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Stu Wright, CPR Art Director

Stuart owns & operates GENYSIS, a full service Graphic Design Studio / Advertising Agency which he started 29 years ago.  He is a professional graphic designer and has won several National Packaging Design Awards as well as Several Logo Design Awards for clients including Fender Musical Instruments.  He has been a collector of high quality Pins for over 26 years and currently has 81 pins in his personal collection.  Stu is a Partner at CPR and has already restored 29 pins from ground up and is in the process of restoring several others.  Stu is very excited to be a part of CPR and give back to the pinball community by combining his two favorite passions — Pinball & Graphics.  He is looking forward to working on several ‘complete packages’ of plastics, playfields & backglasses as a means for other collectors to restore their pins from top to bottom.

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  • Whirlwind
  • Taxi
  • Bally Star Trek
  • Evel Knievel
  • Fish Tales
  • Corvette
  • Skateball
  • Elvira & the Party Monsters
  • Harlem Globetrotters
  • Nitro Groundshaker
  • Mystic
  • Night Rider
  • The Shadow
  • Old Chicago
  • Meteor
  • Spectrum
  • Voltan Escapes Cosmic Doom
  • Guns-N-Roses
  • DE Tommy
  • DE Star Trek
  • Barracora
  • Rolling Stones
  • Sorcerer
  • Nugent
  • DE Jurassic Park
  • DE Star Wars
  • Catacomb
  • Seawitch
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Silverball Mania
  • Sexy Girl
  • Pin*Bot
  • Fire!
  • Strikes & Spares
  • Mata Hari
  • Bugs Bunny’s Birthday Ball
  • Bad Cats
  • Space Invaders
  • Paragon
  • Rocky & Bullwinkle
  • Lethal Weapon 3

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  • Bad Cats
  • Bugs Bunny’s Birthday Ball
  • Eight Ball Deluxe
  • Sexy Girl
  • Swords of Fury
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Orbitor 1
  • Pharaoh
  • Fire!
  • Defender
  • Playboy 35th Anniversary
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Bally Atlantis
  • DE Star Trek
  • Funhouse
  • Spectrum
  • Vector
  • Evel Knievel
  • The Shadow
  • Harlem Globetrotters
  • Nitro Groundshaker
  • Mystic
  • The Machine: bride of Pin*Bot
  • Corvette
  • Stern Stars
  • Rolling Stones
  • Harley Davidson
  • The Getaway
  • Six Million Dollar Man
  • Old Chicago
  • Rocky & Bullwinkle
  • Tommy
  • Voltan Escapes Cosmic Doom
  • Lethal Weapon 3
  • Barracora
  • Qbert’s Quest
  • Star Gazer
  • Nugent
  • Catacomb
  • Stern Dracula
  • Stern Magic
  • Stern Big Game
  • DE Star Wars
  • DE Jurassic Park
  • Back to the Future
  • DE Hook

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  • Silverball Mania
  • Miss World
  • Sexy Girl
  • Medusa (Prototype)
  • Eight Ball Deluxe
  • Centaur
  • Flash Gordon
  • Wizard!
  • High-Speed
  • Whirlwind
  • Taxi
  • Bally Star Trek (Prototype)
  • Paragon
  • Lost World
  • Evel Knievel
  • Pin*Bot
  • Diner
  • Skateball
  • Nitro Groundshaker
  • Strikes & Spares
  • Bally Playboy
  • Star Trek – TNG
  • The Machine: Bride of Pin*Bot
  • The Getaway
  • Barracora
  • Rolling Stones
  • Old Chicago
  • Black Knight
  • BK2000
  • Rocky & Bullwinkle
  • Swords of Fury
  • Nine Ball
  • Seawitch
  • Funhouse
  • Guns-N-Roses
  • DE Star Wars
  • DE Star Trek
  • Six Million Dollar Man

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Mathew Farmer

Matt has been in the coin-op hobby since 2005 with his first purchase of Whitewater.  He’s a graduate of computer animation from Sheridan College and currently works as a graphic artist in his hometown of Sarnia. Matt always dreamed since he was a kid that he would one day own one of these amazing machines. Matt always was marvelled by the little world that lived inside the box. With his first machine he instantly tore it apart and started the daunting restoration process. (Thanks given to Clay Harrell)  Matt has had the addiction ever since. His love for these working pieces of art eventually led him to finding out about CPR.  Matt looks forward to designing more artwork so others can enjoy bringing their games back to glory.  Matt is fluent in all Adobe software and Alias Maya and is hoping to enter the video game field soon. Matt recently got married to his high school sweet heart of 7 years, after a long time away at college. Matt owns WW, DM, CFTBL, Sinbad, Laserball and Prospector by Sonic (Spain).

