Motorcycle Chase, Knott's Berry Farm, 1976

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    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 and, after some significant alterations, was reopened later that year as the "Wacky Soap Box Racers." In this new incarnation, riders sat down in little cars rather than sitting atop motorcycles. It closed in 1996, and the last reminders of the Motorcycle Chase went with it. (Credit all further usage of this image, "Photo courtesy Orange County Archives.")

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    1. KeithJ 71 months ago | reply

      I remember this ride, racing against the other tracks. Really a unique and fun ride.

    2. amezquita_claudia 51 months ago | reply

      wow...this ride was dangerous

    3. CoasterMatt 50 months ago | reply

      If you know where to look, you can see part of one of the lift hills' structure underneath Xcelerator.

    4. amezquita_claudia 41 months ago | reply

      really..i will look for them next time i visit!! thnx for sharing

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