GTP_WRS Week 111 : Smokey and the Bandit

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  1. Gravitron

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    GT6 Week 111: Smokey and the Bandit


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    Hotlap Event in Arcade Mode Time Trial

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    Pontiac Firebird Trans Am '78

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    Toscana / Time: Variable

    :: Only Open to Qualified GTP_Registered Members ::

    :: Members are not obligated to take part ::

    Race Details:
    • Mode: Arcade Mode > Single Player > Time Trial
    • Track: Dirt & Snow -> Toscana
    • Car Type: Garage/Favorites Car
    • Make: USA > Pontiac
    • Model: Firebird Trans Am '78
    • Power: 230 bhp (stock + oil change)
    • Weight: 1640 kg stock
    • PP: 421
    Driving Options:
    • Transmission: Auto or Manual
    • Tires: Dirt
    • Driving Line Optional
    • Traction Control | ASM | ABS: Optional
    • Brake Balance: Optional
    • Active Steering | Skid Recovery Force: Prohibited
    • Tuning: Prohibited
    • In-Race RA Functions: Optional
    • Custom Wheels, Paint & Racing #: Optional
    • Aero Parts: Optional (Aero Kits, Rear Wing, Custom Rear Wing, Other all Allowed)

    Course Settings:
    • Grip Reduction on Track Edge: Real

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    Race Specifics:
    • The event MUST be run using your registered account
    • The use of the clutch that is found on the G25, G27, and other high end racing wheels is strictly prohibited.
    • Use of the Handbrake is Prohibited.
    • Everything is track, just don't hit the walls OR invisible walls. The grass is legal and is your friend. ;)



    Steward's Comments:


    @EDK had this car picked for a dirt track before Week 1 was even up. :lol: Great idea, and thanks to @GTP_Dutchy for making the great pics! :cheers: This car has a few Aero options, so we decided to allow those. :tup:




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    Viewing your Time Splits:
    • You need to make sure you save the 'Save Best Lap Replay' (ghost replay), not the 'Save Replay' (See pic below)
    • To view your best lap replay, go to 'My Home' and watch the replay from there using the 'Gallery' option.
    • Live timing monitor does not work properly, so we have to use a small trick to view splits.
    • While viewing your Replay, pause the lap by hitting start, before the end of the first sector.
    • While keeping the replay paused, advance the replay, using the forward arrow on the replay HUD. This will advance the replay to the end of the first sector. That's your T1 split, write it down.
    • Advance the replay again. That will show the lap to date time on the screen, this is your first and second sector time, added together.
    • To post your Splits, simply post the lap to date times that are shown in the middle of the screen. Do not try to calculate the actual split times, the Fetchbot will do that for you.
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    (Best Lap Replay Icon)

    Standard Clean OLR Rules:

    • At Least 2 Tires must be in contact with track at all times.

      • In situations where contact with the track is not possible because tires are airborne (above the ground), then the run is only legal if at least two tires in-line would have made contact with the track if the car were not airborne.
      • If track contact cannot be 100% determined, then consider it dirty.
    • Rumble/ripple strips are part of the track.
    • No contact with walls or objects, visible or invisible
    • If you're not 100% sure that your lap is clean, then consider it dirty
    • No hybrids
    • No cheating of any kind,these are relaxed races and we are experienced racers, we know what times can be done,and we can read your mind. We will know.
    • Nothing that goes against the spirit of the rules.


    Thread rules:
    The following information cannot be discussed in this thread (they can, however, be discussed on MSN or via other private conversation methods):
    • Total Lap Time
    • Any information which can be used to infer your total laptime
    The following information can be discussed in this thread :
    • The first 2 splits: T1 & T2 times
    • Any settings discussion

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    Submission:
    All submissions must be sent by PM (Subject title: GTP_WRS Week 111 Submission ) to (WRSFetchbot):
    • Then attach your 'Best Lap'/'Ghost' replay in zip file form. Everyone submits a replay instead of listing a lap time.
    • You will need to put something in the message body in order to begin a conversation. It doesn't matter what you put, it can even be 1 letter or symbol. Nobody but the Fetchbot is going to see it, so it's sort of pointless, anyhow.
    • You will get an automated response within 15min, letting you know whether your submission was accepted, or if you had an error.
    • If you have an error, don't panic. Just review the instructions for submission and submit again. If you are having trouble and cannot figure it out, please post your question in the race thread.
    • Users can ask the bot for the current submitted time by sending a message with the Subject: "GTP_WRS Week XX Get Entry" and any text in the body.
    • Users can delete their submitted time by sending a message with the Subject: "GTP_WRS Week XX Remove Entry" and any text in the body.
    • If you want to submit multiple times in the week that is still not a problem. Just reply to the conversation with your new time and new replay. Fetchy always uses the last submitted time as the final one.
    • See this screenshot as an example on how to submit:

    Why Use GMT?:

    GMT is World Time and the basis of every world time zone which sets the time of day and is at the centre of the time zone map. GMT sets current time or official time around the globe. Most time changes are measured by GMT. Although GMT has been replaced by atomic time (UTC) it is still widely regarded as the correct time for every international time zone.
    Replay Checking:
    • Everyone is required to submit a replay for verification. This happens when you submit to the Fetchbot, and the replays will be visible in the leaderboard, once we've reached the event deadline
    • Participants will be expected to check each others' replays for cleanliness, for replays marked in the Results thread as (Check Needed)
    • Video replays are not accepted as a form of verification


