Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Pigmania Part 2

More images from Disneyland's State Fair promotion of 1986 featuring the Pigmania races at the Big Thunder Farm. It appears that Billy Hill and his Hillbillies had a blast performing and cheering the pigs on. How many of you remember going to the Pigmania races?

Two of the Three Little Pigs helped sing with Billy and also promote and cheer on their brethren.


Brian Fies said...

Y'know, somebody ought to put together a definitive history of Billy Hill and the Hillbillies. It only occurred to me with these last two posts that I've got a favorite cast of Billies corresponding to the time I became a fan, but that "my" Billies are probably different from everyone else's Billies. I didn't know there were Billies back in the '80s. Were there Billies back in the Wally Boag days, too? This is critical historical informaion the world needs to know!

K. Martinez said...

As stated earlier, I remember the races. In fact I remember the whole State Fair event at Disneyland.

Brian Fies - I think Billy Hill started around 1986, a few years after Wally Boag retired and the same year the Golden Horseshoe Revue ended.

Major Pepperidge said...

Those pigs are "on something", you can tell from their tiny pupils.

K. Martinez said...

Brian Files - I forgot to mention that Billy Hill and the Hillbillies didn't debut in the Golden Horseshoe until sometime in 90s, So I'm not sure where they performed in the park prior to that. Maybe someone will chime in with exact information.