Hi folks -
My dad taught me the enjoyment of pinball in the 1970's - I was a teenager and he was recently retired USAF, I was staying with him for a few months at his little house in Panama City Beach where we would walk to the local arcade with a few quarters in hand. He would pick a machine, drop a coin, and within a few minutes I would hear the POP of games being won. Once he had built up a few credits, I would get to play - a terrific way to spend a summer.
He turns 80 in October - still in decent physical health and his mind is clear for which we are all grateful. Still enjoys pinball, and even though he is in North Carolina and I'm in Texas, we've managed to stay connected in some ways through pinball. I've had a few friends from here travel to Asheville and go play with him, and he's been here to play at our local spots.
So - backstory complete, he has asked several times over the last few years about a machine he remembers playing back in the 70's that was his favorite - it featured a lady in a yellow bathing suit on the cover. I know - not a lot to go on, but he's 80, so I'm proud of him for remembering that much. I'd like to figure out which machine it was - maybe get him a backglass or something featuring that machine - but first I need to figure out which one it was.
Any clues are appreciated - at this point you know what I know - probably 1978 or earlier, likely made in the 70's - and the girl would be prominent on the backglass, but not necessarily the only thing.
thanks - and if we figure it out, I'll post what we do for his birthday.