April 15, 2009

Knott's Berry Farm






The Motorcycle Chase ride was part of the "Knott's Airfield" section of Knott's Berry Farm, which opened in 1976. This "steeple-chase"-type ride was built by Arrow-Huss and featured replicas of 1920s Indian motorcycles instead of the usual horses. The ride closed in 1980

7 comments:

Neil said...

Rode that one, awesome. Too much of a puss to ride roller coasters. Still am.

Neil said...

Alligator farm down the street was cool too.

Doug said...

We used to run down to Knotts Berry Farm with Grandma & Grandpa..we'd be doing spit balls on the mirrors and grandpa would get so mad..grandma would just chuckle..THAT motorcycle ride
was jammin...then we'd usually end up over at Disneyland and then we'd hit the queen mary and run back up to Norcal

Nelson said...

I pass by this place all the time. Our office is 5 miles from this place.

Another 2 miles away is Disneyland. Never been there either!

Derol said...

My parents used to take me there as a kid... except we never went in. They just hung out at the shops outside and we'd go eat at the chicken restaurant. It was torture looking through the fence at all the rides, never getting to go in.

By the time I finally made it in to the park, they turned that ride into "The Wacky Soap Box Racers"... which for a 10 year old, was still pretty fun.

migg said...

That's the one I remember ^^^^^.
I wish I could have ridden the motorcycle version.

Scott said...

I too rode the motorcycle ride as a kid and like Neil will not ride a rollcoster. Or on the back of a motorcycle. Yeah, I got control issues!