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first the Olympics, now whootah is in the UK

Saturday, June 10th, 2006 has been spotted half way around the world, courtesy of fellow member Jay! Jay is on Themeparkreview‘s UK Coaster trip with 52 other coaster nerds. Check out the trip report at TPR’s site. Can you spot Jay sporting his official ‘super special limited edition’ t-shirt?

The Majors

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Good friend Jonathan Hawkins film studies has forced him to undertake a more true to life short than the little stuff we’ve been doing ourselves.  So, here comes the multiple thousands of dollars German made Arriflex 16 from Arri.  16mm film camera, some more info on the camera can be found here, I couldn’t find a really good page for this camera, as the camera is over 40 years old now.

I’d have to say the first step in making a film is to insert the film.  Jonathan and Alison both had a class on how to load the film and use the camera, however, it ended up taking almost 2 hours to get the camera to a working on position.

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phils shamless plug

Thursday, June 8th, 2006


Originally uploaded by radialmonster.

This photo of mine is listed on Yahoo’s main page for the Worlds Best Beaches! Congrats to me!

Check it out here:

Midwest Voyage

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Thursday, May 25 bright and early at 7:00 am 4 members of the whootah clan, Alan, John, Jonathan, and Phil will be heading out towards Indiana for a trip to Holidayworld in Santa Claus, Indiana. We plan to visit several places and will take lots of video and pictures to post when we return!

You can read more detailed information about our trip here. Well actually it’s just us planning what to do where to go that sort of thing. But I’m not even sure anymore what our exact schedule is or where we’re going sooo… just wait till we return and we’ll fill ya in.

Have a happy and safe memorial day!

Chicken hits the finals in TPR Video Contest!

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Our own Phil Hart has been chosen as a finalist for his “Carowinds: How To Use Your Camera

” video! Check out all the great contest entries at:

Theme Park Review.Com!

Comments on the video can be seen in their forum starting here

Check out the new Forum category – Ride Lists

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Show off by posting your ride count / lists. Let everyone know how obsessed with the “gravity machine” you really are!

Theme Park Review video contest 2006

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

It’s that time of year again, and with all the commotion about the buyout (and return) we almost missed this years TPR annual video contest. has been very successful in the past.
2005 we won Most Improved Videographer From Previous Year for Carowinds Opening Day 2005
2004 we won place #14 in Readers Choice awards for the 2003 C3 video

2006 is our next chance to grab the #1 seat. Check out the TPR page for all the info!

Great News! – Whootah.Com is back!

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

Mr. Hawkins is in direct violation of one of the stipulating points in our signed contract.  Point # 197.2 – 39AR states clearly:

“If at any point Mr. Hawkins reacts in a violent, unpleasant, derogatory or negative way toward any forum/site members of the newly named Whootahawkins.Com site, he will forfeit in whole the amount of $2000.00 that was paid for acquisition of Whootah.Com  Moreover, Whootah.Com shall be re-instated in full as a solely owned domain to Alan Martin and Phil Hart.  All rights, privileges, names, facsimiles, usages, prosthetic, quirks, wags, fundles, bungles, bangles, ranks, works, talks, winks, warbles and all around cool stuff will be reinstated on the Whootah.Com website and Mr. Hawkins is SOL!”

Evidence of Mr. Hawkins direct violation can be found HERE  We sincerely apologize to you Mr. CoasterGary and hope you will come back to Whootah.Com!

Thanks to all our fans who suffered through this trying time for us all.

and we get to keep the dough!  WHOOTAH! 🙂


Friday, March 31st, 2006

So i finally had to help our web hoster solve the problem.  That being the 2 primary dns servers serving this domain name had conflicting records.  They have it resolved now, and it seems to be working so far.  But with the continued problems with the site and chronically poor help from our own users with our submissions, I’m just getting tired of it all.  Sorry.  But we make this stuff for all to see, and we occasionally ask for help and rarely get it.  We don’t ask for help because we need it, but because we just want to get you involved.  Wouldn’t you like to be in one of our videos?  You can help play a part in our next project, but no one wants to volunteer.  Well, thats ok.  Maybe i’ll just step away, leave it to Alan or somebody and see what they can do with it for a while.

site problems update

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Ok, i’m not sure what the hell’s going on.  The web host is moving some sites to new servers, and earlier today i posted some info about that problem.  Then later today, the post that i made disappeared, and the entire board went back to week old data.  i posted there on the forums that there was some posts lost, and now i come back and the data thats supposed to be here is here.  I just wish they’d make up their mind. I hope it stays like it is right now, although we would lose any posts made during the day today.

Not to mention all our other problems, this is beginning to really piss me off.  The data we had running on earlier today lost the C3 trip report pictures jonathan and alan posted, but i do believe they’re back now with the right data.