12/12/17 - Sold: Sega Rally Championship Deluxe #2
At the end of summer I picked up a second massive Sega Rally Championship Deluxe so I could pull parts off of it. I honestly thought I would never come across another one of these again. I took off the uncracked bumper and marquee (title sign) and put them on my game in the arcade. In the process of testing parts for harvesting, I managed to get the game fully working over a couple of months using some spare parts I had received with my original Sega Rally driving game.

The projection monitor was shot, but I put in an LCD converter. In the end, I couldn't bear to part it out and I needed my garage space back. This game has now been sold, but its memory lives on with the parts I kept from it.

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11/22/17 - End Of Season Soccer Party
Fall is in full swing. That also means the outdoor soccer season has wrapped up for the year. My boy Isaac's soccer team won their league championship with a record 9 wins, 1 tie, 0 losses. This is a ten year old age bracket. It was definitely fun watching these boys win week after week.

Part of the celebration was a full on soccer party down in the Vintage Vault Arcade. Kids got so wild that a flying puck shattered a blacklight bulb. It was all good and fun though. Plenty to eat, plenty of games, went through $150 in quarters feeding them through the candy, gumball and tattoo machines. Good memories, good times, even had a trophy ceremony afterwards. Go team!

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10/27/17 - New Rock Dad Episode filmed at the Vintage Vault Arcade!
Rock Dad & The Vintage Vault Arcade
Episode 16: The Q*bert Chronicles


Q*bert escapes from his game! A fun adventure of what happens when a video game character makes it into the real world. Includes bonus outtakes after the credits so make sure you watch it until the end!



10/13/17 - New Addition To The Arcade - Harley Davidson & L.A.Riders

I played this game for the first time 8 years ago, at an arcade auction I went to for the great Star Wars road trip. Since then I have actively sought out this game. For some reason this game has eluded me for 8 years now. I've looked at several of them, broken down, cracked plastics, missing parts, missing head lamps, and buyers selling games as working 100% while the game kept rebooting right in front of my very own eyes. I even bought my Road Burners motorcycle game in the meantime which turned out to be a smart investment anyways. The Road Burners has become quite popular in the arcade, so its no surprise I still wanted this Harley motorcycle game still in the arcade.

A full 8 years later and I get a call about 2 Harley Davidson storage pickups, unknown working condition. After combining the 2 to make 1 good working game, it looks like I had my next pickup. Something had to go to make space on drivers row, and that game was Emergency Call Ambulance. Its had a nice run of 7 years in the arcade, and was time to pass it along to another.

You can read more about my hospital pickup here, the Emergency Call Ambulance road trip.

However, the real prize here was the Harley Davidson motorcycle game, 8 years in the making. It looks like I finally got one in the Vintage Vault Arcade!

To find out everything about the Harley Davidson and L.A.Riders trip click here.

10/06/17 - High Score Board for the Vintage Vault Arcade
I've always wanted one of these. Seriously. A larger than life menu board for the arcade. I happened to go on a mini road trip with fellow collector Todd to pick up an arcade cabinet he won on ebay. In the sellers garage, was 2 of these menu boards. This one had lettering from an ice cream shop. I asked him if it was for sale, and he shot me a price I couldn't refuse. Obviously I'm not serving ice cream or even cheese burgers, this board was to become the new high score board. Pretty sweet. This near 6 foot long leaderboard now graces the hallway entrance to the Vintage Vault Arcade. Come for a visit, throw up a high score and get your name immortalized.
9/20/17 - New Addition To The Arcade - Centipede!

The most requested game for the Vintage Vault Arcade has been Centipede! It makes multiple top 10 lists (http://www.arcade-museum.com/TOP100.php) and also appears in the hit movie Pixels with Adam Sandler.

Well it looks like I finally got one in the Vintage Vault Arcade!

To find out everything about the Centipede road trip click here.

9/15/17 - The Arcade Experience
The arcade was and still is all about the experience, as well as the fun in playing those games.
If you were an 80's kid, this is what it was all about. If you missed this era, take a peak into our world.
This is a fun mini video taken from the next Rock Dad episode, still being filmed. Enjoy!





Vintage Vault Arcade Tour 2016
This is the most recent video walkthru of the basement arcade.



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