[REL] Longford 1967 v1.0 [2018-08-15]

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  1. Corti

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    I find this...
     

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    Beautiful :) P.S. I would love to read that magazine.
     
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    Peter Windsor presents a current video as he walks along the Longford track near the tavern corner.
     
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    the Timmy Mayer hump (he talks about) is actually about where he's standing in the video, but it wasn't built up like a flood barrier back then (but still higher than it is in '67 - they shaved it down after Mayer's crash in '64). So the accident and trees he talks about are actually on the pub side of the hump, but the driver's left of the road. If you check in-sim you'll see the stone memorial to him by the fence on the left of the road. The stone is now on display in the pub.
     
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    A longer version of the v1.00 Ambient promo video, for the Longford Motorama this weekend.
    There is no new version of the track at the moment, just a new/old video.

    Longford will be exhibited Fri,Sat,Sun at the Motorama in Longford Town Hall, with two cockpits and a dread of viruses.
    Disposable gloves and a limited supply of sanitiser will literally be on-hand, and wheels/shifters will be wiped down regularly.
    https://www.facebook.com/Longford.Motorama
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    (the "Full Motion" simulator is not the Longford simulator - The Longford/rF2 setup will be two static wheel/pedal frames with monitors)

    And hey, a few photos have popped up on the fb page of Historic Racing Car Club of Tasmania. Once there was a modified Ferrari P4 in Tasmania, and with Chris Amon aboard it set Longford's all time lap record of 2:12.6 in 1968, the last year of the Longford circuit.
    It was #21 at Le Mans 1967, finishing 2nd. It then had the roof cut back for the rest of the season, and removed entirely for a stint in CanAm before coming for a season in Australia.
     
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    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Have to give us a bit more of a heads up next year so I can plan some holidays and come down. We were in Tassie last year (Nov) and loved it so we're looking forward to another visit to the Apple Isle. Would be nice to come and see the track and the Motorama.
     
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    Wow, I'm just looking at some footage from the old show Gasolene. (gets interesting from 2:38)
    I'll have to put this event on my bucket list.

    SS
     
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    It's not the same event these days. Different organisers, and no actual driving due to insurance and such apparently.
    And its based in the town (left at the pub), rather than up at the Flying Mile. But you can still check out the remains of the circuit of course.
    But back at those events in 2011 and 2012 I was on the balcony of the Shannon's Truck running rF1 Longford :D
    And I saw a factory 962 get unloaded from the Porsche truck, and the next day it was running down the Flying Mile
     
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    Here is a gallery of photos from the Motorama. Before the opening of the final day on Sunday I had a quick run around the real cars to make sure I got some photos because I was in the hall with the rF2/Longford setup for the rest of the event. Thanks to everyone who came up to the Hall for a look, and especially for having a drive :)

    these are from the album:
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    The Penske Indycar is a nice link back to my first ventures into PC sim racing with the Papyrus Indy 500 game!
     
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    Looks like a good show mate, hope you got to enjoy yourself.
     
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    I've made a few videos in the past week for the upcoming update to the '67 Endurance mod.
    For reference, here are the pair that feature Longford.
    I experimented with super-8 film effects for some extra character.

    Two laps with a combo of '67 cars vs three '66 cars (number 1, 2, &5)
    I'm driving red 21, (with the headlights on). All the other cars are AI drivers.


    And here is a short drive-by clip of the same cars going under the Viaduct.


    In other Longford news, eventually I will be doing an update with the new materials/shaders etc, but not yet
     

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