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Ann Arbor Mi VFW Pinball Show 2018


By cfh

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    #651 1 year ago
    Quoted from frobozz:

    And none of you owns a crewcab pickup? I consider it heresy to travel long distances without SOME way to haul a pinball machine, because you just never know!
    Edited to add: I'd even consider letting your carpool take my truck, if someone knows how to drive stick, and you can remember to put diesel in it and not gas. Seats 5 very comfortably, 6 if someone doesn't mind straddling the gearshift.

    I could bring it Saturday

    #652 1 year ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    I could bring it Saturday

    I'll keep it in mind but I suspect if it's not there Friday at the start of the show, I'll never hear the end of it from Clay. "We made t-shirts!!"

    #653 1 year ago
    Quoted from frobozz:

    And none of you owns a crewcab pickup?

    One does, but he also has some kind of GMC SUV with adaptive cruise, which we are all too spoiled by to drive anything else on long trips.

    Quoted from frobozz:

    I consider it heresy to travel long distances without SOME way to haul a pinball machine, because you just never know!

    I agree, but my wallet is safe this way.

    #654 1 year ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    hell yes! Only reason I am going this year! Excited to play some Predator!

    Whysnow, can we count on you to bring the Firefly to the VFW? Assuming you are driving and going via Chicagoland and not taking the ferry.

    Clay *might* offer you free beverages, hot dogs & pulled pork from the snack shack if you sign an NDA about the Predator machine.

    #655 1 year ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    hell yes! Only reason I am going this year! Excited to play some Predator!

    It still sucks

    #656 1 year ago

    We have a few American Pinball Houdini’s in stock with side decals installed. If anyone is interested I can deliver to the show. We will have a Houdini on display at the show also with a Potc. PM me if interested in either one. Also right now we have 3 pins on freeplay at our shop if your in the neighborhood stop in. Abel Electronics 27201 Harper Ave, St. Clair shores MI 48081

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    #657 1 year ago
    Quoted from abelelectronics:

    We have a few American Pinball Houdini’s in stock with side decals installed. If anyone is interested I can deliver to the show. We will have a Houdini on display at the show also with a Potc. PM me if interested in either one. Also right now we have 3 pins on freeplay at our shop if your in the neighborhood stop in. Abel Electronics 27201 Harper Ave, St. Clair shores MI 48081

    What are your hours on Friday? (If you're even open considering the show has started by then)

    I'll likely be driving right by and would love to stop in. I usually cross the Sarnia border and head south from there.

    #658 1 year ago

    I hear that Cheap Chariles in Port Huron has good food and great value.

    #659 1 year ago
    Quoted from jwill370:

    I have one Saturday ticket available. $40 which is face value. PM me.

    Bump: This Saturday ticket is still available. PM me

    #660 1 year ago

    Anyone have recommendations for a liquor store close by vfw or the best western? Also looking for a place to eat with good bar food (burgers, wings etc.).

    #661 1 year ago

    close to the VFW showcase
    Zukey Lake Tavern
    5011 Girard Dr, Pinckney, MI 48169
    810.231.1441
    zukeylaketavern.com
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Zukey+Lake+Tavern/@42.4629205,-83.8473943,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x8ddd98433ee97137?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJn56ir93aAhVr0YMKHcIcAM0Q_BIIswEwCg

    Downtown Brighton eateries
    Brighton bar & grill
    400 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116
    810.229.4115
    brightonbarandgrill.com
    http://www.google.com/maps/place/Brighton+Bar+%26+Grill/@42.5297704,-83.7840125,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xe5a12536206a6d9!8m2!3d42.5297704!4d-83.7840125

    The POUND! bar & grill
    139 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116
    810.588.6242
    thepoundbar.com
    http://www.google.com/maps/place/The+POUND!+Bar+%26+Grill/@42.5294507,-83.781466,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x784952b1d28c6fd1!8m2!3d42.5294507!4d-83.781466

    Stillwater grill
    503 W Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116
    810.225.1800
    stillwatergrill.com
    http://www.google.com/maps/place/Stillwater+Grill/@42.532663,-83.782905,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xf8bb7e1853199f50?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwis4NXbz5TSAhWm5oMKHcHYBgIQ_BIIeDAK

    Stout Irish pub
    125 E Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116
    810.225.9571
    stoutpub.com
    http://www.google.com/maps/place/Stout+Irish+Pub/@42.5292283,-83.7795686,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x76fdba09b247799e!8m2!3d42.5292283!4d-83.7795686