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    Good luck, :gtplanet:
    OLR Team
     
  2. EDK

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    This was probably one of the first combos I even drove on GT6, it just seemed to be a natural fit. :)

    If you are totally confused by this, then go look up the movie and watch some scenes. If you were a child of the 80's growing up in the US like me, this is just required reading. :tup:
     
  3. mr_lab_rat

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    Young non-Americans will be confused :D

    Edit: This includes me but I just saw a Gas Monkey Garage episode that mentioned the movie so I looked it up.
    Trivia: What was the graphic on the hood called?
     
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  4. GTP_Patrick1

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    I was involved in lots of tests for the TT, I can tell you even if you are not quick a smile will be on your face as you try to improve. Nice car for this track @EDK
     
  5. Gravitron

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    Too bad, they'll adapt or be left behind. :eek: It seems offline is the way to go on GT6 these days, online racing is just not working.
     
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  6. Whitetail

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    Time to dust off my off-road bag of tricks! Looks like a fun combo, I'll be giving it a try for sure.
     
  7. J_Starscream

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    Forget my combo suggestion. This has made my WRS. :D:D:D:D:D:D:):):):p:tup::tup::tup::tup::lol::lol::gtpflag::gtpflag::gtpflag::gtpflag::sly::sly::sly:
     
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  8. GTP_Patrick1

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    Screaming Chicken
     
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    Confession, as an 80's child. I've never properly seen this movie and I often confuse it with Cannonball Run. :dunce:
     
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  10. GTP_Patrick1

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    Must watch movie, and the other star is the Truck (driven by jerry reed, country music star) which I am sure @ItsAllAboutWins would appreciate. And the sheriff Jackie Gleason.
     

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    Movie run on saturday afternoon's during the 80's in Argentina, and I watched it every time. Can't believe how old we got guys. Tested the combo and rear brake bias helped with a controller.
     
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    Who you callin' old, Dude? :bowdown:
     
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  13. GTP_Patrick1

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    Noone can call me an old dude but @Nail-27 :lol:. Well maybe Kjeld and JT are allowed. Fun times here with such a range of ages.
     
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  14. mr_lab_rat

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    We might need a WRS specific "what's your age" thread again. I think there will be some surprises.
     
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  15. GTP_Patrick1

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    Let's just say I saw RUSH open for KISS in 1974, think I spent 10 dollars.
     
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  16. EDK

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    There is a 93.7% chance that I was not alive when that occurred.
     
  17. Gravitron

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    Man, why couldn't our parents have gotten busy a little earlier?!? :lol: Fricking slackers and hippies.
     
  18. J_Starscream

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    "There is no way, NO WAY, that you could come from my loins."

    "The first thing I'm gunna do when I get back is punch yo' momma in the mouth."

    "Put the evidence in the back."

    Great movie. RIP Jackie Gleason, of course. :bowdown:
     
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  19. epic_apri_39

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    And to think rally used to be my thing is absurd. I suppose that's why I excelled in week 108 :lol:

    I'll have to try this on Wednesday. I'm busy until then so I can't try an awesome looking combo :(

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    And speaking of ages, mine is wrong. Could an admin set me 10 years younger? :lol:
     
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  20. roamer2629

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    You: Last time I checked you were complaining about how quick your son went through a set of tires so...:D
     
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  21. Cats_PJs

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    You crap this looks terrific! Gonna have to find time for this.

    I know I've seen this movie, probably more than once, but can't remember anything about it. I too keep getting clips of Cannonball Run in my head when I try to recall any of it.

    Can't wait to get this thing crazy sideways.
     
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  22. Ph1sh

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    Do I see a dirt combo here? Time to show case my real life dirt racing into the WRS it's go time :sly:
     
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    "C'mon, Trigger! Don't let me down now!"

    Will the online race feature 1 Trans Am and 15 pace cars in hot pursuit?
     
  24. J_Starscream

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    "What's your six?"

    "My six is I am tailgrabbing yo' ass right now!"

    (Sorry if it's not word-for-word, been so long since I've watched the films.
     
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    Great to see you, Chris. :tup:
     
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  26. LLOYDZELITE69

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    The imagination of WRS will never end. :lol: Going to be a great combo :)
     
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    Yeah, the Hotrod Lincoln eats front tires for lunch. :crazy: The driver-side door is fubar'd thanks to a deer smashing into it on the highway in MT, @Whitetail claims this one was a rogue cannon. :lol:

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  28. Antares26

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    The last time I ran a rally combo for a time trial was 2012, and that was for gtpsp! Can't wait to get started on this one, rally's always a fun combo.
     
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  29. wahthewalrus

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    Oh hey, first splits! Gotta say ,this is a fun combo once you get the hang of it.

    Split 1: 38.950
    Split 2: 1:31.300
     
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    Just getting the feel for the car on this track and @EDK is right, this car just fits into this track. Easy to drive and really really fun around this course. :tup:
     
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