Colombia April 19th, 1962
A man in a tattered leather jacket and brown fedora walks into an office in a University where a group of professors and government officials are waiting. “So, what have you gathered us here for today? We all have rather busy schedules that you are keeping us from, you know,” says a fat man in a suit. “You’ve heard of the lost city of El Dorado, correct?” “Bah, they are just rumors.” The man reaches into his satchel and produces a golden figurine and passes it to the group. “No, I don’t think so.This was given to me by a tribesman who lives deep in the Amazon. He told me it came from an ancient city next to a enclosed lake. Even if it’s not the lost city of gold, such a find would help expand our knowledge of the Muisca cultures who once lived there. This would also be a good chance to better study the flora and fauna, as well as mapping the landscape, of this region.”
After a few minutes of discussion among the group, the fat man turns to fedora man, “I see. And what are you looking to get from us?” “Well, I’m going to need equipment for my research team. We are going to need a fleet of vehicles to help transport us through the jungle, to bring us to the site and possibly brings artifacts back?”
“OK,” says the fat man, “But there will be some rules…”
-Engine and trim year should be 1962 or earlier
-max wheelbase 3 meters
-max engine ET 90
-max trim ET 75
-regular leaded fuel (92 RON) only
-must have at least one muffler
-must have at least four seats (full seats, not +2/+3)
-cross ply tires only
-total cost less than $20,000 (as seen on markets tab)
-Offroad score (in stats, not market) It should go without saying that these vehicles are going to spend nearly all there time crawling through the jungle, so a high score is best.
-Reliability The research group will be spending a fair amount of time in remote locations, so a truck that can stay running is necessary
-Fuel economy The team only have so much space to haul extra fuel, so a more efficient vehicle would be preferred.
-Cargo space Being able to carry more gear is beneficial.
-Environmental resistance These cars are going to be traveling through some harsh climates for possibly several years. Having something that can last would be nice.
-Comfort They will be spending a lot of time in these vehicles, having something with more than 0 comfort would make their lives easier.
How to enter
Please PM me your car files with the following name format:
Model name: PDC13 - (YourUserName)
Trim name: Name of your vehicle
Engine family name: PDC13 - (YourUserName)
Engine variant: Name of your engine
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the ruleset, please say so before January 31st. After that the rules will be set.
Entry deadline is set to be February 15th at 9pm Central Standard Time
Thank you and have fun!