History of Pinball - 2018 Texas Pinball Festival -- Prewar booth


By way2wyrd

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#1 59 days ago

Ladies and Gentlemen
Friends and Neighbors
Felons and Free men

Step right up to the oldest booth on earth.

Texas Pinball Festival have welcomed us back to show off our modern marvels!

The most awesome mechanical wonders of the world. They cure headaches, they cure boredom, they cure the common cold and most hangovers.

Come join us for our 3rd year celebration!

This years lineup currently includes.....

Bally Airway
Rock-ola Army and Navy (if i can get it finished but odds are good)
Bally Blue Ribbon
Rock-Ola World’s Series X 2
Bally Pennant
Genco Jiggers
Gottlieb Playboy
Jennings Sportsman
Jennings (Unknown Machine)
plus more.......

Come try your luck!

See you in March!
http://texaspinball.com/tpf/

--Jeff

#2 59 days ago

Looking forward to it!!

#3 59 days ago

Yahoo!!

#4 59 days ago

What is the March 2018 date?

#5 59 days ago

March 16 - 18

#6 59 days ago

Great line up started.

#7 59 days ago

Can't tell you how excited I am about this! Looking forward to my first TPF and this is on my short to do list! Thanks for spearheading this Jeff! I look forward to meeting you in person!

Sincerely,
Ryan

#8 59 days ago

No Log Cabin yet, huh?

1 week later
#9 46 days ago

67 days to TPF 2018 !

Please register your prewars and note that you would like to display them in the History of Pinball Booth! lets make this year the biggest yet!

--Jeff

Join Our Facebook Groups for the latest and greatest and oldest coin-op pinballs
https://www.facebook.com/prewarpinball
https://www.facebook.com/groups/prewar

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#10 25 days ago

46 days to TPF 2018 !

Register your prewars and note that you would like to display them in the History of Pinball Booth!

--Jeff

Join Our Facebook Groups for the latest and greatest and oldest coin-op pinballs
https://www.facebook.com/prewarpinball
https://www.facebook.com/groups/prewar

#11 25 days ago

Current lineup looks like

1932 Bally Airway
1934 Rock-ola Army and Navy
1934 Bally Blue Ribbon
1939 T.H. Bergmann Elektro-Bomber (Type C)
1934 Bally Fleet
1931 Speedy
1934 Rock-Ola World’s Series X2

Awesome!!

#12 25 days ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Awesome!!

Indeed!!! *Can't wait!*

1 week later
#13 15 days ago

Hey everyone,

In case your podcast ap is malfunctioning this morning, I thought I'd point you to a fantastic interview with the man behind the History of Pinball booth at TPF and this thread's illustrious OP, Jeff @way2wyrd Frick, with the interview deftly conducted by Nick @bingopodcast Baldridge:

http://foramusementonly.libsyn.com/episode-415-interview-with-jeff-frick-2-7-18

I listened with anxious and anticipatory ears, longing for TPF to get here already. Jeff, I'm really looking forward to playing these beauties and meeting you in person next month.

Also great to hear that your...

Quoted from way2wyrd:

1934 Rock-ola Army and Navy

...will be there, if only for display, but it also has me pretty keyed-up to return in 2019 (I already have plans for that, too. Sorry to report, you'll be stuck seeing me at least a couple years in a row.)

Also was very excited to hear about a...

Quoted from way2wyrd:

Jennings Sportsman

...making an appearance!!! Who in the world is bringing this??? And I'm a little worried about whether or not it is still coming, as your last line-up update did not have it listed.

Quoted from way2wyrd:

1932 Bally Airway
1934 Rock-ola Army and Navy
1934 Bally Blue Ribbon
1939 T.H. Bergmann Elektro-Bomber (Type C)
1934 Bally Fleet
1931 Speedy
1934 Rock-Ola World’s Series X2

*fret*

Anyhow, I hope everyone enjoys the podcast, as I sure did. Finally, if anyone needs further convincing to cue-up this episode, just for funsies...toss one back for each time Jeff says, "Right?"

