The following CNN news video comes out of Vincennes, Indiana. It is about a man who loves roller coasters so much, that he decided to build one in his own backyard. This video was added to the CNN website on July 15, 2013. WTHI is the original source.
John Ivers found various parts in a shop where he works. He slowly but surely constructed all these parts to make a coaster, which you can see in the video linked to below. Ivers’ ride is called “The Blue Flash.”
The initial hill is 20 feet high. And John even managed to build a loop into the track. He said he tested and tweaked the design for about 2 years to get it right.
John built a second roller coaster, The Blue 2, for his grandkids. The original coaster was a bit wild for small children, so he needed to make a kiddie coaster.