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General Chat => Arcade Lifestyle => Topic started by: funkycochise on September 25, 2010, 10:17:09 AM



Title: David Vincent has seen them. Soon, I will too
Post by: funkycochise on September 25, 2010, 10:17:09 AM
(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/funkyvaders.jpg)

Ready to go :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100925093832-funkycochise-P1020262.jpg)

the roadtrip :


We were agree, with "Une ombre noire", my partner in this roadtrip to meet each other in the town of "Metz", which is located in the middle of the way to our homes.
As we don't have that many kilometers to drive, I gave rendez-vous at the end of the morning, in front a famous US restaurant (if we can named them like that).
Strange days where people prefer to meet in front of such fastfood because everybody know where they are.  :-\

We said 11h00 AM, we're on time.

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926070803-funkycochise-startgps.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926070803-funkycochise-startgps.JPG)


We begin this roadtrip under a cloudy weather, with sparse light rains all over the way.
We have for about 2h and a half.


As we come back to Nancy to fill the fuel tank, we enjoy a meal the time we are stopping.
shortly after, we're back on track :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071232-funkycochise-wandering.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071232-funkycochise-wandering.JPG)


It's been a few hour since I 'm driving, listening to electro beats. I need a small technical pause.

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926070906-funkycochise-pipi1.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926070906-funkycochise-pipi1.JPG)


Of course, my partner in crime caught me while I was going back from the bushs :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926070953-funkycochise-pipi2.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926070953-funkycochise-pipi2.JPG)


It's nice to wander, but we still have 1/2h to drive. We have to go !
Strange, in that era, GPS is going a bit crazy :


(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071148-funkycochise-nowhere.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071148-funkycochise-nowhere.JPG)


Will we reach our destination ?
Looking for our way...

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071334-funkycochise-looking4.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071334-funkycochise-looking4.JPG)


Swiss direction, good way :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071050-funkycochise-direction.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071050-funkycochise-direction.JPG)


The end was a lot easier, phone to the seller and we are in front of  "superCarotte" home.
We are welcome as kings by "superCarotte" and "Maldoror" come for the occasion to meet us.
Soon arrived, soon dropped in the subject of the day :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071817-funkycochise-SIPowaa.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071817-funkycochise-SIPowaa.JPG)

I always dreamed to do so !
ghots hands are those from of "Super carotte", jocking behind me.
By the way, curious eyes would have noticed a wonderfull "discs of tron"
in perfect shape : incredible !


So, we are here not only to have fun, we need to finish the boring job first : let's load the old granny :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071447-funkycochise-loading1.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071447-funkycochise-loading1.JPG)


We need to upper the bottom of the cab to load it straight position on the floor of the car.
Thank god we have loading experts with us  :-*

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071537-funkycochise-loading2.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071537-funkycochise-loading2.JPG)


And here we are, space invaders, ready to go.
Small welcomed bonus, an additional "spacewalk" spare pcb. We will take care when we unload.

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071642-funkycochise-loading3.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071642-funkycochise-loading3.JPG)


After such efforts, we need some rest :
As usual, i'm the only one to drink a beer :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071956-funkycochise-funky.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071956-funkycochise-funky.JPG)


Super carotte cuting chocolate cake for us.

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926072038-funkycochise-carotte.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926072038-funkycochise-carotte.JPG)


Maldoror, very proud with his nice "toaplan" t-shirt

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926072119-funkycochise-maldo.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926072119-funkycochise-maldo.JPG)


Unfortunately, we didn't thought to take pictures while we were in the "Super Carotte" gaming room.
This didn't prevent us enjoying playing games on all those present there.
Special mention to the out run deluxe and the super hang on deluxe.
A game room in the making, but already very impressive for its machines and also for its classic pcbs.

As we are enough, "super carotte" asked us to move some big cab parts, such as this daytona deluxe.

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926072247-funkycochise-dayto1.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926072247-funkycochise-dayto1.JPG)


later, in the garage :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926100815-funkycochise-dayto2.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926100815-funkycochise-dayto2.JPG)

on the right, the hidden cab for the next roadtrip on the list


It's now time for us to go back hom, we thanked "Super Carotte" for his warm welcome, It's really nice to put Faces on usual board members.
Thanks also to maldoror for his kindness and his help.

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926100935-funkycochise-inside.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926100935-funkycochise-inside.JPG)

Way back home was without any trouble, even if my partner always try to do some indecent proposals

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926101233-funkycochise-charmes.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926101233-funkycochise-charmes.JPG)

"In french, "charmes" means erotic appeal.

Arrived at destination, unloading was a much more easier than loading..
Small picture of the cab in its provisional # neighborhood :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926101944-funkycochise-finish1.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926101944-funkycochise-finish1.JPG)

Works better with the flash at that hour :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926102718-funkycochise-finish2.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926102718-funkycochise-finish2.JPG)

Thanks to all the people involved in the making of this road trip.
and also thank you for reading.

roadtrip dedicated to Remy aganim, who is reading us from his hospital bed.
hope to see you soon walking again.