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  • DINER

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  • SPACE SHUTTLE
  • GORGAR
  • STRIKES AND SPARES
  • SKATEBALL
  • LIGHTNING
  • MATA HARI
  • NITRO GROUND SHAKER
  • BLACKOUT
  • SPACE MISSION

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  • SPACE MISSION
  • SPACE ODYSSEY
  • SOLAR CITY
  • JOKER POKER

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Mike Mills

Mike has been a hobbyist since 2007 and has quickly become addicted to pinball repair and restoration.  Mike’s collection includes Fathom, Captain Fantastic, PinBot, Playboy and Xenon. He also has several others in the shop for repairs and restoration.  Mike is a Network Engineer by trade, but has been a Photoshop/Illustrator hobbyist for several years.  He prefers Bally machines from the late 70’s through the mid 80’s, and would like to recreate plastics and playfields from this era.
Mike and his brother were the brain childs of the ‘LOST VEGAS’ theme, which blew away all of the original themed ideas that CPR had on the table for their 2010 conversion kit.

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  • CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
  • DR WHO
  • SHADOW
  • EIGHT BALL
  • BONSAI RUN

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  • PLAYBOY
  • CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
  • BLACKJACK
  • SILVERBALL MANIA
  • EIGHT BALL
  • HANG GLIDER
  • TAXI
  • WIZARD
  • SPACE INVADERS
  • DINER
  • FATHOM
  • SEAWITCH
  • POLICE FORCE
  • STAR TREK

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  • SPACE MISSION
  • SPACE ODYSSEY
  • SOLAR CITY
  • JOKER POKER

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Scott Charles

Scott grew up in the 70s and at the age of 8 insisted on sneaking to the mall to play pinball. Around the age of 12 he had a dream of buying a Paragon machine from a local Space Port for $425 and got a part time job to save money for this. Sadly, temptation of other teenage wants and needs scuttled this dream for another 10 years. Taking a year off after high school before college enabled Scott to purchase his first machine, a Stern Meteor, which he kept in his 10×10 dorm room. During second semester, he purchased a Flash Gordon and a Fathom to go with it. It was a rather large surprise to his parents upon his return home that summer break with 3 machines instead of 1.
3 became 5, 5 became 10, 10 became 13….. all in a 10×10 room in his parents’ house. After moving out most of the machines were put into storage for a couple of years, and pinball was put on the back burner. Around 2000 Scott discovered the internet newsgroup rec.games.pinball, and deciding to do something with all the machines vs. keeping them in storage, along with a nice open basement enabled him to rekindle the pinterest. 13 became 16, 16 became 20, 20 became 30, 30 became 42. Now, half were in a storage shed and the other half were set up. A subsequent move to a new house caused a downsizing from 42 to 30.

After wading through 21 out of 30 projects, Scott experienced a ‘galactic zoo coincidence day’ when all 32 (at the time) of his machines were working 100 percent….. for exactly one day. He hosts an annual party during the Allentown Pinball Wizards’ convention and has played host to pinball leagues and tournaments. Machines of the late 70’s and early 80’s remain his favourites, but his collection includes machines from 1956 to 1995, with the bulk of machines being 80’s era, with classic Sterns being a particular favourite.

A 6502 assembly hacker from way back, Scott applied that hazy knowledge to classic Stern architecture and now programs the 6800 on that platform to make the machines do his bidding (usually!)

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  • LOST VEGAS

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  • LOST VEGAS

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  • LOST VEGAS

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Jody Lobert

Jody has been into pinball since 1972.  He is partial to late 70’s/early 80’s games, especially the early 80’s Bally machines.  Jody also likes Gottlieb EM’s. He got his first pinball machine at the age of 13!  His professional background is in graphic design. He’s been using the computer for illustration since 1991. He prefers vector illustration, and has done all sorts of projects using CorelDraw, but re-creating pinball line art is his favorite use of his spare computer time. Flash Gordon is the only complete plastics set he’s re-created so far. Jody would like to do other plastics like Medusa or Royal Flush. The playfields he would like to do are: Haunted House, possibly some late 70’s Gottlieb titles such as El Dorado, and newer DMD titles.

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  • FLASH GORDON
  • F-14 TOMCAT
  • MEDUSA
  • VIKING

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Madelynne Pursglove

Madelynne played some pinball starting in the 80s, but didn’t enter the hobby until 1998 when she and her husband John brought home a Taxi. They now have 10 working pins and several projects in their “game-arage”.   Madelynne has been in the Graphic Design business for over 13 years, doing freelance as well as in-house design for the Marketing department in a major metro newspaper. She has done a variety of work – from billboards to web pages and works mostly in Freehand, Photoshop and Quark XPress. She has done some scanning and touching up of some plastics for personal use, including Taxi and Devils Dare. She hopes to tackle several reproduction projects including High Speed, Catacomb, Seawitch and Space Invaders.

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  • HIGH SPEED
  • NINE BALL

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Lance Foster

Lance has a BFA in art and has been a graphic designer for 30 years-including some commercial silk screen experience.  He has been working with Macintosh computers since their inception.  Lance’s fascination with pinball spans over 40 years, but he didn’t own a machine until 5 years ago.  Sixteen machines have now passed through the “manhole” (garage) and recently he has made a restoration shop in the back yard.  He enjoys all aspects of pinball restoration.  During the course of the F2K project, he refurbished and sold: Indy 500, Whirlwind, World Cup Soccer.  The Addams Family, Funhouse, The Machine: Bride of Pinbot, Elvira and the Party Monsters, Tales of the Arabian Nights, Barracora, and Andromeda are the current lineup.

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  • FLIGHT 2000

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Bob Dwojewski

steroids Deluxe, Gorf, Pacman, Centipede, Missile Command, Donkey Kong and Omega Race.  He has been playing pins since 1980, and been a hobbyist since his first game in 2004, which was Road Kings.  Bob’s current pin collection includes DE Star Wars, Maverick, Star Trek the Next Generation, Haunted House, Black Hole, Earthshaker, Pinbot, Demolition Man, and Elvira and the Party Monsters.  It is true that once you get one – they multiply!  Bob does all his own board repairs.  He’s an electrical Engineer by day and a pin/video junkie by night.  He enjoys bringing dead machines back to life.  Paddles!…..clear!!……we’ve got a pulse, sir

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  • EARTHSHAKER

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Mike Lorraine

Mike has been into pinball as a player since 1975, and as a hobbyist since 2007.  He likes games from the 80’s on up to today.  He owns the following pins:  Family Guy, Elvis, Funhouse, Cyclone, Firepower II and Haunted House.  Mike is the co-owner of Quantum Productions Inc., a corporate film and video production company.  He’s been running the business for over 11 years, and recently they’ve just completed their first independent feature film.  He creates all types of print and motion graphics using 3D Studio Max, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Illustrator.  He’s excited to be a part of the CPR graphics team, and the opportunity to apply his graphic design skills to make a positive difference in the pinball community.  In his spare time, Mike plays tennis, pinball and video games. He also enjoys collecting rare 12″ vinyl records and music videos from the 80’s. In 2002, Mike married his wife, Cynthia. In 2006 they welcomed their son Brett as the newest member of the family.  When Brett is a little older, Mike looks forward to teaching him how to play pinball.

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  • CYCLONE

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Warren MacCulloch

Warren first played pinball in the arcades of Calgary during the mid 70’s. He is a self-confessed drop target junkie, which may explain his soft spot for Gottlieb. At age 17 he bought his first game; Gottlieb’s “Jack in the Box” (lots of drops targets and pretty women!) and also joined the Pinball Owners Association which was then run by Gary Flower. In 1996 he began fulfilling his dream of having a basement full of pinball machines. Many games have come and gone but the ones that remain are from the late 70’s early 80’s with the exception of two WPC games.  Warren finds that a sentimental attachment to the games tends to keep them around. The current lineup includes Barracora, Cosmic Gunfight, Black Hole, and The Shadow, amongst others. He is an active member of the Vancouver Regional Pinball Association (had the inaugural meeting at his house) and has finished second in the VRPA league too many times to be funny. Warren loves hockey (Go Canucks!) which is why Bobby Orr’s Power Play is so special to him. It was also the second electronic pinball he played back in 1978, after Eight Ball. He has an NOS Power Play playfield that he wants to share with the pinball community – working with CPR, he says, “will help me do my bit” for pinball. He has 2 great kids (6 & 9) and a very understanding wife.  Warren runs in his spare time and is currently ranked the fastest 41 year old in Canada for 800 meters indoor 2008.

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  • CYCLONE

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David Eisner

David has been involved in the Pinball hobby for approx 30 years both as a collector as well as an inventor of several pinball restorative products.  His favourite games are those of the System 11 era, esp. Cyclone and Space Shuttle. David currently operates the website, www.pinballwzd.com.  It is here one can find various samples of his pinball related work. David uses the Adobe Suite of drawing products to draw his restorative pinball art.

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  • CYCLONE
  • POWER PLAY
  • JOKER POKER

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Jeff 'Jetsy' Miller

Jeff is no stranger to pinball. From the time he was 8 years old back in 1974, he can remember holding out his hand, begging his Mom for quarters to play the pinball machines at the Danner’s 5 & 10 store in Columbus, Indiana. At that age he remembers having to stand on the wooden stool just so he could get a good view of the playfield and to reach the flippers. Lights, Sounds, Moving Parts, Colours, Artwork… he was HOOKED! Whenever he saw a pinball machine, he would check to see if someone left a credit or coins in the return, searching for the elusive quarter. His first machine was a Bally Captain Fantastic with a NOS playfield and did a COMPLETE restore that took almost a year… everything was restored all the way down to polishing each and every part!
Now at the age of 41, he is a professional graphic artist and owns his own design firm with clients such as Samsung, SEARS, Best Buy, Staples, Sony, and the NFL. He has also done work for Bon Jovi, Dan Marino, LL Cool J, Alicia Keys and numerous other celebrities. Pinball restoration is his latest hobby and will most likely be something that he will be interested in until GAME OVER. If you take all the years of playing pinball, 25+ years of graphic art talent and put them all together… you get Jeff – The PINBALL PIMP!
He currently owns these FULLY restored machines: Captain Fantastic, Eight Ball, Six Million Dollar Man, Harlem Globetrotters, Royal Flush… along with an Atari ASTEROIDS machine!

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  • COMET
  • POWER PLAY
  • CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON

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Jim Heck

Jim started playing pinball as a youth in the late 70’s at a local bowling alley.  One of his earliest and most vivid pinball memories includes finding and reading ‘Pinball Portfolio’ in his school library.  He thought the pictures of Fireball looked cool.  Jim remembers the excitement of playing Black Knight for the first time when it arrived in his town. He played pinball on and off over the years, and even dreamed of owning a machine one day.  Then in 2004, he finally decided to take the plunge, and bought his first machine a NIB The Simpsons Pinball Party.  His pinball mania was such that his second machine, a Funhouse in need of restoration, arrived just before the Simpsons machine.  Many more machines quickly followed and today his collection consists of about 18 machines in a mix of both modern DMDs and classic solid state pins from the 80’s.
Jim found more than a hobby in pinball, he found a true passion.  He enjoys everything about it, from fixing the machines to competitively
playing them, the pinball community, the shows, and most of all the
creative outlet. In his day job, Jim is a Computer Software Engineer, feeding his other passion for computers and technology.  He is excited to combine the two passions, as he did when he taught himself TurboCAD to draw a MAME cabinet practically from scratch. Jim eagerly anticipates his current goal of putting his perfectionist nature to task lovingly recreating the playfield art for Bally’s Flash Gordon.  This is a machine he feels is the greatest single ball early SS machine ever
designed.

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  • FLASH GORDON
  • MEDUSA

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Cameron Jenson

Cameron has been playing pinball since the 70’s, has collected arcades for years and has been a pinball hobbyist/collector for the last 3 years. He has about 9 pins in his current lineup. Cameron is a Software Engineer by trade and owns several businesses that are in the graphics arts field. He has worked professionally with Photoshop, CorelDRAW, and Illustrator beginning 1993. Once he finishes his current project, he hopes to work on Sorcerer and Comet Playfields as well as the rest of the Space Shuttle stuff.

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  • SPACE SHUTTLE

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Ed Cheung

Ed works for NASA on the Hubble Space Telescope and has several of his designs currently flying in space.  When he decided he wanted to get a pinball machine, he naturally chose Space Shuttle as his first one.  This pin even has a graphic of Hubble on the playfield.  In addition to various pinball graphics projects, Ed has also developed a Williams CPU board tester, and has been successful in replicating the WPC CPU and A/V boards on an FPGA.  This latter project is intended to replace the ASICs on these boards with modern substitutes.

