An endurance marathon is such a unique experience…from my end, I tested the limits of how my body and mind would react to little and mostly no sleep for days…even weeks…on end and, yet doing something that I truly enjoyed and most importantly raising the consciousness level and funds for a worthwhile cause. From the [...]
A 23-day Pinball Marathon leading up to Mandi’s 3rd World Record for Pinball Endurance (March 5-28, 2000)
WOW!!! Can’t believe it’s all over. MANDI DID IT!!!! She’s simply amazing. 555 Hours, 55 minutes and 55 seconds. The caravan to Coffee Junction went great… in spite of one minor breakdown. The music in the parking lot in front of Coffee Junction was super. Thanks to Soul Dogs, Severin Browne and the others who [...]
Hello friends, How can we ever thank you for all your love and support these last three weeks!! Those of you who have come and helped crew, and those of you who were sending your love, good energy, and prayers… we truly could not have done it without you… and ol’ Sam Cooke!! ALERT, ALERT!! [...]
Ok, ok, so I was half asleep when I wrote the last email… Sam Cooke was right with me… The fantastic ending is set for 6AM starting at Mandi’s house and going to Coffee Junction (at 19221 Ventura Blvd.) by about 7AM. We will party there until the great climax at 1:40PM when she makes [...]
If you haven’t seen the Queen of Pins on the news recently, or heard her in radio interviews, you just haven’t had the telly or radio on… or you’ve been hanging out with ol Sam Cooke… she’s been on every major network and some of the smaller ones… Don’t miss her Sunday Morning on the [...]
CANOGA PARK – Joining a long, wacky tradition of Guinness record seekers, Mandi Martin played her 17th straight day of pinball Wednesday – just four days from establishing a new world record.
“It’s not really about points,” said the 55-year-old Martin, as she kept her eyes on the flying metal ball, “my all-time high score is 1.8 billion, and I don’t even keep track of anything below 300 million anymore.”
The last 24 hours have been very busy for the Queen of Pins!! Hope you caught her on one of the many news programs that have been featuring her. First, we had Fox News (KTTV) with Rod interviwing her live for the 6AM news, then KTLA Chanel 5 with Bill Smith came and did a [...]
This article appeared in the L.A. Times on March 23, 2000.
Local television station Channel 5 (KTLA-TV) drops in and broadcasts from the Marathon location!
The band SOUL DOGS performs at Mandi’s place.