My passion for pinballs started when I was 5 years old.
I was on holiday on Como lake when my mother and I entered in a pub.
While she drank a cup of coffee, my eyes were caught by a giant machine, with a dreadful monster in the middle, that child of few years looked for my mother's hand and we went out of the bar.
Few days later, I asked my parents to go back to the pub and when we got in, j went quickly to the machine.
My father asked me if I wanted to play. I took a chair, I jumped up and from there my big adventure began.
Few years later, on my birthday, I found that model of pinball in my home tavern.
It was the "space invaders" model and I think, that was the most beautifull gift I ever received. I remeber that friends and fellow students went to my house to view it every day, even when I wasn't at home.
Some years later, my fiends and me went around the town in motorcycle and the desire to escape was greater then staying at home to play with pinball.
The pinball instead remained in tavern, to wait for someone playing with it.
One day, due to room limitations, we decided to sell it and we put some ads on the local newspapers.
The gentelman who bought it, went to our home to take it away, but I looked at my pinball and I said I changed idea.
In 2001,I decided to set up it, but I didn't know nothing about electic contacts an so on...I asked a little help to my friend Michele, who had just gradueted in electronic engineering. Hours and hours of work to get some little results, smalll steps that led to a overwhelning happiness.
Among friends we spoke only of this and we seemed "crazy for pinballs", but at the end we realized our dream at 100%.