When sex was safe

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  1. Amarildo Junior

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    (To skip the story, jump to "so here's the deal")

    In 2012, for some reason, YouTube offered me a video from race-media.tv. It was Sean Edwards racing his Porsche Cup on the Nordschleife (RIP). I thought "cool! let's see this guy driving". It was amazing seeing what he could do.
    Having played a few F1 games from CODEMASTERS before, I knew a lap shouldn't take more than a few minutes. So, a few minutes went by, and since I didn't know the track, I though "OK, a lap must have passed already". But after several minutes I saw something I remembered seeing before, and it was long apart. I then researched what "nordschleife" was and was again amazed , now at how long the track was.
    So, I searched about this track on YouTube and saw people playing games on it. I knew I had to try this by myself and this is what got me into Sim Racing.
    One of the games was Race07. I then went to Steam and downloaded the demo, and it an insta-buy for me. However, it didn't come with the Nordschleife, so I looked for a download of it. At first I thought it was horrible, it was so different from the one I've seen, I couldn't imagine how anyone would put such garbage out there. That's when I bought everything SimBin related, because I didn't know which expansion contained the Nordschleife.
    Later I got to know it was a historic version of the track.
    I didn't touch a single historic track since.
    A few days ago I saw on RaceDepartment that Longford was released for rFactor 2. It looked quite good (and quite different from any S397 tracks so far), so I downloaded rFactor 2 again just for this track. The result? It was an AMAZING experience! And tonight I did a full lap on the historic Spa for the first time. I felt a little emotional even, because it reminded me of the historic Nordschleife I played before https://i.imgur.com/QPRkkQS.jpg
    You wanna know the best feeling I've felt on these tracks? FREEDOM. Freedom to roam on real civilian roads, seeing real plantation fields, people's homes. Freedom of not being in prison, a track where I feel more like a lab rat than a driver.
    I WANT MORE OF THIS.

    ** SO HERE'S THE DEAL **

    I want more historic tracks - tracks from when sex was safe and racing was deadly ;-)

    I couldn't find the Nordschleife. Is there such a track for RF2? Or even an archive of historic tracks?
    Even the 70's track would be fine. I think this was the first version of the track I've driven

    But I'm completely open for new historic tracks, specially if they're from the F1 calendar (from the 30's to nowadays).

    Thanks

    EDIT: Here's the video that got me into sim racing
     
  2. vegaguy5555

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    There are a couple newer versions. One is a rip and the other is a mod here in the rF2 forum somewhere. Sorry I didn't link it I'm on my smart phone at present.
     
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    the car drives that Porsche is phenomenal good
    i have watched this video last year and i was shocked
    R.I.P Sean
     
  4. Lazza

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    Sex is never safe. You can get kids from it.
     
  5. vegaguy5555

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    Kids are having kids....
     
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    I got to meet Sean one glorious week at the Rolex 24hr. We were part of a team of about 30 people who were trying to secure funding from team owners for a Grand Am sim. Being from ...from the UK, and that being his first visit to the States, he was constantly amazed at the size of our SUVs, or the Grocery Stores, or the Rolex track itself. I never had any further contact with him, but I certainly was saddened to learn of his death.
     
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    10 years before, it would not be bad either ;)
     
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    You guys know how to rock!!:)
     
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  12. DaVeX

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    ...sex wasn't safe at all lol
     
  13. Amarildo Junior

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    Thanks everybody, I'll check out the resources you linked :)
     
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  14. Amarildo Junior

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    It was a lot safer. Sure, AIDS got into the US in the 60's but it was never an epidemic before the 80's AFAIK, when it was first discovered.
    Even in the 50's, the widespread use of penicillin brought down levels of syphilis by 95 per cent.

    But it's a bit OT :p
     
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  15. Louis

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    Safe sex is overrated :D
     
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  16. Ari Antero

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    Could be but its better to be safe than sorry ;)
     
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    Specially with her dad...
     
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    Ok. Alll this talk about sex I think you guys need a story?

    When I was a kid in the early 70's. My mother's cousin would drive down from Manitoba to southern Ontario where I lived at the time. Always with a different car every year. Usually convertibles. Stay for a week or so and then continue through the states and make it back home for harvest.
    I was talking to him a couple years ago and I thought I'd ask him what it was like back then. He said if you had a car you could just drive anywhere. Pick up hich hikers and they would pay for gas and food and just go. And yes, the girls, shall we say, were very nice back then. Sex was quite free.
    I missed it by 15 years....:(
     
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  20. Ari Antero

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    Indeed there was no #MeToo ;)
    70`s.jpg
     
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