Title: Re: David Vincent has seen them. Soon, I will too
Post by: DarthNuno on September 25, 2010, 10:30:21 AM
Yeeeess!!! Pierre is on 'Road Trip' mode  :P !
Take care on the road and take a maximum of pictures  ;)
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: David Vincent has seen them. Soon, I will too
Post by: mchay on September 25, 2010, 10:31:10 AM
Are you going to pick up a Space Invaders?  ;)


Title: Re: David Vincent has seen them. Soon, I will too
Post by: jcp on September 25, 2010, 01:21:03 PM
Have fun funky  ;).
Last but not least, you are going to visit the "Supercarotte"'s gameroom (Out Run dlx, Thunder Blade dlx, Disc of Tron, Pacmania, Super Hang On dlx, Space Invaders, Galaxian, etc ...) :-*.


Title: Re: David Vincent has seen them. Soon, I will too
Post by: funkycochise on September 25, 2010, 09:43:49 PM
you're all right.

the space invaders is in a secure place now.  :-*
pictures will comme later, tomorrow I guess as I need photo uplaod from my counterpart in action.

Super carotte's Disc of tron is a true gem, also his baby pacman, pacman, rolling thunder, NUC and aero city, daytona dlx and several cocktail tables in addition to jcp's list )
a nice meeting of true passion moved people.  ;)


stay tuned as some say here...



Title: Re: David Vincent has seen them. Soon, I will too
Post by: DarthNuno on September 25, 2010, 09:48:49 PM
Glad to know you're now safe Pierre (Road trip can be dangerous sometime ::))... and also the Space Invaders of course  ;)
Can't wait to see the road trip/pictures  :P
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: David Vincent has seen them. Soon, I will too
Post by: funkycochise on September 25, 2010, 10:06:15 PM
thanks mate.
i'm now member of the SI owner member...

all I could say now is that the cabinet is really in good shape.
it needs a good cleaning of course, but the overall state is very good (no water damage)
and the video screen seems to work properly as it displays garbage.
garbage, but nice garbage, the picture is very bright and clean.






Title: Re: David Vincent has seen them. Soon, I will too
Post by: Superully on September 26, 2010, 07:52:14 AM
who the f*** is david vincent?  ???


Title: Re: David Vincent has seen them. Soon, I will too
Post by: Q*ris on September 26, 2010, 08:19:21 AM
Haven't seen any pictures yet and I'm already jealous  ;)


Title: Re: David Vincent has seen them. Soon, I will too
Post by: DarthNuno on September 26, 2010, 08:50:31 AM
who the f*** is david vincent?  ???

Him :arrow:

(http://www.cafedelabourse.com/images/uploads/les-envahisseurs.jpg)

 ;D


Title: Re: David Vincent has seen them. Soon, I will too
Post by: Superully on September 26, 2010, 09:15:44 AM
thx,  i never watched that series (although i'm a fan of that old scifi stuff), but now i know who david vincent is and i know that he has seen them :P


Title: Re: David Vincent has seen them. Soon, I will too
Post by: funkycochise on September 26, 2010, 01:33:42 PM
yeah ully, in fact I thought "David Vincent" was the localised french name for the hero of the "invaders" serie.
but it's also the same name that is used in the original US version (according to wikipedia)

So here's the roadtrip story for our non french friends out there.


We were agree, with "Une ombre noire", my partner in this roadtrip to meet each other in the town of "Metz", which is located in the middle of the way to our homes.
As we don't have that many kilometers to drive, I gave rendez-vous at the end of the morning, in front a famous US restaurant (if we can named them like that).
Strange days where people prefer to meet in front of such fastfood because everybody know where they are.  :-\

We said 11h00 AM, we're on time.

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926070803-funkycochise-startgps.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926070803-funkycochise-startgps.JPG)


We begin this roadtrip under a cloudy weather, with sparse light rains all over the way.
We have for about 2h and a half.


As we come back to Nancy to fill the fuel tank, we enjoy a meal the time we are stopping.
shortly after, we're back on track :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071232-funkycochise-wandering.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071232-funkycochise-wandering.JPG)


It's been a few hour since I 'm driving, listening to electro beats. I need a small technical pause.

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926070906-funkycochise-pipi1.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926070906-funkycochise-pipi1.JPG)


Of course, my partner in crime caught me while I was going back from the bushs :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926070953-funkycochise-pipi2.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926070953-funkycochise-pipi2.JPG)


It's nice to wander, but we still have 1/2h to drive. We have to go !
Strange, in that era, GPS is going a bit crazy :


(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071148-funkycochise-nowhere.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071148-funkycochise-nowhere.JPG)


Will we reach our destination ?
Looking for our way...

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071334-funkycochise-looking4.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071334-funkycochise-looking4.JPG)


Swiss direction, good way :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071050-funkycochise-direction.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071050-funkycochise-direction.JPG)


The end was a lot easier, phone to the seller and we are in front of  "superCarotte" home.
We are welcome as kings by "superCarotte" and "Maldoror" come for the occasion to meet us.
Soon arrived, soon dropped in the subject of the day :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071817-funkycochise-SIPowaa.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071817-funkycochise-SIPowaa.JPG)

I always dreamed to do so !
ghots hands are those from of "Super carotte", jocking behind me.
By the way, curious eyes would have noticed a wonderfull "discs of tron"
in perfect shape : incredible !


