@stm316 I already did. I can’t upload the .car here because I just created the forum account
Day 0 / Team JuiceHouse
[A box drops on the hood]
“Jo Boy whats that dude?!” Kyle ask as he blows a big smoke.
“Don’t know fam. But its free shit dude.” Jim answers.
“Bro open it up”
[Jim opens the crate]
“DUDE there is so much shit in here boyoyoyo”
“THEY GIVE US A FREE CHAINSAW”
“DUDE THATS LIT.Fire her up!”
[With a big roar the chainsaw start]
“Cooooool” both of them say in amazement.
“What else! WHAT ELSE” Kyle wobbels.
“There is also a machete in here!”
[Kyle grabs it and jumps down the car]
“DUDE do i look like Rambo?”
[He is slashing the air]
“Boooy test how sharp it is”
[Kyle looks around and locks his eyes with a tree]
[With a loud thunk the blade cuts into the tree]
“DUDE look how far it went in” Jim says.
“Thats what she said”
“Shut up and put the knife pack into the crate fam”
[Kyle tires to remove the blade… but it doesnt move]
“uummm it doesnt move”
“Let me try you brainlet”
[Jim also tries to move the blade… with no effect]
“Welp. This seems to stay here”
(Team inventory = -1 machete)
“Maybe we can ask for new one?”
[Both of them shrug at each other]
“Whats next?” Jim breaks the silence.
“Soooo we have some tissues… and a bottle of ummm”
[Kyle tries to read the label]
“Dunno something against Ants?”
“UHH Maybe its bugspray or so”
“Ummmm. Oh” [Kyle stops for a sec as he lifts the Viagra and condom out the chest]
“Dude. Like. No homo you know” Jim says.
“Why do we get this?”
“For the natives?”
“Kyle” [Jim put his hand on Kyles shoulder] “Is there something you have to tell me?”
“HAHAHAHAH. Lets see if we can get a new machete”
[Both of them go of to find a offical]
Team Dirt Warriors
A pair of young car enthusiasts and rallyists who have taken on the daunting challenge of an unsanctioned off-road race through Bolivian countryside.
Driver: Geoff Wolfe
A semi-pro circuit and rally racer from San Diego who sees the GAR as a chance to hone his off-roading skills further - and hopefully get noticed by the big pro teams in the future.
Navigator: Stan Reed
Geoff’s co-driver and close friend who relishes the challenge of the GAR - especially since it’s an off-road race which suits his siklls perfectly.
Car: 1985 MUD Teton Dirt Warrior
Powered by a 5.0L V8 developing over 200 horsepower and fitted with a 4x4 system, this big, boxy truck has been dusted off for the challenge of the GAR. The Dirt Warriors expect to cancel out its thirst with raw power.
Geoff: So, we’re off to Bolivia - but for what?
Stan: The Great Automation Run, that’s what. But we need a car for that…
Geoff: You mean a truck? I’ve got one right here - a red '85 MUD Teton Dirt Warrior. Dual live axles, 200-horsepower 5.0L V8, 4x4 with lockable diff - it should be ready for the race right from the start.
Stan: It’s thirsty, though, at just 12.5 mpg, and very big, too, but it should be fast enough to leave most rivals in the dust. Best of all, it costs just $11,700 - not much at all considering how powerful it is.
Geoff: We’ll take it anyway. We’re entering this race for fun, not for the money. Fingers crossed we go far this time.
Initial Budget: $6300
Team Wonderbolts is comprised of two female University students in their final year of their degree. As a spot of fun, they decided To enter the Great Automation run as a sort of last hurrah.
Driver: Xsara Ryder.
Bio: The driver and most cool headed one of the duo. Xsara was the one to first pitch this idea to her flat mates. Most did not want to join her, however, one of them most certainly did.
Navigator: Moira Perkins
Bio: Moira was the only flat mate to say yes to Xsara’s idea of entering the Great Automation Run 2. She has picked out the car for them to drive (coming in a later post).
Prologue: Part 1
Flat 4a, Some British University, England
Moira had met Xsara in the common area to go over their plan.
[X] “So, you found us a car yet?”
[M] “Yup, and it’s an absolute steal.”
Moira shows Xsara the ad.
[X] “Geezus wept! You are most certainly right there.”
[M] “Should we buy it?”
[X] “Oh hell yes! Gimme that!”
Xsara snatches Moira’s tablet and purchases the car.
[X] “Now we just nedd a team name.”
Both sit and think for a while.
They get interrupted by their Brony flat mate sticking his head into the room.
[B] “You girls doing that GAR thing?”
[X] “You bet your ass.”
[B] “If you need a team name, you could always call yourself ‘The Wonderbolts’.”
Xsara and Moira think for a moment.
