- AVCM@2022 (This Event)
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Sidenote: wow is this really the first car show event in 2022 since every other one isn’t on for some reason ffs
Almost forgot: Since we’re on a switchover period between LC4.1 and LC4.2, I announce that I happily accept both versions for entries. Just make sure to notifiy which version to use when you’re sending out car files for “test drive”.
So, for this year, we’re going to the desert with the Desert Gas Station photoscene! If you’re on LC4.2, here’s the link for the photoscene, if you haven’t got it:
(LC4.1 users can skip that since its preinstalled iirc)
Since there’s no questions asked by anyone, for some reason…I think prep time is a go!
You may start your preparations right now (8:30 AM, 10 Jun GMT+8). The show will officially start at 12:00 AM, 24th June to 11:59 PM, 4th July (GMT +8)
Votes will be happening after the show ends but I can’t really give you a time for now.
And of course, what are you waiting for?
and I’m late ffs
I don’t know how widespread this issue is but I can’t load the desert gas station photoscene, it crashes the game before all the asset get loaded in. I have seen a couple of other people with the same problem
I have not had this particular problem, but on my 1070 I have had a possibly related problem where on settings that would normally net mid 30s fps I drop down to sub-10. I literally cannot use this photoscene.
In this case, I would allow the use of other photoscenes for this round. However, if there’s a widespread confirmination that the issues around the photoscene is fixed please move back to the photoscene.
(Update: its for the people who had issues running the photoscene, the ones who had no issue running it should use the current one)
tbh should have told me earlier, its fine on my end tho
I’ve had the same issue since the latest beta was launched. Seemed fine on the current stable build.
Thanks to the turbos and the fancy new VVT, the SOB was more powerful than ever, making 234kW. Add in the optional advanced 5 speed auto and standard AWD, and you got a car that could accelerate to 100 in 6.3 seconds, and would go on to a top speed of 251 km/h. You can view it in more detail here:
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Australia’s very own hyper sedan, the G4X Hyper Harrier is the latest in the line of V10 “family” sedans from Halvson. Now fitted with the 447kW 4L twin turbo variant of their venerable V10 from the Lynx trackday car, the Hyper Harrier launches itself to 100km/h in only 3.4 seconds and onwards to a blistering 324km/h top speed thanks to its robust AWD and 7 speed DCT. Fitted with a luxury interior and infotainment system, with all the niceties they bring, that sort of performance is surprising for a car weighing in at a shade over 2.1 tons, but the $88,700 pricetag certainly does fit.
This example is a 2020 model year from the ACT in the signature Lobelia metallic green/black colour scheme, viewable in more detail here:
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The Mk.III Sportsman was a pretty impressive car for P&A, not only bringing in a lot of firsts for the company (first independent rear suspension, first monocoque chassis, etc), but it was also a few big lasts for the company, being the last car P&A released before their major rebrand into Planar, and the last use of the Sportsman nameplate that started the company until the early 00’s. They knew they were onto a good thing though, with derivatives of the Mk.III being made right up until the early 80’s, and the car’s styling going on to define the company’s style as a whole for many years to come. This example comes from country NSW, where its been lovingly restored to factory condition over the last few years.
Designed to beat Jaguar at its own game, the Mk.III debuted what would also go on to be a P&A/Planar staple, the 3.8L flat six “XK Killer” engine. Built in collaboration with Aircraft engine manufacturer Lyons, it wasn’t very popular, as it wasn’t as powerful as the Jaguar counterpart (only 155kW), heavier than the XK counterpart, and so wide that it was almost impossible to work on. It still managed to propel the car to a respectable 217 km/h, with the 0-100 sprint in only 8.8 seconds, an impressive time, even if you had to pay a whopping $3,480 ($25,200 today) for it. You can view this car in more detail here:
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1957 VAUGHN BAHAMA
2020 Wells SS-1
What started out as a design concept is rumored to get the go ahead for production.
The high powered sports sedan from Wells we’ve been hearing about is finally here, sort of.
What we have here is a pre-production sample, equipped with everything but the engine. It’s not quite ready yet, thats the only answer we got. Quite sad.
Although, sources at Wells assure us that the production model will have CTS-V levels of power and performance, we cant wait!!
