BURNTISLAND SUMMER FAIRGROUND
MAY-AUGUST 2004
Lesee - SCOTTISH SHOWMANS GUILD

The weeks leading up to the main games day boasts a variety of different rides with the line-up changing all the time with rides leaving and coming almost every week. I will try and make at least one trip a week to the ground, in order for me to make a report and keep you up to date with what is present.

28th May

1. Dodgems - George Irvin
2. "Transylvania" Ghost Train - George Irvin
3. "Goldmine" Coaster - Albert Reid

8th June

1. Dodgems - George Irvin
2. "Transylvania" Ghost Train - George Irvin
3. "Goldmine" Coaster - Albert Reid
4. "Big Apple" Coaster - Ervin Gamble
5. "Peoples Mover" Waltzers - John Evans

13th June

Spencer Hiscoes "Tempest" Skydiver and Joe Sedgwicks Dodgems have now arrived and are being built up in there usual positions. Sedgwicks Dodgems looking superb after redecoration.

19th June

Clifford Codonas Waltzers are now in the process of being built up. Normally this ride is one of the first on the ground. Should be open in the next few days.

1. Dodgems - George Irvin
2. "Transylvania" Ghost Train - George Irvin
3. "Goldmine" Coaster - Albert Reid
4. "Big Apple" Coaster - Ervin Gamble
5. "Peoples Mover" Waltzers - John Evans
6. Dodgems - Joe Sedgwick
7. "Tempest" Skydiver - Spencer Hiscoe
8. Waltzers - Clifford Codona (Being Built Up)

29th June

Clifford Codonas Waltzers are now fully built up and open for business and Michael Clarks Chair'O'Planes have arrived and are also open.

1. Dodgems - George Irvin
2. "Transylvania" Ghost Train - George Irvin
3. "Goldmine" Coaster - Albert Reid
4. "Big Apple" Coaster - Ervin Gamble
5. "Peoples Mover" Waltzers - John Evans
6. Dodgems - Joe Sedgwick
7. "Tempest" Skydiver - Spencer Hiscoe
8. Waltzers - Clifford Codona
9. Chair'O'Planes - Michael Clark

4th July

A few more rides have arrived at the ground, Joe Whites Ghost Train, Wheatleys Miami and Twist, Gambles Tagada and a newcomer to the fair this year is HJ Evans new Experience which was built up and open on the ground usually occupied by Thomas Stringfellows Superstar which has now been sold. The Ex Jimmy Thomas "Space Shuttle" load is on site now under the new ownership of Billy Johnson.

1. Dodgems - George Irvin
2. "Transylvania" Ghost Train - George Irvin
3. "Goldmine" Coaster - Albert Reid
4. "Big Apple" Coaster - Ervin Gamble
5. "Peoples Mover" Waltzers - John Evans
6. Dodgems - Joe Sedgwick
7. "Tempest" Skydiver - Spencer Hiscoe
8. Waltzers - Clifford Codona
9. Chair'O'Planes - Michael Clark
10. Tagada - Stanley Gamble
11. "Limbo Dancer" Miami - John Wheatley
12. "Sizzler" Twist - Albert Wheatley
13. Experience - Henry James Evans
14. "Hellchaser" Ghost Train - Joe White
15. "Space Shuttle" Rock'O'Plane - Billy Johnson (Not built up)

11th July

Spencer Hiscoes "Tempest" Skydiver has left the ground due to commitments at Braehead Shopping Centre. Billy Johnsons Rock'O'Plane is now built up and open for business as is Fred Wheatleys "Outer Limits" Funhouse. Ryan Spencers "Rythmn Master" Waltzers will not be attending the fair this year.

1. Dodgems - George Irvin
2. "Transylvania" Ghost Train - George Irvin
3. "Goldmine" Coaster - Albert Reid
4. "Big Apple" Coaster - Ervin Gamble
5. "Peoples Mover" Waltzers - John Evans
6. Dodgems - Joe Sedgwick
7. Waltzers - Clifford Codona
8. Chair'O'Planes - Michael Clark
9. Tagada - Stanley Gamble
10. "Limbo Dancer" Miami - John Wheatley
11. "Sizzler" Twist - Albert Wheatley
12. Experience - Henry James Evans
13. "Hellchaser" Ghost Train - Joe White
14. "Space Shuttle" Rock'O'Plane - Billy Johnson

15th July

On our final visit to the fair before the main games day on Monday, a few surprises were in store. The first being Graham Sedgwicks attending with his "Superspin" Experience for the second year running, this means the only two Experience rides in the UK are at Burntisland. The second was in the form of David Thomsons "Energy Storm" Streetfighter which was built up between Sedgwicks "Superspin" and Billy Johnsons Rock'O'Plane. This ride offers something new to the ground and will be the talking point of the fair. The other surprise was John Wheatleys "Telstar" Big Wheel which was last seen at this ground 3 years ago at the 2001 games. The ride, which was built up next to the familys "Outer Limits" show and Miami, was replacing Johns "Go-Gator" coaster which had appeared here for the last 2 years.

