10 Oct 006: Lonnie McDonald – A Knight’s Crusade to Joust Buzzards in All 50 States
Welcome to the Launch the Ball Podcast where we take you on a behind-the-scenes journey of producing the first feature film centering on the culture of pinball and video arcades since the 1980s. Hosted by Imoto Harney and David Trotter, the show features interviews with cast members, legends of retro gaming, arcade owners and enthusiasts, and film updates.
EPISODE 006: LONNIE MCDONALD – A KNIGHT’S CRUSADE TO JOUSE BUZZARDS IN ALL 50 STATES
In this episode, Imoto and David interview Lonnie McDonald, the World Champion of Joust, who played for 24 hours in the early 1980’s and received this acclaimed designation from the manufacturer of the game, Williams. In 2011, after a 27-year hiatus from playing Joust, Lonnie initiated a “Joust Tour” to play 100 Machines in 100 weeks all to 9999999, and he’s on the verge of playing Joust in all 50 states. In addition, he is the Founder and President of TCG Group and holds the prestigious IICRC Designations of Master Textile Cleaner, Master Restorer Fire & Smoke, Master Restorer Water, Practicing Senior Carpet Inspector, and IICRC Approved Instructor.
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