Today I’ve received from a graphic designer redrawn side art for the OutRun resto project. As it was for just for personal use and not for business he did the work for free, so thank you Alfonso, top man.
Originally I was given totally redrawn side art from an OutRun buddy called David in the UK. He had paid to have it painstakingly recreated after not being happy with the poor mirrored side art you can pick up online.
The Australian machine has a curved section at the rear of the cab whereas the uk version goes straight down. I took photos and measurements of the curve and had the artwork modified. (Above you can see a curved area now at the rear just above the road)
The Australian machine also has the manufacturers logo on the side art so I had this added too like the original. You can see this below in the photo (Just below the seagul)
I plan to get the artwork printed out in April.
Please note- as this artwork was gift and had been expensively recreated and paid for by a friend in the UK plus modifications have been carried out in good will not to sell it I have been asked not to share it or have it reprinted. I respect this request so please do not contact me to get a copy, request a print or request to pay me for a set as I wont do this or answer requests on the subject.
Yesterday I received a parcel of more parts from the U.K this time. A fellow OutRun restorer and amazing OutRun buddy (I won’t mention his name so he doesn’t get hounded by people) was very kind to send me this awesome parcel below.
It contained various decals, SEGA security screws, wire harness clip, complete gear shifter and a custom chrome plated accelerator pedal. (And the OutRun mug minus the tea) which was a nice surprise 😄
A huge thank you mate (you know who you are) this will be a big help in making the OutRun dream come true!
When I started this blog I never thought I would ever title a post like this one. We’ve see OutRun t-shirts, custom Shoes and Ties and now we have Hot Pants!!
Unfortunately I don’t think these are for sale right now but if they were I would love to see my wife’s face on her Birthday when she received them lol.
Check out the link here on Instagram and find out who’s legs are showing of these great HOT PANTS > OutRun HOT PANTS!
Most of us will know the electro music artist Kavinsky is a big fan of OutRun the arcade game, after all he named his first music album OutRun and owns some pretty sweet signed merchandise by Yu Suzuki.
So from time to time fans will create OutRun inspired art. Check out this cool .gif animation below.
Kavinsky pixel .gif
Tonight I’ve managed to hit a milestone and complete the restore of the steering mechanics of my Australian OutRun machine.
On and off its taken 3 months from start to finish, jet washing, cleaning, polishing, researching, ordering parts, more polishing and greasing.
Looking back to what it was originally like is quite an eye opener now, the effort, moskito bites and sweat has paid off.
Check out this cool looking mini arcade machine with SEGA Outrun artwork. Who wouldn’t want one of these.
We’ve seen a couple of really cool minis in the past from Steve Carpenter using the GBA SEGA Arcade Gallery and one from mini arcade extraordinaire Luchio. You can fun both of these within the sites past News.
Times are busy right now and I quite often think about the lack of updates that my site has had in the last 12months. Things will pick up but I think that the site has pretty much achieved what it was set out to do and that was to be a place for people to go to and find lots of information, picture and weirded mechanise for this brilliant game.
OutRun is 30 years old this year and when you’ve spent several years pulling everything OutRun together I’ve found that now there’s not too much to share that’s good to see or read about.
I hope for the 30th anniversary of OutRun something special will happen… New merchandise? Game? Who knows.
I’m spending many hours a month right now restoring my Australian OutRun upright that has been partially funded by the people who visit this site and give donations, for that I thank everyone who has supported.
I will update the Restoration page frequently and as major updates happen. You can follow this through the menu or here > https://outrun86.wordpress.com/9-5-lai-upright-outrun-restoration/