(Topic ID: 231028)

EM "Route 66" Ever Exist?


By Mopar

12 days ago



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    #1 12 days ago

    The Gottlieb 1951 Route 66 had never hit the production line, but had any EM
    with that title? Didn't find anything on one..

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/152770612345349859/

    #2 12 days ago

    IPDB doesn't have any other EM with that title.
    https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?any=Route+66&search=Search+Database&searchtype=quick
    That's a good enough answer for me.

    Also, consider that manufacturers preferred to have themes that would be understood worldwide, though that was not a strict policy in 1951.
    .................David Marston

    #3 12 days ago

    Looking at IPDB, there are 4 pins that sort of have a driving travel theme. No Rte. 66.

    1952 Gottllieb Cross Roads. 1952 Williams Four Corners. 1961 Williams Highways. 1965 Bally Cross Country.

    #4 12 days ago

    I checked out the Cross Country. Nice looking playfield!
    The (so called) Route 66 looks to sit on it's own somewhat in the center of the floor.
    I was thinking maybe a late 60s/early 70s machine converted..

    #5 12 days ago
    Quoted from Mopar:

    I was thinking maybe a late 60s/early 70s machine converted..

    It has score reels and a second set of 2 reels. So it would have been either, football, baseball, or auto racing theme that counted laps.

    #6 12 days ago

    Yea, I bet you're right..
    If this pin does exist, perhaps someone will recognize its original title,
    or even perhaps the way it sits as Route 66..

    #7 12 days ago

    Some info about this machine here:

    http://www.flippers.be/custom_pinballs.html

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