PS4 Sick's Race Room - great racing with a classic flavour - now on Project cars 2

Discussion in 'PCARS Clubs & Leagues' started by Sick Cylinder, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Flaco13

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    Yeah sure, but we meet up with Japanese friends for the third consecutive year now, usually George is coming all the way from Greece every year, and there are many British visitors camping around the Nordschleife! If you get together, organize early enough, you'll be able to get there by 2018! It would be amazing to have a gathering with many of our fellow racers, imagine, the Hungarians, the British, the Germans all together there for a meeting!
     
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    Hi all , good race again ! Well done to the winner who was lapping 4 seconds faster than my fastest qually lap !!! Wish i knew where i was losing that time . Apologies to anyone i bumped , just to put your minds at ease everytime was a genuine overtake attempt
     
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    Try this at Spa, for the lighting, it look really good, not seen it before in the game.
    Was doing a career race, at Spa, not sure of time, but maybe morning. Eau Rouge is in shadow, sun, in your face, shining through the trees, you can see all the rays. The rest of the circuit is all nice, light.

    Game is still surprising me.:D
     
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    Guess where I went today!

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    Big thanks and best of luck to drivers Sam and Martin for explaining everything about their Euro Nascar cars to me. I noticed how difficult it was to get in and out - I definitely wouldn't be able to fit through the window - it looked like you had to be half snake, half cat-burglar! Sam (tall dude in black T shirt and jeans) explained that the driving position is fine if you are tall like him, but the shorter drivers have to sit on booster cushions to see over the bonnet. He also explained the restricted forward visibility, the position of the blind spots and the vital role of the drivers Spotter.
     
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    How far from Brands Hatch are you, why don't open the doors? Is it traditional thing to have them shut?

    I would need a booster seat:lol:
     
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    I grew up close enough to Brands to be able to cycle to the circuit with school friends to watch and hear what was going on from outside the fence, but when it came time to buy my first house I couldn't afford to live in such an expensive area. I now live close enough to Brands, Lydden, Goodwood, Arena Essex and Santa Pod that I can get to them by car. A lot of the tracks in the UK seem to be in the Midlands or North so Croft is the only one in the north that I've been to (while on holiday).

    In Nascar the cars have no doors - this helps make them stronger, but they are also quite difficult to get in and out of.

    If you remember the TV show "The Dukes of Hazzard" - they always got in and out of their car through the windows - it was supposedly a race car, but in this clip you can clearly see that they still had door handles!



    Below the interior of a proper Nascar:



    The USA Nascars are steel, but I noticed that the Euro versions are made of plastic over a tube frame - the interior looks the same as the USA cars. The Euro cars come unpainted in plain white or black plastic with front and rear light stickers. A vinyl livery with race number is then applied. They have less power and lack the aerodynamic roof flaps of the American versions. I noticed that on one car the vinyl was peeling off the nose. Sam explained to me that his car was going to get a new wrap / livery before the race - he had it saved on his phone.
     
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    Yeah I remember that. I thought it was because the "Good Ol' Boys" didn't know how to use the handles.
    I also remember Daisy Duke's shorts! ;)


    You haven't mentioned what engines are in these ESCARS Sick.
     
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    Yes - Daisy Duke - a name that has become synonymous with denim short shorts - she was definitely my favourite part of that TV show although a lot of other people felt differently - the Car "General Lee" used to receive 35,000 fan letters per month!

    Engines - the Euro Nascar uses 5.8 litre Chevrolet V8 engines producing approximately 450bhp - considerably less than the 850bhp of the US version
     
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    Which General Lee was that? :)
    They used to wreck 2 or 3 per episode. Good job they had some spare...
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    450bhp is not to be sniffed at.
     
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    Big crash at Croft, during, BTTC, oil was on the track, in the rain. Between, Jim Clake, Barcroft fast place to go off. Some drivers taken to hospital:(

     
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    I've started preparing for Project Cars 2 !!!

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    Congratulations to "Dieter Quester Cup" Champion SimbaLora (Andreas R).

    New championship for the Ford Escort Mark One RS1600 starts Monday 3rd July 2017 at 20:30BST - new drivers / online novices welcome - all clean drivers are assured of a warm welcome!