See you Texas, Jeff!
-Ryan

#15 15 days ago

There's at least 4 more machines that havent been registered yet but as they go up on the site ill post them here.

The Jennings will almost definitely be there. I think the gentleman will be bringing 2 but i think they may be exhibition only with the Army Navy.

This is going to be an amazing year at TPF

--Jeff

#16 15 days ago

I listened to the podcast. what a great way to promote the prewar booth. Also thanks for the shout out for the Orlando show and booth during the podcast.
It was greatly appreciated.
Jeff

#17 12 days ago

Hey!

Lookit that! @Taylorva and @tskinne had @NicoVolta on the most recent The Flippin' Podcast and Jeff @Way2Wyrd 's History of Pinball booth got another nice mention. Keep makin' headlines, Jeff!!!

-Ryan

#18 11 days ago

Im hoping that we get some pins in the booth from the Tulsa Auction!\

There are like 7 prewar available

_Jeff

#19 11 days ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Im hoping that we get some pins in the booth from the Tulsa Auction!\
There are like 7 prewar available
_Jeff

Jeff, are you attending the Tulsa auction? I'm drooling from afar.

#20 11 days ago

im trying. if i cant go i have some proxy bidders that will help out. Im really after 1 machine. Id love the spitfire but everyone is on that one

#21 11 days ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

im trying. if i cant go i have some proxy bidders that will help out. Im really after 1 machine. Id love the spitfire but everyone is on that one

Fingers crossed for ya!

#22 10 days ago

I bought our Spitfire at Pin A Go Go (Now Golden State Pinball Festival in Lodi) a few years ago. Rob Hawkins and Don Mueting (the gentleman behind the Pinball Collector's Resource book) have a booth there every year with tons of original fun stuff, schematics, manuals, promos, and some parts and machines too. That year they had taken the Spitfire and it just sat there, no takers! At the end of the weekend, we were all packed up and I was helping them get their trailer packed. As Rob wheeled out the Spitfire in to that warm, California sunlight I just had to buy it. But I had no room for it so he offered to drive it down to L.A. for me. Well, life, you know? Despite seeing each other several times throughout the year, we just couldn't coordinate a pick it up time from his storage unit so he drove it back up to Pin A Go Go the next year for me. This time he set it out again and practically had to fight off prospective buyers. Now it sits next to our 1932 Olympic (by the Empire Wood Working Co) that we also got from Rob Hawkins, as well as some other pre-war games that I wish I could take to the Texas show!

Anyhow, the whole point of this story is Rob Hawkins and Don Mueting. They are amazing resources with a tremendous wealth of knowledge. And two of the nicest guys in pinball that I've ever met. If you ever need any information, research assistance or original paper, reach out to them. I know they love to spread the pinball love.

#23 9 days ago

I am going as well to Tulsa, Jeff if you need proxy help let me know. Can also transport..

#24 9 days ago

Looking forward to this booth again!

Shawn

#25 9 days ago
Quoted from pinhead52:

I am going as well to Tulsa, Jeff if you need proxy help let me know.

Thanks Ken,
I think Nic is going to proxy bid for me. Ill just put it out there in case people want to back off

I want the Bally Bumper

#26 9 days ago

I would trade my Bally Bumper for the Spitfire.

#27 9 days ago

lots of pics and videos, please! I love staring dreamily at all y'alls prewar pins.

#28 9 days ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

I think Nic is going to proxy bid for me.

Shouldn't you be buying up pennies and gum balls???

#29 9 days ago

You think I'm not? Lol

#30 8 days ago

I love this clip. Earliest appearance of a pinball game in a movie. 1933. Anyone know what game this is?

» YouTube video

#31 8 days ago

Theres a real good look about 1:20 but i cant place it

#32 8 days ago
Quoted from way2wyrd:

Theres a real good look about 1:20 but i cant place it

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Anyone?

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