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Welcome to the website for our
Rocket Ship Car®.
site will be dedicated to the history of the ride from
Euclid Beach Park® known as the "Rocket Ships"®.
would like to thank all of the support we have had from our
families, close friends, past employees, and our customers.
Through this site, and it's sister site,
www.theeuclidbeachboys.com, we will continually keep
everyone updated with some of the new and exciting things we
have been up to with our Rocket Ship Car®, over the past few
The new venture in Florida
taken flight fairly well. Many people down south have relocated
here from Cleveland, and there is a lot of "product recognition"
with many of the residents in the sunshine state. For us it is
all about making people smile...just the way Euclid Beach Park®
did for so many generations in Cleveland. For more history on
that park be sure to visit the following websites:
Thanks for visiting our site, and have an "Amusing day"!
Sincerely, "The Euclid Beach Boys"
has returned to Cleveland Ohio for the
summer of 2013!
Our Rocket Ship Car®
has returned to Cleveland Ohio from Florida for the 2013 Spring/Summer season!
It is never to early to reserve the car for your
event...Wine Tasting Rides,
Birthdays, Weddings, Proms, Festivals, Block Party's,
Reunions, etc., call 440-460-055
now to reserve the
, or email us at
for more information on available dates and times. We
never require a deposit, and remember....
"If it's not
Euclid Beach Boys"®
just another convertible"!
Happiest Ride On Earth!"
***Note new changes will be coming to the Charity Rides for
WMJI's Jimmy Malone's College Now Charity for the summer of
2013. Stay Tuned to this web site for all of the
have teamed up with
in Lyndhurst to help raise needed
funds for deserving students in conjunction with Majic's (WMJI)
Jimmy Malone and the "College Now
scholarship program (formerly known as the Cleveland Scholarship Program. For more
info on "College Now Greater Cleveland" visit their website at:
www.collegenowgc.org, or Jimmy
Malone's site at:
www.jimmymalone.com. For just a small donation of
$3.00 per person you can
ride one of these awesome cars, built by
Beach Boys"®! 100%
of the donation goes directly to "College Now
want to thank everyone that came out in
2012 to the
Mitchell's Ice Cream locations and rode our cars. Your
$3.00 per person
helped us raise over
in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Below is the summer schedule for 2013. Come
on out and join
Legacy Village in Lyndhurst, and Jimmy Malone to raise
money for these deserving young adults.
Joe & John
The Euclid Beach Boys"®
Schedule for Donation
Legacy Village: Weather Permitting.
6:30p to 8:30p
New Location for 2013
6:30p to 8:30p
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6:30p to 8:30p
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6:30p to 8:30p
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Our Florida Customers Only **
Even though it is summer here in
December Holiday Light
are thrilling our customers immensely! Remember that we
only have a limited time to do these tours so don't let a little
winter chill stop you and your group from enjoying what is
becoming a "Holiday
Tradition" for many area
residents. We are taking reservations for the winter of
starting December in and around the Largo Florida area.
With a 360° view of the displays it's a great way to view some
of the huge outdoor decorations from the Rocket Ship Car®.
Complete with upbeat holiday music! It is the only way to
experience the holidays! So grab the kids, friends and
family members and don't delay book your
Holiday Light Ride" today!
Do to the increased demand of these
awesome rides the first group departs at 6:30 pm, _A second ride has
been added with a 9:00 pm start. There are
6:30p to 9:00p time and dates available along with ,
9p to 11p time and dates available.
to travel directly to the
Calendar Page for exact dates
and times still remaining. (Capacity up to 10 riders). Call, 727-216-3770, for more
Ride & Dine®
"Ready Set Yo" A yogurt and specialty coffee shop
A Yogurt &
Specialty Coffee Shop!
on the Rocket
"Ready, Set, Yo...."
COTI Fundraiser Nights from 6p. to 8p. the first
Thursday's from 6p to 8p in Feb., March, & April. Go to
for more details!
Be sure to check out our newest
Ride & Dine®
Set Yo"...Yogurt and specialty coffee shop.
Click here for a direct link to our
Ride & Dine page: Florida package # 1
for all the details, or call us at 727-216-2770 to answer any of
New for the "2013" season is our 1/2 hour sunset
ride around Clearwater Beach for only $125.00! So grab 10 of your
friends or family and enjoy a great view of the sunset
while sitting high above the road in the ."Rocket
It is the best view on the beach while riding in a car.
now to reserve your ride.
Times vary due to the setting sun!
anywhere on Clearwater Beach).
In honor of all Veterans I have posted a link to a photo of
I also want to thank all of the men and women along with their
families for what they have sacrificed personally, for all of us
here, in their dedication to protect and serve for this great
country we live in. I also want to send out a "Thank You" to all
of the service men and women that gave the ultimate
sacrifice....their lives....to make sure our freedom is
protected. Please keep them all in your thoughts not only
on Veterans Day, but everyday of the year.
Sincerely, Joe Tomaro Jr.
