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#422

Name: Tom

Occupation: Doctor (Currently specialising in Emergency Medicine)

Location: Perth, Western Australia

Interests: Trauma, Tropical Medicine, Cricket, Cars, Airlines and Tycoon Games

Vehicles Currently Owned:
2010 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0T Quattro
2008 BMW 320i (Wife’s Car)

Dream Garage Vehicles
Audi RS7
Audi R8
BMW M5
Porsche 918 Spyder

About: Perth born & bred to Kiwi parents. Cars were just a way from getting from A to B in my childhood as our entire family lugged it around WA in a 1992 Daihatsu Charade - a vehicle guaranteed to ensure that a child never gets interested in driving.

Got the bug when Gran Turismo 2 appeared under the christmas tree one memorable year when I was 15, and since then I’ve been an Audi tragic, for design rather than drive reasons - I love clean lines and subdued metallic colours.

Graduated medical school a few years back and have been able to indulge my love for Audi with an A5 sportback (totally sensible, has four doors dear) which is my zen area on my commute to the chaos of an inner city hospital Emergency Room. I enjoy my creature comforts and downtime, so the A5 is a good choice for me, though I’d really love to own an RS7 or M5 as the perfect combination of fun & comfort. Maybe in a few years time I’ll have the salary and security to lash out, but Australia’s luxury car taxes are a bastard.

How did you find us?
I’m always on the lookout for games that allow me to indulge my love of management, be they games like Airwaysim or Automation, so this was on my radar for a long time.


#423

Name: Gustav

Occupation: Social Media / Marketing

Location: Irvine, California, US

Interests: Cars, racing, photography, flying, fast things

Vehicles Currently Owned: 2002 Honda S2000, 1988 Mercedes 300TE

Dream Garage: Citroen DS or SM, other weird/wonderful cars like that. Big fan of anything Pagani.

About: I’ve been crazy about cars since I was little. I’m generally a big fan of anything fast. I bought my first “proper” sports car after college (an NA miata) and have since gotten myself an S2000 that I enjoy immensely. I try to make it to the track as much as possible but its a rather expensive hobby.


#424

Name: Victor Siret

Occupation: Business Student

Location: Montréal, Canada and originally from Marseille, France

Interests: Cars, Drawing, Music, Computers

Vehicles Currently Owned: None

Dream Garage Vehicles: Triumph GT6, Ferrari 250GTO (if I somehow end up very very rich), Ducati Panigale, Nissan Skyline R34, Yamaha XV750 Café Racer

Previous Vehicles : Cagiva Planet 125

How did you find us? Well, we are us, but how did u find us? Google, facebook, wikipedia etc? : Youtube I believe, I was watching car game videos and stumbled upon this fantastic game in development!

About:

I moved to Montreal for studies and wish to move to Australia later on and work there.

I see engineering as 100% numbers, art as 100% bullshit, so I chose to study business, which is my 50/50.

I’m very neat and obsessive about order, exampe: I can spend 20 minutes tying a tie to get rid of all the wrinkles and have the knot the right size, shape and straight. I have a passion for anything I can get my hands on and tinker, bikes, computers, cars. Naturally a game where you can do anything to a car, you want all around caught my attention! I love creating in general, and combining obsessiveness and love for creation can lead to interesting results, on Minecraft for example!

I used to have a Cagiva Planet 125, a beautiful thing, but I sold it in order to go study, I truly miss that tiny monster, nothing like small two strokes!

Oh and if, somehow you ever run out of ideas for this game, I can give you about enough ideas for you to go on developing for a lifetime! :smiley:


#425

Hello you fine people!

My name is Simon and I am currently not occupied, which is why I find the time to introduce myself a little more than five months after becoming an Automationist (this could become a new word).

I am located in Germany, the home of cars, the center of engineering, the land of poets and… Merkel sadface

However, I am obviously very much interested in seeing Automation becoming a legend among the tycoon games, as well as the Internet in all of it’s glory, sports, books, cars in general.

Which leads me to my actual ride: None. As I am too poor to own a car at the moment, my only escape from this poor state, is to rent a car when I can. Economically smart, no, but at least I get to drive some interesting cars.
Last car was a Mercedes A-class, the new model of course.

