STATUS: No Longer In the Collection
Post from old site last updated 4/5/2000. This is the first of my THREE (so far…) Pole Position cabinets that I’ve owned.
How I got it:
Picked this game up from a local operator while picking up some other supplies. It did not include the boards, but had everything else. I eventually traded an old monitor for a couple of boardsets (including a PP2) that did not work, and found a replacement dash cover since this one had too many burn marks in it. One quick note – check out the mouse nest I found behind the marquee in the 3rd pic to the left. Luckily, the occupant moved out quite a while ago.
What it still needed when I sold it:
After looking into the difficulty of fixing a Pole Position, as well as the bulk of the game (WAY too heavy), I decided to sell it as a project. I’m glad I did, because I ended up selling it to Jeff Bovee from Hastings, Michigan. Jeff and I have started to work together on other projects as a result.
Who has it now:
Jeff got the game running after finding another boardset. He still has to get the Pole Position 2 boardset working, but hasn’t been able to since his daughter won’t let him shut the game down to try it out. It’s her favorite!
Fun race game, but a little too big for me. Also heard that they are a pain to keep running. Don’t need another game that is broken more than it is playable.