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Old 07-15-2014, 08:42 AM   #1
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Howdy Guys,

Thanks to Webby I am able to introduce this to ya'll.

I chose to put it in the Sprint Car forum because these are Vintage Sprint cars...just in virtual form.

OK, this is the deal. Myself and two friends have been building a Vintage Sprint Car mod for the racing simulation rFactor. Not sure if there are many here that do this. But, I thought you all would be interested in it at least. We hope it is a tribute to the many greats that raced the greatest cars ever. I have a lot of resources, but sometimes details are hard to come by and they changed so often back then. So I have tried to make them the best we could. It has been a work in our spare time over the last 5 years or so.

We can get into details later. A picture is worth a thousand words.

So here is a link to my photobucket page with the cars in progress now.
http://s193.photobucket.com/user/bil...?sort=3&page=1

Here is a link to a video of them in the simulation in early stages of development.

I am hoping to get around 30 cars done(16 are done now) and have a release of the mod later in the year. The mod will be free.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:45 AM   #2
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Now that I hopefully have your attention.

Anyone have a color shot of the Bill Cowgill Offy the Len Sutton drove at Salem in 1957 July? I know it was red and white. But would like to know the reds tone and what color the #27 was and Bills auto service logo. All I have is B/W of that car.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:07 AM   #3
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Here are some shots if you do not want to go to the photobucket.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:44 AM   #4
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Ha!!! That is really cool.

How did you model the cars?
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:04 PM   #5
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The cars were made with 3Dmax and 3dsimed. Then photoshop on the textures.
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Bill, that is fantastic stuff! You have some serious patience to do that work. As for sprint car accuracy, the "Sheraton Thompson Special" #1 of A.J. Foyt is a Champ car, longer wheel base than a sprinter, and they ran 18 inch wheels instead of 16" wheels that the sprints used. No buggy, just me being picky, but you've done really nice work. Foyt was most famous for the "Bowes Seal Fast" #1, sprinter, or the "Dart Kart" #2. The "Dowgard" #2 was a champ car as well.


You have to do a Parnelli Jones in the "Fike Plumbing Special" #1

Here are some Al Consoli photo's of USAC sprints in the 1960's, George Snideer in the #22 Steve Stapp car, and Johnny Rutherford in the #15 Wally Meskowski sprinter.

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Here's Rutherford.
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Bill,
Check out this link, the thread is massive, 735+ pages, 14,000+ posts, non of it organized, like we do on this site. But as you page thru you will find photo's of just about every vintage sprint, and dirt champ car from early 1900's thru the early 1970's.
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/t...please.236178/
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Bill,
Check out this link, the thread is massive, 735+ pages, 14,000+ posts, non of it organized, like we do on this site. But as you page thru you will find photo's of just about every vintage sprint, and dirt champ car from early 1900's thru the early 1970's.
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/t...please.236178/
Thanks guys! I have been using that thread for research too. I have had to make decisions to keep the size of the mod down and as you all know. They were changing these things up a lot. Due to time, I made the decision to do a more traditional two bar car. I was wanting to model a four bar, but that would take a while longer. This is a spare time deal. I was also only able to do 16 inchers. There are many limitations within rfactor that stops some deals. I was able to model one body/tank style and made the cowl changeable to mimic some different builders looks. I made four nose styles, Watson, Kuzma, Kurtis, Mesowski. Don't worry about being picky...I am too. I also want real feedback. I may make the adventure to do this for RF2 in the future and that would allow some more options, like the wheels. But gotta get this out first. I have also been trying to do cars that the guys were driving before they won a regional championship....or most of the cars would have 1's on them.

Cool stuff on the pics. I knew I would get some help.
let me upload some new cars I built last week.

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Old 07-17-2014, 07:23 PM   #10
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here are some shots of the new cars. That Foyt Bowes is in there.
http://s193.photobucket.com/user/bil...0sprint%20cars
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