Love it, or hate it…the SS-1 is taking aim to be a mighty contender in the high horsepower wars.
With an un mistakeable design, its presence is like none other.
Engine has been completed and suspension re-tuned.
The SS-1 one is now an official TTV8 595hp beast!!
Now they are saying only 595 will be produced???
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“Honestly, I had no idea this was here - hit some brush a ways back and limped to the nearest station on a half-flat tire full of twigs! Lucky I run into a convention of mates who can change a tire, ay?”
1981 SUMA Selecta
You probably don’t know anyone who could point to Ospiana on a map, but everyone knows someone who’s heard of the cars that come from there. SUMA was a government manufacturing program that went private in 1981, and with that historic event came an all-new third generation of their Selecta line of sedans, the M313. It was nothing impressive; in fact, SUMA was notorious the world over for their utterly primitive cars that cost a pittance to import. They were only found everywhere because dealers needed something cheap to make their lots look full, and occasionally sell to someone with awful credit.
The nice way of putting it is simple or rudimentary. This here is an original from the 1981 production batch in their trademark blue, but that doesn’t make it very valuable. No SUMA really is. Powered by a 1.8L, air-cooled, two-stroke I4 that produces 75hp once in a blue moon and runs on unleaded fuel so low octane it probably isn’t legal for sale anywhere, it gets nearly 22 MPG. Its unusual features don’t stop there; this compact sedan is RWD solely so they can sell the powertrains as a crate to owners of older models, allowing them to make money on their own aftermarket, and sports a solid rear axle with a locking differential to tackle third world roads. The 3-speed automatic was a popular retrofit for the M311 and M312. The M313 version was even the first to use power steering and any pumps in its design, but somehow they still didn’t use any of them for the wiper fluid.
It isn’t all bad, though. These cars are the front cover of “If Cars Were Made by Store Brands” and are genuinely a fantastic value for their extremely low cost, being long-lived and sufficiently car-like to not look ridiculous on your way to work. This one even has all the factory options installed including an air conditioning unit, 8-track deck (that someone in the crowd actually had a couple tapes for), and a 12V battery (yes, that was an option). A third party center brake light has also been fitted to keep it road legal. Apparently the driver has owned it since new, having seen it sitting in the port where it arrived, but that’s less impressive once you hear they were manufactured (with a facelift) until 1995, and OEM parts are still being made.
With the spare swapped out, coffee topped off, and old tunes on the tape deck, the owner decided they didn’t really have anywhere to be and stuck around. The Selecta might be an odd, basic, retro little box, but that certainly didn’t stop anyone from coming around for pictures as it sat next to real classics and supercars.
Enjoy this perfectly okay sedan for yourself today! (4.27 only)
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At some point, a small yellow sports car enters the area - and those knowing their 1960s 2-seaters might remember it as the Mayster Triumf, a low-volume fibreglass sports car from one of the more unlikely places: Archana.
As it comes nearer, however, there is something strange about the car. Instead of a black softtop or a similarly shaped regular fibreglass roof around the 2 seats, the oddly shaped roofline extends all the way until the rear of the car. This ‘box’ also appears a bit makeshift, somewhat discoloured and has ancient stickers on the side which have quite a few gaps. The remaining stickers are on the verge of peeling off.
While the exact provenance of the car is unclear, the current owner assumes it to be an early 1960s Triumf which - maybe because of crash damage to the top and/or the rear - was converted into a transporter, perhaps to carry tools or spare parts to the racetracks for a team that was racing Triumfs.
No more specific information is available, however; all that’s left of the team name stickers are a few bits and pieces that don’t offer any help in reconstructing even parts of the team name.
Just a reminder from the host: AVCM is not a challenge and it was never meant to be one, so don’t send any files to me, just send it directly to your post is enough.
Here are three pristine examples of some of the sports cars that made Wolfram so highly revered among enthusiasts, courtesy of their heritage fleet. They may come from different eras, but all of them are a testament to the allure of the classic recipe of a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive sports car with a high-displacement engine.
