How I Bought a Gran Turismo Racing Pod

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. Northstar

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    Nice, I've always loved the way GT pods looked.
     
  3. MisterOne77

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    But why though?
     
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  4. Cowboy

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    Why not?
     
  5. GOTMAXPOWER

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    Maybe it wasn't so high on the average GT collectors want list.
     
  6. finnracer

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    That. is. amazing.
     
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    Seems the guy absolutely wanted it so congrats to him for having it. I think that money would be better spent just buying a high end PC with VR though but that's just my take on it. :)
     
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    Man what a great find. I loved those pods. Congratulations my man, that's awesome :)
     
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    Oh man. I would love one of those pods. Well done. :tup:
     
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    I would say they probably are on lots of wish lists, that doesn't mean it's on their "I can afford that" list. :sly:
     
  11. NLxAROSA

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    That's an absolutely epic thing to have in your home, absolutely awesome! :tup: :cheers:
     
  12. BrainsBush

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    This unique piece of simgear is priceless. Congratz!!

    And buying it from a Dutch guy was worth the risk ;)
     
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    I agree they are very cool. However, the driving position is absolutely abysmal. Pedals too close and steering wheel too low.

    Fair play to Jules, that is some effort and dedication to get hold of one. Hope you enjoy it for many years to come.
     
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  14. alibi

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    That's a great story! would like to see the whole collection of Julian!
     
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    That is so cool
     
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    This story was a long time in the making. :) Thanks again, @Jules_r for sharing his write-up with us!
     
  17. m8h3r

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    So, the question we all wanna know the answer to is.... Do you allow home visits? :dopey:
     
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  18. Sick Lenny

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    Nevermind the pod, where did you find a girlfriend that was cool with you spending all that money on a collector's item (and an obnoxiously large one at that)?
    :lol: ;)
     
  19. Awong124

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    No thanks. That thing takes up too much space. I'll stick with my homemade rig.
     
  20. sinner

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    What a great pick-up and what a great story! Congrats to Julian!
     
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    Great Story Julian and a great read. I love seeing stories like this as I had dreamt of Winning one of those back when that Competition ran. But I also queried with Mercedes Benz World about one of those Pods as they've had them there since the GT5 Time Trials Competitions they were running to Win driving experiences in an AMG E Class around their track (Which I won too on it too!) I would finish up College every day and come Update my times so I could stay ahead as I lived right round the corner from Merc World at the time in Byfleet.

    I may get In contact with them again to ask what they did with the Pods as recently they have had a complete renovation of their Simulator Area & they have DriveClub setup now on some standard Sim Rigs on T300's etc. Who know they may Just be sitting in an old storage unit somewhere! :D
     
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    Low wheel, far screen, very close and leaned pedals... maybe not bad for kids, or good enough for a 2 minutes event for every kind of public, as its purpose was.
     
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    I would love to own something like that, glad you're happy with that Rig.

    I wonder if you have any other GT relate stuff in your Collections?
     
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    looks cool but for the $$$, would you have been able to build one of those jiggly seat machines instead?
     
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    Yup, worst position I've felt on a racing rig.. I would love to see if you can improve it.
     
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    Would love to get my hands on one of the new style pods :)
     
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    It's alot better than my current computer desk, office chair setup.
    But anything is better then sitting on a couch looking sideways with a controller in your hand.
     
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    Sweet. Looks in excellent condition too.
     
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    Man would love to have one of these things. But seeing how close the pedals are.. It would be pretty unpleasant for me as I have long legs. STILL though! Lol that's effing tuff man! Not to mention you got it JUST in time for all these racing games. Man I Hope you enjoy the hell outta that thing.! :D:tup:
     
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    Awesome story! Awesome purchase, well done! I too would love one of these, but no way my wife would let me... I'm so jealous of you!

    Just wondering if anyone has one of these up for sale, I think you might have a buyer right here...



    This looks pretty cool too:



    Wow, how many of these pods have there been, there should be a thread about this...

     
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  31. CTznOfTime

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    Man yhis is totally worth it, and this is something i woyld have done myself , had i have a partner as understanding as you have.

    Thank you sharing the ordeal you went through in getting this to your home.

    I am very happy for you and also very jealous!

    Congrats !! Again this is totally worth it.