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TV & Movie Car Challenge (Round 8): Say That You Love Me


Say That You Love Me

Television and Movie Car Challenge
Round Eight

" Whoever went to the movies with any regularity during 1946 was caught in the midst of Hollywood's profound postwar affection for morbid drama. From January through December deep shadows, clutching hands, exploding revolvers, sadistic villains and heroines tormented with deeply rooted diseases of the mind flashed across the screen in a panting display of psychoneurosis, unsublimated sex and murder most foul. "
That's right folks, it is post-war America. Specifically 1949, and Film Noir is currently dominating Hollywood's theatres. Small-Name Film Studios are in the midst of filming what they hope to be a breakthrough in Film Noir and American Cinema. This film is to mark the debut of a fresh set of actors, and a fresh style of cinematography never seen yet.
The premise for the film goes as such;

1948, Los Angeles, California.
A detective is in search for someone supposedly responsible for the death of a fellow detective. Multiple people are suspected. Yet one man, and possibly one woman are suspected by our detective.
Will he find it out? Or will he be the next one to be found out?

And with most of the scenes figured out, it was all down to this final one that they hope would cement their legacy in film. A car chase scene through the streets of rainy LA, swerving around through traffic and bouncing up and down as two cars with two clashing figures within them battle it out.

One problem they seemed to have overlooked however; They haven’t planned things out and they don’t have a car for their detective to drive.
In a rush, they contacted the Big Three to see what of their offerings could be used.
But none of them really piqued their interest enough, unfortunately.

And so here you are, one of the (Hopefully American) automobile manufacturers that Small-Name Studios reached out to in a jiffy.
Your task? To design an interesting enough-looking, and hopefully interesting performing coupe that would fit their detective.

Hopefully you all have gotten the gist of that.

Your goal is to make a 1940s American Car. Preferably Rear-wheel-drive, a fullsize, either a coupe or a sedan, and costing less than 20,000 Automation Pesos.
Oh, and paint it black.
Seems simple enough isn’t it?

Do note of some minimums and requirements that you will need to meet:

  • Minimum Drivability: 15
  • Minimum Comfort: 10
  • Minimum Prestige: 20
  • Regular Leaded Mandatory
  • Trim/Model Year no newer than 1948

Naming Scheme:
Model/Family Name: TMCC8 - "Your Forum username here"
Trim/Variant Name: Whatever tbh

Send cars via PMs, Deadline is 00:00 PST July 6th 2020.


Yes i’m aware that this round doesn’t have much in the way of rules.
I’m allowing people to be mostly free with this round, so long as they’re within the realms of realism.
So what I’ve said in A10KCCAR would also apply here;
“Don’t build strictly for Automation statistics. Or in other words, no minmaxing. If something seems silly and unrealistic, stop it. If you need help and are wondering if something is realistic, it is preferable to ask for help on the Discord.”


Isn’t 35 drive a bit much for 1940? You’ll struggle to hit even high 20s.


Updated to 15


This round is set so soon after the end of the Second World War that regular leaded petrol ought to be mandatory. Also, the model and trim years should both be set to 1948 or 1949, which is when the movie takes place.


Just throwing this guide for an accurate 40s American car to here.


Noted, thanks


Hmmm, now this seems interesting now when the Hillstrom brand is created…


i will kick things off with the 1946 Valiant, using a car that was first launched in 1941 but was halted due to ww2. 1946 saw the car re-launch with a new front end treatment and a new 3.8l inline 6 engine


Police car + 40’s after the war?

L.A. Noire vibes!!

Phelps? Is that you?


1948 AMV Nimitz Sport

The '48 Nimitz Sport is the last addition to the Nimitz lineup.
It features a new Admiral-series 195ci I6 capable of 122hp and 164ft-lb, paired with a 3-speed manual transmission that makes this wonderful piece of American engineering achieve a top speed of 123mph. It comes standard with a high-quality AM radio, two-points seatbelts, electric turn indicators and a racing-inspired interior

Starting at the low price of 14300 Automation Pesos, the Nimitz Sport is the best way to let people know that you like quality, performance and that you support American manufacturers, because…
Nothing Is More American Than An American Motor Vehicles’ Car!