And especially to Joe Tomaro Sr. who served with Navy Seabees
in WWII. with the 4th Special Battalion attached to the
1st Marine Division landing on, and taking control of,
Guadalcanal in the south pacific. "Thanks Dad"
On this all inclusive
"Wine Tasting" package you will climb aboard our
themed car and travel in style as your driver takes a path
back in time to unique destinations in and around the Clearwater
and Tampa area. What adult, wouldn't want to
ride in a real rocket ship to.......
is Our Vineyard"
Aspirations Winery has been supplying custom label wine, serving
our restaurant and hotel clients, retailers and markets,
corporations and individuals. We have expanded our selection of
classic wines in response to feedback from some of our
Click here for a
quick link to our Florida
"Ride & Dine"®
stay & things to do on Clearwater Beach!
(Including keeping your vehicle well
There are many things to do
while visiting beautiful Clearwater Beach. Of course the
#1 thing to do is to ride our Rocket Ship Car! Here is a
listing of other great "To Do's" while you are here. Click
on the links below for more details.
Here is a
tip to avoid the parking problems you may encounter...rent the
Rocket Ship Car for door to door service!
Spend a day on the beach, or
just a couple hours for lunch, dinner, or a beautiful sunset
ride. Email or call us for details:
Crabby's Beach Walk Bar & Grill: Great food, (Best
sunset view on the beach) Serves B/L/D
Located at Clearwater Beach Marina.
The Original Crabby Bills:
Located at Indian Rocks Beach
Seabreeze Island Grill &
Raw Bar: Serves Dinner
4p to 11p
you to come enjoy an evening of island infused cuisine
waterfront. Their friendly and attentive staff is eager
to serve you up some hospitality, island style. After
diving into our extensive drink menu that will make you
want to stick your feet in the sand, indulge yourself in
our chef’s culinary creations. Cap your evening off by
pleasing your taste buds with one of our fifteen dessert
selections and an espresso. Come spend an evening and
feel the breeze.
Sea Riders Restaurant
Sea Sea Riders Restaurant:
"Dunedin's Tastiest Steak & Seafood
Palm Pavilion Inn & Beachside
Grill & Bar "Where the locals hang out"!:
Fun Things to do:
Rick Stroud Auto Service
You may wonder why I have this on my site, but
it is a fact of life that everything man made needs to be
properly maintained, and that is where Rick's auto repair shop
comes into play. Before John and I got fully involved as
Euclid Beach Boys®
and building our cars we were in the
automotive repair and towing business for over 25 years.
So we know a great repair shop when we see
one, and besides we would not let just anyone work on the Rocket
all your life, and your child's life depends on us, and that is
why we depend on Rick to help keep the Rocket Ship Car on the
straight & narrow here in Florida. Thanks Rick!
Click here for the
Wheel Alignment Shop to see the
Rocket Ship Car getting set straight!
are Joe, Sal & John all smiles? Well let us tell you why!
Our gracious thanks go out to Charles, Sue and John at RACOM
PRODUCTS for re-voicing our Euclid Beach Laughing Sal with
their Digital audio announcers. These fine fans of Euclid
Beach Park donated their time, skills and equipment to the lady
of the park to update her infectious laugh! RACOM
PRODUCTS is located right here in Cleveland on W. Schaaf Rd.
Visit their web site at
We are truly blessed to have them so close to home.
Euclid Beach Boys®,
and Laughing Sal®
will be forever grateful to them for doing this so that everyone
that has in the past, and those in the future will now be able
to enjoy her infectious laugh for many years to come!
Boobies, St. Petersburg,
Susan G. Koman
Walk, Oct. 2012
Photo's from last weekends Susan G. Koman walk in the St.
Pete Beach and St. Petersburg sent in by the "Bi-Costal
support Geauga Lake Park®
Our collection of Geauga Lake
memorabilia is quite considerable, and we are excited to be
bringing these things out for public viewing soon! We
are happy to support the newest venture of Geauga Lake Park®
supporters website so be sure to visit them at
www.northohioclassicparks.com for more information on future
events that we, "The
Euclid Beach Boys"®
will be a part of!
Thanks again, for supporting us in our
effort to preserve the memories of these old amusement parks, and have an amusing day!
Joe & John
Euclid Beach Boys"®
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Your event is
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New Video of
Our Rocket Ship Car®
Check out the latest video on You Tube of our Rocket Ship Car®
as seen by our fans....... :
This video is of the Rocket Ship Car at
the St. Petersburg night parade as part of the St. Petersburg
"Parade of the States" kickoff to the Grand Prix Race 2012.
The car took two top awards. See the following quotes
submitted by parade officials. Fast forward in the video
to the 4:07 sec spot to view the car. March 2012.
I got this email Monday from the Suncoasters about the awards
for our Rocket Ship parade entry. I didn't think for a second
that they would award us both awards, just out of being fair,
since there were 2 other neighborhood entries in the parade.
I put your contact info in the email I sent out to all my
contacts and I think I sent you a copy of what I sent. I'll try
to send more pictures soon.
