Round 6 - 1969
The United States has gotten itself into another war, this time in Vietnam. Domestically, there is very little support for this war, and a draft is initiated to fill the ranks needed to put boots on the ground. The USSR and USA are still grappling with each other in the space race, this time trying to be the first to put a man on the moon. The Insterstate highway system continues to expand, and older routes are being bypassed by new shortcuts. Travel is quicker, but often less scenic. The South is a powderkeg, centered around civil rights. The Voting Act of 1965 guarantees African Americans the right to vote, but violence continues as segregationists resist heavily. Martin Luther King is assassinated in Memphis. Meanwhile, the NTSB is formed after Ralph Nader’s scathing book “unsafe at any speed”, and it appears stricter regulations are on the horizon…
Economy: Strong but stagnant
Short-term economic forecast: Stagnant
Notable Social and Political Happenings
Gateway Arch completed in St. Louis. Voting Rights act of 1965. “Star Trek” and “Batman” TV series premiere in '66. NTSB forms in '67. Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated. '68 Winter Olympics held in Grenoble, France. USSR and USA escalate space race, trying to be the first to land a man on the moon.
Fuel: Leaded (universal), Super Leaded (universal)
Bumpers: Required, but no regulation as to size or strength. (Strength requirements will not occur until 1973)
Front lights and fixtures: At least one pair of headlights required. At least one pair of turn indicators required. Turn signals may be placed in bumpers. If square headlights are used, there must be two pair instead of one.
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 may be amber only, rear side may be red only.
Mirrors: Driver’s side required.
Aerials: Long mast or retractable antenna required if car has a radio.
Fuel fillers: Fillers on the rear panel and hidden behind fixtures are legally allowed, but are starting to fall out of favor. (Regulation banning these will occur in the mid-70’s)
File Naming Convention:
Model: Gen6-(username) Trim: (MFR Model Trim)
Engine: Gen6-(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.
If your company hasn’t registered for the competition yet and you want to participate in this round, please PM the required company information as well as your submission prior to the round deadline.
Round 6 deadline: Thursday May 31, 9:00 AM PDT (UTC-8)
Registrations for new companies are still being accepted.
Companies now eligible in this competition:
Kimura Motors, Ltd.
Keika Automotive (Will incur early import penalty if started this round)
(watches 6,000 pony and muscle cars get submitted)