This is an interesting OutRun machine and very unlike any other released.
It was manufactured at L.A.I. Perth from a kit supplied by Sega Japan.
This version was only released in Australia.
Above – the complete unit is missing the side art.
Above – the screen bezel follows a similar style to the glass surround on the Japan exclusive sitdown OutRun.
Above – the left panel has the Road map, print detailing of buttons like the std sitdown, red stripe, OutRun logo and a LAI logo (Also seen below)
Above- the rear has working light and quad exhausts like the deluxe.
So there you have it, another style of OutRun machine exclusive to Australia.
Thanks to Bruce Colbourne, M.D of Amusement Machine Distributors (Previously Sales Manager at LAI N.S.W) and also Steve Bryant International Sales Manager at Leisure & Allied Industries for their time and support trying to pull some history on this now rare arcade machine.
Thanks Outrun86 for the great pics. After seeing my LAI Machine here (One with no decals) I did some hunting and found the owner of the other machine and met with them. Got some pics of the decals and slowly working on the photos to set up a reproduction set for my machine. Have a look at my blog page as I have put some pics up there.
That looks great man. Good work on recreating the art!