I hope so - it’s looking very likely now.
Well, Steam just let me down there… it didn’t notify me that there was an update or a pending update! Lol… so, without further ado…
Round 3 - 1966
On his way out, President Eisenhower sends sends American soldiers into harm’s way, this time in Vietnam. After ushering in a new era of hope with his election in 1960, John F Kennedy gets to work on the nation’s problems, including dealing with the heated space race between the USA and Soviet Union. The Soviets soon have a leg up in this matter, as they launch Yuri Gagarin in the first manned space mission. Meanwhile, overseas oil production comes under control of an economic cartel known as OPEC. Further increasing Cold War tensions, the Soviets erect the Berlin Wall in 1961. Nuclear war nearly comes as the Cuban Missile Crisis heats up in 1962, but the situation is defused before it is too late. Shocking the entertainment world, Marilyn Monroe is found dead of an overdose. And yet, a few months later, Beatlemania begins to sweep the world. John F. Kennedy’s life and presidency are cut short by an assassin’s bullet in 1963. Lyndon Johnson is sworn in, and then easily won re-election in 1964. The action in Vietnam becomes a full fledged war for the US. At home, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 expands upon the earlier protections of the previous act. Yet another feat of architecture and engineering is completed in 1965, as the Gateway Arch is built in St. Louis. And still, suburban expansion continues, as the first Baby Boomers reach college and the workforce.
Short-term economic forecast: Continued expansion
Notable Social and Political Happenings
Civil Rights Act signed into law. US involvement in Vietnam begins. Kennedy Elected. OPEC forms. Berlin Wall rises. First manned missions to space. Cuba Missile Crisis. Space Needle built for '62 Worlds Fair. Spiderman makes first appearance in Marvel comics. Marilyn Monroe found dead. Beatlemania. Kennedy assassinated. Johnson sworn in, and re-elected the next year. Vietnam war heats up to full-fleged conflict for US. Civil Rights Act of 1964. Gateway Arch built. Baby boomers now starting to enter college and the workforce.
Fuel: Leaded (universal), Super Leaded (universal)
Bumpers: Required, but no regulation as to size or strength.
Front lights and fixtures: At least one pair of headlights required. Only round, sealed-beam are allowed in this era. At least one pair of turn indicators required. Turn signals may be placed in bumpers.
Front light colors: No red may face forward.
Rear lights: At least one pair of brake lights. At least one pair of turn signals. At least one pair of reverse lights. Turn signals and reverse lights may be placed in bumpers. If turn and brake lights are in the same fixture and of the same color, there must be a minimum of two bulbs in the fixture.
Rear light colors: Brakes must be red. Reverse must be white. Turn signals cannot be white.
Side marker/signal lights: Front side markers required. Rear side markers not required.
Side light colors: Front side markers must be amber. Optional rear side markers must be red.
Mirrors: Driver’s side required.
Aerials: Long mast antenna required if car has a radio.
Fuel fillers: Fillers on the rear panel and hidden behind fixtures are legally allowed (Regulations banning this will occur in the early 70’s). Fuel fillers must be on the opposite end of the vehicle from the engine.
Tires: Cross ply (universal) is REQUIRED for US-based manufacturers. Radial (rare, expensive) may be used by import companies, but this will incur a stat penalty to your most important stats on any car so equipped. This restriction will remain in effect until radial tires become mainstream in the US in 1970.
File Naming Convention:
Model: G2R3-(category)-(username) Trim: (MFR Model Trim)
Engine: G2R3-(category)-(username) Variant: (Whatever you want)
Export and PM me the .car file, make a post about your car in your lore thread (if not already there), and post an ad in this thread BEFORE the round deadline.
Vehicle Categories This Round:
Compact (File naming convention: CM) - Entry-level small cars. Typically aimed at low income or first-time buyers.
Intermediate (File naming convention: IM) - Larger than a compact car, usually a size class smaller than the manufacturer’s flagship vehicle but by this time can be encroaching on size.
Utility (File naming convetion: UT) - Pickup trucks or cargo vans, possibly coupe utilities as well.
Muscle Car (File naming convention: MC) - High-power cars, often 2-doors based off of existing models. Can include Pony Cars as well. SPECIAL RESTRICTION: Vehicle MUST be a trim another submitted vehicle
Remember, vehicle categories are based on your company’s lore for the US market, there is not a specific body size requirement or type for any category…
(though the Muscle Car category MUST be based off of one of your other models)
NO NEW COMPANY REGISTRATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED
Round 3 deadline: Sunday July 19, 4:00 PM PST (UTC-8)
Companies now eligible in this competition:
All EXCEPT Hakumai and Bravado
I don’t necessarily want to do this, but seeing as how so much time passed before we restarted, I’ma have to sit here and tag everyone in the competition to make sure they know things are going.
Sorry if you’ve already seen this and are working on your cars. I’m just making sure EVERYONE knows.
