Author Topic: Do you ever think about "the history"?  (Read 2076 times)

[SJ]DenDanger

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Do you ever think about "the history"?
« on: October 17, 2008, 04:46:47 am »
 When you play GT Legends, is it a good game with "old cars"? Or do you think about the history? The storys? The People? From that era?

 Myself, I couldn't care less about todays "race car drivers". When I think of Drivers, I think of Sterling and Pat Moss, Bob Bondurant, Peter Revson, Tazio Nuvolari, Paddy Hopkirk, Mike Hawthorne, that old thief Carroll Shelby and many many many others. The storys, and Goodwood and the cars I've dreamed of all my life.

 I have an addiction to U.K. magazines like Classic & Sports car and Thoroughbred Cars that I stopped even TRYING to feed as living in a country where these cars don't exist and the few here are frowned upon, deemed them irrelevent. But NOW!! GT Legends was THE game when I heard of it, it has RENEWED my passion and also given me a reason to enjoy those British magazines again!

 (and P & G has only made that stronger! But a story for another section and at the moment I'm busy breathing some life into this one!...LOL)

 I am so bloody addicted to this game. Going through NoGrip and other sites looking for downloads and what yanks MY crank is seeing and recognizing cars I've only read about and NOW I can "drive" them! I find that so COOL!! For instance, earlier I found Paddy Hopkirk's Mini and my jaw dropped in awe. Oh YEAH!!

 This is what it's about for me. It lets me live the dream. I go to bed at night dreaming about this game and wake up thinking about the car/track/etc I'm going to try on any given day!

 I may suck at it, but now I've finally gotten my PC sorted and can concentrate driving I am truly in heaven.

 And when I do, I AM there. I think about the history as I've got most of it memorized and in my head. (Curse of a semi-photographic memory!) I love this stuff. I can almost smell the "old car" smells of burnt oil and grease and a whiff of gasoline. Hmm, kinda reminds me of my '68 Chrysler and '51 Chevrolet. LOL. (I miss those cars).

 Yeah, I know I'm obsessive. My wife even describes my nationality as "Carguy". LOL.

 So, do you? Do you or do you not? Is it in your blood? Or did you discover old cars through this game? Tell us your story.
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[SJ]Von T

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 05:17:28 pm »
I think they call it nostalgy. To me it sounds like you are getting close to 50. I know, i'm 50 :)

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 05:54:32 pm »
45. Old but not old. Even to me, these cars were "before my time" but I love them dearly.

[SJ]Marc Loukas

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008, 07:06:39 pm »
 Well, I'm the squirt here, only a mere 19(20 in march lol) and i could be around cars like that all day long, all freakin' year to be honest. I was thankfully raised in a family of motorsport enthusiasts in contrast to the usual greek way of life(it being: soccer soccer soccer and...oh!soccer  :nope:). Even though i was around modern forms of motorsport at the beginning, something strange grabbed me and threw me a few decades back lol. Knowledge of those times seems almost natural to me now :think:. That era is indeed way before my time. And in my opinion, it was the era of intuitive driving. But not as in less technical from a driving point of view. On the contrary, those times were described by purely technical driving,timing and judging of certain situations. In other words, what i crave for. Cars were dirtier, driver comfort was minimal and despite all that, one had to be silkier than silk in some series when driving those cars. One had to keep the fastest of paces on circuits and courses "dying" to introduce them to farms, cliffs, stone walls and the lot. Bravery was measured in ball size. Those days you wouldn't really be able to fit a driver into a 6-point harness lol.
 Since i was a long time GPL fan, GTL wasn't a starting point by any means, it was just my sim-gateway to another chapter i dearly love. Touring cars. And i also got to drive one of my personal favorites of all time...The Renault Alpine. I remember when i saw it for the first time a few years back, my reaction was simply:  :jawdrop:. It looked so beautiful to me. Everyone passed by not even looking at all the historic cars in that garage at a rally meeting i attended. I just sat there and stared in absolute awe probably for 40 mins or so lol.
 So when i play GT Legends or something of the sort, to me, it's purity, sound, feel, bravery, silkiness and much more i can't really put into words :).
 Wall of text, but for some reason i felt like blabbing about rofl
 

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2008, 07:20:59 pm »
 Marc: That's the whole point of this thread!

[SJ]Marc Loukas

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2008, 07:36:03 pm »
Hehe :) . Well i do like nostalgia-talk  :biggrin:

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2008, 10:18:27 pm »
nice thread guys,  :salute: ditto on the alpine front, its a work of art.
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[SJ]Byron

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2008, 12:17:37 am »

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2008, 12:54:34 am »
AWww an early classic lard B cheers for reminder  rofl

[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2008, 12:55:24 am »
 :jawdrop: Fantastic video! Never saw that one.  :hats off:

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2008, 01:06:04 am »
The Alpine is one of my favourite cars. one that most people have no idea of it's existance. Though I have yet to drive the tricky bugger,

[SJ]Marc Loukas

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2008, 09:23:10 am »
Fantastic pictures DRokK, getting withdrawal symptoms again lol. Beaut' :)