[X] “I quite like the sound of that. Thanks.”
[M] “Yeah. Thanks.”
The Brony friend smiles and disappears.
[X] “Now we definitely have everything sorted. I’m going to put our application in.”
(Continued in Part 2.)
Operation BIRD; Prologue III
Redwood noticed Team JuiceHouse fooling around with their Machete. Bpth members have already left to ask for the new one. Now that it is stuck, Redwood turns over to Tonsom.
Redwood: “Erm… there are some guys over there already having lost their machete…”
Tonsom: “Now what?”
Redwood: “Well… i think we should help them…”
Tonsom: “Why is that?”
Redwood: “Well… i don´t want anyone dead at the end, really… and NOT having a machete at first does not help that…”
Tonsom: [to Connor] “Hey! Connor, get over here!”
Connor walks up to Tonsom, remaining silent
Tonsom: “You think you can get that machete out of that stump?”
Connor: [insecure] “I can try…”
Tonsom: “Then get a move on!”
like 25 seconds later; Redwood and Connor at the machete-decorated tree stump
Redwood: “Here it is…”
Connor tries to “traditionally” pull out the blade, but without success. After a bit of thinking, he has a less conventional idea.
Connor: “Tim. I need your foot as a ground anchor. Just place your foot directly behind mine.”
Redwood: “You really want to get that thing out, huh?”
Connor: [half-jokingly] “You really want them reach the goal, right?”
Redwood follows Connor´s instructions. Connor meanwhile positions himself below the machete handle and uses Redwood as the aforementioned anchor to build up upward force onto the handle. He puts his right shoulder up against it and manages to move the handle upwards, now sitting in the stump like a sword in a stone.
Connor: “Thank you.”
Redwood: “It´s still in there…”
Connor gets up and moves the blade back and forth (not transversely, bending it…), slowly “wiggling” it out of the stump. After finally getting it out. He walks over to the Teams Neko SX-2 and waits for them.
Connor: [to Redwood] “I will wait here for the team.”
Redwood: “If you want… i´ll accompany Tonsom until race start…”
Redwood walks off towards Tonsom next to the Anhultz Mimas.
OOC: you want your machete back? Connor is waiting for the team at your car
Team Bakewell Bălțata
Prelude Part 2
Kyle hung up the phone and hopped into his MK2 Erin Tauga Tourer and headed to the warehouse, after an uneventful and drizzly drive he was met by the face of Johnny bouncing up and down with exictement, the both walked around the back of the warehouse to the Jackdaw “Realm of Purgatory” where unfinished projects from all employees lay on paletes and axle stands from Vegas and Bohnams to some old purple sedan in a state of beyond repair, amongst them lay three new victims: the front half of a 1991 Ceder Aphia 3.7, known for being them most overly complicated Ceder ever made, a 1983 Ceder Router Van 2.1 Diesel which’s original colour appeared to be white but is now convered in so much moss and algae is might as well be green and a 1991 Pajura 3027i a Romanian built version of Ceder’s Cidari, which ended production in 1983, made to appalling quality and lived on well passed it’s due until 1993.
“What do you expect to do with this lot then?” asked Kyle to Johnny without much hope looking specifically at the Aphia which he remembers as being one of the worst cars he had to work on ever.
“Well I was thinking if we take the suspension from the Router cos that’s what they did for the Dakar and put it under the Pajura and bolt the engine from the Aphia into it and fabricate something to make it work.” said Johnny.
Kyle walked over to the Pajura opening the unfitting door and smelling the unmistakable aroma of dead cow and the strongest of b.o “Fuck me Johnny who on earth did you buy this from” gasped Kyle squeezing his eyes shut.
“Some cattle farmer from Romania it was really cheap” chirped Johnny.
“It’d better be” gasped his father covering his mouth with his sleeve and slamming the door with a rattle.
Father and son walked away and discussed how they well Kyle was going to make this work plus the plethora of rust repairs to prevent the Pajura snapping in half.
Prelude Part 3
Weeks of all night work had passed since then with the wall developing and strange imprint of Kyle’s head due to the multiple troubles of the “fucking piece of shit bastard” 3 Valve V8 from the Aphia. The independent rear suspension of the 3027i was now replaced with the solid axle coil of the Router (the front put up too much of a fightt and was left independent but still upgraded), the V8 slotted in surprisingly easy due to it’s basing on the Pajura’s own 2.7 Rodier V6, it’s exhausts now came out of the bonnet and over the roof paired to a stainless steel exhaust system, blessedly the airconditioning of the Aphia was able to be fudged into the Pajura who’s interior had been ripped out to remove the stench and replaced with some old seats from a Maesima.