1. Dodgems - George Irvin
2. "Transylvania" Ghost Train - George Irvin
3. "Goldmine" Coaster - Albert Reid
4. "Big Apple" Coaster - Ervin Gamble
5. "Peoples Mover" Waltzers - John Evans
6. Dodgems - Joe Sedgwick
7. "Energy Storm" Streetfighter - David Thomson
8. Waltzers - Clifford Codona
9. Chair'O'Planes - Michael Clark
10. Tagada - Stanley Gamble
11. "Limbo Dancer" Miami - John Wheatley
12. "Sizzler" Twist - Albert Wheatley
13. Experience - Henry James Evans
14. "Hellchaser" Ghost Train - Joe White
15. "Space Shuttle" Rock'O'Plane - Billy Johnson
16. "Telstar" Big Wheel - John Wheatley
17. "Superspin" Experience - Graham Sedgwick

23rd July

3 rides left the ground on Tuesday to make the trip up north for Rathven which opens Wednesday for 3 days. These are Graham Sedgwicks Experience, Henry J Evans Experience and David Thomsons Superbob.

25th July

George Irvins Dodgems are now packed up and ready to move on. The space left by the Dodgems should be filled with George Codonas Twist in the next few days.

29th July

John Evans "Peoples Mover" Waltzers have packed up and left heading for Gullane games and John Wheatleys "Telstar" Big Wheel is in the process of being pulled down.

Rides Present to date:

1. "Transylvania" Ghost Train - George Irvin
2. "Goldmine" Coaster - Albert Reid
3. "Big Apple" Coaster - Ervin Gamble
4. Dodgems - Joe Sedgwick
5. "Energy Storm" Streetfighter - David Thomson
6. Waltzers - Clifford Codona
7. Chair'O'Planes - Michael Clark
8. Tagada - Stanley Gamble
9. "Limbo Dancer" Miami - John Wheatley
10. "Sizzler" Twist - Albert Wheatley
11. "Hellchaser" Ghost Train - Joe White
12. "Space Shuttle" Rock'O'Plane - Billy Johnson
13. "Telstar" Big Wheel - John Wheatley (Being Pulled Down)
14. "Twister" Twist - Irvin Stringfellow
15. "Viva Mexico" Miami - Derek Codona

2nd August

George Codonas Twist is now open on the spot left by George Irvins Dodgems. Joe Whites "Hellchaser" Ghost Train and John Wheatleys "Limbo Dancer" Miami have left, as has Billy Johnsons "Space Shuttle" Rock'O'Plane and Albert Wheatleys "Sizzler" Twist. The latter 2 heading west to Bridge of Allan Highland Games.

Rides Present to date:

1. "Transylvania" Ghost Train - George Irvin
2. "Goldmine" Coaster - Albert Reid
3. "Big Apple" Coaster - Ervin Gamble
4. Dodgems - Joe Sedgwick
5. "Energy Storm" Streetfighter - David Thomson
6. Waltzers - Clifford Codona
7. Chair'O'Planes - Michael Clark
8. Tagada - Stanley Gamble
9. Twist - George Codona
10. "Viva Mexico" Miami - Derek Codona
11. "Twister" Twist - Irvin Stringfellow
12. "Telstar" Big Wheel - John Wheatley (Pulled down but load still onsite)

9th August

Joe Sedgwicks Dodgems, Derek Codonas Miami and John Wheatleys Big Wheel have all moved on to St.Andrews. Michael Clarks Chair'O'Planes has moved on else where as well. David Thomsons "Energy Storm" Streetfighter has been pulled down but load is still onsite.

Rides Present to date:

1. "Transylvania" Ghost Train - George Irvin
2. "Goldmine" Coaster - Albert Reid
3. "Big Apple" Coaster - Ervin Gamble
4. Waltzers - Clifford Codona
5. Tagada - Stanley Gamble
6. Twist - George Codona
7. "Twister" Twist - Irvin Stringfellow
8. "Energy Storm" Streetfighter - David Thomson (Pulled down but load still onsite)