    Downtown Ann Arbor eateries
    Real Seafood Company
    341 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    734.769.5960
    realseafoodcoannarbor.com
    http://www.google.com/maps/place/Real+Seafood+Company+Ann+Arbor/@42.278402,-83.748448,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x37e8f27a17d0499e?sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwidj_iz0JTSAhUo_IMKHQhnBBsQ_BIIdTAM

    Zingerman's deli
    422 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    734.663.3354
    zingermansdeli.com
    http://www.google.com/maps/place/Zingerman's+Delicatessen/@42.2846822,-83.7450713,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x501e005b87064778!8m2!3d42.2846822!4d-83.7450713

    pinball / arcades
    The Arcade
    10816 Grand River Road, Brighton, MI 48116
    810.522.5288
    facebook.com/thearcadebrighton/
    groupon.com/deals/the-arcade
    http://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Arcade/@42.5162579,-83.738643,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xd399af9da38be7d?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiD4__f0JTSAhXMy4MKHbchBJ0Q_BIIdjAK

    Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
    31005 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
    248.626.5020
    marvin3m.com
    groupon.com/deals/marvin-s-marvelous-mechanical-museum-1
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Marvin's+Marvelous+Mechanical+Museum/@42.5252619,-83.3624877,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x665cdb3203fcb3ba?sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjOi-Ct0ZTSAhVG04MKHbMUA7AQ_BIIdTAK

    Pinball Pete's
    South University Galleria Shopping Center, 1214 S University Ave S101, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    734.213.2502
    pinballpetes.net
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pinball+Pete's/@42.2747556,-83.7338835,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xe09aecd80923ca86?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjAwYSH0pTSAhXF6IMKHZIAC6wQ_BIIdTAK

    #662 1 year ago

    I'm assuming the Whitmore Lake Best Western so here's your liquor store

    Polly Market
    9589 North Main Street, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
    (734) 449-2040

    https://goo.gl/maps/vcjVALvLapr

    #663 1 year ago

    Just a heads up Pinball Petes has an America's Most Haunted.with only 150 made its one I'm willing many have never played.Pinball Petes is open until 2am everyday.

    #664 1 year ago
    Quoted from BMHouze:

    I hear that Cheap Chariles in Port Huron has good food and great value.

    That's a little out of the way I recommend taking I-69 to M-53 (Imlay City) or M-15 (Davison) and eat at lucky's steakhouse good food and prices either location is right off the highway than continue on to I-75 south stay right on to us23 to vfw unless your going thru Detroit for something

    #665 1 year ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    close to the VFW showcase
    Zukey Lake Tavern
    5011 Girard Dr, Pinckney, MI 48169
    810.231.1441
    zukeylaketavern.com
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Zukey+Lake+Tavern/@42.4629205,-83.8473943,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x8ddd98433ee97137?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJn56ir93aAhVr0YMKHcIcAM0Q_BIIswEwCg
    Downtown Brighton eateries
    Brighton bar & grill
    400 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116
    810.229.4115
    brightonbarandgrill.com
    http://www.google.com/maps/place/Brighton+Bar+%26+Grill/@42.5297704,-83.7840125,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xe5a12536206a6d9!8m2!3d42.5297704!4d-83.7840125
    The POUND! bar & grill
    139 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116
    810.588.6242
    thepoundbar.com
    http://www.google.com/maps/place/The+POUND!+Bar+%26+Grill/@42.5294507,-83.781466,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x784952b1d28c6fd1!8m2!3d42.5294507!4d-83.781466
    Stillwater grill
    503 W Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116
    810.225.1800
    stillwatergrill.com
    http://www.google.com/maps/place/Stillwater+Grill/@42.532663,-83.782905,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xf8bb7e1853199f50?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwis4NXbz5TSAhWm5oMKHcHYBgIQ_BIIeDAK
    Stout Irish pub
    125 E Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116
    810.225.9571
    stoutpub.com
    http://www.google.com/maps/place/Stout+Irish+Pub/@42.5292283,-83.7795686,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x76fdba09b247799e!8m2!3d42.5292283!4d-83.7795686
    Downtown Ann Arbor eateries
    Real Seafood Company
    341 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    734.769.5960
    realseafoodcoannarbor.com
    http://www.google.com/maps/place/Real+Seafood+Company+Ann+Arbor/@42.278402,-83.748448,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x37e8f27a17d0499e?sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwidj_iz0JTSAhUo_IMKHQhnBBsQ_BIIdTAM
    Zingerman's deli
    422 Detroit St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    734.663.3354
    zingermansdeli.com
    http://www.google.com/maps/place/Zingerman's+Delicatessen/@42.2846822,-83.7450713,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x501e005b87064778!8m2!3d42.2846822!4d-83.7450713
    pinball / arcades
    The Arcade
    10816 Grand River Road, Brighton, MI 48116
    810.522.5288
    facebook.com/thearcadebrighton/
    groupon.com/deals/the-arcade
    http://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Arcade/@42.5162579,-83.738643,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xd399af9da38be7d?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiD4__f0JTSAhXMy4MKHbchBJ0Q_BIIdjAK
    Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
    31005 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334
    248.626.5020
    marvin3m.com
    groupon.com/deals/marvin-s-marvelous-mechanical-museum-1
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Marvin's+Marvelous+Mechanical+Museum/@42.5252619,-83.3624877,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x665cdb3203fcb3ba?sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjOi-Ct0ZTSAhVG04MKHbMUA7AQ_BIIdTAK
    Pinball Pete's
    South University Galleria Shopping Center, 1214 S University Ave S101, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    734.213.2502
    pinballpetes.net
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pinball+Pete's/@42.2747556,-83.7338835,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xe09aecd80923ca86?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjAwYSH0pTSAhXF6IMKHZIAC6wQ_BIIdTAK