If I was to imagine any car in my imaginable garage, it would be a Ferrari 550 Maranello, a Ferrari F196, a VW CC and or an Aston Martin DB5.

I found you guys through one of the biggest computer forums in Germany, where one of your members was advertising the game, which initially sparked my interest.

There is not much more to say about me I guess, I am of german/british descent, love to write, but had hardly any motivation for it lately, am married, my wife wants me to buy car, I told her that soon, I would build my own cars… :sunglasses:

Actually, a little anecdote from my childhood. I used to go around and knock on all the possible tyres of parked cars. Why? Nobody knows, but I knew the most common car brands by the age of 3 and possibly my first word was connected to a car.


#426

Name: Nicholas (Nick)

Occupation: Student/Handyman

Location: Florida, USA

Interests: Cars! Sailing, Fishing, Off-Roading/Mudding, Golfing

Vehicles Currently Owned: None. I do however drive a 2011 Kia Sportage

Dream Garage Vehicles: 2013 Subaru BRZ, 2011 Subaru Impreza Hatch, 2005 Toyota Tacoma, 1992 Jeep Cherokee

How did you find us? Jalopnik!

About:

Full time student and car enthusiast. Living in Florida loving everything outdoors. When i’m not playing this i am more than likely sailing or fishing.


#427

Name: Matt
Occupation: Sysadmin, psychoanalyst, paranormal investigator, general handyman
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Interests: Aviation, cars, hockey, mocking local sports teams
Vehicles Currently Owned: 2006 Scion xB, 2007 Chevy Aveo5
Dream Garage Vehicles: Porsche. Old, new, in-between. Also, something Group B, a Volvo Wagon for the family, and a Mercedes 300 SLR from 1955. Maybe an Audi as well, for snow.
How did you find us? I wanted to know if there was a game where I could design an engine. Google abides. Posted about it on Jalopnik (Bad Idea Hat there), tons of people chimed in that it was awesome, I bought it, and NOW I WANT MY LIFE BACK.
About: Married to an awesome woman. Have a two year-old daughter, another kid on the way in June. As Murtaugh would say “I’m too old for this sh**.” But I’m really not.


#428

Name: German

Occupation: Motorsport Journalist.

Location: Chicago, USA

Interests: Cars, Racing, Management sims (games like Pole Position 2010 are my guilty pleasure) :smiley:

Vehicles Currently Owned:
2009 Subaru Outback (not mine)
Used to own: (From latest to first)
1992 Nissan Sentra Se-R (SR20 FTW!)
2003 VW Jetta/Bora (worst car in the world)
1992 Mercedes 190E (I actually miss that car)

Dream Garage Vehicles
First Gen Audi S8
MkI Golf GTi
Nismo 400R Sedan
Evo III Group A

About: Born in Kazakhstan, moved to Russia, then back to Kazakhstan, then to Chicago, then back to Kazakhstan, and now I’m back in Chicago. :mrgreen:
All my life I was a fan of cars and I’ve always wanted to create my own make of cars. Thank you for fulfilling my dream at least on the computer! XD

I am a motorsport journalist in a Russian-speaking newspaper. Almost a dream job for me, except for the crappy pay.
I could be going on forever, but won’t bore you!

How did you find us?
Found a video of your game on FailRace youtube channel. Fell in love instantly! :smiley:


#429

So I guess, I’ve got to introduce myself, too…

Name: Sebastian

Occupation: IT Project Manager, Automotive Journalist

Location: Munich, Germany

Interests: Cars, Nordschleife “green hell”, Racing, Racing Sims

Vehicles Currently Owned:
1998 Lotus Elise S1 with 111S Engine (VVC)
2004 smart fortwo (not driven for a year, though :wink: )

Dream Garage Vehicles:
Lotus Exige Mk2
“Some Seven”
Renault Clio 3 RS
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black

About: I was born in the famous “Ruhrgebiet” in Germany and moved to southern Germany soon. Later I moved to Karlsruhe, then to Hessia and for 2 years now I’m living in Munich. As for the most of you my life was all about cars, too. As a kid I knew every spec of every car around :wink:

During the age of 12 to 18 years I started focussing on computers, programming etc and was racing racing sims online (Live for Speed, rFactor) in leagues. I started an IT career as software engineer and I am now working as scrum master and project manager.

