• "My mind is always racing." - Justin Bieber
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dear Guest. Follow RaceDepartment on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Steam and YouTube.

Featured Sim Racing Expo - A Chat With Heusinkveld and the Man Behind the Event

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Paul Jeffrey, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

    Messages:
    7,062
    Ratings:
    +11,940
    Sim Racing Expo Round Up and Niels Interview.jpg
    RaceDepartment got a chance to chat with Reiza Studios physics guy Niels Heusinkveld at Sim Racing Expo 2017, catch up on what was said in our Expo roundup video!

    Heusinkveld is well known in the sim racing community for his work on Reiza Studios Automobilista title, however developing physics for racing simulations isn't the only string to his bow for the talented physics engineer, Heusinkveld also produces a range of high end sim racing hardware, used throughout the real and virtual auto racing world.

    We had the chance to catch up with Niels for a brief chat about his current and future products, plus we had the opportunity to speak with the man behind the Sim Racing Expo, Marc Hennerici, who discusses his hopes and plans for future Expo's and how sim racing correlates to racing in the real world.

    The Expo in 2017 was a brilliant event, and an awesome way to showcase the virtual sport we all love. Check out our recap video and interview with Heusinkveld and Hennerici below:


    Sim Racing really and truly is an awesome way to spend ones free time, with the software, hardware and community we have access to at present, now is a superb time to participate in our virtual sport of choice. I for one love sim racing and I hope by reading and watching the content we produce here at RaceDepartment, you too can get just that little bit more out of our wonderful hobby.

    Thank you for watching, and we look forward to meeting some of you at the Expo next year.

    Sim Racing is awesome people, now stop reading this and go get yourself online in one of our club events!
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2017
    • Like Like x 13
    • Love Love x 5
  2. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

    Messages:
    7,062
    Ratings:
    +11,940
    As an aside to the video, really big shout out needs to go to the awesome @Davy Vandevenne who has worked his magic behind the camera during the Expo this year.

    Davy is the one responsible for the awesome camera work and editing on these Expo videos, and the level of professionalism and quality really shine through.

    Awesome job Davy, on behalf of everyone who has watched... THANK YOU!!! :cool::inlove::thumbsup::)
     
    • Like Like x 10
    • Agree Agree x 6
  3. FeltHat

    FeltHat
    Premium

    Messages:
    488
    Ratings:
    +418
    sim racing babes :thumbsdown:
    niels :thumbsup::inlove:

    did that guy say 300€ starting racing wheel? kinda high for first wheel, and what about existing wheels in the price range? (im not sure if i get it what hes saying :p)
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2017
  4. Dajonaga

    Dajonaga

    Messages:
    24
    Ratings:
    +10
    clickbait... err... excellent job! Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    RaceDepartment Editor-in-Chief Staff Premium

    Messages:
    7,062
    Ratings:
    +11,940
    "did that guy say 300€ starting racing wheel? kinda high for first wheel, and what about existing wheels in the price range? (im not sure if i get it what hes saying" :p

    Yeah, basically what he means is he is aware that the type of exhibitors on display are firmly geared to the high end level of the market, and they acknowledge that for someone maybe not familiar with sim racing it could give off the impression that you need tens of thousands of dollars to enter the hobby. What they want to do in future years, starting in 2018, is have a broader appeal to a wider variety of price ranges, which could mean the inclusion of more "entry level" equipment too.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Cote Dazur

    Cote Dazur

    Messages:
    669
    Ratings:
    +349
    Nice video, thank you, I wish that we had one show like that in North America.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  7. ronniej

    ronniej
    The dude Premium

    Messages:
    324
    Ratings:
    +186
    +1

    Would also be nice if guys like Niels were located in Canada so one doesn't get murdered with customs, taxes and brokerage fees when purchasing high end gear.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2017
    • Agree Agree x 2