his story has started in the middle of 2012, when "Love" decided to organize the import of cabinets from USA! Despite the complexity of the task (see the full organization topic here
, a whole story by itself), well... HE DID IT!
Thanks to him, many members here have now some of their dream cabinets!
So here's my (small) part of the story.Sunday 31th of March, 8h00am
Well, this start by a good bye! I've decided to sell my beautiful Moon Patrol. The last opportunity for me to take few last pictures...
...a little bit sad, MP is a great one in any dedicated collection, but I know it'll be in a good home & really be enjoyed!
Loaded! Let's warm up the car...
...while I prepare myself for this road trip to come!
It's time go.
The container with all our games has arrived a couple of weeks ago in Bremerhaven (Germany), so I was supposed to drive this to pickup my cabinet!
But Tyrem, who lives in Trier, proposed me & ChrisChris to bring back our cabinets, and save us from an other hell of road trip... yeeess!!
So today, it's gonna be a short one for me
Rock'n'roll...Starting for Belgium...
...let's cross a second country : Luxembourg
Funny... it's the road I take every day yo go to my job...
Except this time, I got a little bit further...arriving close to the German border...
The King Of Burger! Hell yeah... since more than 1 year, the Luxembourg counts its first BK restaurant! I go there from time to time with colleagues for our 'Whopper' shoot!
Few meters further, let's cross a third country : Germany!
Arriving at the final destination, the city of Trier...
...and here we are. Tyrem owns a video game shop, who cool is that!
As you can see, the name 'video game shop' really deserves its name more than never, with all these cabinets...
I recognize the shape!
An army of Kung Fu Master?
Nope, only two here! Here's mine...
The second one here is for ChrisChris, but we imported three of them! Not too bad, huh?
Ok, before load the KFM, let's unload the MP...
I'm a little bit sad to sell it to be honest...ok, a last picture when she's still mine
Too late, now property of Tyrem!
Yeah! This is exactly the best location for an arcade game : in a public location
I hope Tyrem will let that cabinet as long as possible in his shop, this beautiful MP is a so good eyes catcher!
Ok, it's time to load my Kung Fu Master... one of the last games who were still in my 'must have games' list!
Cool... Tyrem is doing all the job...even moving the game for me! I love road trip like that!
Well, on the negative side of this story, the condition is badder than expected...
...mostly because some water damages on the base of the cabinet, but also a small accident during the transport.
Bah, this will give me more work than expected, but should be fine at the end!
A last 'cabinet on the public street' picture...
Bye Bye Trier... 'till the next time ... this town is 'around the corner' for me
Hey guys, there is a dedicated Kung Fu Master in my car...hell yeaaaaahhhhhh!
....and now there is at least one KFM in Belgium!
Or, at least two with the ChrisChris one! Trip : Belgium > Luxembourg > Germany > Luxembourg > Belgium
Total length : 2h35min - 175 km on road
Thanks again to 'Love' who make this 'container' story possible, to 'Tyrem' for bringing back this cabinet for me and to all the helpers on this story!
I'll be definitively 'in' for the next container