[SJ]hendrix

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2008, 12:17:44 pm »
great thread,, just made me buy gt legends again.. lost my orignal disc   dam


Thanks dent ..

will post some pics when i can figure it out .. My father is a car nut and at the age of 73 he is still restoring and having great fun driving them.. cant wait till my next visit so i can have a drive..

my daughter maisie 13  got to drive his gt40 last time we where down there... she loved it.. i hated it ...  she also loved driving the Porsche which is one of my favorite cars to drive... just love it

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[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2008, 01:14:03 pm »
 Oh my. Is that a real GT40? Or a Replica? The GT40 is my favourite car on the planet. Unfortunately, even if I could afford a replica, Ontario is "anti-replica" land. Only the Factory Five or Superformance can be bought here and even then insuring a replica is close to impossible here as is registration. It CAN be done, but isn't often worth the hassle.

 And I don't want a GT, I want a GT40. A snarling loud nasty beast of a car. LOL.

[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2008, 01:16:52 pm »
Holy Shit Drokky-Boy!  I can see why you love the Alpine... you had it absolutely nailed to the track!  rofl

[SJ]mr.peabody

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2008, 01:40:47 pm »
I think about the history every time i cash my paycheck! I work in a shop that builds motors for vintage race cars. (mainly Fords)
 In a weird "art imitates life" moment: A bunch of motors i did this spring went over to Europe. We had a customer from England over to pick a couple FIA legal 289s up. I was talking with him and told him him about GTL. He chuckled-"you ever drive the gt40 or the red Falcon? Those are 2 of my cars." So motors I built are in the game! Honest!
 Note: the real life motors have WAY more HP that what the game lists.
 I have mixed feelings about what vintage racing has become. I grew up around these cars, (my father was a corner worker-i went to virtually every race in the northeast from the early 60's to the mid 70's) I remember cars being driven to the track-or if you were really lucky you had an open trailer behind a pick up truck. Now its a game for millionares with unlimited budgets. What some of these guys spend to run an event (one of the mechanics for our main customer figured out they spend $5k an HOUR for their gt350!!!) would have covered a season back in the day. I'm glad the cars are on the track for us to see-but I miss the racers that built/towed/work on /slept in their cars just to make a race.

[SJ]Stein

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2008, 07:26:30 am »
Holy Shit Drokky-Boy!  I can see why you love the Alpine... you had it absolutely nailed to the track!  rofl


Grinn.. if he'd only kept a couple of those drifts; i'd be his biggest fan  rofl

great scoop lord B..... Lard B... for this post, Drokky, ill let it pass.. hahahaha

In real life that alpine up close looks like a bottomshark with glasses.... no wonder you like em  :biggrin:   (nah.. unfair.. they look lovely drokky!)


As for the classic drivers:  huh?  who?   1975 here.. i missed the "old ones" and got introduced to joachim winkelhock and Mario Andretti and Jan Lammers.. as i think those were the first race drivers i heard of... and they were F1 right?  cant bother to look it up.  I dont think i even heard of these "old cars" that we race untill i was about 20; i had seen the "TCC-series" (add whatever letter your country gives it to the beginning) before but never really bothered untill i started racing and GTLegends came out; as i was eagerly awaiting the followup of GTR, in that time THE best sim out there; GTLegends demo got me to hate it, but i bought it anyways and after i got a feel for it i never regretted it.... the apreciation for the cars really comes to it's right when you do one or two type carracing. there will always be cars you cant handle (for us amateurs Dion.. hehe and caspar.. and .. ah nevermind.. for us slowies! hahaha  i've got the occasional fast lap or race and that's it.. lol)
But i guess Peter sayd it best ... something like "i'm surprised those guys fit in those cars; with that bigga balls!"

At goodwood last month i really got aquainted with the cars of then and i must say... wow :jawdrop:


Oh and Dent; anything (well.. every CAR) above 25 is deamed a classic and falls in the "roadtaxfree" department... so that's about 300 euro's less a year, depending on weight of the car.


Woof ~ WOof


[SJ]CasparGTL

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2008, 10:00:21 am »
my daughter maisie 13  got to drive his gt40 last time we where down there... she loved it.. i hated it ...  she also loved driving the Porsche which is one of my favorite cars to drive... just love it


 :jawdrop: Good stuff Hen, keep it up.  thumbs up

[SJ]Sh1te R1der

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2008, 11:14:32 am »
That's a great story, Sherman!  thumbs up

[SJ]hendrix

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Re: Do you ever think about "the history"?
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2008, 10:20:25 pm »
thanks for this post Dent...   smackeroo    My gt legends came in the post today... just finished downloading all the tracks and cars from Altbierbude... drove the alpine at brands... dam im happy with this game thumbs up thumbs up.. just love it to bits :biggrin: cant belive i didnt replace my lost disc ages ago...

will be joining some league races and fun runs as soon as i get a bit more practice in .. these cars are beautiful

 thumbs up thumbs up  thanks again buddy 

 :idea:time for a beer