With 19 I made my driving license and bought a smart roadster. due to my software-interest I started “debugging” the software of the car and later on began modifying the ECU and created my own custom mappings for that car. With an improved chassis and around 120hp that litte thing was quite nice to drive and I drove my first laps on the Nordschleife with it.

A few years later I bought a Renault Megane 3 RS with Cup chassis. With that I did about 200 laps in 2011 on the Nordschleife. At that time I was already writing about cars on my personal blog from time to time. At the end of 2011 I started writing on a cars-only blog, passion:driving, a blog focussed on driving experience, the joy and passion of driving and not about boot-space, comfort and such things :wink:

The blog grew quite well, so I was able to get cars like Audi R8 V10 plus, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Ed. 507 and many others I have previously dreamed of. So yes, that’s kind of a dream job, like Ronin GT21 said, but it’s “just” a hobby. A hobby that consumes a LOT of time. Meanwhile I am an official car journalist and plan on taking the whole thing a step further by reducing the time in my main job… We’ll see what the future brings :wink:

How did you find us:
That was still before the release of the first version. I immediately thought “you’ve got to buy this!” and I did :wink: To be honest: I cannot remember where I first heard about it :wink:


#430

Name: John

Occupation: Mechanical Engineering Student/ ASE Master Automotive Technician

Location: New York

Interests: Motocross, working on cars, guitar, skiing, cycling.

Vehicles Currently Owned: 2001 Acura 2.3 CL, 2003 YZ125, 2006 RM250, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 6 Tommi Makinen Edition (USDM Mirage conversion - long project!)

Dream Garage Vehicles: Audi R18 LMP, Mclaren MP4/4, Porsche Carrera GT, Lancia 037 Stradale, Audi Quattro S1, Lancia Delta Integrale Evolutzione, Ford RS200, Alfa Romeo Giulietta… Too many dream vehicles!

Previous Vehicles of Interest: 2007 KX250F, 1994 Nissan Maxima (I miss this old car!)

How did you find us? Jalopnik (OPPO!)

About:
I am from New York, and have lived here my whole life. I owe my love of cars to my father - he owns a repair shop, has a classic car, and used to race motocross. I picked up most of his hobbies and see a scary amount of him in myself. I was working at his repair shop doing oil and tire changes by the time I was 14. Now I am an ASE master tech, but am going to school for mechanical engineering.

I plan on staying in the automotive industry - I did an internship at a tier 1 automotive supplier and loved it, but would love a job in powertrain development, or something with racing.

Unfortunately my program does not have any automotive classes, but I have been buying a few auto textbooks every semester to learn on my own. Right now I am doing the powertrain engineering for my schools SAE Clean Snowmobile team so I have been able to get involved in most engine subjects that I am interested in.

I have had an ongoing project for a few years - I am working on converting a USDM Mitsubishi Mirage into a Lancer Evolution 6. I have most major components and recently finished modifying the engine (2.3 L stroker, forged internals, 8.5:1 CR, ported head & more aggressive cam) for street-duty and some auto-x. I hope to finish it “one-day” :confused:

Anyway, I am REALLY enjoying the game. So far I have platinum on all the 4-cylinder scenarios, but I have found myself struggling on the V8s!


#431

Name: John O’Connor

Occupation: PHP/MySQL Developer

Location: UK

Interests: Games, Programming, Vehicles

Vehicles Currently Owned: Nissan Pulsar GTi-R, Nissan Skyline R34 GTT

Dream Garage Vehicles: Nissan Skyline R34 GTR V-Spec (Bayside Blue)

Previous Vehicles of Interest: 3x Nissan Pulsar GTi-R’s, Nissan 200sx s14a, Nissan Skyline R32 GTS-4 (RB20DET, 2 door 4wd)

How did you find us? Jalopnik article

About:

I’m a programmer by trade, working on an Indie strategy game when I get time using unity, by day I work using PHP, MySQL, Javascript etc for a company in the Midlands UK.

