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Ann Arbor Michigan VFW Pinball Show 2022

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    #101 72 days ago

    Rob looks happier than usual.

    #102 72 days ago
    Quoted from dos_reboot:

    Rob looks happier than usual.

    Losing that Subaru hat really put me in a tailspin.

    #103 72 days ago
    Quoted from yancy:In! With apologies to EchoVictor, I have a t-shirt idea:
    [quoted image]

    All you need to do now is add a tent blowing into a truck. Then you would be set!

    #104 72 days ago

    nearly 1/2 sold out. don't wait too long to get a ticket reservation.

    #105 70 days ago

    Two for Sunday. We usually go Saturday, but now the the hours on both days are the same.
    Saturdays are for drinking on the boat!

    #106 70 days ago
    Quoted from cfh:

    More like banger jay on a minibike... a broken in half minibike...

    Wearing his man thong and holding a PBR in one hand.

    I take it this fued is not overwith yet?

    #107 69 days ago

    Just got my tickets for both Saturday and Sunday. Can't wait!

    #108 69 days ago

    Subbing to the thread... need to check calendar, and will buy tickets asap.

    Its been a while.

    #109 69 days ago
    Quoted from vdojaq:

    I take it this fued is not overwith yet?

    There's no feud.

    Or if there is one they can settle it on the fucking course!

    #110 69 days ago

    There’s a fucking course?

    #111 69 days ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    There’s a fucking course?

    Just warmed it up last week; Funner with gears.

    #112 69 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Just warmed it up last week; Funner with gears.

    hey, hey, hey! you can't use the word "funner" without explicit expressed use by me. I own the copyright on that abomination of a word

    #113 69 days ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    There’s a fucking course?

    BYOMB

    #114 68 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    There's no feud.
    Or if there is one they can settle it on the fucking course!

    I think they should Joust in speedos while riding mini-bikes!

    #115 68 days ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    There’s a fucking course?

    Yup...I flunked it back when I was a teen...

    Then I learned that is just like playing pinball.

    A little nudge here and a bump there makes all the difference.

    #116 68 days ago

    Got our tickets reserved for both days!!

    #118 67 days ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    There’s a fucking course?

    I always thought it was in, out, repeat if necessary.

    #119 65 days ago

    A horse is a horse?

    #120 64 days ago

    Damn! Almost forgot to get my ticket! Got in for Sunday again. Can't wait!

    #121 63 days ago

    I am in process of making airline and car rental and hotel reservations.
    Any suggestions for any cheap hotels within 10-15 mile radius for <$100/nite?
    Any camping allowed at VFW or is that a thing of the past.
    Also last time I drove from DTW airport to VFW (a couple 2-3 yrs ago) there was all kinds of road construction and detours.
    Any heads up info on possible routes to avoid when driving from DTW would be appreciated.

    And please do not tell me it is homecoming weekend at Ann Arbor that week.

    cheers Tom

    #122 63 days ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    I am in process of making airline and car rental and hotel reservations.
    Any suggestions for any cheap hotels within 10-15 mile radius for <$100/nite?
    Any camping allowed at VFW or is that a thing of the past.
    Also last time I drove from DTW airport to VFW (a couple 2-3 yrs ago) there was all kinds of road construction and detours.
    Any heads up info on possible routes to avoid when driving from DTW would be appreciated.
    And please do not tell me it is homecoming weekend at Ann Arbor that week.
    cheers Tom

    Days Inn by Wyndham Whitmore Lake is the closest. The place has been there since the beginning of time, however it seems to be well maintained (although I’ve never stayed there).

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Brighton South is almost brand new. Can’t go wrong there.

    There are no prearranged hotel discounts for the show.

    Plymouth, Ann Arbor, Novi, Brighton, Howell define the nearest city’s/towns in descending order of *price point* at a 20 mile radius. No issues with *bad* neighborhoods anywhere in that zone.

    Michigan football is at Iowa that Saturday.

    No construction issuers as far as I know. Check back the week before.

    Don’t plan on camping. The last several shows it was not available for a numbers of reasons. Clay will have the final word on that.

    DD

    #124 63 days ago
    Quoted from boagman:

    Oh, my gosh...even *I* like that...

    ...though it should be noted that I believe the center person should have a black eye or two in it.

    #125 62 days ago

    I got my airline tickets and car rental squared away
    now just need to choose a hotel.
    Taking red eye from PDX to DTW
    arrive 6am Oct 1st SAT
    Leave DTW on Sunday at 8pm
    wham bam thank you ma'm

    #126 62 days ago

    I promise to go outside for crop dusting!

    #127 62 days ago
    Quoted from vdojaq:

    I promise to go outside for crop dusting!

    Come on, NOBODY does that

    1 week later
    #128 51 days ago

    I'm in for both days again!

    #129 47 days ago

    Hoping that the current rash of airline flight cancelations will be over by October, and no more covid spikes pop up. Also hope a 3rd variant specific booster will be approved and available by end if Sept.
    Got my hotel in Ann Arbor for about $70/nite.
    Looking forward to playing all the 100+ ( new) games VFW has acquired since my last visit.

    1 week later
    #130 35 days ago

    Damn
    Well it has already started (for me)
    Flight cancelations or schedule changes.
    Delta just sent me an email,
    my nonstop flight to Detroit from PDX was cancelled
    now I have to fly thru SLC.
    I have to leave PDX about 3 hrs sooner
    and now arrive to Detroit about 5AM Saturday instead of 630AM.
    Hope my non stop flight home does not change.

