Backyard Carnival Ride

Vintage Carnival Ride Restoration

Starting a new project series today- I acquired a vintage kiddie ride.
Over the next few months I will focus on restoring this ride to its former glory.

This is a carnival ride called "The Supersonic Rocket". It was built by the King Amusement Co of New Haven Michigan in 1972. I've been researching the history of both the company and this ride in particular. We will dig into the restoration and share what I learn along the way.

In this first installment I introduce the project, talk about what I have discovered and begin to tear the ride apart. Finally, we discuss a game-plan for moving forward with the restoration.

This project is going to require a lot of different skills: Woodworking, machining, electrical, painting, resin molding & casting, and maybe even some aluminum foundry work.

Original Brochure for the King Amusement Company Supersonic Rocket Ride.

2 thoughts on “Vintage Carnival Ride Restoration”

  1. Hey Pete, I left a question on YT. the size of the Rocket Carriage. The Height, width, and depth. I am from PA myself. I have an idea.
    Thank you.

  2. Hay Pete like what you are doing I have a train and live in central Pa maybe we could get together around Christmas and do a toys for tots event out here on the farm

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