One of the new dodgem cars awaiting restoration for the new 2016 season.
THE KINGS OF ROCK 'N' ROLL SUPERCAR DODGEMS
The Dodgem track was built by Supercar of Warwick, and had spent its entire working life in an arcade until we bought it from Messrs Shaws Amusements in 1989, when John and Anna Carter had begun to travel the fair independently from established steam rallies and other events. After a search, this dodgem track was found, and was restored to its former glory and named The Kings of Rock'n'Roll Dodgems. It's believed to be the last traditional round-ended track that Supercar built, and measures 60' x 40'.
The paybox was made by Carters out of an ex-Broomwade compressor trailer, and is fitted with shelves to house the extensive collection of 45 rpm records that provide the soundtrack for drivers careering around the track.
A new canopy, with a few replacement pillars to match the originals, was designed and built by Carters, as it had never had need for one before; Supercar also made a new centre section for the track.
The set of dodgem cars that were original to the track have now become too worn out to operate, so we are in the process of renovating some 1960s cars to replace them with. Finding spare parts is getting harder, especially replacement tyres and parts for the electric motors in the cars, as they run on 110 volts and it's an unusual current.
The Dodgem is one of the most popular rides on the fair, and it's the only one where you are in total control.
Who can ride, and what does it cost?
The Dodgem is suitable for people over 1.1m tall, but you must be over 1.3m to ride alone. It costs 5 tokens per person. Prices may be subject to change.
Buy tokens in advance online, and get FREE RIDES!
|Hire the Dodgem
If you are interested in hiring the Dodgem, please click here for more information. The Dodgem takes about 10 hours to build up and has a footprint of approximately 60 x 40 feet. Please be aware that you will need a good level ground and clear enough access to get an articulated lorry on to the site (any gate must be minimum of 10 feet wide). It runs on electricity, which we can generate with one of our lorry-mounted sets if necessary.
The Dodgem with its old Supercar cars