Joe Tomaro is the
owner of the rocket ship car and he
says the rocket body originally
was a ride
at a Euclid Beach amusement park.
He's in FL through April 23rd,
available for rentals, and can be
reached at 216-3770 or at
Dave "Flash Gordon" Hoover
Riviera Bay Civic Association
Hats off to Dave Hoover and the Riviera Bay civic
association. Last nights "lighted rocket ship" was truly a
sight. A great job by the city in putting on the parade and
by the neighborhood for putting themselves on display. Nice
Just passing on some good news we
received yesterday that the Suncoasters have awarded us the
"Best Illuminated" and "Best Overall" for our
neighborhood association's entry of the "Rocket Ship Car" in
the 2012 Festival of States/Grand Prix Illuminated Night
Thank you so much for your voice
mail and congratulations on your double win! We are always
excited to see what Riviera Bay Civic Association brings the
parade and you surely did not disappoint with the
illuminated Rocket Ship Car this year!
Check out the video's from some of our
customers that have enjoyed our cars, and other props from:
Rocket Ship Car®
State Park Event 08
State Park Event 08
State Park Event 08
Cleveland Plain Dealer interview July 2009
WKYC Channel 3 News
WEWS Channel 5 news
CHECK OUT THE
LATEST PRESS RELEASE ON THE ROCKET SHIP CAR®!
Rocket Ship Car gives real
back-to-the-future rides in Largo - St. Petersburg Times
The above article
has been picked up by the following newspapers:
Dayton Daily News
Star Tribune: Minneapolis-St.Paul Minnesota
The News Herald-Lake County Ohio
Feedback from Euclid
Chicago Sun Times reader sent:
could not believe it. When I saw the pic of the rocket
ship on the front page I immediately told my husband. I
know that ride That was at Euclid Beach Park.
I remember riding that. Yes it went around slow but to
an eight year old it went awfully fast. The other ride
that really sticks in my mind and I thought
was soooo much fun was the racing horses. Never forget
my grandparents talking about the dances that were
there. They lived in Euclid not to far from the lake.
Thanks for the trip back to my childhood.!!!! Brought
back things I have not thought about in a very long
December 13, 2013
Thank you for being so patient with
us last night. We had a great
time!!! There's nothing like riding
the Rocket Ship Car! Let us know
what you have "cooked up" for the
Good morning Linda,
Thanks for the great email! I still have some copies
left, and will happily hold one for you. I will be back
in town over Thanksgiving (if that works for you), and
will be sure to contact you at that time.
Thanks for contacting us and have an amusing day!
The Euclid Beach Boys
"The Happiest Rides on Earth"
To: euclidbeachboys <email@example.com>
Sent: Fri, Nov 9, 2012 12:41 am
Subject: Want to buy copy of "Images of America Euclid
Beach Park" book
Dear Euclid Beach Boys,
Had a great time at 2012 Euclid Beach event!
Bought a copy of the book, and you signed it
at your T-Shirt booth.
I Love it and want a copy for my Brother for
We have great Family memories of the park.
My Brother and his little friend walked from
Goller Ave in Euclid when they were under 9
He also scavenged for tickets people would
discard on their way out of the park, and
we'd have some free rides!
Our Gramma would take the bus that stopped
at the park. She loved watching people
dance at the old dance hall.
Hope you have a copy left for me!
Thank you for a wonderful day at the park!
Sent: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 10:04 am
Subject: Re: "Thank You!"
Hi Joe & John:
Thank YOU for a wonderful hour of fun with our friends and family last
Saturday with the Thriller car. John was patient as we loaded the elders
and the handicapped in and out - and they were THRILLED to have the chance
We are already discussing ideas for our next rental! We love the cars and
everything related to Euclid Beach - such happy memories for everyone.
Hope to see you at the annual Euclid Beach festival in September. -Linda
September 25, 2012
you soooooooo much for yesterday!
The kids had an absolute blast (see
It's just so cool to be able to
share with my kids something that I
enjoyed doing so much when I was a
kid! So thank you again, and please
give Joe another hug from me, you
guys are both awesome!
September, 25, 2012
Hi Joe -
thank YOU for the tour last Friday
morning. We really enjoyed it. What an
guys on Lanigan & Malone on Monday.
Sounded great - hope it gives you a bump
in attendance on Sunday. We've seen all
the other Euclid Beach books, so we're
looking forward to the new one from
everything you guys do to keep Euclid
Beach alive. What the Humphrey family
did was really special and the park was
so very special to so many people.
there Sunday - keeping fingers crossed
for good weather!
Great, I hope to see you guys on Sunday!
October 1, 2012
Joe & Kathy,
Sorry did not get to say Thank You
before you left on Friday, I was all over
this site pulling things together. Thank
you again, as I have heard such great things
and we now have a lot of outside people
working here from other countries, who have
never experienced Euclid Beach Park, or have
never went on a Rocket Ship Car ride… Really
great to hear their experience after they
come off that car ride.
