PC KAMACHI Racing Revival Project (E30 M3/Volvo 240T/Macau 80s)

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by eklchan90, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. eklchan90

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    Hello fellow simracers,

    I would like to introduce myself. I am Eric and quite new to this forum and simracing hobby.

    I have been working on a project "KAMACHI Racing Revival" which part of it involve simracing in AC and I want to share my ideas with you.

    My family established a sports brand, KAMACHI, in Hong Kong in the 80's. As a motorsports enthusiast, my father sponsored race teams under the brand to race in the Macau GP for many years.

    3 very important race cars to the family are:
    - 1986 Volve 240 turbo driven by Johnny Cecotto. Finishing 1st and 3rd in the race
    ( https://images.app.goo.gl/xnBQGWxUAJv46XS29 )

    - 1989 BMW Team Schnitzer M3 by Emanuele Pirro and Alfrid Heger.
    ( https://images.app.goo.gl/i5sR6e7D4B3rkdjf9 )

    - 1991 BMW E30 M3 Group A driven by Hong Kong legendary champion driver Charles Kwan.
    ( https://images.app.goo.gl/HYLCg59af8fEj1UF8 )

    Since it is the 30th anniversary of 1898 E30 M3, I want to bring this back and celebrate it with the community.

    First, I've done a replica of the race car and exhibited it in this year's Macau GP.
    ( https://picpanzee.com/media/2178038864508150376_22977955562 )

    Secondly, I want to bring these race cars into the digital age so that the fans and community can enjoy it as a free download.

    This will involve:

    (1) Get in touch with a skin modder to make the skin for the E30 M3 plus some tuning. It is because for that race, Pirro's race car was 6 speed where as Heger's and Kwan's cars were 5 speed.

    (2) Get in touch with a car modder to build a mod for the Volvo 240 turbo.

    (3) Overhaul the current Macau race track in AC and turn it back into a historic Macau GP circuit. This will involve moving the starting line to a different part of the straight (be more accurate to the 80's), remove some of the building and bridges, retro skin mod for the track, etc.
    ( https://images.app.goo.gl/DBJAxJordzLhKoPH7 )

    What do you think about this project? Do you like this idea?

    I hope to collaborate with anyone who is interested in this, work together or even just point me into the right execution.

    Thank you in advance and looking forward to hear from you!

    Cheers
     
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  2. Cote Dazur

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    Sounds great, looking forward to try it.
     
  3. GzeroD

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    I'll be contributing to this project. Done some early prep work and hoping a few more helpful chaps will jump on board.
     
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  4. GzeroD

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    A folder with stuff in it. >>>>>>>> KAMACHI <<<<<<<<<<
     
  5. eklchan90

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    Thanks GzeroD! I have already PM a few skin modders to see if they can help to make the liveries. Just wanting for their reply.
     
  6. eklchan90

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    Hi GzeroD, I just had a look at the files inside the KAMACHI folder. Thanks a lot of kick starting on the Volvo. Awesome!
    Just wondering if you will be able to add the wing on top of the trunk? Also, I noticed there are two fuel valves just in front of the wing. Please see the images. Thanksss
     

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    Just a quick update!
    3 more experts came onboard!
    I just received messages from 3 superb skin modders wanting to join in and support this project!
    With them in the team, the race cars are gonna look Handsome : )
     
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  8. GzeroD

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    Added texture for the Volvo wing, see above.
     
  9. GzeroD

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    .kn5 for the Volvo added. Side pipe, fuel fillers, bigger fuel tank and that dropped bit under the rear bumper. Need to change the headlights.
     
  10. eklchan90

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    Thanks GzeroD!
    I have already passed the folder link to the skin modder for developments. The modder has free time lately, so I think we should have the Volvo skin first viewing very soon ; )
     
  11. manu12

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    If you want I can do detailled aero and other works on the physics for the M3 E30 and the 240.
     
