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« on: September 19, 2010, 11:06:43 PM »


This Story happened on the 26/27/28/29/30/31 August 2010



26. Aug

Well this day is not the happiest day for the “Stretch Limo” Sad

I was on my way to the Police Station to deliver some paper work, (for a Truck License).

Just 2km before the police station I stopped for a red light.

When it turned green, i shifted into 1st gear, then 2nd gear, then for the 3rd gear, but when I pushed the Clutch Pedal down I heard a loud Snap, and the Pedal went all the way down to the floor Sad Damn!

Hmm, what to do now?

Had to call Road Service, (just 4days before we had subscribed to Road Service) Phew…
They picked up the Limo and me Smiley and we delivered the car to the local mechanic…



27 Aug.

I won an auction on ebay about a week ago, and it was time to pick up the machine.

Remembering the basics


I called a friend of mine, and he came with his van.


We unloaded the van, and before we took off, I had to fill it up with diesel, and then I could see that they rolled the car into the shop to fix the clutch cable.


We took off at 10 in the morning

30min later they called and said the car was finished, but we were already on our way to Germany.

When we were about 30km before the Elbtunnel, it started raining, Big time Sad

And Just before the Elbtunnel there was a bit traffic jam Sad












It took us over 3 hours to drive about 4-5km including the tunnel Sad







But then we were on the way, we thought, but no. All the way down to Münster there was road work with speed limits of 80km/h and 100km/h, what happened to the free speed autobahn? Sad

We arrived at the sellers house at 18:15. It took soooo long to drive the 565km

I had to call the seller be course I forgot his name, he answered his phone (phew) and he came out and took us upstairs to the 2nd floor where the Arcade was standing…

It took us about 30-45min to get it down the stairs, he invited us in so we could get some nice cold water Smiley

Then we packed the car so we could get back to Denmark.









Only 565km to go, so we better get moving.

We were driving the way, we thought was back, but we got a little lost until I turned my phone with TomTom back on…

On our little trip around Münster without GPS we saw:




And now we had to get home, and again a lot of the way had speed limits Sad

Hmm, maybe this truck has a pallet for me?


But also a quick stop at Burger King, my GPS couldn’t find a KFC (always wanted to try KFC)



We got home around 01:30 and then we unloaded the Cab in my house


The time is now 02:30 so I got right in bed to get some sleep before tomorrow Wink

28 Aug.
My phone alarm rang at 06:00 and it was time to get up, pretty tired, but had to get a lot packing done before I could get going…

I was invited to one of my friends House warming Party’s.

So I took off from home at 08:47






Nice Sunny Day





FC Copenhagen

In Aalborg I went to my friend Jakob’s apartment to kidnap him for the next couple of hours.
We drove 1hour north of Aalborg, and arrived at the sellers House.




I bought a Twin Racer, (Namco’s Midnight Run: Road Fighters 2)




We took it apart, and tried to get both part’s in the car, but the car was 5cm too narrow to get the second one in the car Sad so we had to leave the other half and collect it the next day.
Now we had to get back to Aalborg to the dinner and party Smiley

On the way back we had to make a little shopping trip for the party alcohol and wine, before we went back to Jakob’s apartment.

We were back 2-3 hours before the guests arrived.

Jakob’s girlfriend and one of her friends made Pulled Pork for dinner.



One of mine and Muerto’s common friend was also attending the party (Anders) witch I know through my friend Jakob (yes Denmark is not that big)

We ate almost half of the time away and the other half we used on salsa dancing and campfire Guitar (Acustic/Electric) and piano sing-a-long-songs Smiley

Well it got pretty late for my behalf, so I jumped into bed at around 02.30 was sooo tired…

29. Aug.

Well we woke up around 11, and around 12 I drove by my big brother in Aalborg so I could store half of the Midnight Run at his house Smiley

The best place to park the car overnight…. At the police station Wink


Went back to Jakob’s apartment to get lunch and some more pulled pork Wink

After the lunch we drove 60km north again to collect the other half of the Midnight Run, the seller was not home, but it only took us 10min to get it loaded into the van.


Then 60km back to Aalborg, for some relaxation. Rest of the day we used on eating, cold beverages, music, and Pixar’s UP! Blu-ray (still a great movie saw it in the cinema when it came out)

The time was now around 21 and I had to go by my big brother’s house to collect a flat screen and the seats+misc for the Midnight Run.


Then 1 hour driving south, for an auction I won a couple of weeks ago, 15 Playstations (old ones, for spare parts) then 1h 30min south before I was home. And then straight into bed around 02 in the morning.