The old Pajura now sat adorned in every kind of protection, winches, rally lights, snorkel, spare wheels, strengthening braces, toolbox etc and thanks to it’s straight through exhaust it is now quite possibly the loudest car in the history of the world hence the nickname of the Jackhammer.
Now the Team -
Johnny Carter - 20 years old, the youngest Carter child and is still salty about Mandy’s current trip to Sweden but is now off on his own adventure with a small possibility of death. Not much of a racer but the word asbo fits him quite well as his various escapades with his dads Tauga awarded him the title.
Charlie Lawson - 20 years old, Johnny’s closest friend since school not much for hurtling about but comes frequently for white knuckle rides in Johnny’s Erin Visto.
…and with his parents well wishes and his sisters jealous phone call they both set off to the Amazon with the Jackhammer in transit, both prepared physically but not mentally for the jungle crawl in a Romanian cattle shed.
Automation Social Media Coverage
Pedro Bacca: a 26 year old mechainic from Ensenada, mexico. He has bought and done up various cars in his 8 year career.
Jorge Sanchez: a 23 year old truck driver from Columbia. He has been driving around latin america for 4 years and is good at keeping safe on the dangerous Bolivian roads.
Jonny delgado: a local from bolivia. He has been working in the rainforest in forestry for over 15 years. He was the one who found and bought the car.
a 1990 yotata land crusher 3000 ‘Dual Fuel’. it is called this becuase it can run on 91 and 95 octane fuel. It is the undisputed king of the gaudy 90’s SUV’s. After it was supplied to Pedro, he took it to autozone and came out with some cheap 4x4 accesories and stickers and got to work modifying the car. He added offroad tires, a hood scoop, skidtray and applied all his stickers. the car was then driven to bolivia by Jorge, where it is now waiting to be unloaded by the team.
H-h-h-how did you make that suitcase on the roof?
Looks like 2 bumpers and a bullbar
ENTRIES ARE CLOSED.
I am processing the last batch of entries and my character intro will be tomorrow. If everything goes accordingly, we’ll begin the racing on Sinday!
I love a good Sinday.
Team: The Communist Expendables
Ivan Dushikov - 57 year old chef from a small family restaurant set out on an adventure after finding a clapped out old communist relic in his Grandmothers barn
John Smith - 25 year old mechanics apprentice at Brivio came out from the UK to help his online friend Ivan achieve his dream, said mechanic does break things a lot sadly but he’s good with cable ties.
a 1972 Kelet S120 previously owned by a KGB officer was found in a barn just weeks ago, it was being used as a chicken coop but everything was still there, with some new tyres it was ready to go
edit - car sent before deadline before people get shitty
A rectangle bumper with the same type of bumpers around the sides to make the outline (in different colours) with two bumper bull bars on their side (just hoops) to make the handle and just another chrome bumper for decoration.
[After a while both Kyle and Jim come back to the car]
“Fucking hoes” Kyle said
“I guess we can just buy one later, fam”
[Kyle spots Connor at their car with the machete in his hand]
“HEY U! Whata think you gonna do there?!”
[With a neutral soft voice Connor responds]
“I am Connor and i may think this is yours?”
[Kyle gives Connor a stern look but slowly takes the machete]
[Still looking at him he put the machete back into the crate Jim has already placed in the boot]
[Both of them get into their car]
“Why is he still standing here?” Jim says
“I dont know man. He is weird”
“Maybe he is expecting something?”
“Maybe? Drive past him so i can give him something”
[Slowly the car creeps forward until the passenger window aligns with Connor]
“So um We dont have money to give you… so here”
[Kyle gives Connor 4 bottels of vape juice (Watermelon, Coffee, Strawberry and something called “JuiceHouse Special”]
“So yeah thanks again”
[Slowly the car moves away]
“Lets never talk with him again”
-4 vape juices, 194 bottels remain
Just curious, when they run out of vape juice, do they die?/
Team 2 Girls 1 Truck
23 years old
After the end of Automation D, Yasmin Rodrigues stayed in Japan for exchange studies until the end of the year. After some time she met Isabella Matsuura, a brazillian girl from a japanese family that was living with her grandmother while studying in Japan, they got along really fast and started dating.,
Isabella wasn’t really into cars, but seeing such passion burning inside her girlfriend she started to take a liking for them. Her taste was different from Yasmin, she liked big cars that could go anywhere, so she started to participate in regularity rallies with Yasmin as her co-pilot.
This month they will complete 1 year together, Yasmin wanted to make a surprise and bought a 1990 Gamma Nomad Sport 4x4 for Isabella as a gift, while Isabella had some different kind of surprise, she heard about a competition named The Great Automation Run 2 that would cross Bolivia and Chile and since they both are back to Brasil what better way to commemorate than having a great adventure?
