Le Mans Classics Mod? Anyone Tried It?

Jack Straw

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Gwaldock,
I'm really looking forward to your Riverside Can-Am course. Along with Willow, Riverside was my "home track." I recall countless early morning drives in my '62 Alpine out through Santa Ana Canyon, top down, freezing cold, arriving before the gates opened. By noon it would be 95 to 100. Big Fun it was. I was able to see Gurney, A.J., Parnelli, McLaren, Hulme, Ken Miles, Jim Hall, Graham Hill, Jimmy Clark, John Surtees, name the top drivers and they turned up at Riverside.
 
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gwaldock

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I am green with envy, Jack. Although I grew up in the Mojave Desert, I never spent much time at RIR as I would have liked because it required a 2 1/2 hour drive (each way) and I was more interested in girls than racing in the 70s ;). I was out of the country most of the 80s, so by the time racing became a personal priority RIR had morphed into a crappy shopping mall. I remember it fondly, though, and I hope that affection is obvious in my recreation of that magical track. My biggest challenge (besides mediocre skills) has been: where to stop with "eye candy" :devilish:.

Would you, by chance, care to share a few of your favorite photos of RIR? Please?
 

Jack Straw

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I'm sorry to say that virtually all of my photos from the late sixties and early seventies have been lost. Many were ruined in a basement flood when I lived in Seattle. Several moves and two divorces "disappeared" the rest. Those few pics from Willow Springs I sent you are virtually all I have. Bummer, eh? BTW, have you seen Pete Lyon's book on RIR? It's a must have.
 

gwaldock

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Thanks for the tip; I will definitely grab a copy of Lyons' book.

Sorry about your lost pics, Jack. I probably have more than a hundred but they are all digital (that may be why I still have them :rolleyes:).

Here are a few more screen shots from my "RIR80s":
Lotus@RIR-T2.jpg

Lotus@RIR-T6.jpg

Lotus@RIR-Bridge.jpg

Are you interested in testing the beta when it is ready?
 

Jack Straw

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Digital.....good for you. My stuff was all negatives and transparencies.....Strictly Stone Age.

I'd love to try the beta version.
 
It's interesting to remember that Rick Mears tested the Brabham BT49 at RIR in 1980 at the invitation of B Ecclestone. PK went out and set a time and Mears went quicker.
 

Jack Straw

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Indeed, it's a great mod and, yes, I'm using it in P&G. I had not heard of Borek and his mods so at first I was skeptical but after a few weeks of using it I'm a believer.
 

BorekSt

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hi to all, I didnt noticed this thread before... thank you for playing our mods ;)

we was two person simrace stuff development team team in base, with deep-strike. unfortunatelly he passed away on this january. that means all projects, as the Le Mans Classics bonus cars or the F1 Legends Racing 1968 wingy season mod, are currently no progress relating to physics and sounds.

as to the modding history all you can see at my SimGarage or SimHangar site. all our mods are free downloadable, keeping "NoGrip" rulez, means its own srcatch made work / stuff with given permission.

needs to note the simrace add-on development is not my only hobby, producing also flightsim stuff and minor other 2d and 3d stuff, usually gaming related, bothering also with 3d print a bit latest time.
 

gwaldock

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It appears that the simple pleasures in your life have outweighed (or at least mitigated) your recent loss. Congratulations and welcome back, sir!
 

BorekSt

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yes. there was a double loss in the latest months infact, my dad passed away too. he was same health issues like Carsten (deep-strike).
 
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