Sunday Afternoon, the city of Teischelberg…
“Can you grab a cart dear? I forgot to lock the car, so I’ll be right back.”
Liane is out with her mother on a grocery run for tonight’s dinner at the local Maxis Super Store, her GMF Trend is out in the garage for its first annual MOT test, a system introduced earlier this year to make sure all older vehicles are still safe and roadworthy.
“Sure, I’ll go get one.”
Liane grabs a shopping trolley and starts walking towards the entrance of the store. It’s one of the largest stores in the region that sells anything ranging from food to camping equipment and other general goods.
As Liane gets near the Entrance she notices a familiar looking car…
The yellow sedan approaches Liane and rolls down its window. It’s her boss Lars.
He recently bought a YAZ 1500 Deluxe that the A&M staff can use for long-distance trips. It is a facelift of a model that has been in the run since the 60s. And from what Liane has read about it, the thing barely passes safety requirements to be imported into Gallia. But since they’re only just starting out with the Magazine, this is all the new car their budget could buy.
“Afternoon Liane, nice seeing you here. Doing a grocery run as well?”
Lars turns down the radio, it’s playing Mr. Flagio’s “Take a Chance”. He’s really into Modern Disco music, Liane enjoys it a fair bit as well, she actually wanted to grab the new Donna Summer album while she was here.
“Yep, I’m here with my mother to get Ingredients for dinner, and I think I might get some new Records.”
“What’s on the menu then?”
“Hutspot, how about you?”
“I’m going to grab some fries with Devlin, I hear you two are getting close to a final selection for the D-segment comparison?”
“Yep, we should be done with our selection next week. Will you be lending us the YAZ?”
“Yeah, it drives like a charm actually, it’s not fast, but it’s reasonably comfortable and not too noisy once you get up to speed. Anyway, I’m probably getting a queue behind me, so I’d best be on my way to meet Devlin. I’ll see you around.”
“Ok, see ya Monday.”
The yellow sedan sputters off, leaving a small plume of smoke behind. Liane goes inside the store to continue her grocery run with her mother…
A Timer has been added to the main post so that you can keep track of the Deadline.
Thanks to everyone who has submitted an entry so far, due to the large amount of entrants and nature of the challenge (and me procrastinating ) it’s going to take me a while to get to everyone’s entry inspected.
I will be allow post-deadline resubmissions if I can’t get your entry inspected within the deadline, the deadline for doing so will be posted once Inspected all the cars.
Once all the able entrants have passed inspection, I’ll start Judging the designs and write my reviews. You can expect the finals to be out in 1-2 weeks after the deadline has passed. (I’ll be making detailed reviews, hence the delay in results). Before that I’ll make a few posts on the progress of Lianes and Devlins adventure to Fruinia. (AKA Prelims and Bins)
Introducing: The ЯAЗ (YAZ) 1500 DELUXE.
The ЯAЗ 1500 Deluxe, optional equipment shown, color: Цитрусовые желтый (Citrus Yellow) w/ Black Pinstriping.
The YAZ 1500 has been the Archanan go-to car for the commuter on a budget since 1967. Having recently undergone a facelift and several safety and powerplant upgrades. It has been cleared for Export to Fruinia and Gallia. The “Deluxe” trim level is meant specifically for Export markets, and Includes additional equipment such as a passenger door mirror, rear seatbelts and an entry-level ROTFUNKT™ stereo AM/FM radio. Optionally, you can further equip the 1500 with Häkka® Rallye-style foglights, aerodynamic front spoiler and a sunroof with low drag visor. The Deluxe starts at DCT 9,600 and can be yours today. Experience the durable and reliable form of transportation that has mobilized Archana for years.
That’s right, a prize car!
A YAZ 1500 Deluxe will be given to the winners in the Design and Engineering category. And you’ll be able to pick from 6 different colors.
Additionally, this car will be entering the challenge as a low-end Benchmark vehicle for the engineering category.