    I knew you would have them covered. HAHA I was cracking up. JM=Tripadvisor LE (liquor edition)

    #666 1 year ago

    Any updates on I-696 construction/closures is it going to be open during event dates

    #667 1 year ago

    I need two tickets for Saturday, anyone want to sell them?
    Please PM
    Thanks

    #668 1 year ago
    Quoted from Oneangrymo:

    I need two tickets for Saturday, anyone want to sell them?
    Please PM
    Thanks

    PM sent for one ticket.

    #669 1 year ago
    Quoted from Meegis:

    What are your hours on Friday? (If you're even open considering the show has started by then)
    I'll likely be driving right by and would love to stop in. I usually cross the Sarnia border and head south from there.

    We are open 9 to 6 on Friday but these games will be at vfw Ann Arbor

    #670 1 year ago
    Quoted from Oneangrymo:

    I need two tickets for Saturday, anyone want to sell them?
    Please PM
    Thanks

    Sent PM for 1 ticket.

    #671 1 year ago
    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    I'm assuming the Whitmore Lake Best Western so here's your liquor store
    Polly Market
    9589 North Main Street, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
    (734) 449-2040
    https://goo.gl/maps/vcjVALvLapr

    Perfect, thank you j_m for the others. May only eat once or twice, which do you recommend as can’t miss as far as burgers and wings are concerned?

    #672 1 year ago
    Quoted from Beyndtstng:

    Perfect, thank you j_m for the others. May only eat once or twice, which do you recommend as can’t miss as far as burgers and wings are concerned?

    If you go to Ann Arbor I would say hit Blimpy Burgers they've been around forever and been featured on many food channel shows.the burgers are great as well as the onion rings that they sweat for days before frying but the fried vegetables is my favorite.if you've never had fried salami on a burger try it I think it's better than bacon.

    Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger
    304 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    (734) 663-4590

    https://goo.gl/maps/B7YE95nCT272

    #673 1 year ago

    Just up the road there are plenty of places at the Lee road exit.
    Olive Garden, TGI Fridays, Buffalo Wild Wings,Panera bread, and more

    #674 1 year ago
    Quoted from bob_e:

    Just up the road there are plenty of places at the Lee road exit.
    Olive Garden, TGI Fridays, Buffalo Wild Wings,Panera bread, and more

    Leo's Coney Island too. With a cool first-generation Mustang.

    #675 1 year ago

    Six days to go!!!

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    #676 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Six days to go!!!

    best sign yet you just can't make stuff like that up!

    #677 1 year ago

    I like this sign better!

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    #678 1 year ago

    I'm in the market for an early solid state project, who's bringing something to unload?

    #679 1 year ago

    Anyone going to VFW have a RFM in the 2500-3000 range or a Indy 500 for 3000-3200 range?

