NAPHA CHRONICLE 227.

napha227[Magazine Vol.38/No.5: 2016. 22x28cm – 20 Pages – Full colour]. Chapter Points: The Steeplechase (13 pages: a comprehensive feature detailing Steeplechase rides and Steeplechase ride variants from 1816 Paris, to John William Cawdrey’s Grand National Gravity Switchback Railway, George Cornelius Tilyou’s Steeplechase at Coney Island, J.W. Daniels’ Electric Race Horse Carousel, and other Steeplechase rides around the world…  up to 1975 when the Arrow Development Company sold Steeplechase-like rides to Knott’s Berry Farm and Blackpool Pleasure Beach). George C. Tilyou’s Pavilion of Fun – Its Demise Fifty Years Ago (a 2-page insight). Editor’s page − Tower of “Babble” +in keeping with the theme of this issue, Jim Abbate shares his knowledge of the 20th Century Engineering Company’s rider-powered “Champ” ride. Image potpourri: how, in 1905 and 1906, various Chute-the-Chutes rides were used to demonstrate the controllability of the modern automobile. [Front cover: The Steeplechase ride at Coney Island’s Steeplechase Park in 1960. Back cover: The same Steeplechase ride at Pirates World, Florida in 1967]. [visit NAPHA]