Throwback 1988 clip reveals Glasgow’s legendary Coca-Cola curler coaster in motion

Out of all of the unimaginable points of interest that have been on supply on the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988, few if any are as fondly recalled because the Coca-Cola Curler.

Undoubtedly not for the faint-of-heart, this monster curler coaster twisted, looped and corkscrewed its means into the collective reminiscence of a whole technology of Glaswegians.

Reaching speeds of as much as 50mph, the legendary ride’s preliminary drop was so intense that punters skilled acceleration forces equal to 5 occasions that of regular gravity. It actually was the last word white knuckle experience.

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Now, due to YouTuber mrjbroberts, these courageous souls who rode the coaster again in ’88 can relive the fun and terror of the Coca-Cola Curler once more.

The minute-long clip could also be quick in size, nevertheless it’s unearthed recollections which can be almost 35 years previous and counting.

Commenting on the clip, Caity Hazel wrote: “This curler coaster was superior! I used to be solely 10 on the time! My cousin and my grandad obtained caught on the high half means for half an hour when the mechanism jammed lol!”

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Alexander Fraser commented: “Beloved that curler coaster! My grandparents had a café setup on the pageant so I used to be there rather a lot, I used to be solely 8 on the time and I can bear in mind it like yesterday!”

The "lift" section of the Coca Cola Roller roller coaster, at Glasgow Garden Festival 1988. Picture: Yottanesia/Creative Commons.
The “elevate” part of the Coca Cola Curler curler coaster, at Glasgow Backyard Pageant 1988. Image: Yottanesia/Inventive Commons.

Tony Cassidy added: “Glorious recollections, I used to be 16 on the time, went on this rollercoaster about 20 occasions.”

After the conclusion of the Backyard Pageant, the Coca-Cola Curler was bought to the American Journey park in Derbyshire and renamed Missile (very becoming). It was once more dismantled in 2005 and moved to the Pleasurewood Hills theme park in Lowestoft, the place it is now often called Wipeout and continues to be loved by thrill seekers from far and vast.

You possibly can watch the throwback footage of the Coca-Cola Curler on the 1988 Glasgow Backyard Pageant here.


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