    Shoot
    7 hrs later got a 2nd email changing my return flight home
    from a non stop to another flight thru SLC.
    Crap
    Fortunately the changes do not disrupt my plans too much,
    from enjoying the VFW pinball show to the fullest and for as long as possible.

    #131 35 days ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    Damn
    Well it has already started (for me)
    Flight cancelations or schedule changes.
    Delta just sent me an email,
    my nonstop flight to Detroit from PDX was cancelled
    now I have to fly thru SLC.
    I have to leave PDX about 3 hrs sooner
    and now arrive to Detroit about 5AM Saturday instead of 630AM.
    Hope my non stop flight home does not change.
    Shoot
    7 hrs later got a 2nd email changing my return flight home
    from a non stop to another flight thru SLC.
    Crap
    Fortunately the changes do not disrupt my plans too much,
    from enjoying the VFW pinball show to the fullest and for as long as possible.

    Ride a mini bike there

    #132 35 days ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    Got my hotel in Ann Arbor for about $70/nite.

    Where did you find a hotel in the Deuce for $70/nite. Whatever you do, do NOT stay the the Embassy Hotel (not to be confused with the Embassy Suites) or the Victory Hotel (unless you are looking to rent some entertainment for a lonely night).

    There are 3/4 at roughly the corner of Plymouth and Green that are decent. I would probably not book the Red Roof, it's half knocked down now anyway. Microtel, Doubletree, Hampton are all OK.

    #133 35 days ago
    Quoted from newmantjn:

    Where did you find a hotel in the Deuce for $70/nite. Whatever you do, do NOT stay the the Embassy Hotel...

    Haha oh man that would be great. Othing wrong kicking it old school with a end if that hallway shared bathroom.

    #134 34 days ago

    Ah, memories of the Rose Arbor Motel on I-94 near the Dexter exit....

    #135 34 days ago

    Tickets for Saturday are bought! It'll be our first time going but it's just a stone's throw away. Can't wait!

    1 week later
    #136 26 days ago

    I hope that Clay can get the rest of the Early Stern machines like Stampede, Rawhide, Disco, Memory Lane, Wild Fyre along with Pat Hand, Phoenix, Bugs Bunny Birthday Ball, Freedom, Black Jack, Hot Tip, Wild Card, World Cup (1978), Disco Fever, Contact, Stellar Wars, Star Light, Lucky Seven, along with the rest of the Zaccaria machines. Maybe we can get some Playmatic machines into the museum.

    #137 26 days ago
    Quoted from AnimeDude892:

    I hope that Clay can get the rest of the Early Stern machines like Stampede, Rawhide, Disco, Memory Lane, Wild Fyre along with Pat Hand, Phoenix, Bugs Bunny Birthday Ball, Freedom, Black Jack, Hot Tip, Wild Card, World Cup (1978), Disco Fever, Contact, Stellar Wars, Star Light, Lucky Seven, along with the rest of the Zaccaria machines. Maybe we can get some Playmatic machines into the museum.

    I have a nice wild fyre for $2,100 if you want to buy it and donate it to the museum I can deliver it to them before the show
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    #138 25 days ago

    we are looking for memory lane and wild fyre. and black jack. star light and contact. not the others listed above though...

    #139 25 days ago

    I have a Wild Fyre I would sell too. its in great shape.

    #140 25 days ago

    How many poop passes come with your entry?

    #141 25 days ago
    Quoted from Bax1:

    I have a Wild Fyre I would sell too. its in great shape.

    it is in nice shape. and "who is this michael guy" shopped it for bax

    #142 24 days ago

    I am sorry I cannot attend this year.
    I have been waiting and supporting, but this year is just not in the cards
    I hope is is a huge success.

    Play some Alien Poker for me....

    #143 24 days ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    it is in nice shape. and "who is this michael guy" shopped it for bax

    well all I can say is he has a NMG but did a good job on the wild fyre. playfield turned out very nice.

    1 week later
    #144 14 days ago

    Great news everyone, not only do we have a Deadpool heading in, but GNRJJP heading out; best of both worlds!

    #145 14 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Great news everyone, not only do we have a Deadpool heading in, but GNRJJP heading out; best of both worlds!

    That is great news

    #146 14 days ago

    I know we will get a discount on Admission, if we show a valid Covid-19 Vaccine card.

    What do we get if we have a monkey pox vaccine?

    #147 14 days ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    I know we will get a discount on Admission, if we show a valid Covid-19 Vaccine card.
    What do we get if we have a monkey pox vaccine?

    Probably a rash

    #148 14 days ago
    Quoted from Puffdanny:

    That is great news

    I heard a Ghostbuster’s with your name on it

    #149 14 days ago

    i really liked the Jersey Guns and Roses. but got so much pressure from club members to trade it off, so that's why that happened. i don't understand the hate for GnR. but being a team player, did the trade for Deadpool.

    newest hit at the VFW is the rockola jigsaw. Friday night they played the crap out that game!

    #150 14 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Great news everyone, not only do we have a Deadpool heading in, but GNRJJP heading out; best of both worlds!

    I never play moderns at VFW anyway, but hey, good for the noobs!

    Quoted from cfh:

    newest hit at the VFW is the rockola jigsaw. Friday night they played the crap out that game!

    Sweet.

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