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/
Today was a strange day. 2 weeks ago a friend made me aware of an Australian OutRun machine for sale in Melbourne Victoria. I’ve been looking out for a machine for several years and they are few and far between in Australia.
Today I finally became the owner of a Leisure and Allied Industries licences SEGA OutRun and it happen to fall on OutRun’s 29th Birthday. How weird!
This is going to probably be a long term project to get the machine how I want it. I will use this Blog to document the challenge and restoration of the machine so it will hopefully help others who want to do a machine in the future. I am excited to study this Australian version and share the differences from an OutRun that came from my original country England.
I’ve not played or downloaded many iOS games in the last 12 months but last week by pure luck I popped on to the App Store and came across one of the editors choice games “Horzon Chase”.
I read the game discription and editors notes below and decided to invest $3.99.
Here’s the game description below
For me Horizon Chase is a HD remake mix of OutRun and Virtua Racing. There are Ferrari’s, colourful sky’s, beaches, palm trees and Coasts. As the graphics have a filled polygon style it also looks like a follow up to SEGA’s Virtua Racing.
The difference here is that Horizon Chase isn’t a Checkpoint to Checkpoint racer, it’s much more. There are new cars to unlock if you get Gold in races and getting into the top 3 will unlock a new track. To make it more challenging you need to collect fuel cans to be able to complete the full race laps and there are tokens to collect on track if you want to get a perfect score. The racing A.I is also challenging but very fair.
If you love OutRun and you have an iPhone or iPad I recommend you check out the wonderful colourful racer.