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Title: EuroCade -The round trip...
Post by: Muerto on September 09, 2011, 09:51:03 PM
A lot have been said about EuroCade, but to keep it short, here´s my little story.
Not so many pictures, but a few that havent been shown before..

My round trip graphic vise:
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/muerto/arc/triptoec.png)

First arcade chat was to the "nice" guys at Gatwick Airport Security..
(https://dl.dropbox.com/0/view/pq6tb9dx19fd17j/Photo%2001-09-2011%2006%2046%2036.jpeg)

Got to Copenhagen, took the train to Nyborg, where my dad picked me up.

Friday; cabs loaded, Missile Command and Ice Cold Beer, and a secret one which was PlayChoice 10.
(https://dl.dropbox.com/0/view/seqd82ku7pr23mw/Photo%2002-09-2011%2013%2050%2038.jpeg)

Shopped for the trip:
(https://dl.dropbox.com/0/view/lpuc65ywak36t19/Photo%2002-09-2011%2016%2030%2006.jpeg)

Left Kerteminde at 2030 Friday evening, and the farmers was busy getting their crops harvested before it started raining again..
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/muerto/arc/eurocade6.jpg)

On my way through Germany, this is the official station to listen to!!  ;D ;D
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/muerto/arc/eurocade3.jpg)

Saturday
Arraived in Ridderkirk at 0330, and "slept" till 0730 in the car, around 0800 Etienne arrived at the crime scene, and we had a little chad before André arrived (20 mins to late)  
Unloaded the cabs, and there must have been dirty, coz here´s a rare sight, a Ckong vacuuming..  :D :D
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/muerto/arc/eurocade2.jpg)

Bruno and Belike putting up the banner..
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/muerto/arc/eurocade4.jpg)

The Dré having a go on the Ice Cold Beer, hope it didn't disappoint you..  :)
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/muerto/arc/eurocade5.jpg)

Loaded the games around 2300, and after saying goodbye, i planned to drive 3-400 km before getting some rest, but Red Bull aparently gives you other than just wings , so i arrived in Kerteminde at 0600 Sunday morning... unloaded the cabs, and took the final pic.
(http://www.opdenkelder.com/muerto/arc/eurocade1.jpg)

Was back in England on Monday at 2100 local time
To sum up; Thanks to all for making this trip worth the "pain" - no one mentioned - no one forgotten....

Collecting oldsch00l arcade games is great, but this community takes it to another level  :spaceace:


Title: Re: EuroCade -The round trip...
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on September 10, 2011, 09:24:49 AM
Great to see your pics Michael!

I am also happy to hear that you arrived in one piece  ;D

you must be exhausted after that trip  :o


Title: Re: EuroCade -The round trip...
Post by: Level42 on September 10, 2011, 09:29:55 AM
Thanks for the pics and you bet I loved the Ice Cold Beer as much as I expected, maybe even more !!

Still wonder why someone needs two of these beauties though.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: EuroCade -The round trip...
Post by: Belike on September 10, 2011, 09:38:58 AM
You are the hero Michael, this is the most exhausting roadtrip I ever saw. :o
Thanks for bringing those awesome cabs for us, your Ice Cold Beer really rocks, we had a lot of fun with it with Zita. ;D


Title: Re: EuroCade -The round trip...
Post by: Muerto on September 10, 2011, 10:52:59 AM
You are the hero Michael, this is the most exhausting roadtrip I ever saw. :o

Your roadtrip must have been painful as well! 1400+ km each way!!! wow!
Luckily mine was split up over 5 days!
And, i´m glad that you like the ICB, and to answer your question André - if you like something, and it don´t take up to much space you got to at least have 2 of them  ;) ;D


Title: Re: EuroCade -The round trip...
Post by: Superully on September 10, 2011, 01:21:39 PM
to answer your question André - if you like something, and it don´t take up to much space you got to at least have 2 of them  ;) ;D

i completely disagree ;D


Title: Re: EuroCade -The round trip...
Post by: cebulba on September 10, 2011, 02:11:37 PM
Loved that Ice Cold beer. Thanks for that one , dude.
Did anybody got further than 6 or 7 ?

were did you get it? You don't have it twice as often to trade :-) ?


Title: Re: EuroCade -The round trip...
Post by: 2-mad on September 10, 2011, 08:28:25 PM
Paul's 50 will sell a non working one for 500,-


Title: Re: EuroCade -The round trip...
Post by: Muerto on September 11, 2011, 09:39:47 AM
... here´s what i payed for mine:
The first one i bought came from pauls50s, and cost 425€
The 2nd one i bought from a seller in Bremen and it was a buy it now for 229€
Both of the games needed new rubber bands for the motors, and the one from paul needed a special micro switch to tell the game that the metal rod cant go no further.


Title: Re: EuroCade -The round trip...
Post by: sebastianguy on September 27, 2011, 08:00:48 AM
Great Pictures..:)