Due to a poorly contained fire within Anhultz manufacturing plants and R&D complexes, Anhultz will retreat from the US market for the forseeable future.
a gap in the lore and completely new cars with little connection to previous entries
that is: if i enter at all
(Intermediate: Chesapeake S Wagon. Muscle car: Chesapeake GT)
(Utility: A100 4WD)
(Compact: Sentinel L)
1966 Hampton Model Range
Above, from left: Ferret II 1.8 sedan, Valiant II 3.0 Prime sedan, Valiant II 5.0 Sprint coupe, and Transtar 2.0 panel van.
Hampton Motor Group of Warwickshire, England is proud to present their new 1966 model range, including the following vehicles:
Ferret II (submitted trim: Ferret 1.8) - Our entry-level offering provides economical motoring on a tight budget. This small sedan starts from $12,600 and comes with an AM radio as standard.
Valiant II (submitted trim: Prime 3.0) - Redesigned for 1966, this is our intermediate-sized car, with a larger cabin for improved comfort. The Valiant II Prime 3.0 starts from $15,000 and comes standard with a higher-grade AM radio, with a premium interior and sound system available in higher-end trims.
Valiant Sprint (submitted trim: Valiant V8 5.0) - This high-performance version of the Valiant is aimed at the emerging American muscle and pony car market. Powered by a 245-horsepower 5-litre V8, it packs plenty of performance in a lighter package than most of its competitors, and all at a base price of just $18,800.
Transtar (submitted trim: Transtar 2.0) - Now into its tenth year of production, the Transtar remains a compelling choice in the utility van market, with a very high load capacity of over 2 metric tons - and with a low base price to boot, at just $10,200.
The 1966 Hampton Motor Group range will go on sale in the fall of 1965 as 1966 models. Please contact your nearest dealer for test drive inquiries.
The damage sustained due to the fire has been significantly more severe than anticipated.
As a result, Anhultz will permanently retire from the US market.
read: won’t be entering future rounds due to data loss and IRL schtuff
Sorry to hear, but thanks for letting me know.
THE 1966 CHARGE LINE:
UT: CCM TopPick 4500HD
CM: Charge Dynasty Exemplar 200 (ignore black parts, they are actually normal)
IM: Charge Wesson 315 Hellfire
MU: Charge Wesson 415 GSX
RETCON: The fire happened in 1961 rather than '57
Generous offer saves Anhultz on US market!
Bogliq Automotive USA has offered Anhultz to involve themselves in their recent chassis developments. As such, Anhultz will be able to return to the US market with the 1966 model year.
note:lore-wise, the basic chassis architecture has been supplied by Bogliq Automotive, but subsequently heavily altered to into Anhultz as a brand, meaning Bogliq and Anhultz Vehicles will have fairly little in common.
(Only things being bodies used and suspension system choice)
Bogliq Automotive USA (Generations II)
Here’s my link to the lore surrounding this event, it was a lot of fun to write and I look forward to how it all pans out come judgement day!
left; beside road: Anhultz Dione V BX
far back: Anhultz Puck I C
front; center: Anhultz Dione V C
far right: Anhultz Dione V S
The 1966 Bogliq new model blitz!!!
First up, the new Exordium…
The 5dr Hatch is my CM competitor
E1 Exordium Model Range
Next is the bulk of the Bogliq range, the Sachem, in two parts…
The family cars:
The Sachem 129F, first on the left, is my IM competitor
Then the high powered variants:
The Sachem 443AE, also on the left, is my MC competitor
Next is my luxury car update, the Primarius:
Not competing, just helping to make this thread great again!
Here’s my utility model, the Haulstar 337U, now expanded to include a van, the Cargostar 337C, with both being ready for whatever work you want to throw at them.
The ute is my UT competitor, amusingly enough, lol
Finally, I’d like to introduce the new Naiad sportscar…
Don’t judge me, I like blue and I have a hard time making other colours that look any good, lmao!!!
I hope you all enjoyed and I’ll see you all… Next time!!!
3 days till the deadline and I still don’t have entries from:
I don’t know if a bunch of you went into hibernation like I did and haven’t seen this yet, or you’re quietly on track to meet the submission deadline, or what. I would like to hear from you guys and see if I maybe need to extend it a bit?
I am working on it. I’ve been spending a good bit of time the past few days and have the intermediate and muscle car finished; the compact will be a refresh so not terrible. If you keep the deadline just don’t be surprised if my utility looks stupid.
Wow thanks for the reminder. Things have been so crazy I totally forgot about it. But 3 days should be Sunday. If that’s the case I should have my entries ready by then. But question, are there enough mods available for the new update or we’re going vanilla?
Autoation 4.0 (UE4.24) is now stable and there are literally scadloads of mods ready and rearing to go!
Most of my cars have mod bodies and fixtures and more are being updated (and created) as we digitally converse!
So get on Steam, download everything you like marked UE_4_24 and create some amazing cars!!!
SIR YES SIR!
I have the cars ready, it’s the writing of the lore I’ll be behind with. I will pm them to you asap
LOADS of good mods to build good cars from, plus i am also using mod bodies (for lore reasons regarding Bogliq Automotive USA)
neat, my hastily made group-ad counts