Carefree Arizona: Mr. George Laibe, President of IAA announced today that they have entered into an agreement with the Honky Tonk Hall of Fame Museum of Nashville, TN., whereas IAA will represent their interests in the sale of the famous Zippin Pippin wooden coaster. The coaster was purchased recently by the Honky Tonk Museum at the dispersal auction of Libertyland Amusement Park in Memphis Tennessee, saving it from wrecking ball destruction. The museum naturally has interests in preserving Americana and purchased the coaster with a focused plan on selling and re-locating the coaster to a new buyer continuing their mission statement of preserving and saving our American Heritage. "This coaster is part of Americana as it was the second oldest operating coaster in the USA but also Elvis's favorite coaster," stated Stephen Shutts a principal in the Honky Tonk Museum, "and it, not only as an icon, but as a working living legend should be saved," he concluded. The coaster was the second oldest operating coaster in the United States prior to it's shut down on 10/29/2005, the end of the park's operating season.
The coaster is 70 feet tall and has 2865 linear feet of track. It has one train, painted red, of four cars and each car will hold six passengers. Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters manufactured the cars and each seat has a single lap bar and two seat belts as a restraint system. Top speed for the coaster is 40 miles per hour and the cycle time is 90 seconds. It has manually operated sled brakes, as well as one set of adjustable trim brakes located in the last curve. The ride has an entrance Gazebo and a pre-show building as. Well as the station. The station contains unique pneumatic operated queue gates. The coaster was designed by John Miller and constructed by Harry C. Baker in 1915. It was later moved a short distance on the same site in 1923 and operated there until 10/29/05.
IAA President, George Laibe inspected the coaster on July 10, of 2006 and found it to be in operating condition, with the normal pre-season opening maintenance work still needed to be preformed. The ex-maintenance staff from Libertyland stated to him that the ride is in good condition both mechanically and structurally and no major problems needed to be addressed to re-open the ride. Libertyland decided to close the park in late 2005 and as a result the normal pre opening maintenance work was not implemented. IAA will dismantle and re-erect the ride if the new buyer requests their services.
A copy of Mr. Laibe's inspection report including estimates of dismantle costs is available to qualified buyers upon request. All purchase inquiries should be directed to him.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL AMUSEMENT ALLIANCE
IAA designs and builds world-class turnkey wooden roller coasters, elevated wooden go-kart tracks and large timber themeing elements. The company principals have over been involved in the construction and/or repair of over 35 wooden roller coasters. Moreover, the International Amusement Alliance provides foreign and dome4stic based amusement ride design and manufacturing companies, sales representation in North America. They also provide project management and consulting services to an International client base. They are based near Phoenix, Arizona.
IAA is the North American representative of Pax Design Company, WGH Ltd, Soquet, Farmer Studio, Coaster Works, Amusement Logic and Amusement-ID and not only handles all of the sales and marketing responsibilities, they also provide spare parts, warranty and technical support as well as customer service and will contract for complete installation of all Alliance Members' rides, if the customer requests a turn-key ride package. The President of IAA is industry veteran Mr. George Laibe
International Amusement Alliance
PO Box 907
Carefree, Arizona 85377 USA
ABOUT HONKY TONK HALL OF FAME & ROCK-N-ROLL ROAD SHOW
The Honky Tonk Hall of Fame & Rock-N-Roll Road show is a fun yet educational traveling museum which exhibits authentic stage clothing, personal effects, as well as live performers, game shows and other attractions. The self-contained exhibit toured extensively on the Brooks & Dunn Neon Circus & Wild West Show Tour 2001-03. Over 400 authentic artifacts are available for viewing:
THE LEGENDS - Elvis; Hank Williams; Patsy Cline; Buddy Holly; Johnny Cash
THE HEROES - Roy Rogers; John Wayne; Loretta Lynn; Waylon Jennings; Bill Monroe; Presidential Collection from the Baby Boomer era
CONTEMPORARY COUNTRY MUSIC RECORDING ARTISTS - Brooks & Dunn; Trisha Yearwood; Kenny Cheney: Reba McEntire; Toby Keith: Faith Hill: Garth Brooks: etc
EARLY ROCK 'N' ROLL PIONEERS - Roy Orbison; Carl Perkins: Jerry Lee Lewis; James Brown: Bill Haley & the Comets; Fats Domino.
The exhibit is available for festivals, fairs, malls, special events and corporate outings.
Stephen M. Shutts
PO Box 158472
Nashville, TN. 37215
Phone 615 672 2316