Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Arrow Dynamics News DIRECTIONS Volumes 1 & 3

Thanks to the generosity of Shane Huish, who was a big Arrow fan as a boy, I've just received nearly three pounds of material with hundreds of pages and photos of rides and projects from the 70's and 80's, while operating in Utah both as Arrow-Huss and Arrow Dynamics.

While some material from this time period has been posted previously on other blogs and sites, I've never seen any of the series of Dynamic's semi-annual industry newsletters before.

So, with out further adieu, are issues of the Arrow Dynamics News DIRECTIONS.

The first features articles on Kings Island's Vortex, Boardwalk Baseball's Grand Rapids and a photo of two of the ride vehicles for the Gee Bee Racer Suspended Coaster, which premiered at the 1986 IAAPA show in Orlando and was used at Bobbijaanland in Belgium.

Next comes The Iron Dragon, A look inside Quality Control, a brief bio of John Lane and a group shot of the Drafting Team.

The third issue covers The Magum XL-200 at Cedar Point, The Great American Scream Machine and brief introductions to some of Arrow's Suppliers.

Busch Gardens Tidal Wave wrap up the last issue of 1989, with stories on Excalibur at Valley Fair and a preview of the Bat.  Bios on Dal Freeman and an award for Ron Toomer.


Volume 1, No. 1






Volume 1, No. 2

This issue features The Iron Dragon, A look inside Quality Control, a brief bio of John Lane and a group shot of the Drafting Team. That looks like a map of Disneyland on the wall behind them!






Volume 3, No. 1 (1989)

The Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point in Sandusky Point leads off in this issue, followed by the Great American Scream Machine and bios of Bob Hughes and Larry Hays and a few suppliers.  On the tailgate is a story on the Ninja.





Volume 3, No. 2 (1989)

Busch Gardens Tidal Wave leads off this issue, with stories on Excalibur at Valley Fair and a preview of the Bat. Bios on Dal Freeman and an award for Ron Toomer.





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