See you again next year. Have a safe and
wonderful holiday season.
October 14, 2012
I can't say enough
about the experience you provided for my daughter and her
friends! They were still talking about it today! I will
definitely be in touch for future outings! Thanks again to you
Sara and Peter
We just wanted to say "thank you" so very
much!!! The rocket ship car was the greatest
thing we could have ever planned. Without a
doubt we will totally call you for next year!!
Thanks again, and for sharing your stories! You
made everyone's day!! I think for sure you will
see a bunch of us on September 30! Thanks again
Brad and Jessica
Thanks for the email.....That is the main reason
we do what we do. It was such a great park to
so many people, and our hope is to get the doors
open on our collection so that everyone can
enjoy a bit of the past.
Thank you!! Everyone is still
talking about how young you made
them feel riding on the rocket
ship from Euclid Beach. It was
really a great time.
Have a great year,
October, 2, 2011
a thrill!! We all had a wonderful time riding in the Rocket
Ship Car & are still talking about it -- thank you!! My
computer has not been able to access Internet off & on for days
and months, so I never got your email until late
yesterday! Computer is fixed, now. I surely would have
emailed you when I received your email, but wasn't able to --
sorry! AT & T finally fixed the problem, but it has been a real
difficulty for almost 3 months!! They apologized, but it's been
a real difficulty for too long -- they assured me it's really
fixed, now. Sorry to go on so long. Our pictures turned out
beautifully and we all have great memories which we'll have for
a lifetime -- thanks again, and thank you for your nice note we
received in the mail! Again, I'm so sorry I didn't receive and
return your email -- I'm very good and responsible about
responding quickly to emails, but couldn't, as you now know. I
know we'll be calling you again sometime for another ride --
until then, thanks again.
Sincerely, Gay W. G.
Good morning Gay,
Modern technology is great until it doesn't work! Don't
worry about the email, I'm glad the rain didn't spoil the
ride! Thanks again, and have a safe and happy holiday
On behalf of Weber’s Premium Custard &
Ice Cream, Celestial Treats Lemonade,
Buckeye Concessions and ZogDogs, I’d
like to thank you, Joe Tomaro, Carol
Ward and all ODNR/CLSP personnel, plus
the Euclid Beach Park Now Committee once
again for inviting us to participate in
the above subject event. We enjoyed the
day very much and appreciate all of the
help and cooperation we received from
you and everyone associated with the
We found the setting, lay-out, exhibits,
walking tours, car rides, car show,
memorabilia and overall theme/program to
be very unique and interesting. Also,
all of the activities and displays were
very well organized and presented.
Overall, the event was very well done
and I think everyone enjoyed themselves
and our products. We think the event
would have been better attended If the
weather would have been a little bit
warmer and less rain threatening. Also,
competing events such as the Browns and
Indians games and Saint Jerome’s
Clambake probably affected the turnout.
All in all, it was a great day and
enjoyable event. Congratulations to
everyone on a job well done!
Hopefully you thought our new Food
Vendors were a good addition to the
event and you will invite us to return
again next year. We would be delighted
to return (along with Weber’s of course)
and help you make next year’s event an
even greater success. We’ll need to
discuss what foods worked best this year
and how we can adjust our menus and
logistics/personnel to help improve upon
any realized customer service issues.
First time involvement in any event
always produces areas that can be
improved upon and tweaked to make them
better. We are willing to make these
adjustments so the event can run more
smoothly next year.
I hope you have a safe and enjoyable
We’ll see you again next year….on the
circuit and at the 2012 Euclid Beach
The Polonye Group
(For Weber’s Premium Custard & Ice
Cream, where” FRESH IS BEST”, Celestial
Treats Lemonade, where “YOU CAN TASTE
THE DIFFERENCE”, Buckeye Concessions and
ZogDogs-“SIMPLY THE BEST”)
It was our pleasure to have you
at this years event. The products
you represent, and your professionalism
are an added plus, and we are looking
forward to next year and are pleased to
have you on board.
John & Joe "The
Euclid Beach Boys"®
Sept 4, 2011
so much. It was very nice to meet you too, and I thank
you for making such a great memory for my family. I
told everyone at work about the adventure
It’s so cool what the Rocket Ship has become, and what
it represents to so many people. The kids can’t stop
talking about it. They are going to want to go on
rocket ships all the time!!!???
p.s. My dad
found his camera.
Thanks for the email. It was a
pleasure to meet you, your family and friends. Thanks
for thinking of our Rocket Ship Car, and have a great
To: rocketshipcar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Mon, Jul 4, 2011 9:03 pm
Subject: Thank you for the great time Saturday
Saw you on Fox 8
this morning...Pretty cool.
I just wanted to
drop you a note to say "Thank you" for the great
time on Saturday night. Everything loved the
Rocket Ship Car.
Thanks again and
It is always a pleasure to see you and Bill, and I have
you down for July 4, 2012. Same time, same place. Have
a great summer!