So they took the recently bought pickup truck and decided to use it for their little adventure. They lifted the suspension, fitted bigger offroad tyres, installed a turbo at the 3L I6 under the bonnet and removed the muffler. With this the old Nomad got 45hp extra and was ready to crawl some rocks!
Team Help How Did We End Up In Here
Stefano Sizzling: A 27 year old chef of Italian-British descent, whose pizzerias have always been closed due to numerous health and safety violations. Loves cars and Army stuff. Is an old friend of Harry.
Harry Watson: Went to the same school as Stefano and is one year younger. He’s an aspiring car mechanic, who usually does first and thinks later. May be the only person in the world who actually likes Stefano’s cookings.
Tom: Tom is a goblin who lives under the car’s rear seats, more on him later.
'00 Birch Serla
A crappy econobox modified by Harry to take on the toughest conditions. With its 2.4L turbo I4 it’s somewhat powerful and economical at the same time. Modifications include an engine tune-up, cosmetic enhancements and a complete rework of suspension, chassis and drivetrain.
At the start before the race starts:
Harry: Oi! Stefano! Wake your lazy ass up and look! We’re finally here!
Stefano: What, at the start? That was surprisingly quick.
Harry: I am quick, except at that one thing.
Stefano: Stop before you even begin.
Harry: Oh come on, I must lighten the mood from time to time. Hey, could you go get that box over there? It should be for us, full of useful supplies.
[Stefano steps out of the car and brings the box from the shore back to the car]
Stefano: Holy crap, this is heavy what’s even in here?
[He lifts the package inside the car and starts rummaging through it.]
Stefano: Well, that explains it. There’s a chainsaw… And a machete!
[He takes the machete out and waves it around]
Harry: Jesus Christ lad, be careful with that! You nearly chopped my bloody ear off!
Stefano: Ok, ok, I’ll put it away. What else is there? Medical supplies… And condoms and viagra? What?
Harry: Well, you know, when we’re in the jungle, just the two of us…
Harry: [whispering to Stefano’s ear] …we could use some lovin’…
Stefano: FUCKING STOP, YOU WANKER
[Harry bursts into genuine laughter]
No, they simply go up in smoke.
I’ll see myself out. Grab me coat, will ya?
Oh boy, my team has a chef as well, does this mean there will be a big cook off?
Operation BIRD; Prologue IV
Redwood arrives back at the car. Tonsom is waiting next to it for anything interesting to happen. When he notices Redwood being alone, he sinks into confusion…
Tonsom: “What? Why are you alone? Where is Connor?”
Redwood: [calm] “Well… we tried to get the machete out. And… we did, although not very conventionally…”
Tonsom: “What do you mean by not very conventionally?”
Redwood: “Well… Connor apparently thought far enough to use leverage and his legs to get it out. I just went to be his ground anchor…
And since he is better at waiting, i left him there to hand the machete back.”
Tonsom: [slightly smiling] “Boy that must´ve looked hilarious.”
Redwood:  “Yep. It did look like two guys doing yoga excersices…”
The two turn around and move over a few feet to have a direct line of sight at Connor and the Machete´s owners.
[not heard by Tonsom or Redwood]
Tonsom: “At least he managed to not start a fight…”
Redwood: “Why would he?”
Tonsom: “You really asked?”
Tonnsom: “What the fuck is he doing?”
Redwood: “Trying to trade? Maybe we can stock up some more money…”
Tonsom jokingly punches Redwood. Then he pulls out a 1994 Quarter-Coin.
Tonsom: “Connor and trading? How is that gonna work? I have the only 25cents he had.”
Redwood: “Wait… He got alcohol??”
Tonsom: “Looks like it…”
Connor walks towards the Mimas, for some reason holding all four bottles using his left arm/ hand and none in the right.*
Tonsom: [facepalm] “He really got alcohol…”
Redwood takes one of the bottles. It reads “Vape-Juice; Strawberry”.
Redwood: “It apparently is vape-juice…”
Tonsom: “It is what?”
Redwood: “Vape-Juice. The liquid used to essentially “refuel” Vapes.”
Tonsom scratches his head in confusion…
Connor: “Vaping is considered a more healthy alternative to smoking. It combines the intake of nicotine while only inhaling water vapour and some flavouring additives.”
Tonsom: “Genius strikes again…”
The three store the bottles in the trunk.
Redwood: “What are we gonna do with those?”
Tonsom: “How the fuck should i know?? I thought you could use all that modern youth shit.”
Redwood: “Well… i can´t. And Connor likely can´t either.”
Tonsom: “Let´s just wait for race start then… really getting bored here…”
to be continued
*the “only left arm carry” from Connor move will play a major role in Stage two, i am not gonna spoil too much tho