I ran in Steve at Pinfest many years ago. Snapped this photo while he wasnt looking.
Photo taken yesterday: Stern HQ
From left to right,
Phoebe from friends, Steve Ritchie, Steven Tylor and lastly, Ronndog!
Who the hell is that guy?^^^^^^^^^^^And why his pic in here with all these other sweet Steve Ritchie pics?
You want a top selling mod Tim? How bout a life size cut out of that right there. Put me down for 2.
I got a pic of him playing my Batman66 at a show this past spring. He looks a lot older in person.
I remember playing in a pickup basketball league in the mid 90's with Steve and Mark. They were pretty good.
The King's talent doesn't stop with pinball. Ran into him years ago down South. He didn't speak much but sure could play that banjo. Here he is in deep thought - probably thinking how cool a kickback in the outlane would be.
Quoted from Gryszzz:
Did you at least shake his hand Doc?
Yes I did. He was a great guy and I was thrilled to chat with him a few minutes about the game and his experience doing all the call outs. I also spent a good 20 minutes with Burt as he filmed me with his cell phone explaining the rules and how the shots worked. Burt has a Batman66 at home but didn't know understand the rules and modes. He said his wife payed it more than him so he wanted to film me explaining to him so he and his wife could re-watch it later at home. I was surprised Adam didn't have his own Batman66. He made a comment to his "handler" about contacting Stern and getting a game. Not sure if he ever got it or not.
Not only is Steve a great pinball designer he also has an eclectic taste in motor vehicles. I was very impressed to see him tooling around in this at a recent pinball show.
Look. He's lookin out the window, wishin you weren't his dad. Take it easy on young Johnny!
"Fast enough MothaF%&@$*????" Steve squeezes a little more speed by flame polishing the ramps.
Wow!! just ran into Steve at my local arcade tonight. He looked like he was having a blast. Grabbed a quick photo . Sorry for the poor quality, my camera must have been set on sepia by mistake...
A few years ago he didn't know it.
I sent him an email about 3 or 4 years ago about a pin I designed and how I love his work. I said I was a big fan and his work was a big inspiration for me. He responded that he was very impressed for receiving a fan letter and that he wasn't used to have fans.
I replied back saying he has a huge fan base.
Some of our famous friends who have made us pinball our whole lives will be at California extreme this year.
I plan on making it a point to be say hello to Steve Ritchie. And everyone else.
I really want Steve Ritchie to wonder what the hell happened when he comes to California.
In a good way. This will require your help too.
Had the pleasure of traveling with Steve on a few road trips. My dog Hopscotch wouldn't leave his lap.
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