After our recent update on the Australian Pinball Museum, I contacted the other “main man” Michael Shalhoub – for his comments on the project.
Michael’s come back with an insight into his future plans, and some great photos with some of pinball’s legendary designers.
It was many years ago when the dream started for Alan… building a small building to house 20 or so pinball machines and start a small museum. Then – he met me, and the bug hit him. His collection grew; now Alan has the largest collection of games here in Australia.
I hope to see this building open in a few years time, and I’am looking forward to hosting Pinball Expo at the location of the Museum. We had a turn over of over 1500 people on the Saturday at the Sydney show a few months ago. When Expo moves into Queensland, I hope to see this number grow to over 5000.
Stuart (who contributed our original APM report -Ed) is a great guy who also shares this passion for a game i fell in love with at the age of 6. I’m looking forward to the Museum opening, as I believe it will blow the world away.
If you’d like to see many, MANY more of Michael’s photos, check out his books. I’ve got the most recent one, and his love of the game & the people behind the scenes is very genuine.