From the Lots, Midway Talk, and Classified ads.
  • Coming in April - a review of the 2003 IISF Trade Show and Extravaganza - find out what is new and hot for the industry for the 2003 season.