1968 Wyvern 3.5 (red) - The final evolution of the long-running Wyvern (whose independent rear end was a huge improvement over the earlier Wanderer’s live axle) was the Series 3, offered exclusively with a 250-bhp 3.5-liter straight-six engine - good for 0 to 60 in just over 7.1 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph. From 1972, a Sprint package would be offered, bumping up power to 270 bhp courtesy of a set of DCOE carburetors in place of the standard items. Even without it, however, this was still a significant increase on the 210-bhp, 3.2-liter engine introduced in the Series 2 of 1964, and especially the 150-bhp, 3.0-liter mill from the original Series 1 that launched in 1960.
1984 Wolfhound 3.5 GTS (white) - This flagship of the Wolfhound range was intended as a Group A homologation special, but it also earned a reputation as a great road car. To that end, its dual-overhead-cam, 24-valve 3.5-liter straight-six (part of an all-new engine family - lesser models had a single-cam, 12-valve engine based on it) was tuned to develop 240 horsepower, enough to take it from 0 to 60 in 6.2 seconds and a top speed of just over 150 mph, cementing the company’s recovery from the Malaise Era. This would be increased to 260 horsepower in the 1987 Evolution model, with the final Evolution 2 version making 280 horsepower. All examples of the Wolfhound were built as 2+2 coupes.
1995 Warhawk 5.0 (blue) - Upon its introduction in 1994 (as a 1995 model), the Warhawk took the world by storm. Its curvaceous bodywork concealed a 5.0-liter all-alloy V8 developing a searing 400 horsepower. Other firsts for the company included a six-speed manual gearbox and adjustable dampers. Combined with a 50/50 weight distribution, this gave the Warhawk the handling ability to match its straight-line speed. Speaking of speed, the Warhawk could top out at 190 mph and blast from 0 to 60 in just 4.2 seconds - supercar territory for the era, and perfectly in keeping with the company’s move further upmarket during this time.
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Los Angelos Van Club
The first one we’ll look at is this awesome 1970 Kensington SuperVan
The second van is a 1971 Dragad DT100.
Last but certainly not least, the 1953 Somboy mender Van!
Hoped y’all liked this!
Hi, uh, my name’s Jessie. I have this little sports car that I think is really neat, and uh, I wanted to bring it in the car show.
So, yeah this is a 1990 “Aero Keai,” it’s a Japanese Kei car- that’s like, a subcompact segment in Japan where the engine can’t be bigger than 660cc -so yeah, it’s like, not a very fast car in terms of power and stuff, but it’s very maneuverable and sharp, and like a lot of fun to own. I got this one cheap in like, 20…14? Yeah, around like my second year of college, and like I’ve had it since, and I’ve really liked it.
if you compare it to other kei cars, this thing I hear people say generally isn’t as hard-tuned to be like “sports car” standards as other kei sports cars, it’s handling isn’t quite as sharp, but it’s also supposed to be very livable… like a car that you can live with easily. So it’s got like a trunk in it, it’s reasonably comfortable on the highway, like you could use this as a daily driver, and like I have done for a while now.
Also another thing with the Keai, it was one of the only kei sports cars to get exported outside of Japan and stuff, to like, places where the steering wheel is on the left. 'Cause like, most companies don’t export kei cars, because they only make sense in Japan with the regulations and stuff. But Aero did, so like, this one was sold in China, and that’s how I got it 'cause I went to college there… and so like this is one of the only kei sports cars you can get stock with a left-hand steering wheel, which makes collectors really like it.
So like, performance wise, like it only has 63hp, so 0-62 is like, 12.5 seconds, but like in a low-speed turn you can get almost a G out of it, so it’s really maneuverable. It also brakes really good, like especially how low speed it is, it just stops immediately. Also, fuel economy- ok like, this is really weird, I can’t find any fuel economy statistics on it on the internet. Like I don’t know why, they just don’t mention fuel economy anywhere. It’s weird 'cause like, it was sold here in Australia and everything, and you’d think you could find something about it, but no. It was always pretty good in my experience, but like I can’t find anything about it, so like if someone knows anything about it like please tell me.
And yeah, like, that’s my car. Like, I’m not much of a car guy or anything, but I really like the car, and, like I hope you like it too.
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Around a day left for the show to end at 11:59 4th July GMT -12 (around 5th July here (GMT+8) and most places)
Why using the western most time zone here? Its here for making it easier for everyone to join the event.