Submissions were closed 5 days ago. Why are you still asking for adverts. We should be expecting the first round of binnings by now.
I’m now expecting my entry to be top of the binning list but once the submissions are closed the competition is over! I haven’t seen anything regarding and extension to the running time.
I would take a guess that they are busy and won’t be able to get the first round out until late Sunday/Monday their time so are willing to give people a bit of a grace period
This is going to sound more rude than I mean it, but…
A grace period is maybe 3 days, and is reasonable for a secondary thing like the ad. Frankly it has been a week and @Jaimz it right we should be seeing some binning right now. I am not going to hate on our first time host, but barring unexpected developments, it seems like they would have known it would have taken an extra week to get to the judging. It would have been beneficial to have that extra week for car building for the rest of us that work too. Not that you asked, but due to the short window I did mine on a laptop while traveling and that isn’t a recipe for the best work.
I understand that good writing takes time, but announcing a week later that ad submitting is still open after a rushed building schedule comes off as poor planning.
I’m going to assume this was the result of having to clarify the rules which were not exactly specified in the introduction (although maybe we should reread the links, as I failed to realize that ads are technically required (although it is a personal custom to do them)). Thus the grace period vents frustration and salt for newer/busier people who overlooked having to make ads.
Transparency always helps though…and I hope such a thing never happens again.
In addition I would note that we did vote for an earlier deadline…the host probably wanted the later deadline but the community didn’t agree.
On behalf of the host, the CSR rules do say that at least a picture of the car with relevant information has to be posted in order to qualify.
As for everything else, I agree.
I think we are in need of some kind of clarification here is this still open or… Because we worked hard to get our entry up and ready by August 9. Which was last sunday.
afaik, the entry is closed.
However there were a few people (me included) that has submitted but didn’t post ads, and there was a confusion about if ads are a must-do for this CSR. That’s why Comet extended the ad deadline
I’m probably partially at fault.
gl everyone else
Aaand first submission to a CSR, first instabin. Oh well, I’ll try harder next time.
Yeah, in hindsight I put way too much blob and not enough sport in the design.
That decision was originally due to wanting to lighten the car. I should probably have looked more at its massive impact on cost. Hell, I would have gotten it nearly $4k cheaper just by switching to partial aluminium for about 100kg heavier.
Good luck to those who are still in the competition.
The first set of cuts clearly gave us some counter-examples to the (sometimes mistaken) belief that if a car looks right, then it is right - indeed, all of the cars that fell at the first hurdle were undone by not meeting the client’s requirements and/or bad engineering decisions, even though most of them looked good enough to pass through to the next round on the outside.
Which was quite unfortunate xd, my heart broke when I saw they messed up a small thing.
Wasn’t expecting an instabin on chassis material
What’s doubtfull about mechanical diff? Aren’t they Torsen? DC2 ITRs and Meganes were equipped with Torsen and it fits my proposition. Can you tell me why it isn’t well considered?
For the chassis, I guess I wanted to mimic the rust issues of LanEvos
From which era, galvanized body should be a thing? 90’s?00’s?
Seatwise, I think a foldable 2 seat arrangment for the rear is a perfectably justifiable choice, look at Volvo 480 or C30. It may not match customer’s tastes tho.
I wanted to go as cheap as possible to compensate the maintenance costs. I seem to not know how to do a good car without high running costs…
Good luck for the rest of the challenge
Guess my lazy ass was too busy adding big wang to look at the Brakes…
or the ET… it’s not like it’s an insta-bin if over the limit yeah ofc
I shall now make a 2005 Facelift, Just for the hell of it.
Is the next round of results coming up this weekend?