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IP Automotive LTD


The history of IP Automotive LTD.


In the country of Mamaya, IP Automotive LTD was originally formed in 1932 as Dao Thang motor trucks. Since the Mamayan economy was experiencing a steady growth in the early 30s, there was an increasing demand for trucks and the Dao Thang brand actually was slightly succesful, providing a locally built alternative to the imported brands. The sales was strong enough to keep the company alive, but yet they were still looking into other markets as a source for even greater incomes.

Back in 1932, personal transportation had been a luxury that most Mamayans could not even think about to afford. After world war 2, however, the situation was a bit different. Mamaya had been standing neutral during the war, and was never really affected by it, and there was expectations that the already growing economy soon would be experiencing a real boom. Motorcycles was a lucrative market, but it was already flooded with manufacturers, which some years later would lead to something of a crash that meant that many brands had to bite the dust. Cars was still a rare sight on the roads, you saw some taxis and once in a while some cheap small car, but only imported ones (mostly from the UK) since there was no local manufacturing at all.

Cars was a market that provided too lucrative not to enter for Dao Thang. However, since they already had a vision of exporting cars, Dao Thang was suspected to be a name that would scare foreign customers away. Also, there was a fear that if the car manufacturing should turn into a failure, it had a risk of hurting the Dao Thang truck brand. In late 1945, the company was renamed IP Automotive, and IP was said to be a short for “International Products” as the goal was to get the cars exported worldwide. The trucks that mainly was sold in the home market and some of the neighbour countries was keeping the brand name Dao Thang, but the cars recieved the name “IP” like the mother corporation now was named.

In 1946 their first car was introduced, the IP Lily.
(to be continued…)

RLS Real Life Simulation Tournament! Round 1 JUDGING

These designs are simple but they work for the era. Also you need to improve that photoshopping a tad but you’re definitely onto something :grin:


But you’re definitely onto something. Keep on improving!


Wow! Apart from so mess ups on the erasure (particularly around the fenders), those are really good. You’ve matched lighting, vantage, and even focal length quite well all of which many photosh00ps fail to do correctly if at all. My honest initial impression of the green and black Lilys was:

“What a lazy piece of crap! He’s not even making his cars in Automation. He’s just… oh those are photoshops! Very nice…”

Keep it up. Work on your background removal and these are going to be something special.


To be honest, it is really only by accident if I managed to get all of this right…


These are really good photoshops, just add some shadows and highlights onto the cars and you’re good to go :slight_smile:


Superb back stories and well written. Think the cats need some chrome though, especially on the rear of the Highway Star.


Don’t know what made me laugh more on your van’s first photoshopped pic - this extrathin guy behind the wheel or the car’s surprised face xD

Other than that, very good, keep it up


Keep in mind that this started out as a company building cars for people that finally could afford them, barely. More chrome and more advanced designs will evolve later in the timeline…


Nice. Your photo editing skills leave me in awe and add to the realistic feel.


Inspired of the Facel Vega? :slight_smile:


Both Facel and 50-60s Mercedes are sources of inspiration, and then there is only “so much” that you can do with the front end of this body. :slight_smile:


I am not the biggest fan of the designs themselves, but I really like the background given and the presentation of the models and your brand!


Well, you got a proper car there. Feels like it belongs in a classic movie :grin:


A car worthy some mad south-east asian dictator, I guess… :stuck_out_tongue:


The Brigadeer in it is a nice competitor to Mastin’s Malamute and Rottweiler. The brigadeer is faster for sure, but a bit thirstier.


Yes. When the ancient Rugger gets replaced later in the 80s (I blame the complete lack of good 70s minitruck bodies for this :stuck_out_tongue: ), it will have a 4x4 option and even spawn a 4x4 station wagon version, which will be a little bit more road oriented but still offroad capable, with IFS etc. which maybe will be digging a bit into Rottweiler territory too. Think of the Brigadeer as aimed against Patrol/Land Cruiser territory (there was utes of those models too), V8 VIP model even against Range Rover and similar cars, while the 80s Rugger will be aiming at the Nissan Hardbody/Navara/King Cab and its Pathfinder/Terrano sibling, if compared to cars of the real universe. But that’s still some years away…


[patiently waits for IP Mimas release]


Yeah, it’s soon 1984… :slight_smile:


to be honest

that car looks really sad/ depressed with these pop-up-headlights