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    News - The new season of racing for the Ford Escort RS1600 kicked off on Monday 3rd July with a rare win (very rare win) for host Sick Cylinder.

    The new Wednesday season featuring the Lotus Type 49 Formula One car kicks off with a round 0 test day on 12th July at Sonoma Raceway Short. We have vacancies for both series at the moment and would love to hear from you. Maybe you have thought about racing online, but never tried it - maybe you tried online in the past and had a bad experience with aggressive drivers and haven't tried since - try racing with us in "Sick's Race Room" - great racing with a classic flavour!


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    The Brands Hatch Historic Super Prix 2017

    I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Friday test day before that weekends Super Prix and get round to meet the drivers and mechanics and get up close to some incredible machinery. Below the Reverend Simon Butler and Peter Hallford were happy to explain all about their cars and racing to me.

    Simon Butler started racing karts at 11 then progressed to single seaters. He retired from racing in his twenties to undertake his religious studies and career, but was tempted back to racing part-time, by one of his parishioners with the offer of racing historic cars on behalf of a wealthy car collector. He was testing a Jaguar E Type Lightweight (Aluminium body instead of steel)
    fitted with a triple weber engine producing 380bhp.

    Last year I watched him in an epic battle with a 289 Cobra piloted by Leo Voyazides which ended prematurely when Simon had a gearbox failure.

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    Above Peter Hallford races a yellow 1965 4.7 litre Ford Mustang and a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette C3 finished in the famous Dow Corning race team colours. The car is powered by a 7.5 litre L71 Chevrolet engine.

    Below I missed getting a chat with Leo Voyazides, but his mechanics were very charming. Below pushing the Cobra Daytona Coupe back into the pit garage - there is a helpful handle built into the underside of the rear spoiler! The mechanics were trying to resolve a high rev misfire - they explained that in line with the regulations the car runs a points ignition system. The car features a replica Coupe body built onto an original AC Cobra chassis - the car was raced in period, but crashed and was then rebuilt / restored to Coupe spec. The AC Cars of Thames Ditton, England Vin plate can be seen in the centre of the dashboard.

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    Below Leo Voyazides magnificent 1973 Ford Cosworth DFV powered Lola T282 was the only example made and was originally raced by Scuderia Fillipinetti in Gitanes cigarette colours in the world sports car championship. This car utterly dominated its race at the Super Prix in 2016.

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    Above note how the exhaust tips are cut away on the inside so that the two exhaust plumes mix just after exiting the pipe - I have not seen this before, but the theory is that the noise level is slightly reduced.

    More great cars from the Super Prix to follow ...
     
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    Project Cars 2 - The Car List

    Here's the classic content that will be in Project Cars 2. There are a few cars still to be announced, which I have shown in pale green with TBA (a few of the cars are DLC via the Season Pass or Pre-Order Bonus - check the Project Cars site for full details). Note - there are many other cars - this is just the classic / historic content.

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  17. John Wells

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    Looks good Sick:tup::tup::tup:
     
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  18. Benny44

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    I always check in to see how your series are going @Sick Cylinder - they look like so much fun! My schedule has been changing over the past few months and now I usually only work evenings and mornings, depending on the day. Unfortunately, the two days where I work late afternoon-early evening are, of course, Monday and Wednesday:banghead:. I usually leave at about 21:00 GMT those days:irked:.

    You mentioned earlier about maybe needing some testing done...is this something still needed? I'm game for it if so:gtpflag:
     
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    Not on Project Cars 1, but Project Cars 2 is released on 22nd September and I'll be testing all the classic content on a range of tracks. If you are getting PC2 early help with testing will be greatly appreciated this autumn.
     
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    I'm getting it preordered by the end of August, so I'll help out if I can. Just let me know what you want me to do. The deluxe edition is quite expensive at $120 CAD, so I'm not sure if I'll be getting that straight away or the standard and buy the season pass at the end of September, which is only a week after release.

    I'll also be preordering GT Sport, but I don't know if you have plans for that or not
     
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    Have you seen the Classic Tracks yet Sick?
     
