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Author Topic: UK RoadTrip -> quest for SPACE ACE cab' !!!  (Read 18082 times)
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« on: June 05, 2006, 09:28:35 AM »


It's saturday evening... everything is ready for a big day... Tomorrow I'll meet a friend, I'll meet THE collector, I'll meet Jas' in UK , in his Lair... the biggest dedicated one in the world.
And... by the way... bring back a Space Ace cab'  roll eyes  Cheesy

If you don't know, I'm from Belgium, and I cannot go & meet Jason without bringing him something typical from my country... mhhh... Yeah... let's bring him few 'famous' Belgium beers and the 'decicated' glasses  Tongue



Sunday the 4rd of June, 04h22am  :

Wake up dudes !!!



Here's my new car... only 10 days old  lol



... a perfect weapon for doing my roadtrip  roll eyes  Cheesy

I'm so tired, but I cannot sleep...  confused  ... here's the solution :



As I said, it's a brand new car  Cool  Check the counter  arrow



 arrow  435 km, ok !

Let's start, it's 5:24am  arrow



... nice car, this old ferrari...



... welcome in france  Cool  ...



Hanh is taking some rest  Smiley



...after 3h45 approx of driving, we arrive at the eurotunnel



It's the second time we get it ( first one was for the Dragon's Lair II & Star Cockpit roadtrip here : http://www.dragonslairfans.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=73 )



It's 09:05am uk times, we're in UK  Shocked



...driving on the left  Cool



...strange bikes  Cheesy



ARRIVING @ the Finny's Lair  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue

  arrow visiting of the Lair, talking about the arcade 'scene', anectodes, playing the games, playing on the Dragon's Lair serial #1 cab... playing on the Dragon's Lair serial #1 cab...did you hear ? ...playing on the Dragon's Lair serial #1 cab  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue
During more than 4-5 hours of pure pleasure  arrow



 arrow Hanh is sleeping in the Lair  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy

I'll describe this visit -in deep- in an other post, but you best believe me that is the most beautifull dedicated room I ever see  shock  

Ok, back to the topic    

The Space Ace cab is very damaged... a lot of water damage  confused missing parts, ...  It'll be an huge restauration project, but it really deserves it ! A good challenge.



 Well, the first mission is to move the cab from the top of the ground, to the car...  confused  confused  confused



...Oh my good...  shock  ... Hopefully, I'm with Jas 'Space Ace' ...  Smiley



The second stage is to pass that hole  Cheesy



The pick-up is the issue  Cool   arrow



...moving the cars...



...starting to load...



... it WAS a brand new car  lol  lol  lol  Cool  



No problems  arrow  The cab is now safe in the car... and few goodies too  

Thanks again to Jas' to be so kind with us  Smiley We hope to meet you very soon.



OK, time to go back to Belgium. No control with the customs... but ... we are just behind them during all the eurotunel trip  lol  lol  lol



It's 11:05 pm where we're @ home... let's see  arrow



 arrow  973 km... not too bad    But visinting the Jas' Lair really worth it... and... oh... by the way... I've now my Space Ace cab  lol  roll eyes

Ok, there will be A LOT OF work to bring it back to life, and restore it... but ... the Buth cab trilogy is close to be completed  Tongue









Stay tuned for the restoration process...    Cool
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2006, 09:27:31 PM »

Monday morning :

After one night in my car, it's time for her to discover her new home  Cool



I'll have a lot of work on it, and I don't want to do the restoration inside my gaming room (Evil dust Evil ) ... so I'll do the job inside my house, at the first level... what an idea  shock  oppps  roll eyes  



Oh now... We are stuck  confused  confused  confused  But not for long  :idea:  :idea:  :idea:



 :idea:  :idea:  :idea:



...the way is clear...




...and there it is  Cheesy



... I call this place the 'Restoration Room'  Cheesy ...
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2006, 09:31:23 AM »

Hey Bruno,

Great Pictures, I always love you documented road trips, I was great to see you and your wife again...even though she was asleep Cheesy

Look forward to seeing you when we have another UK Meet, we will have to sort out a date when Matteo can visit, usually Matteo, Justin Goodheart and Rich savine stay at mine, and all the other UK collectors come down for the day Sat/Sun...hopefully Namfreak can make it this time.

Let us all know your progress with the Space Ace cab.

Keep up the great work with this site.

Take care and all the best
-Space Ace jas
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2006, 06:10:50 PM »

Hey Bruno!

You can't imagine what a great help is for me to look at the pictures you take during your trips/restorations!! Thanks to this last pic, I understood which kind of lamp i had to use for marquee lighting! Have a look..



Very close, don't you think?  Cheesy

I can't wait to see your SA restored and working!

Forza!   lol
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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2006, 08:06:32 AM »

Hey There,

Thanks for your nice words  Smiley  I'll need a lot of support for that restoration  

Show time here  arrow  arrow  arrow http://www.dragonslairfans.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=106
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2006, 07:04:25 PM »

WOW an identical cab to that jason has promised me in gift  Twisted  Twisted  Twisted
THAKS  JESON  

 Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy
good  job   BRUNO !!!!!
space ace is returning to new life !!!!

 Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy
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