The Automotive Roller Coaster Of 1929

In 1929 Los Angeles had opened an amusement park with an automotive roller coaster. The roller coaster was constructed of wooden planks, banked turns, 5-10 foot hills, and stretched for 2243 feet.  Basically you would pay for a one trip ticket that allowed you to drive your 1920′s automobile around the track, following guidelines that were placed on the wood for cars to follow.

A railing was erected around the edges of the track to keep cars on course, and there was room to pass another vehicle if you had to. There was also a speed limit on the track as to how fast you were suppose to be able to drive around the course. Once you were done with your driving experience, you could then park in the middle of the automotive roller coaster if you wanted to for an additional fee.

I have seen some old footage of this on TV before, and couldn’t help but think of all of the modern day safety devices that those cars lacked.

Image Borrowed From: yourfridayafternoondistraction.com

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