The Classic Storefront Champion Ride
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The Classic Storefront Champion Ride
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This is the classic 1950s kiddie ride that transports young cowpokes on an imaginary horseback journey to the Old West.

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This is the classic 1950s kiddie ride that transports young cowpokes on an imaginary horseback journey to the Old West. Commonly encountered in front of grocery stores, the original ride was created by the Bally Manufacturing Corporation and named after the favorite horse of popular television cowboy Gene Autry. An authentic unit meticulously refurbished to its original state, including Champion's leg markings and his wide-eyed, open-mouthed expression that implies excited urgency, it uses a 110-volt electric motor to replicate the same one-minute "riding" motion it provided more than a half a century ago, while an audio system plays an excerpt from The William Tell Overture. Champion comes fully tacked with a genuine leather saddle, box-type stirrups, and reins to hasten him on to the next adventure. Made of fiberglass, Champion rests on a steel base emblazoned with "Ride The Champion." A free-play button replaces the original coin slot. Plugs into AC. 48" H x 30" W x 60" L. (400 lbs.)

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