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Belike
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« on: April 23, 2011, 10:22:24 PM »




Today was my name's day and we were planning an excursion for this weekend, we really wanted to move out from the city.
We took  a day off from work yesterday with my Gf. and escaped as soon as we can in that nice sunny morning.
I had to choose from these (my corrado is dead), finally we took the combi Grin


After  a few hundred meters I realized, that maybe we could find some nice furnitures or an arcade machine, so it was time to change for a van


The road was surprisingly empty, I expected much more traffic before Easter


Hmmmm., Burger King ahead, but some more delicious waiting for me, so this time we missed it


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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2011, 10:34:39 PM »

Still 197 to go


That giant Phoenix on the top of the hill was made from bronze, the hungarian name of it is Turul.


We passed some nice fields with rape (they make vegetable oil from these))


Finally we reached the abandoned former hungarian-austrian border, this is the place where that famous iron curtain used to be

After another half an hour, we arrived to vienna, our hotel was in the Prater Amusement park



We had a beautiful view from our room Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011, 10:41:06 PM »

Let's go to our favourite restaurant and taste Ully's favourite meal with some well deserved beer Grin Grin Grin




It was time to look around for the well known arcades and some other attractions in the park






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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2011, 10:49:58 PM »


We also met some friend of ours there Grin

I have no idea who is this huy, he just stood next to me Grin










After visiting our friends, we had some more beers and had a great rest until morning
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2011, 11:01:15 PM »

As we liked that restaurant very much in the evening, we returned there for a light breakfast Grin


We did a huge walk then, also did some shopping and started home around 2.
The way back to Budapest was very smooth and fast, we arrived home around 5 today.

This roadtrip report is officially..............................................

Not Over, because I forgot something. Grin

On Friday afternoon, we visited a guy Marcus, who had something for me. Wink
We arranged a meeting at his place at 2 on friday, he asked me to call him from the front of the house when we arrive

He was on a 15 minute delay, so my Gf. decided to take a rest
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2011, 11:18:16 PM »

And finally, here is the mystery machine Grin Grin Grin

Marcus was  a really nice and charming guy, he explained all settings, calibrations, etc, from this game






Time to load the van, fortunately this building had a huge elevator







We found a nice mattress with Marcus in his garden, let's lay the baby to her bed Grin

Seatbelt fastened, ready to go
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2011, 11:25:12 PM »

That's it, I always wanted  a nice EM rifle game to my collection, I played these games a lot as a kid in the early 80's, they bring back great memories to me.
Bonanza is a really rare game, especially in Europe and this machine is in awesome condition, everything works fine, the playfield is like new without any scratch and the original Muntz 4 track player is still in there and also in great working condition.
I thas the original locks with the original keys from Chicago.
More pics and the video coming soon......... Grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2011, 11:41:19 PM »

Congrats on the catch Bela !

Somehow i got a feeling you was going after this   Roll Eyes

Amazing piece of EM you got there, and in fully working order !

I love it how you gave a twist to the story , hehehehe "this roadtrip is .... NOT over"

Brilliant !
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2011, 02:18:31 AM »

Heh-heh....already though it was something EM.....I'm a bit drunk now (had a party) and just returned home so I just skimmed through the pictures but I thoroughly like what I saw !!!!


Woo-hoo !!!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2011, 09:33:23 AM »

wonderful catch, bela, i hope one day i'll be able to play that game at your place. still need to add some em games to my collection, but a bigger (final) gameroom is my top priority. somehow i knew that you were going to the bonanza, but i thought you had dropped out of the bidding war over it. but if you want something really bad, you need to go for it, no matter the cost Cool

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you really like healthy food and drinks Grin Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2011, 09:47:21 AM »


you really like healthy food and drinks Grin Tongue
Lol, only on vacations and it was my name's day also, so I really deserved a nice fat meal with a couple of beers. Grin Grin Grin
About the bid war, you are absolutely right, I wanted this beauty really bad and if you check this, maybe you won't find it so expensive. Wink
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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2011, 10:41:22 AM »


you really like healthy food and drinks Grin Tongue
Lol, only on vacations and it was my name's day also, so I really deserved a nice fat meal with a couple of beers. Grin Grin Grin
About the bid war, you are absolutely right, I wanted this beauty really bad and if you check this, maybe you won't find it so expensive. Wink

Jol van Béla  Grin Boldog névnapot kivŕnok !
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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2011, 11:29:54 AM »


you really like healthy food and drinks Grin Tongue
Lol, only on vacations and it was my name's day also, so I really deserved a nice fat meal with a couple of beers. Grin Grin Grin
About the bid war, you are absolutely right, I wanted this beauty really bad and if you check this, maybe you won't find it so expensive. Wink

Jol van Béla  Grin Boldog névnapot kivŕnok !
Lol, köszönöm barátom! Grin
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2011, 11:46:29 AM »

Very, very nice piece to add to your collection and totally fun roadtrip report.
EM games always look really cool imho + they have a special place in my heart because the very first game I remember playing in a "luna park" was Sega's Killer Shark (1972), my grand father had to lift me so I could reach the gun to protect the belgian beaches from the sharks. Sweet memories from holidays at the seashores.
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« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2011, 08:47:43 PM »

Nice catch and a real funny roadtrip report!

I like this pic very much:

Grin Grin Grin
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