I’ve been into cars since I turned 18 (Currently 28 now!) and learnt to drive, my first performance car was a 320bhp Pulsar GTi-R, and I’ve been hooked on them ever since, currently got one that I’ve had for 5 years and am doing up by myself into basically a road going rally cross spec, the whole build is on rnn14.co.uk

Once the pulsar is finished it should weigh in at under 1100kg, and will be pushing out between 420-450bhp without nitrous, then I’ve got a 50hp shot of nitrous on top to help out when needed. It’ll still have its full 4wd system too, so 0-60mph will come in around 3.0-3.2 seconds.

My daily driver is an R34 GTT Skyline, but I’m in the process of saving up for an R34 GTR V-Spec in Bayside blue, if everything goes to plan then I’ll be able to afford to get one imported around the middle of this year.

I’ll do some threads in the My Rides section when I get time for the pulsar and the skyline :slight_smile: Any questions etc feel free to PM me.


#432

Name: Kyle Smith

Occupation: Petroleum Equipment Technician

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Interests: Second World War, History, Jeep/Willy’s Rebuilding, Offroading with ATV’s/Jeeps

Vehicles Currently Owned: 2009 2DR Jeep Rubicon, 1947 Willys CJ-2A (Rebuilding), 2013 Polaris 570 RZR

About:

Currently working as a tech. but prior to that completed my BA in History (Major) and English (Minor). Picked up a 1947 Willy’s CJ-2A and rebuilding it from frame off when not repairing the Jeep or RZR from a hard day on the trail.


#433

New here from Kansas City, Kansas, US

Name: Johnny

Occupation: Sales rep

Location: Kansas City, Kansas United States

Interests: Games, Vehicles, Aircraft, and Racing of all kinds

Vehicles Currently Owned: 2009 Challenger SRT8 (cam and 150 shot) and a 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Top 3 dream garage: Red Ferrari 360, 1967 GTO tube frame front end, tubbed with a shot of nitrous and a huge turbo, and a mid 80s Porsche 911

How did you find us? I found this game on 4chan of all places LOL


#434

Name: Nate!

Occupation: Day Trader, Professional musician

Location: Massachusetts, USA

Interests: Music, Cars (obviously), JDM (DORIFUTOOOO), Cycling, Exercise and Nutrition, Personal Improvement

Vehicles Currently Owned: Nissan Maxima “Maxie”, 1987 Lotus Challenger Road Bike

Dream Garage Vehicles: Porsche 917, Nissan GT-R Bensopra, Mclaren MP4-12C Spyder, Volvo S60 Polestar (the concept, NOT the production version)

Previous Vehicles of Interest: None to date…

How did you find us? Youtube!

About:

I am a drummer of 12 years, guitarist of 7, bassist of 8, and I’ve been singing since I was born! I am an incredibly passionate and motivated guy who has a knack for seeing things not for what they are, but what they COULD be. I also happen to love cars as much as everyone here. I like having the ability to conceptualize my ideas, and when I’m not working on my business like a maniac or banging on things with wooden sticks, I like to design cars and engines :slight_smile:


#435

Name: Yves Van den Eynde

Occupation: Writer for a local newspaper

Location: Oostende, Belgium

Interests: Games, Reading, Cars, Football (Soccer), Writing.

Vehicles Currently Owned: Peugeot RCZ

Dream Garage Vehicles: Porsche 911 GT3, Jaguar F-Type and Ford Mustang (any year)

How did you find us? Via a Youtube clip


#436

Name: Nick Maloney

Occupation: Ferryman

Location: Rhode Island. USA

Interests: Computers, Games(physical, virtual and imageary), Cars, Literature, Space.

Vehicles Currently Owned: quarter million plus mile 1992 Toyota Corolla.

Previous vehicles: 1996 Volkswagen jetta 2.0, 1997 Volkswagen jetta 2.0, 1987 Oldsmobile delta 88 royal burgham w/ FE3 package

Dream Garage:Datsun 240, Buick GNX, AE86 Levin Corolla, FPV Typhoon GT, 1937 Oldsmobile coupe.

How did I find you? A friend was raving about the demo.

About Me: I’ve worked on boats since graduating college paying bills, most of what I know about cars I’ve learned keeping mine going. I play all kinds of games video, pen and paper, board, SCA. My favorite types are the kinds you can create a narrative story with. Total war series, Civ, Elder Scrolls, table top RPGs.