Hi Joe -
Sorry I didn't pick up my emails until just
now. Obviously you found us and we had
great time AS ALWAYS!!! See you next 4th!!!
Here are the pictures we took last night at
Wiegand's Lake Park with Sal. Thank you so much for
letting us get the pictures before you "glassed" her
in for the night.
Sun, Jun 12, 2011 10:04 pm
Thanks soooo very much for
fitting us in on Saturday's schedule (June 11th) for The
Thriller ride! My husband's great aunt and all of her
friends LOVED the ride! We enjoyed having your wife as a
driver too...she is very nice!
We will keep you in mind
for future parties. :)
I got the complete rundown from my wife about
your husbands great aunt with her arms up in the air
while riding in our "Thriller Car", just like she did
when she rode the coasters years ago! It was our
pleasure to fit you in. I wish I could have had the
pleasure of meeting her, but I had one last event to do
on Saturday evening with the Rocket Ship Car, so my wife
filled in for me. Thanks for contacting me, and as I
like to say..."Have an amusing day"!
May 25, 2011
Thank you for the very pleasant thank
We would like to thank you for coming.
The Rocket Ship Car was a huge hit with
the kids and the adults. We really
appreciate your time and your kindness.
Thank you so much for making the party
A VERY satisfied customer
The "H" Family
Thanks for the kind words, I enjoy doing
what I'm doing, because I get to meet
many nice people like you, your family,
and friends. Have a safe summer,
and I'll see you on the road!
May 15, 2011
I can't tell you how much your braving the elements meant to
your rocket ship car riders at the Vermilion prom. I only wish
the weather had cooperated so you could have seen what an
amazing event that can be.
The rocket ship car was a fabulous way to arrive in style. Thank
you for helping us to give our daughter and her friends this
Rain or shine, the Rocket Ship Car rocks!
S. K. J.
Thanks so much for the kind words.
It was my pleasure to meet everyone, and to have the car as part
of your daughters special evening. I have a saying when it
comes to rain...."Once
you get wet, you can't get any wetter"!
Have a great summer!
Thank you so much for being a part of the
Smokin’ Blues Chili Cook-off. You and your
Rocket Ship Car were a hit! You added
great, fun entertainment. If we ever have
another chili cook-off, you will be my first
I’d also like to thank you for your very
generous donation to the Tannehill
Children’s Education Fund. You are a class
Thank you again,
I booked the Rocket Ship car back in January
and my 80+ year old friends are
still talking about it. I would like to have about 10
postcards so I could
leave in our beach rental next to Angelo's pizzeria. Could
you mail me a
few.-- I think it is a fun thing for tourists to do.
Thanks for the email, and I'm glad to hear
everyone enjoyed their ride on the Rocket Ship
Car. I will get those in the mail to you
today. Have a great day here in
I hope you and your family had a wonderful
holiday. I know we did.
The Rocket ship Car was such a huge success. The
staff and the doctors loved it. Plus the
neighborhood seemed to like watching the car
more than the lights. It was fun being a rock
star for an hour. Thank you for all of your help
in making the Christmas party a success. We will
definitely keep you in mind in the future. I
will also let people know about your business.
Also thank you for the totally cool key ring. I
I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know how much we
enjoyed the rocket ship car last Friday night. My friend Cherie
was and still is in total shock. We all had a blast!!!
You run a 1st class organization and oh my do you have the
patience to put up with 10 partying women!!! LOL!
Gary Thomas was kind enough to send us this
picture of our Rocket Ship Car® while I
was passing through Squire's Castle in the North Chagrin Metro
Parks. View other great photo's from Gary and his comment
about Euclid Beach Park® on this link:
Sorry I did not make it down to see you last night.
I only had one volunteer show up and I had to be at
the patio party to run the drawing for prizes.
I heard you were as popular as ever and even had a
few people leave the patio party to catch a ride
before you left.
It's just not a festival without the Rocket Ship
Car! I could not do our summer events without you
providing this kind of fun.
Enjoy the rest of the summer and safe travels to
I just wanted to thank you for squeezing me in today. I know
that you guys were super busy. To say that everyone had a good
time was an understatement. From 2-75 everyone went crazy about
getting to ride in "the car from the parades" as the kids called
it. John was also friendly and professional he made the
experience that much better. I hope we can do this again
next year. You made Anthony's party a hit.
Thanks a million, Robert
We really cannot thank you
enough for going the extra mile and being so patient when
everyone was running around changing clothes, holding you
up- changing the drop off point etc… you were flexible and
friendly and we appreciated your friendly service. We will
highly recommend your services over and over again! I
still have 3 more kiddos that still are not married! Your
thank you note was also extra special and it touched our
All the best and thanks again!
P.S. Have an “ Amusing day too
Good morning, this message is intended for
Joe....Renee booked the Rocket Ship Car on July 08,2010 for
Joe thank you soooooo much!! The Rocket
Ship Car made my bachelorette party a blast. We had such a
great time and you were wonderful. From the ride to
the music and lights it was just such an unforgettable event
for all. thanks again:)
Thank you for the terrific ride and keeping
the spirit of Euclid Beach alive! Everyone loved it! I
will look forward to my next ride! Maybe even in Florida as
my mother's house is in Holiday a bit north of Clearwater
near Tarpon Springs!