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    I will be pre-ordering Project Cars 2 then getting the Season Pass when it is available so I get the extra cars, but I won't order the expensive version.

    I'm going to pass on GT Sport - I might get it when the price reduces after a few months - it doesn't really have enough interesting content for me to be able to justify it as a full price purchase.


    Yes - I'm quite excited about Classic Spa. Monza less so because it wasn't really a successful track historically, but I'm looking forward to trying it with the 1963 Indy Roadster (the one with the long unpronounceable name) and replicating the 1957 and '58 "Race of Two Worlds" (Monzanapolis) when the American drivers came over and dominated the Europeans.

    I'm hoping that we can use Classic Silverstone - it can't be used online in PC1 because of bugs.

    With the new tracks I'm most looking forward to Portimao (Algarve), Lydden Hill and Knockhill. Which ones are you most looking forward to guys?
     
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    Reading about Knockhill and Lydden Hill, they're both quite interesting. Short, which makes for close racing. Knockhill only has 4 turns, yet it still looks interesting. And Lydden Hill has a Start line that is different from the finish line. Hopefully that gets replicated in-game. I'm a sucker for unique venues!
     
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    Been round Portimao on World Superbike games, good track.
    Got quite pleased when show Classic Monaz layout in the trailer, all classic ones.
    Knockhill, great track, when you see it on TV.
     
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    Talking about Pcars 2, this podcast is not too bad. This particular one deals with the car list from about the 5 min mark - for about a half hour. The newest one talks track list, but I haven't listened to it yet. This is the link for the previous one- Inside Sim Racing: Live! - July 5, 2017
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    Hi @Benny44 - You posted this picture in the PC2 Countdown thread with the comment, "Porsche 908 from Le Mans in 1972".

    I didn't want to comment in the other thread because it would be off topic, but this club thread is full of trivia as well as information about our race series. The car in the picture was raced at Le Mans in 1972 and is a 908 LH (Long Tail). The Porsche 917 and Ferrari 512 (5 litre Sports Cars) were no longer eligible to race as a result of a change in regulations and with a shortage of suitable modern cars, Reinhold Joest borrowed this car from the Jo Siffert Museum and drove it to third place with co-drivers Mario Casoni and Michel Weber.

    The following video explains a lot about this type of car.

     
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    Thanks for the video @Sick Cylinder . I did some cursory Google checking, but I wasn't sure about all the facts, so I appreciate that. You know your race history! I loved watching that go around Laguna Seca. There's something about old race cars that appeals to me (and probably everyone else on this thread). The noise is incredible on almost all of them. No computers doing the work for you, just man (or woman!) and machine. And it really looked like a battle to drive. Thanks again!
     
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    Car Show Sunday 23rd July

    Difficult to believe that someone would turn Princess Anne's favourite car - the beautiful Reliant Scimitar GTE into a pickup truck. The Princess was given her Scimitar as a 21st birthday present and regularly used to feature on the front pages of the newspapers after being caught speeding!

    Below - 1912 Ford Model T Roadster - look at the controls! The owner explained them to me - the hand throttle is on the right just below the steering wheel - on the left is the ignition advance and retard (retard for hill climbing). Right hand pedal is the brake, left hand pedal is the clutch, middle pedal is reverse gear. Transmision is a two speed semi-automatic epicyclic driven by a three litre four cylinder engine.

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    Above very rare Grinnall V8 was powered by a 265bhp 3.9 litre all alloy Rover V8. British Leyland cancelled production of the TR7 V8 after just 16 RHD versions had been made. Grinnall produced this version which was better in every way than the BL version with its uprated suspension, brakes, engine and full leather interior. Celebrity owners included the famous British Actress Joanna Lumley.
     
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    The same Reliant that build Robin?
     
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    Yes - between 1964 and 1986 Reliant built a series of very desirable sports cars powered by six cylinder Ford engines.

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    Above Princess Anne (circa 1970) leaves the Palace in her metallic silver Scimitar GTE - one of the first "Lifestyle Estate Cars". With a Ford Essex 3 litre V6 and 4 speed plus overdrive transmission, the car would whisk you to your villa in the South of France at 120mph!
     
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