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Designer Book Series

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Harry G. Traver: Legends of Terror

The first of the ACE designer series books, Harry G.Traver: Legends of Terror was published in 1982. Written by founding member and ACE’s first president Richard Munch, the book covers Harry Traver’s life, the company he formed and his legendary machines. Traver’s roller coasters were known for their fiendishly outlandish twister designs, none of which exist today.

The book has been out of print for a number of years and has become quite a collectors’ item. It is no longer available through ACE, but can occasionally be found listed on eBay or Amazon.

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Herbert P. Schmeck The Forgotten Legacy

The second book of the ACE designer series, Herbert P. Schmeck The Forgotten Legacy was published in 2007. It was written by ACE member Torrence Jenkins, Jr. a notable historian and researcher. The book chronicles coaster designer Herbert P. Schmeck's life at the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (PTC) from 1923 to 1955. The book is currently available through the ACE online store.