Thank you again!
This letter was sent to me
recently: Feb. 27, 2010, and by the way Tom, we do have some
major surprises for the coming years. Watch our website
for future news!
Dear Euclid Beach Boys,
I had a few minutes to kill
while waiting for a file to load at work, and ended up spending
over a hour going down memory lane with your web site. What a
thrill it was to remember some of my earliest memories as a
child going to Euclid Beach Park, spending the day at the beach,
riding all the great rides and at the end of the day, stopping
at the Humphrey booth for some popcorn balls and candy kisses.
I remember going to other
places like Geauga Lake Park, Kiddieland, the Cleveland Zoo, the
Clifton Club, all places of my childhood that no longer exist
except in the shared memories with my siblings and old
Thanks for the smile on my
P.S. I had forgotten about
laughing Sal, but one look at her and the sounds that came out
of that woman came flooding right back :)
You just totally make my party every year!!! OMG! I have
everyone calling me the next day and telling me how awesome
that Rocket Ship car is!!! I had someone who was interested
in having it themselves so hopefully you will get some
calls…….hopefully you had your cards with you and you gave
some out. I cant thank you enough ………so go ahead and put me
down for next year for the 1st sat. in Aug. and I
think that falls on Sat. Aug. 7…….thank you, thank you ,
Just wanted to say how much
I enjoyed your website. I
have a ton of great memories
of going to Euclid Beach
when I was a child! I have
known for a long time that
Laughing Sal was still
around, but have always
wondered whatever happened
to her "old man". Are there
any still existing? And
what was HIS name? I've
wracked my brain trying to
remember, but I
cannot.....can you help?
Oh (and I'm sure you hear
Sal STILL creeps me out!
Thanks again for preserving
Joe & John: 8/3/2009
Thanks again for an
evening. Everyone had a
great time and really
enjoyed both the
presentation and the rides.
I really appreciate your
help in making last night a
party to remember!
WHAT A GREAT WEB PAGE,
IT SURE BROUGHT BACK SO MANY MEMORIES.
I LIVED IN COLLINWOOD FOR MANY
YEARS AND CAN REMEMBER MY FOLKS TAKING ME TO EUCLID BEACH
,AND THEN OF COURSE THE TEEN AGE YEARS.
I EVEN WORKED IN "KIDDIE LAND"
FOR THREE YEARS,
WORKED ON ALL THE RIDES AND MOSTLY THE FIRE ENGINE.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
Thanks for the great review of my website! FYI we have 1 of
the kiddie rocket ships, 8 kiddie rodeo ponies, and some of
the large building block letters that were used throughout
I hope you can make the State Park event in
September.....you will really enjoy it!
Thank you so much for
bringing the Rocket Ship out to our resident Luau. Some of
the residents had tears in their eyes when they saw it but
were not mobile enough to ride in it. Even though it
rained, no one let it dampen the party.
Hope we can use your services again.
What you just told me is the main
reason we do it! Just the sincere appreciation that we
receive from numerous people makes us work that much
harder towards our ultimate goal of getting our
collection, and the cars out there for everyone to
Thanks for the encouraging email.
"Have an amusing day"!
Hi, I came
upon your site while trying to locate a poster of the park.
I was a resident of Collinwood and my dad used to take my
brother and I to the park often, his company had their
picnics there, The only memorabilia I have is a photo of my
brother and myself in front of the entrance when we were
probably 5 and 6 and a charm that a boy in high school gave
me and I cherish both along with all those wonderful
memories. Of course I loved the Thriller but I think my
favorite were the rocket ships. Congratulations on all of
your treasures, I am seriously envious!
Thanks again for the good
time, Joe. Everyone really enjoyed the rides.
I want to sincerely thank you for providing the "Rocket
Ship Car" ®
for my wife's birthday celebration. She has been
talking about getting a ride in the car for the past
year and needless to say she was totally surprised when
you arrived and thoroughly enjoyed the ride especially
the music. She was still talking about it this
morning. She brought the post card you gave her to show
her colleagues at Beaumont. I kept kidding her that it
was the first time she has acknowledged that she was
turning 60. We also had many positive comments from the
other guests who said they had a ball taking the ride.
Many thought that the car would just be there to look at
and had no idea that they could actually go for a ride.
Again many thanks especially for taking the time on a
In closing, as you say "Have An Amusing Day"
Once again Thank You! Everyone thought the rocket ship
car was Awesome!!!
