BP rightly mentions the legal implications involved that may negatively impact
vintage coinop versus vintage car scooter analogy.
However, in my post I didn't mention that aspect as wished to keep as positive
as possible to the more varied and increased interaction within the community
that may be possible and the legal aspect being irrelevant in that.
Now I'm not and never been member of an enthusiasts club of any description,
However, some members here hopefully are or will have been members. There
must be a number of local or national events that could be applied to the coinop
e.g. an evening with person X or Y 30 years of coinop anecdotes memories etc just a social event to swap
contact details etc,
Local quiz night with coinop relevant questions etc
local Saturday morning meet with person X demonstrating paint spraying or intricate casting painting
attending members paying small fee to cover their cost of paints and materials etc.
If you only have one auction or major event, can it be expanded, awards ceremony night before for best
before and after results on a budget and no expense spared. Ugliest machine of the year, Fantastic Find.
Longest journey to collect single machine.
I'm sure in the car and scooters analogy a significant number of events would never take place without
benefit of some or a number of sponsors, be that supporting magazines or brands or host of suppliers.
Its difficult to envisage that, however, it's important to have a list of what you would like to happen with
multiple resource stream then decide what's feasible now with limited resources then build from that.
But even small local interaction involves time effort and some organisation......