Anyone Here “Gary” From Seminole FL ?

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Anyone Here “Gary” From Seminole FL ?


By Ozone

7 months ago



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  • Latest reply 7 months ago by Honch
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    #1 7 months ago

    Gary turned me on to pinballs back in the 80’s, we had tons of fun. He had a garage full of games, always fixing and flipping them back in the day, but we lost touch. He helped me get Strike Zone, and few other games too.......he got struck one day by lightning when he was putting speakers in his car on the driveway.

    (He survived )

    #2 7 months ago

    Not Gary, but good luck in your search. Bump for Gary!

    #3 7 months ago
    Quoted from RyanClaytor:

    Not Gary, but good luck in your search. Bump for Gary!

    Thanks for the bump ! Hope I find him, I’m sure he has been on this site.

    Bought a Zarracia Soccer King in the early 90s that I ended up with, we played the crap out of that machine. “Shoot for the the center” ...... “ohhhhh”. Always went back to the EMs though, had a Williams Gulfstream that was just awesome. The back glass was cracked, the cabinet was beat, and the play field was maybe a 7 at best, but man that machine rocked! To bad is was a single player, if it was a 2 plus player I would still have it (maybe).

    #4 7 months ago

    There is a bbs service in Florida for arcade and pinball collectors called Village. You can join for free. My handle on Village is bluespin but I’m not on there often. Good luck in your search.

    John

    http://www.villagebbs.com/forum/index.php?board=2.0

    #5 7 months ago

    This has all the markings of a new bromance. Will Ozone find Gary before the sands of time run out? Gary if your out there, shout out.

    #7 7 months ago

    Cool thread Bump!

    #8 7 months ago

    It ain't me.

    #9 7 months ago
    Quoted from bluespin:

    There is a bbs service in Florida for arcade and pinball collectors called Village. You can join for free. My handle on Village is bluespin but I’m not on there often. Good luck in your search.
    John
    http://www.villagebbs.com/forum/index.php?board=2.0

    Looking for high-energy Gary. Struck by lightning once and now often seen wondering around town sporting his favorite blue thunder jacket.

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    #11 7 months ago

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    #12 7 months ago

    Lol, thanks for all the love guys ! The search continues......

    #13 7 months ago

    Who is this Gary character?

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    #14 7 months ago

    Dedicated to those who've lost a buddy but want to dance again one day!

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    #15 7 months ago

    Show us your moves, Gary!

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    #16 7 months ago

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    #17 7 months ago

    The pain slowly melts.

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    #18 7 months ago

    Pinballgary here, didn't you like bowling pins.?. I still fix 3 or 4 pins a week out of my Largo garage.768 pins repaired and shopped still going strong!

    #19 7 months ago

    I found Gary!!!

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    #20 7 months ago

    Good guy Gary, bought a Cyclone from him a long time ago from a place that used to have live Porpoise {Dolphin} shows now turned into a bar.

    #21 7 months ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    I found Gary!!!

    I think u found him too late.

    #22 7 months ago

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    #23 7 months ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    I found Gary!!!

    Last time I saw Gary, he was entering Walmart.

    #25 7 months ago

    ^^^ That has to be him. If ever a guy was struck by lightning and lived it is this guy!

    #26 7 months ago

    Sending out an APB for Gary. There's no place like home.

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    #27 7 months ago
    Quoted from pinballgary:

    Pinballgary here, didn't you like bowling pins.?. I still fix 3 or 4 pins a week out of my Largo garage.768 pins repaired and shopped still going strong!

    Damn dude how the hell have you been ! Yeah, I got a 300 and Triple Strike from you and you helped me looked at a Strike Zone over in Tampa that I still have. I just sent you a PM. You still in the same neighborhood?

    #28 7 months ago
    Quoted from pinbum:

    Good guy Gary, bought a Cyclone from him a long time ago from a place that used to have live Porpoise {Dolphin} shows now turned into a bar.

    I remember he had a few machines at the Porpoise Pub, we would go and “service” them by drinking beer and playing them. That was a cool place, to bad it burned down a few years ago.

    #29 7 months ago
    Quoted from Ozone:

    Damn dude how the hell have you been ! Yeah, I got a 300 and Triple Strike from you and you helped me looked at a Strike Zone over in Tampa that I still have. I just sent you a PM. You still in the same neighborhood?

    Success! Congrats!

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    #31 7 months ago

    pinballgary I like your style. If you ever tire of Ozone, I think we might really hit it off. Do you remember getting struck by a bolt, what was it like?

    #32 7 months ago

    Ach, tough crowd. Remind me to go elsewhere if I ever need to locate someone!

    #33 7 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Ach, tough crowd. Remind me to go elsewhere if I ever need to locate someone!

    I don't know about that. It was the stupid posts that kept this thread going.

    #34 7 months ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Ach, tough crowd. Remind me to go elsewhere if I ever need to locate someone!

    No kidding ! I remember when I had my first beer, though the internet wasn’t around then.

    #36 7 months ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    I don't know about that. It was the stupid posts that kept this thread going.

    Yeah, I guess in this case, the ends justified the means.

    #37 7 months ago

    Ok the jolt of the lightning story ,my neighbor and I were cutting out the holes for speakers on the truck doors. The ground was wet a lightning bolt hit the power pole out back split it two pieces. I was on my knees and woke up in my garage. It was like when at school biology class you would put some voltage to a frogs leg and it would move. I couldn't stand for hours, and the neighbor buddy ran home he was ok, but I has to finish the speaker job myself.

    #38 7 months ago
    Quoted from pinballgary:

    Ok the jolt of the lightning story ,my neighbor and I were cutting out the holes for speakers on the truck doors. The ground was wet a lightning bolt hit the power pole out back split it two pieces. I was on my knees and woke up in my garage. It was like when at school biology class you would put some voltage to a frogs leg and it would move. I couldn't stand for hours, and the neighbor buddy ran home he was ok, but I has to finish the speaker job myself.

    That was me that that was there that day, you were working on your truck, I had just walked into your garage when BAM ! The next thing I knew is you came flying into the garage and collapsed on the floor. You were basically paralyzed, and you kept saying you couldn’t move your legs. Finally after a while you were able to get up, I remember your wife and daughter were horrified too. Man that was a crazy day. Are you still in the same house ? I sent you my number via PM, lets get in touch.

    #39 7 months ago

    You two see a Gary around here? No Lt. Dan!

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    #40 7 months ago

    pinballgary did you get any super powers that day? What a scary thing to happen.

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    #41 7 months ago

    Any scars from the lightning strike? It does cause some bad ones.

    #42 7 months ago

    So this statement should light up the “pics & gifs”:

    “I have talked to Gary”

    Let the fun begin !

    #43 7 months ago
    Quoted from Electrocute:

    Last time I saw Gary, he was entering Walmart.

    Well, he does appear to be entering something...

    #44 7 months ago

    I visited Gary in Indiana.

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    #46 7 months ago

    Wow

    #48 7 months ago

    Thankfully Gary's dog came away unscathed that day too

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    #49 7 months ago
    Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

    Thankfully Gary's dog came away unscathed that day too

    I dont think i would call that unscathed. He now has hair like Don King anf some paralysis on the right side of his mouth looks like. Lol

    #50 7 months ago
    Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:

    Who is this Gary character?

    Brilliant! Plus it was one of my favorite movies as a kid.

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