30. Aug.

Ralax Ralax Ralax Smiley

I used this Monday to relax, buy flowers for tomorrow, make my camera ready to go, and took a fall down the stairs Sad (the Clutch Cable jumped out of position this day, so had to get the mechanic to fix this also)

31 Aug.

My Best Friend’ parents had 25th wedding anniversary, and in the morning we sing and a trumpet guy plays along. And Hosting the Danish Flag. At this little ceremony I was taking pictures.

Then I was time to get back to work.

When I was driving back to work I was driving by my parents house, and I the distance I could see a pallet standing on the sidewalk…

Didn’t have time to drive to my house and unload it, so we just loaded it, into the van.

When I came home from work another Package was delivered by a courier (unfortunately not another Arcade) but my new Printer (HP Color Laserjet CP2025n)


Then back to my house for unloading the Nintendo Super system.






Hope you enjoyed the road trip story  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 07:07:28 AM »

holy smokes - what a weekend Shocked Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 10:03:09 AM »

holy smokes - what a weekend Shocked Shocked Shocked
+1 , i share this feeling!

But all in all a great weekend !

Congrats with your catches
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010, 11:19:37 AM »

excellent story!!!
Exhausting for sure!!!! - but with goodies in the end it´s always worth it!
Congrats!!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2010, 01:58:20 PM »

I'm so exhausted just by reading your post.
You deserve some REAL hollidays now  Wink
Congrats on the cabs of course!
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2010, 07:15:37 PM »

Wow!! What a crazy story!!! Fortunately with an Happy End  Grin

An entire day big WE, full of adventures  Roll Eyes arrow



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Thanks for sharing this with us  Smiley Homepage of course!  Kiss Kiss Kiss  arrow



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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2010, 07:49:28 PM »

What a WE and what a story !!!  Shocked Shocked

Congratulations !!!  Space Ace
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2010, 09:35:24 PM »

Regarding this 'SUN' symbol  arrow



I know I've already seen it... but where? Wait a sec... yes! Five years ago, on my Dragon's Lair cabinet  Roll Eyes  arrow



...but also on my RoadBlasters  arrow



So what Merkur is exactly? A german arcade importer and/or seller? 
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2010, 09:45:49 PM »

So what Merkur is exactly? A german arcade importer and/or seller? 

From what i know is Merkur a germen arcade importer, and they also make their own "games" and "cabinet" fruit games and stuff like that.

But maybe some of the germen's know's more Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2010, 10:03:27 PM »

And ohhh yes, i was soooo done after those days  Smiley

And thanks for all the comments Cheesy

And thanks to DarthNuno for the "Header" Wink
And for the funny reference to Ferris (love that movie) Grin
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2010, 10:34:02 PM »

http://www.merkur-casino.com/


Gambling, gambling and more gambling. They used to have videogames in the past too though (as is proven by Bruno's machines).
They even have a couple of casinos in The Netherlands now.
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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2010, 10:36:11 PM »

Holy shit, you must have been exhausted! But your catches sure are a satisfying reward. Congrats.  Space Ace
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2010, 11:35:05 PM »

woahhhh, what a incredible weekend. Shocked
but it was worth it...


here a short info to merkur (they with sun icon):
Merkur is a trademark from the company "adp" (called: "aus der Praxis"), a family business from family Gauselmann. the founder is Peter Gauselmann. the company has founded in the late 1960s i think. in the first time they had manufactured accessories for coinop machines, like jukeboxes, gambling machines and others. her major breakthrough was in the 1970s with Merkur Gambling machines. the company has in the next time extended her business, and importet arcade machines and many other things, with everything coinop that makes money. currently they manufactured only slotmachines i think.
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2010, 12:04:08 AM »

I forgot one very very important detail over the company "adp". roll eyes

they had manufactured arcade videomachines in the 80s, any universal cabs like "tv ideal". but they have manufactured 4 dedicated wall cabs too. here one of this machines, a cosmic alien:

and here's a link to a completed auction of this cab:
http://cgi.ebay.de/Cosmic-Alien-Arcade-TV-Gerat-Videospiel-/160477379977?pt=Automaten&hash=item255d327d89
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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2010, 10:43:51 AM »

arrgh, the dreaded Elbtunnel in Hamburg... we went on a little vacation to Denmark this summer, the trip through that tunnel near - with its horrendous traffic jams - nearly took out all the fun our of our holiday... aarrgh!   Angry

But some nice acquisitions you have there!

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