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EU HistorX Test Cars @ Northamptonshire - Sunday 11th December 2016

Discussion in 'rFactor Racing Club' started by Denis Betty, Nov 29, 2016.

Added to Calendar: 11-12-16
  1. Denis Betty

    Denis Betty
    Old cars rule! Staff Member Premium Member

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    If you are a fan of oldschool racing with vintage cars from the 50's, 60's and 70's this is the club race to join.
    All premium members can sign up for this event and we have unlimited slots available so make sure to bring a friend. Sign up below and make sure to tag fellow community members who you think are up for a challenge.
    Not a premium member yet but interested to race with our group of friendly drivers? Click here for more information and learn how you can participate as well. See you on track?!

    Server Name:
    Server and Teamspeak Password: click here
    Racing Club Rules: click here

    Track: Northamptonshire
    (RF3 Champ layout)
    Test Cars: Download
    Pit box allocation: Download

    Cars: Test Cars

    Ford Escort Mexico '70

    Race 1
    Practice start time:
    GMT 19:00 (20 mins)
    Qualification start time: GMT 19:20 (10 mins free laps)
    Race start time: GMT 19:35 (14 laps)

    Race 2
    Practice start time:
    GMT 20:00 (20 mins)
    Qualification start time: GMT 20:20 (10 mins free laps)
    Race start time: GMT 20:35 (14laps)

    Entry List
    1. Denis Betty
    2. Hans Sneep
    3. Slyfrequency
    4. Stan
    5. Allan Ramsbottom
    6. Luca Bernaccini
    7. Knut Omdal Tvieto
    8. Stuart Thomson
    9. Stig Bidstrup
    10. T_rac3
    11. Yves Larose
    12. Nuno Rodrigues
    13. Sven-Arne Andersson
    14. Peter Stokman
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  2. Denis Betty

    Denis Betty
    Old cars rule! Staff Member Premium Member

    All, we have something quite different to try out this week. For the past few weeks, @Stuart Thomson has had his head under the bonnet of the HistorX mod (hence his sporadic - at best - attendance record that some of you might have noticed), and we are going to be testing out the fruits of his labour this week. He has created 3 "new" cars (with the possibility of a couple more to come) to pad out, or give more options to, some of the GTTC classes.

    It started with an idea he had of dropping the relatively punchy Lotus Cortina engine into the Escort RS2000 body to create a "pseudo-Mexico". In testing, it became apparent that the Mexico, lightened from the RS2000 mass but still with those relatively wide and sticky tyres, was actually a pretty good rival for the sole B0-class 914, albeit setting its times in quite a different way. To that end, he looked where else natural competitors were a little scarce and targeted those areas.

    Continuing on that same blueprint - a more powerful chassis, a less powerful engine, to create an admittedly inaccurate, but gap-filling vehicle - he has dropped an Alpine 1600 engine into a Porsche 911S 2.0 body to create a Porsche-esque 911E ('68), and a Lotus Elite engine into the TVR Griffith 400 to create a TVR Grantura-alike ('64). The Grantura should be another car to add to the Alpine 1100 + Lotus Elite class, while the Porsche should weigh in around the Simca Gr2 / Rallye 3 / Gordini Gr2 sort of performance.

    To test these new cars out and give everyone a load of space to get used to the new handling characteristics, we're going to be using a familiar, and wide with generous tarmac runoff areas, track - the default ISI Northamptonshire track, in it's middle length "British rF3 Championship" layout...also known as Silverstone International.

    The download consists of all 3 cars, and multiple liveries within those cars, both default (created from the actual manufacturers colour cards) and custom user skins, based on the ones he has been doing for the other lower powered and Sprint class cars.

    Not that we are anticipating any problems, but there's always a chance something might sneak through that wasn't picked up in testing, so please let us know if you find anything of note.

    To install, extract the zip file into your rFactor root folder.

    Many, many thanks to the HistorX mod team for their gracious permission to allow us to do this.
  3. Hans Sneep

    Hans Sneep
    Premium Member

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  4. Slyfrequency

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  5. really hope to make it this time so please sign me up! @Denis Betty
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2016
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  6. Allan Ramsbottom

    Allan Ramsbottom
    i canny increase the speed captain.. Premium Member

  7. Luca Bernacchini

    Luca Bernacchini
    Premium Member

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  8. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

  9. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    sign ups pls :thumbsup:
  10. Stig Bidstrup

    Stig Bidstrup
    Blip ! The Throttle Premium Member

  11. T_rac3

    Premium Member

  12. Yves Larose

    Yves Larose
    Premium Member

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  13. Nuno Rodrigues

    Nuno Rodrigues
    Premium Member

    What??? still not on the list??? gonna try not to say ugly word :-P
    sign me up please!
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  14. Denis Betty

    Denis Betty
    Old cars rule! Staff Member Premium Member

    Oops, sorry mate. Lost my crystal ball. ;-)
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  15. Denis Betty

    Denis Betty
    Old cars rule! Staff Member Premium Member

    Argh, I can't edit posts on this cheap phone.
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  16. T_rac3

    Premium Member

    @Denis Betty Yep the keyboard cover 80% of screen. Could be tricky, like driving a Porsche :roflmao::roflmao:
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  17. Sven-Arne Andersson

    Sven-Arne Andersson
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  18. trying to fix my wheel mount on the table, but looks not good so far all screws I found yet are to big or to short. One screw
    sheared off, not possible to race with only 3 screws. practised so much in this escort.
    so please set me as maybe :(
  19. Peter Stokman

    Peter Stokman
    Premium Member

  20. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Last edited: Dec 11, 2016
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