Beech Bend Park is an amusement park , campground and automobile race track located in Warren County , in the U. The park takes its name from a bend in Barren River where stands of beech trees are scattered throughout the area. The area was used for picnics as early as the s. Charles Garvin purchased the park property in the early s, adding amusements both rides and recreational activities over the years. The first ride was a pony ride, followed by a roller skating rink, dance hall, bowling center and swimming pool.
Top Thrill Dragster
Drag Strip Racers Ride Photos, Old Town
This invention relates generally to the field of amusement rides, and more particularly to an interactive drag strip amusement ride. The sport of drag racing is an acceleration contest between two cars racing from a standing start over a precisely measured, straight-line course. Unfortunately, few members of the general public are ever fortunate enough to experience the excitement and sounds of such a race from the perspective of the drag race driver. Complete concentration and exact response are required to start the race at the optimum time without starting too soon and being disqualified or starting too late and losing time. Exact control and skill are necessary to steer the car and shift gears at the proper times. Even though the race distance is usually only a quarter of a mile, the pressure on the driver during the race is extreme. A drag race is a truly remarkable experience for a driver, especially a winning driver.
This Is Not Your Parents’ Wagon: Refurbished 1963 Dodge 440 Is Drag-Strip Ready
Put the pedal to the metal because no speeding tickets are cited to Top Thrill Dragster. Three point eight…. That is all it takes to go from a complete standstill to miles per hour.
This invention relates to the field of amusement rides. More particularly, a simulated dragstrip race is presented which provides audio, video and force-generating sensations for the riders. The field of amusement rides has many different rides and nuances to rides. From the first roller coaster on Coney Island to the most recent Spaceship rides at newer amusement parks, the rides field has been one of innovation and advancements. Often new technology increases the resource with which the inventor has to work to improve the rides.