So, we are here not only to have fun, we need to finish the boring job first : let's load the old granny :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071447-funkycochise-loading1.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071447-funkycochise-loading1.JPG)


We need to upper the bottom of the cab to load it straight position on the floor of the car.
Thank god we have loading experts with us  :-*

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071537-funkycochise-loading2.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071537-funkycochise-loading2.JPG)


And here we are, space invaders, ready to go.
Small welcomed bonus, an additional "spacewalk" spare pcb. We will take care when we unload.

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071642-funkycochise-loading3.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071642-funkycochise-loading3.JPG)


After such efforts, we need some rest :
As usual, i'm the only one to drink a beer :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926071956-funkycochise-funky.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926071956-funkycochise-funky.JPG)


Super carotte cuting chocolate cake for us.

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926072038-funkycochise-carotte.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926072038-funkycochise-carotte.JPG)


Maldoror, very proud with his nice "toaplan" t-shirt

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926072119-funkycochise-maldo.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926072119-funkycochise-maldo.JPG)


Unfortunately, we didn't thought to take pictures while we were in the "Super Carotte" gaming room.
This didn't prevent us enjoying playing games on all those present there.
Special mention to the out run deluxe and the super hang on deluxe.
A game room in the making, but already very impressive for its machines and also for its classic pcbs.

As we are enough, "super carotte" asked us to move some big cab parts, such as this daytona deluxe.

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926072247-funkycochise-dayto1.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926072247-funkycochise-dayto1.JPG)


later, in the garage :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926100815-funkycochise-dayto2.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926100815-funkycochise-dayto2.JPG)

on the right, the hidden cab for the next roadtrip on the list


It's now time for us to go back hom, we thanked "Super Carotte" for his warm welcome, It's really nice to put Faces on usual board members.
Thanks also to maldoror for his kindness and his help.

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926100935-funkycochise-inside.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926100935-funkycochise-inside.JPG)

Way back home was without any trouble, even if my partner always try to do some indecent proposals

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926101233-funkycochise-charmes.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926101233-funkycochise-charmes.JPG)

"In french, "charmes" means erotic appeal.

Arrived at destination, unloading was a much more easier than loading..
Small picture of the cab in its provisional # neighborhood :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926101944-funkycochise-finish1.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926101944-funkycochise-finish1.JPG)

Works better with the flash at that hour :

(http://files.gamoover.net/files/imagecache/forum_default/forum_pics/20100926102718-funkycochise-finish2.JPG) (http://files.gamoover.net/files/forum_pics/20100926102718-funkycochise-finish2.JPG)

Thanks to all the people involved in the making of this road trip.
and also thank you for reading.

roadtrip dedicated to Remy aganim, who is reading us from his hospital bed.
hope to see you soon walking again.


Title: Re: David Vincent has seen them. Soon, I will too
Post by: Superully on September 26, 2010, 02:16:29 PM
cool catch, this SI seems to be in great condition! next roadtrip - pole position?


Title: Re: David Vincent has seen them. Soon, I will too
Post by: DarthNuno on September 26, 2010, 02:21:54 PM
Congratulation for this one. Yes, its condition looks nice... (no water damages like mine  :oops:).
Nice meeting with other arcade fans, which is also great to do...but argghh! No Disc Of Tron pictures?  :P
Glad to see the duo "Funky/Ombre" on pictures (next time, I hope to see you both on my game room  ;))
Thanks for the story. For immediate release  ;D  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/funkyvaders.jpg)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: David Vincent has seen them. Soon, I will too
Post by: funkycochise on September 26, 2010, 03:42:56 PM
Congratulation for this one. Yes, its condition looks nice... (no water damages like mine  :oops:).
Nice meeting with other arcade fans, which is also great to do...but argghh! No Disc Of Tron pictures?  :P
Glad to see the duo "Funky/Ombre" on pictures (next time, I hope to see you both on my game room  ;))
Thanks for the story. For immediate release  ;D  :arrow:
I swear, next time we go to see SuperCarotte (shouldn't be that far away in the future), we will collect pictures of this tron gem.
We didn't take any picture in the game room at all.

in fact the SI cab in condition that can't be compared to the one I've already seen.

Be sur we will come to visit you, Bruno. You know, "Une Ombre noire" isn't living that far from you...
.. about 20 kms :)

by the way, thanks for the 1st page ad.

cool catch, this SI seems to be in great condition! next roadtrip - pole position?
yes sir... thank the bezel :)


Title: Re: David Vincent has seen them. Soon, I will too
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 26, 2010, 05:19:27 PM
Nice story, and a nice catch, SI is a real classic !


Title: Re: David Vincent has seen them. Soon, I will too
Post by: ombrenoire on September 26, 2010, 05:24:16 PM
Thanks for the RoadTrip Funky  ;D

Call me for next roadtrip  ;)