Audio slideshow: The Pacific Pinball Expo

The world's largest pinball expo, held over the weekend, acted as a fundraiser for the Pacific Pinball Museum.

Based in Alameda, Calif., the Pacific Pinball Museum is a nonprofit dedicated to the promotion and preservation of one of America's great pastimes. The museum's annual fundraiser, which also happens to be the world's largest pinball show, was the Pacific Pinball Expo held this year in San Rafael, Calif., October 2-4. More than 400 machines were on display showcasing the art, engineering, and rich history behind more than 70 years of pinball wizardry.


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