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The player moves the car from side to side by steering. Inside, what appears to be the road is actually a drum that's illuminated by a light bulb inside it. The drum is black with clear spaces that when playing, rotate faster or slower depending on the how hard the player steps on the accelerator to simulating the car moving. The game has a staging tree to let the player know when to start and stop. It also comes with a clutch that has to be used for shifting or else a light will light up indicating that the car engine blew up.

Speed Shift was produced by Chicago Coin Machine Co. in 1974.

Chicago Coin Machine Co. released 455 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1931. Chicago Coin Machine Co. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Chicago Coin Machine Co. during the time period Speed Shift was produced include: TV Tennis, Pro Bowl, Trap Shoot, Flying Ducks, Command Machine Gun, Gin, Hi-Flyer, Sky Rider, Twin Skeet Shoot, and TV Goalee


Name Speed Shift
Developer Chicago Coin Machine Co. (United States)
Year 1974
Type Arcade
KLOV/MOG # 5615
Sub-Type Driving game
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel Speed Shift Bezel Image
Control Panel Speed Shift Control Panel Image

Speed Shift KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Speed Shift Census

There are 14,829 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,883 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 8 known instances of this machine owned by Speed Shift collectors who are active members. Of these, 8 of them are original dedicated machines.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Speed Shift machine for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Speed Shift.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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