    #680 1 year ago

    Looking to buy a Catacomb if anyone has one!

    #681 1 year ago

    I have a beautifully Raschilla restored Sky Jump for sale that I can bring on Sunday.

    #682 1 year ago
    Quoted from bob_e:

    best sign yet you just can't make stuff like that up!

    ha! thats right.

    #683 1 year ago

    With only five days to go, the VFW Show staff is finishing up last-minute paperwork and other details.....

    #684 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    With only five days to go, the VFW Show staff is finishing up last-minute paperwork and other details.....

    if any of the staff looked like that i will be the first one there.. damn thats one sexy babe

    #685 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    With only five days to go, the VFW Show staff is finishing up last-minute paperwork and other details.....

    I now need tickets to all 3 days

    #686 1 year ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    With only five days to go, the VFW Show staff is finishing up last-minute paperwork and other details.....

    If that was the staff, the restrooms would be occupied far more often and you would have to have a serious amount of hand sanitizer available!

    #687 1 year ago

    Project games I'm planning to bring to the show (also posted on the buy and sell show thread)

    Williams Flash $750 (not really a project)
    Decent PF (needs shopping), VG BG, Nice Cab, Boards gone through (40 pin interconnect, 3W resistors replaced with mosfets)

    Williams Screamo $350
    Fair PF (inserts need resetting), OK BG, Needs complete shop job

    Williams Jig Saw $350
    Fair PF, OK BG, Needs complete shop job

    Gottlieb World Champ $350
    PF poor, Excelent BG , Nice Cab, Needs complete shop Job

    Gottlieb Big Brave $400
    (1) Populated PF with top side stripped down (yes all the parts are included.) (1) nice unpopulated PF, BGrestro BG, cab is rough, lots of new PF parts.

    Bally Captain Fantastic $500
    Needs top to bottom shop job.

    Williams Grand Prix $250
    OK PF, OK BG, Poor Cab, Needs complete shop job

    Gottlieb Harbor Lights WW $ ??
    PF poor, Cab rough, more info soon on the BG and head

    Bally Wizzard populated playfied $300
    Decent shape complete

    Possably more. Games are for sale locally so some might not make it to the show.

    Doug D.

    #688 1 year ago

    Pm sent on the jig saw.

    #689 1 year ago

    PM sent on CF.

    #690 1 year ago

    Found transport for Firefly, thanks everyone!

    #691 1 year ago
    Quoted from frobozz:

    Found transport for Firefly, thanks everyone!

    YES!

    #692 1 year ago

    Just saw a ton of games listed on craigslist, im guessing they are clays. That lunar rescue looks pretty cool! And the duck hunt em games both sega and midway

    #693 1 year ago

    Don't get too excited, until it actually all works! I just finished getting everything on the playfield mechanically working and scoring, so you can flip the ball around and it never gets stuck, but there's a whole lot of game rules left to do. The logic for when lanes and things are lit, wiring in an entire bonus stepper unit from scratch, getting the outhole and the kicker hole scoring that bonus, etc. Plus the base donor game has some unresolved problems that showed up after it was bolted together for the first time after years in a barn! But I'm determined to try to have it done in time.

    #694 1 year ago
    Quoted from frobozz:

    Don't get too excited, until it actually all works

    I remember when it was a crusty ol' fun fest. It'll be neat just to see what it looks like now. Didn't know it needed that much work yet. Good luck and hope you get it working.

    #695 1 year ago

    If anyone has any extra tickets for Friday or Saturday, please PM thanks.

    #696 1 year ago

    Only Four days to go.

    If we can find this Betty Johnson song on a CD or MP3, it might be in the Jukeboxes or played over the sound system during the show.

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    #697 1 year ago

    cfh Last year you gave your preffered exit when going eastbound on 94. Could you give that info again please? I can't remember the exit and I found it much better then the route my GPS has taken me in previous years. Thanks.

    #698 1 year ago

    Keep in mind construction has been completed on NB US 23 and the FlexRoute23 extra lane will be available in heavy traffic. See post # 484.

    #699 1 year ago

    <snarky response inbound> or take 5 seconds and search for last year's thread [here] and filter down to clay's replies
    or this (last years thread posts 311 and 312):
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ann-arbor-mi-vfw-pinball-show-2017/page/7#post-3742592

    #700 1 year ago

    I'm so excited!!!!!

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