Bowling on Wheels

by | Dec 19, 2020

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2020. For some, the worst year on record. For others, an opportunity. 

Terence Jackson, Jr. owns Luxury Strike Bowling, the world’s first mobile bowling alley. According to NPR, Jackson lives and operates in Southfield, Michigan, a city, like many others that has seen restaurants, movie theaters and yes, bowling alleys close down. 

So, Jackson saw the chance to give people back one of the things they were missing. 

The mobile bowling alley is inside a black semi-truck. Inside are two 25 ft lanes, an automatic ball return, automatic pin-resetters and a digital scoreboard. 

To better work in the space, the balls weigh about three to four lbs., are about the size of a grapefruit and don’t have any holes. The walls are painted black and flashing neon lights illuminate the lanes and ceiling. At the back of the truck is a staircase which leads up to a seating area. 

Jackson says bowling is something that appeals to everyone and is hard to do in your backyard. So, he took it on the road—and so far, it’s a perfect strike.

Brian Banmiller

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