M & L
JUST A QUICK NOTE: Friends are still talking about the joy
you, your wife and "the rocket ship car" brought into their
lives, the preschoolers attending All Saint's Episcopal and
numerous others who have seen the postcard I carry in my
purse to describe Ed's 87th birthday celebration. Thanks
for all of your help, thankfully the space ship departed and
returned safely and God provided gorgeous weather two weeks
I continue to distribute the extra postcards including a
Clearwater friend, formerly of Mentor, whose favorite Euclid
Beach ride was your "rocket ship". My physician partner,
who unfortunately, didn't get to the festivities is
thoroughly enjoying the extra Humphrey popcorn balls and
taffy kisses. I took a second bag full to him this week
despite his wife's protest about "too much sugar intake".
Lastly, one of the preschoolers was having a tantrum upon
arriving at preschool March 27th and his mother pleaded that
he stay for the special surprise... He is still raving about
his rocket ship ride experience and I gave his Mother a
rocket postcard for the boy's collection. The young girl
from his class having a birthday that same day, still
believes you personally came for her birthday surprise.
Hopefully, the woman who followed your rocket ship car into
the parking lot to request your presence for a party last
week was able to connect and make arrangements...
YOU GAVE US ALL AN AFTERNOON TO REMEMBER.... SEE YOU IN
OHIO. SAFE TRAVEL.
I just wanted to thank you again for the Rocket
Ship last night for my mother's 60th birthday. She had an
absolute blast, as we all did! What a great night for it
and it's a memory we won't easily forget. Thank you again
and we'll make sure to refer your services on to our friends
Thank you so much for being with us in the parade! Your
Rocket Ship was a hit! We had a blast!!!!! As soon as I
find out the dates for next year I will contact you! If
you could mail me some of your cards I will put them on our
counter for our patients. I have been asked for them.
I went to the event on
Sun. the 28th, it was great!! I shut my eyes and heard all the
noises of the park back then, the happiest times of my life!
Euclid Beach will forever be magical!! THANKS FOR THE
Some people get tears in their eyes when they see things
they remember from Geauga Lake Amusement Park.
For that reason, Euclid Beach Boys Joe Tomaro and John Frato
jump at the chance to show their collections in public.
"It's a step back in time," Tomaro said, also referring to
the duo's memorabilia from Euclid Beach Park, which closed
40 years ago. "People close their eyes and they hear the
music and they can just hear the ride."
Anyone who's not yet experienced such a flashback, but loved
Geauga Lake — which operated from 1888 to 2007 in Aurora and
Bainbridge Township — is now invited to the first ever
Geauga Lake Memorabilia Show and Employee Reunion.
The event, which is not affiliated with Cedar Fair
Entertainment Co. or Geauga Lake's Wildwater Kingdom, will
be from 7 to 10:30 p.m. March 6 at Roller Hutt Skate & Fun
Center, 10268 Hewins Road, Route 88, Garrettsville.
The event will feature a slew of collectors of Geauga Lake
memorabilia, and organizer Jason Dlugokecki hopes to create
the ambiance of the amusement park where he worked from the
summers of 1994 to 1998; tunes and tasty scents that once
drifted over the park will fill this festival, too, care of
a DJ and a carnival food concession stand.
Fellow employees of Geauga Lake, Six Flags Ohio and Sea
World Ohio also might take this opportunity to reconnect, he
"I met my wife there, pretty much all of my friends are from
there, and you troll the Internet boards and there are Web
sites all over still dedicated to the park," he said.
"I consider it my generation's version of Euclid Beach; we
thought it would be there forever and all of a sudden it's
One Aurora exhibitor will be looking to sell items he bought
during the June 2008 auction of its outbuildings, rides and
equipment. Another man will sell paper weights made from
wood salvaged from the Big Dipper's disassembly.
But most of the memorabilia that day will be for amusement
purposes only, Dlugokecki said. Euclid Beach Boys will bring
a log flume boat from the former Log Ride in which visitors
will be able to sit and take photographs, and possibly a
Musik Express car.
Others will show items from the Turtle Beach children's
area, home videos, employee training videos, and footage of
the park's auction and tear down on a few large projection
Dlugokecki said his own display will include the head of
park mascot Geauga Dog, uniforms from his employment, signs,
posters and banners, and pictures of rides being constructed
during the off season.
Admission is $5 to cover the facility's operating costs for
a nonskating event, but exhibitors and event volunteers get
"People just have fond memories of parks," Tomaro said, "and
it's a whole 'nother generation coming up for Geauga Lake."
For those of you who are new to our site, and
think the car(s) are cool, but do not know what they can be used
for here are some ideas: Birthdays (adults, & children)
weddings, anniversary parties, block parties, grand openings
parades , church & city festivals, reunions, company &
corporate events, beach parties, holiday light tours (Florida
only), airport pickup and drop off, air show's (the Rocket Ship
Car® works well for that)
city and points of interest tours, or view our
Ride & Dine®
page for even more ideas!
If you have an idea for something not listed
above drop us a note, or better yet call us and we can talk
about it! Our contact information is listed below,
or in the lower left column on every page.
Thanks for viewing our site, and please visit
for a lot of very neat information about Euclid Beach Park!®
Oh by the way...."Have an amusing day!"
One of the
most frequently asked questions we receive is
Rocket Car have a rocket engine in it"?
