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[Roadtrip] Pole Position Upright - prepare to qualify
« on: December 02, 2011, 05:06:23 PM »


here's one of those roadtrips i did quite a while ago but haven't found the time to let you guys in - until now!!!

as always, let's have a look at what's coming up first :arrow:



as you can see, not a huge distance to cover this time (also confirmed by the stats on my steering wheel)



prepare to qualify



i'm off to a good start, passing one vehicle after the other (not caring about speed limits 8))



putting the pedal to the metal



damn it, not fast enough! but the second place is good enough to qualify for the rest of the roadtrip :P



i need to slow down in the city, although the wide empty roads are very tempting



the seller's location is in an industrial area of nuremberg



one last obstacle before the pit stop



with my car (!) i'm entering an underground complex



a view through the side windows: old machinery and metal parts everywhere!





then i finally reach the object of my affection: a working pole position :) (well, actually it's a pp2 pcb in a pp1 cab)



time to grab the steering wheel ...



... and play a round!



before loading the game, let's have quick look inside



as you can see, the battery which often leaks and destroys the board is still on the pcb, ...



... so i remove it immediately!



time to head out again



be careful, sharp right turn ahead



i'm passing an area called "zeppelinfeld"



during the time of the nazi regime, this aread was used as a military parade ground





the streets are almost too narrow for my formula 1 car :D



but then it's finally time to speed up to the max again



here's something i spotted during a short stop :spaceace:



the final (pit) stop!!!



one country, two counties, 307 kilometers, 4 hours 15 minutes on the road - this roadtrip is OFFICIALLY OVER!
« Last Edit: December 03, 2011, 12:38:15 PM by DarthNuno »
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

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Re: [Roadtrip] Pole Position Upright - prepare to qualify
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2011, 06:44:34 PM »
hehe, nice to see the chrischris disease spread to other roadtrip pictures! - really liked it!!!
And of course congrats with the game! - have you updated your account??

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2011, 07:56:43 PM »
Very nice roadtrip  :D and game  8)

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Re: [Roadtrip] Pole Position Upright - prepare to qualify
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2011, 09:51:10 PM »
Nice writing Ully !

Very entertaining read stuff  :spaceace:
Well done !

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Re: [Roadtrip] Pole Position Upright - prepare to qualify
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2011, 09:59:34 PM »
Great story of a fab roadtrip  :)
Although i'm a racedriver i didn't get well in these kind of games  ???
Cab's looking very nice.

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Re: [Roadtrip] Pole Position Upright - prepare to qualify
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2011, 10:31:03 PM »
Nice catch Ully! Finding one of those PCB's working is even rarer than finding out the cabinet!!!
"A true Gentleman leaves no puzzle unsolved"

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2011, 12:15:15 AM »
Nice roadtrip to my home town!


be careful, sharp right turn ahead



i'm passing an area called "zeppelinfeld"





On the first picture you are really on a race track: the Norisring, you can see the double and triple "Leitplanken" (i dont know the english word) from the race track.

And on the second picture you are on the Zeppelinstraße, not the Zeppelinfeld. A Nürnberger would call this area "Steintribüne". You stand on the back side of the Steintribüne, the Zeppelinfeld is the green place in front of the Steintribüne: google maps link.

Greeting from Nürnberg/Fürth

hugo
« Last Edit: December 03, 2011, 12:17:14 AM by hugo_ausdemwald »

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Re: [Roadtrip] Pole Position Upright - prepare to qualify
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2011, 12:38:44 AM »
thx for the explanations, hugo! however, i never said that i was driving on the zeppelinfeld, i just wrote that i was passing the zeppelinfeld :P. i wished i would have had the time to stop there and take a look, but i was on a tight schedule. is it closed for the public or open for everyone?
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2011, 10:48:08 AM »
It's not open for everyone. But there is nothing special to see, look at this picture:
http://maps.google.de/maps/myplaces?ll=49.430494,11.121157&spn=0.000007,0.008256&vpsrc=0&ctz=-60&t=k&z=18&layer=c&cbll=49.430494,11.121157&cbp=12,0,,0,0&photoid=po-40164767

It's a big lawn with some buildings surrounding it. And it's used as a place for big open air concerts, I have seen the U2 Pop Market Tour on the Zeppelinfeld. Anybody knows "Rock im Park"?

If you wanna see the typical tourist sightseeing stuff you have to visit the Kaiserburg (castle), the Albrecht-Dürer-Haus, Hauptmarkt with Schöner Brunnen and Frauenkirche (currently also with "Christkindlesmarkt") and Lorenzkirche. And Nürnberg has some amazing beer-cellars from the Middle Ages, it's a real underground maze.

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Re: [Roadtrip] Pole Position Upright - prepare to qualify
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2011, 11:04:37 AM »
Very nice and funny report Ully, finally you have a nice Pole Position. :D
That pcb looks mint and great to see it is working!!! ;)

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Re: [Roadtrip] Pole Position Upright - prepare to qualify
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2011, 12:15:11 PM »
Nice one Ully !

Sign of the times:


Grundig....once a proud brand of all kinds of equipment. Now, nothing more than a brand stuck to Chinese built products....

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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2011, 12:41:01 PM »
Congrats Ully!

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Re: [Roadtrip] Pole Position Upright - prepare to qualify
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2011, 12:44:48 PM »
Lucky man ...  A *working* Pole Position :) Mine is waiting inside a friend's garage since years to be restored  :-\

Do you what it the purpose of this building now?  :arrow:



I've seen many second war documentaries that showed such impressive constructions build during that crazy period  :-\! Amazing  :shock:

Thanks for the trip  8)



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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2011, 02:02:20 PM »
hehe, nice to see the chrischris disease spread to other roadtrip pictures! - really liked it!!!
Don't know what you mean by that Michael, since that's exactly how I see the real world  ;)
VERY cool report Ully, I like the gloomy mood inside that warehouse, seeing a working game with bright colors in there is almost surrealistic.
You're definitely qualified for the coolest cabs catcher tournament.

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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2011, 11:37:20 PM »
Do you what it the purpose of this building now?  :arrow:

It's a tribune, and that's the purpose. At the Norisring DTM Race it's the main tribune: