From this page you can see a few pictures that I took in Chicago at Pinball
Expo 2000 at the Ramada O'Hare. Once again, against all odds, the camera, flash and me were
all functioning to the point that the indoor pictures taken turned out OK. My wife Pat
took some good ones also.
I've got to get a digital camera though soon - all this manual twiddling drives me crazy.
Click on the picture links to view the images of interest.
- Pic 1 My wife at Exit 97 in Battle Creek. We
stop every year at Wendy's.
- Pic 2 Gary Stern and Rob Berk talking outside
- Pic 3 An NFL playfield on the top of a stack.
The dates stamped on the NFL playfields were 05/22, probably meaning they were from the
Striker Extreme run. Beside them were Sharkey's playfields, dated 10/17.
- Pic 4 A machine that punches holes on the
underside of playfields for screw insertion. Dwight said this was one of only two around.
Previously owned by Gottlieb.
- Pic 5 Poor old Kelly Packard, relegated
to the factory corner.
- Pic 6 The NFL game being built in the factory.
- Pic 7 The NFL playfield. You could play an NFL
game in the exhibit hall for $1 a game.
- Pic 8 Our tour guide Dwight Sullivan.
Dwight designs and programs pinball games. Formerly of Williams. Good tour Dwight.
- Pic 9 The obligatory factory sign picture
with yours truly. The consensus is that the sign is boring. Spruce it up Gary.
- Pic 10 Mark Weyna's beautiful Bally Jumbo from
1935. One ball payout that worked well. Asking price was $375.
- Pic 11 Mark Weyna's nice 1931 Bingo
Planet Ball game. Baffle Ball was modelled after this game. Asking price $695.
- Pic 12 A very nice tiny 1932 era
counter top game. Mark Weyna's again. I'm not sure of the manufacturer or game name.
Stupid me for not asking. I think it might be an ABT game.
Asking price was $550. Many games of this era had the cool horseshoe feature.
- Pic 13 Another Mark Weyna game,
Genco's 1934 Official Baseball. Playfield is bare (parts inside). Asking price was $350.
- Pic 14 An entry from the art contest by
Alison Regan. This was VERY cool. Rob Berk purchased this after the show. I have
Alison's email address if you wish to contact her. She had other interesting pieces also for sale.
- Pic 15 The Expo autograph session.
Important people from left to right: Duncan Brown, Cam Silver, John Popadiuk, Russ Jensen,
Steve Kordek, Pat Lawlor, John Youssi and Kevin O'Conner.
- Pic 16 The pinGame journal booth
manned by Gary Flower and and a relaxed Jim Schelberg. Not sure of the other folks names. Note
the Sharkey's Shootout display at right. Note the cool mounted poster at extreme left
behind Gary's elbow ...
- Pic 17 John Popadiuk stands beside
the 9th of approximately 25000 games built that he designed. This was WCS prototype #9. Also
Mike Hanley (wearing a wonderful Genco Baseball T-shirt) and myself. Asking price $10,000 (or about half the going rate for Big Bang Bar).
- Pic 18 Gary Flower, my wife Pat
and I near Juke Joint Johnnie's.
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© Terry Cumming, 2000