First of all our car is named after the ride that
operated at Euclid Beach Park®
from the mid 1930's until it closed in 1969.
ride was called the
Our car is powered by a bored and stroked big block
Chevrolet gas engine. The cubic inch is 502, and
is producing around 500 horsepower. Because of the
weight of the car a large cubic inch engine is
needed to create enough torque to adequately move the
Rocket Ship Car®
down the highway. The car runs on regular pump
gas, usually 87 octane, (not rocket fuel) without a
problem. So technically our car is really not a
rocket car, but it is a car that looks like a Rocket
acquisitions have been made!
Stay tuned here for further
details! You will never be able to guess what they are!
Our finds have something to do with "Music & a non-produced ride
car design! (sort of)
This ride vehicle could be seen and heard throughout the park.
(if the wind blew just right)
When our restorers are finished with this piece this piece will
be music to your ears!
Although this new motorized ride car will look slightly
different it will still hold up to 10 rider's!
On our history page you will find out the real
stories about how we acquired some of the parks most
recognizable pieces that the amusement park industry was built
on. We currently own the largest and most complete collection of
Euclid Beach Park® memorabilia in existence. Take a few moments
to enjoy a trip back in time to a place that was very special to
Northeastern Ohio, a place that was just plain fun, and
inexpensive to attend.
Beach Park® set the standard that to this day no other amusement
park has come close to duplicating.
Ride & Dine:
On this page you will find tour and dining
packages unique to Cleveland, and Clearwater's surrounding
areas. Eatery's like
Crabby's Beachwalk Bar & Grill on Clearwater Beach,
"Sainato's Restaurant Pizza &
Catering" in Cleveland Ohio,
Factory" in Warrensville Hts. Ohio, the
"Old Fire House
Winery" in Geneva Ohio, and more. We are always looking for
new and exciting restaurants to partner up with us. If you are
interested please contact us for more information.
Our calendar of events page will inform you of
current and future schedules of the Rocket
Ship Car® & Thriller Car®
where, when, and for how long they have been reserved. This page
is update daily, so check it first for the most current
availability of the car(s). For immediate assistance
contact us at: 440-460-0565 (Ohio), 727-216-3770 (Florida) or
Look at our new online
photo album filled with pictures from past events that we have
We were proud to be a part of the
re-dedication ceremony of the Arch at Euclid Beach Park® along
with Councilman Mike Polensek,
and Senator Kenny Yuko.
This section is dedicated to our special four
friends that also enjoy riding in our cars! The best friend,
companion, and traveling partner I've ever had, and she will be
remembered by hundreds of people she had met in her lifetime.
Those of you that had the pleasure of knowing her have sent me
numerous cards and letters after her passing. To everyone she
was known as Radar.... to me.....
"The World's Greatest Dog".
For unique gifts and supplies for your special four legged little
K-9 family member please visit this website. www.pawsareprecious.com
"The Euclid Beach Boys"
533 Bishop Rd.
Highland Hts., Ohio 44143
Rules of our "Rides"
1. Riders must remain seated, and seat belts must be worn
snugly across the lap. NO
STANDING IS ALLOWED
2. No alcohol consumed by anyone under the age of 21, and a
result in early termination of ride for that person, and NO
REFUNDS will be issued.
3. Clean up fee of $200.00, for alcohol related incidents, in
or on the cars, no exceptions.
4. A clean up fee of $100.00 will be charged for excessive material left in, or
on the vehicle.
5. In the event that any persons in the group (including the
reserving party) becomes disruptive, or refuses to follow
the operator’s instructions, they will be dropped off solely at
the operators discretion, and at the
rider’s expense. No refunds, or exceptions.
6. Tolls and parking fees are not included and will be
7. We are not responsible for items left in our cars.
8. Illegal Drug use will not be
tolerated. Any infractions will result in the immediate end of
the ride/event, with NO REFUNDS, and NO EXCEPTIONS.
9. Additional charges will be billed in 1/4 hour increments.
Be sure to reserve sufficient time for your event in order to
avoid any additional charges.
10. Customer’s may provide and will be responsible for the
following items; CD’s, DVD’s, and must not
be offensive, or abusive to the general public.
11. If inclement weather threatens it is up to the operator’s
discretion to continue the ride. Refunds will be prorated
depending on each situation.
12. L.E.A.R. Promotions, Inc. does make every effort to make
sure that all equipment on the vehicle is in working order at
the beginning of each ride, however we cannot guarantee that every
TV screen, lighting feature, or radio will operate during time
the vehicle is rented for the event.
L.E.A.R. Promotions Inc. and
it's associates are not responsible for injury due to negligence
of its riders. All riders are expected to conduct themselves in
an orderly, and responsible manner at all times. Our vehicles
are insured as limousines, open containers of alcohol are
allowed, although if the operator deems the conduct to be
disruptive, negligent, and/or threatens the safety of others
around them, that person will be removed from the ride at the
Please ride respectively for everyone's safety &