AceOnline.org is the website of the American Coasters Enthusiasts
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Excerpted from the website:
- ACE'S HISTORY
- As a publicity stunt for the 1977 movie Roller Coaster, a group of roller coaster enthusiasts gathered at King's Dominion (now Paramount's Kings Dominion) in Doswell, VA for a marathon on the park's new coaster for the year: the Rebel Yell. After nearly one week of riding and sleeping on the coaster, three men broke the world's record for a coaster marathon. ACE was born the next year when the three of the marathoners reunited at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA.
- ACE was founded as a not-for profit, all volunteer club to foster and promote the conservation, appreciation, knowledge and enjoyment of the art of the classic wooden roller coaster and the contemporary steel coaster.