Bruceville, Indiana: Backyard Roller Coasters of John Ivers (Gone)

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Directions:
Drive north from Vincennes for 6.5 miles on US Hwy 150/41. Turn left (west) onto N. Ivers Rd. The Ivers homestead will be on the left.
Hours:
May 2021: Confirmed gone.
Status:
Gone

Back Yard Roller Coaster.

Backyard Roller Coasters of John Ivers

John Ivers loves the thrill of roller coasters, so in 2001 he built his own, The Blue Flash, in his backyard. In 2006 he built a second coaster, Blue Two.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [07/31/2011]

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Backyard Roller Coasters of John Ivers

We drove by this morning, the house and building are still there but no roller coaster in sight.

[Sam Hunt, 05/10/2021]
"Blue Flash" - Homemade Roller Coaster

Roller coaster enthusiast John Ivers spent two years of weekends and spare time constructing a private one-seat roller coaster in his back yard, unveiled in 2001. It is 20-ft. high and 180-ft. long, fashioned from junk metal and parts he scrounged from his job at a local equipment company.

The ride features a 360 degree corkscrew and goes over the top of a barn. Though it is getting a bit of press, it isn't really open to the public, but can be photographed from the road. If you politely knock on the front door, John may come out and talk about it, or even start it up if he's not at work or building another roller coaster...

[Roadside America Team, 04/27/2002]

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