At the time the
article shown below was written it was expected that Kong would
be leaving Wildwood for repairs and a make-over in New York...
that never came to be. Kong never left for New York that day...
the move would prove to be too much for his aging broken frame
and in the process of transferring the dissected ape from Boardwalk,
to beach, to flatbed he literally disintegrated. It was decided
he was beyond repair and the project was scrapped. Lou Nasti
(a talented designer and builder of animated figures and owner
of Mechanical Displays Inc.) headed
the project of transportation and restoration of Kong and recently
explained to me what transpired, ending the mystery of what
became of the Wildwood landmark. Lou was so kind as to send
me his photographs from that day which follow the article below.
Thank you Lou for sharing your information and photos with Funchase.