#437

Name: Dario “Dareios90” (Dareios is the ancient greek form of my name)

Age: 24 yo (at 2014)

Occupation: Engineering Student (and/or dreamed archaeologist and/or historian, but you know, global crysis suggested that the best idea was a scientific degree and now I am “off course”, no degree by now)

Location: Ancona, Italy (on the Adriatic Sea, in front of Croatia)

Interests: Reading, History, Cars, VideoGames

Vehicles Currently Owned (my parents own it but it’s “my” car, I drive it every day): Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 Petrol with CNG implant (2008)

Dream Garage Vehicles: the Alfa Romeo 75 of my Girlfriend (I tried to drive it only in a parking lot…)

Previous “Guided” Vehicles (previous and current family cars) : Fiat Punto Petrol (1999) (sold) I learnt to drive with this car), Citroen XSara Picasso Diesel (sold), Chevrolet Spark LPG (2010), Mitsubishi ASX LPG (2011)

How did you find us? Googled “car industry pc game” or something many years ago (maybe 2010) and I saw your site/YT channel, but then with no demo or no credit card owned I forgot the project, in January 2014 I re-found your YT channel and I went to your site and I immediatly bought the Supercharged Edition!


#438

Nickname: “pHanta”

Occupation: Student in software engineering

Location: Brittany, France.

Interests: Video games, computing, cars and motorsport

Vehicles Currently Owned: Renault Clio II 1.9D phase 1 (with phase 2 taillights :stuck_out_tongue: , the car was bought used and already had them)

Dream Garage Vehicles: Honda s2000

How did you find us? Used to watch videos from youtuber FailRace, when he made a video about this game. It got me curious so I wanted to see more of it, which led me to ConeDodger240 videos, then to your videos, then to your website, where I noticed there was a free demo, so I tried and I got hooked (mainly with the scenarios part, it’s a bit like a puzzle game…with engines! what’s not to like ?).
I was getting more and more tempted to buy the “upgraded” pre-order, until the soundtrack was removed. I was a bit gutted, but I understand that the point was to be fairer towards the music composer. Since then I am back to pondering (I am quite horrible when it comes to decision making).


#439

Nickname: Rossriders

Occupation: student

Location: somewhere on the US East

Intrest: Art (including but not limited to, Animation, Video games, Comics/Manga/Graphic novels, Photography, and writing), Cars, Video games, motor racing in general and so forth.

Vehicles: none at the moment

Dream garage vehicles: to many to list, to name a few; Pontiac Solstice, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C7), Acura NSX (NA1), Porsche 959, VW Golf R32 MK 4 and 5.

How did you find us?
A fellow car fan told me about this game, so I downloaded the demo and as of this post, been trying what I can including the scenarios, trying to get a silver at least.

About:
As of now I’m doing part time job while trying to figure out just what to do besides something obvious. While I have a lot of formal education, lets say I’ve just got some barriers to overcome.

To the point that as of this post, while I’ve played the demo a lot and been making some of my own interesting motors, I’m still on the fence to purchase the full version.

Although I may just make my mind up sooner than later, we’ll see.

That said, hello everybody.


#440

Name: Bergrennen

Occupation: Bmw M and Porsche mechanic,garage owner,Evolve automotive reseller.

Location: Finland
Interests: I want to go faaaast…

About:

Making lot of intresting stuff,custom engine builds,car tuning and so on…


#441

Name: Killian Hayere, or Steelmaniac

Occupation: high-school student

Location: Brittany, France

Interests: Cars, bikes, planes, militaria, firearms

How did you find us? I don’t actually remember, I think I was hanging on beamNG’s forum when they mentioned this game.

Vehicles Currently Owned: Nothing yet.

Dream Garage Vehicles: Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6 Baldwin Motion 1970, Chevrolet Impala convertible 1958, Bel air Coupe sport 1955, Ferrari F40, and a lot more cars, from the 30’s to the 80’s.

About: I’m a 17 year old french high-schooler. I am studying to enter the air force as a mechanic, and hopefully, in some years, become a warbird restorer/mechanic!