The Zamboni: Some wheels weren't meant to be reinvented
The story would be comical if it weren't true.
The ice was too rough to skate on, so they brought in the Olympia -- a cheaper, less ugly Zamboni rip-off -- to take care of the problem. It didn't work, so they tried another one. Still, no love. Finally, after three Olympia machines didn't do the job, they had had a Zamboni trucked 300 miles across Canada from Calgary.