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  • SPACE SHUTTLE

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David Fix ``Doc Pinball``

First let’s reveal who DocPinball is. His name is David Fix and this guy has been around pinball for some time. David has been playing pinball since the late 70’s. The first game that sucked him in was PORKERINO. He remembers playing that game and winning 8 free games on the first time he played it.  He started to collect pinball machines when he could not find any machines in his town to play. David now has 12 pins in his personal collection. David is pinball historian and knows a ton about the timeline of the industry. Back in the 90’s David worked in the Newspaper business as head graphic artist. David is now a freelance graphic arts consultant. When working for the paper he was the guy that implemented change and pushed them to switch from pasted-up work that was shot on film to make plates for printing – and to change over to laying it out by computer and then sent to a laser to cut the film for plate making. David also remembers cutting rubylift when he was going to school for graphic art, and also has done silk screening. He has worked professionally with Photoshop, CorelDraw, and Illustrator and a load of other programs to many to list beginning in 1990. His current project is a PARAGON Backglass and MARS GOD OF WAR backglass, with some ideas on a few playfields. David is also considering doing backglasses that were done originally as translites – to make actual glass versions.  David holds a unique spot on the Art Team as our CMYK project expert.

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  • STELLAR WARS

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Nick Possedi

Nick grew up in the pinball capital of Chicago, and as a preteen spent many winter nights at the local arcades. Mostly with his brother who preferred to play Black Knight. He would be next to him shooting away on Playboy or whatever it was on the other side of Black Knight that did not have boobs.  Those were my first experiences. High school proved to be void of all pinball activity. Nick was busy playing basketball and working at a local appliance store. After graduating college in 1989 with a degree in graphic arts, he entered the world of commercial printing as a pre-press technician.  The print shop Nick worked at in Downers Grove, IL was one of the very few that could print on plastic sheets. It was there that Nick worked on translites for Data East and Williams pins. He remembers those early Macs being tasked quite heavily by the large translite files. That would be his last brush with pinball until a few years ago. A high school friend purchased his first pin and kind of “pulled him back in” the world of pinball. His friend was, in fact, the one that pointed him toward CPR and their artist program. Though Nick doesn’t own any titles right now, he does plan to buy and refurbish a TOTAN. Hopefully sometime in 2009.

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  • TALES OF THE ARABIAN NIGHT

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  • GUNS AND ROSES

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Ray Lockhart

For over forty years Ray has enjoyed a productive career in the field of commercial art as a designer, art director, illustrator, and in the fine arts field as a watercolourist and instructor. Introduced to our little mission here in the pinball community by David Fix, Ray is going to use his vast experience to bring forth hopefully several classic backglasses.  Ray’s formative years were spent in a small fishing village on the western shore of Lake Michigan. That experience deeply ingrained in him a love of the sea, ships, lighthouses, quaint fishing villages, and their environs. These come to life in many of his watercolours. In subsequent years he was profoundly influenced by the great magazine illustrators of the 40’s and 50’s, and so a lifelong course in the field of commercial art was fixed. He also gained experience in agencies and studios over the years. You will find his illustrations arresting and impactful, and what an eye for detail.  Please click the link to his web site and take a look at his work.  Ray’s reproduction art for backglasses will involve the amazing tradition of hand cutting rubylith film along with hand sketching.  The exact way your original backglasses were prepared for printing.

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  • TARGET ALPHA
  • EARTHSHAKER

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Scott Going & Mike Miller

Scott: Starting playing pinball in the early 70’s. The first game he played was Gottlieb Scuba. Played through the end of college and resumed when he purchased a Gottlieb Black Hole in 1998. Collection currently includes Fire Power, Xenon, Black Knight, Centaur, Black Hole, Indy 500, The Addam’s Family, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Safe Cracker and Corvette. Favorite generation of machine is early 80’s solid state.
Mike: He’s played pinball since the early 70’s through college until games were difficult to find on route.  Returned to playing in 1997 when he purchased his first pinball machine: Aladdin’s Castle. Collection currently includes Aladdin’s Castle, Gorgar, Black Knight, Centaur, Space Invaders, Scorpion, Star Trek, Xenon, Solar Fire, Alien Poker and Grand Lizard. Enjoys playing, repairing and restoring all vintages of pinball machines, although his favourites are the early solid state ones. Mike has been a Mechanical Engineer in the automotive industry for over 27 years.

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  • SOLAR FIRE

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Henrik Wängerstedt

Henrik first noticed pinball as a kid (in the late 70s) and the whole appearance of pinball games attracted him more than the video games. Back then he could just stand and look at them whenever he got the chance. Later, in the early 90’s Henrik got into playing games on a more frequent basis and pretty much all the money he could spare went into games such as Tales from the Crypt, World Cup Soccer, and many more. Around 1995 he completely lost contact with pinball and didn’t pick it up until 2005 when he got in contact (much because of his colleague Christian Holmsten) with the Swedish pinball community. Since then Henrik started collecting games and currently owns about 10 games. He’s also working with the local pinball community with Christian Holmsten arranging monthly and annual tournaments.

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  • FLASH

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