One man’s love for pinball : Rotor Dave from Pinside
New Zealand Herald newspaper wrote a story about Dave’s pinball collection and his stories about the hobby.
A fanatic’s enthusiasm for the flashing lights, spinners and bumpers is undimmed by time.
Ever since he was a young boy, he’s played the silver ball … Now he’s in his mid-40s and Dave Peck’s love of pinball shows no sign of abating.
He has 95 machines ranging from score-reel classics to the latest electronic masterpieces in his games room in rural South Auckland. He has another seven in his Auckland apartment, a few more on their way and there’re also a few being repaired in his garage. There’s no room for cars in there, so the first thing you notice when you drive up to Peck’s front door is not the games room, but the Lincoln hearse on the forecourt. “It’s the only car I can transport my machines in,” he says matter-of-factly.
Peck gets asked three questions all the time and we know you’re dying to know too, so here goes.
Yes, his prized assets are insured – his cheapest machine is worth about $2000, his most expensive around $14,000. “I’ve stopped buying new ones now because they’re getting too expensive.
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