Sunday, January 30, 2011

Space Wheels 1958

A truck mounted four Ferris wheel ride made by the Velare brothers in 1958 is this fantastic ride with the 1950s name of Space Wheels. I believe this was set up at the San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in 1958, but may have been another San Diego location. The images are very nice and almost abstract in their composition.

This last image was also in the group. I love that the main subject is handing a ticket to the photographer. You can see the trestle in the background as found at the Del Mar fairgrounds.

4 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

These are awesome, I wish there were more from this lot!

Matt said...

Man those are awesome, although I'd be pretty afraid to that contraption, looks like a giant Tinkertoy.

Anonymous said...

The double wheels were a blast to ride. Used to have them yearly at the Orange County Fair. Guess they have all been scrapped by now.

Connie Moreno said...

I shuddered in horror when I saw those first two photos!