Car pictures coming later, I have to get photos of them.
Jivaz Motor Company was founded in 1975 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. They released their first flagship model, the Mercari, in 1983.
The Mercari, a FWD hatchback with a design similar to the Honda Civic (the Mercari’s main competitor) EF generation. It came in two trims. The SE (Standard Edition), and the Type R. After a successful run with the Mercari, Jivaz released another model.
The Apex was Jivaz’s entrant to Group B rally, running a 3-liter I5 engine pushing 509 HP with a 35/65 AWD F/R ratio. The car placed relatively well, coming in the top 10 quite often. It competed with the Audi Sport Quattro.
In 1984, during the Tour de Corse, driver Jakob Seidler and his co-driver Luca Harrer lost control after a jump and rolled the car 10 times into a wall. Both were unhurt, but Jivaz pulled out the Apex for the remainder of the 1984 season. Following this, Jivaz announced the end of the Apex model and introduced a brand new model, the 450R.
The MY1986 450R was a rear-engined F4 car with a boxer 4 engine. (I haven’t built this car yet, but I’m planning on it). The 450R would only see one Group B championship before Group B was outlawed, and the model would be finished by 1990. The 450R was Jivaz’s shortest-lived model.
I do have more cars and such on this Google Doc with Jivaz’s 1980-2000 Competition models. Most models have not been built yet, so I will get photos out ASAP. Here’s the Doc if you wanna take a look: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HLC58XukV9cGCaZlqbUM1GqZxVw_Xcn3N_LIMXyl9gg/edit?usp=sharing
Thanks for taking a look!