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  12. GzeroD

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    Thanks for the offer @manu12 . I was planning to use Arch's physics for the BMW, and His AE86 for the Volvo as it has the same suspension type and I can adjust it to match the Volvo.
    I'll do these versions first and you can let me know if anything is wrong with them.
     
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  13. eklchan90

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    3B73BF0D-C9BE-4C31-B851-9C885FEBE843.jpeg Hello and welcome@manu12 for joining into the squat! This project is all about mix our expertise and coming up with something we all enjoy and have fun!

    A quick WIP skin mod images to get everyone excited. Just received them last night. Still need to fine tune but already look’n goooood!
     
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  14. manu12

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    Hello, I can help only for physics, but if you need help I'm here.

    Maybe we could also quickly redo some opponents so that they have related performance.
    For 240, 1989 M3 (2nd), 1991 M3 Gr A or DTM?
     
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  15. GzeroD

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    I was thinking the same @manu12. Perhaps Kamachi's team biggest rivals.
     
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  16. eklchan90

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    Wow that's a really CooL idea! I have a friend that he is a fanatic of Macau racing and he would have all the logos in his computer. So I think it will be very easy to do an accurate skin for the rival cars!

    I have done some research. These are some of the rivals and iconic races car for those years in Macau racing history!

    1986 GP

    - (#8) Tom Walkinshaw GBR Rover 3500
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    (10) Michael Lieu HKG Mit. Starion(A183A)
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  17. eklchan90

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    1987 Macau GP

    (3) Roberto Ravaglia ITA BMW M3
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    (36) Alan Jones AUS Toyota Supra(MA70)
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    (23) Y. Muramatsu JPN Honda Civic Si
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    (21) H. Yokoshima JPN Toyota Corolla(AE86)
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    1989 GP

    (8) Tim Harvey GBR Ford Sierra RS500
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    (7) Andy Rouse GBR Ford Sierra RS500
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    (23) M. Hasemi JPN Nissan Skyline HR31
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  19. eklchan90

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    Speaking of iconic race cars in the early 90’s, these 2 are also very cool!

    1990 Skyline R32 Castrol 292A4C90-A278-470F-9436-71C161B0BD9F.jpeg
    1991 Mercedes 190E Zung Fu
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  20. eklchan90

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    Just came across some info about the Volvo 240 turbo Group A
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  21. eklchan90

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    Wish you a Merry Christmas @GzeroD and @manu12 and other fellow members!!
     
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  22. eklchan90

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    Happy New Year AC members!

    New Year new WIP update

    I’ve also attached some old photos 29 years ago from the family album... Enjoy!

    1991 Macau Cup by Charles Kwan
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  23. GzeroD

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    Volvo got a sunroof delete, resized and moved fuel fillers, started on the cockpit and changed the front to square headlights. Front lights get paintable covers as well.

    Coming in fits and starts as I keep letting myself get distracted.

    @manu12 are you confident with doing physics?

    Just one thing, lets keep the aero simple, 3 elements, some body drag and lift and front and rear downforce. I'd hazard these cars made very little downforce, less than 100kg at top speed?
     
  24. manu12

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    I have shared 4 cars here and tell you that I will modify your C9, have you got memory problem ?

    However, I'm not confident with doing simple aero, I have never donne a 3 wings aero.
     
  25. eklchan90

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    HI @GzeroD and @manu12 , sorry guys I missed your above messages.

    Thank you and well noted for the changes on the Volvo. I will quickly info the skin modder in regards and see when is the earliest date for the livery's first viewing.

    Also, we mentioned about the revival cars pack. What do you think we narrow down on these:
    Revival pack:
    - Rover 3500 Watson's
    - Toyota Corolla(AE86) Trampio
    - Toyota Supra(MA70) Minolta
    - Ford Seirra RS500 Watson's
    - Skyline GTR R32 Castrol
    - Honda Civic EG6 出光

    Any suggestion or any cars you guys want to add or take out from this list? Once confirmed, please share with me the car model to use as a base. I have one more skin modder onboard that can help us to paint the skin for this revival pack.

    Thanks
    Eric