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#1 twinpotter

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Posted Sep 22 2010 - 01:16 PM

Hi to all!Wondered if anybody new of a download link for two Tasman GPL tracks.The tracks are Longford and Warwick farm.There is a download option for others like levin and wigram but not for the above.See link to tasman tracks below.Wondered if the track download option was missing or the tracks hadn't been finished.Anybody know would be great.Thanks all :hat-tip:link

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Posted Sep 22 2010 - 01:51 PM

Warwick Farm and Longford were never finished for GPL.  Both were released for GTR2 and I have driven them in Power and Glory.  It is a huge pity that Longford was not finished for GPL as although the shape is not ideal for '67 type GP cars the appearance of the finished track is a brilliant demonstration of the track-maker's art.

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Posted Sep 22 2010 - 04:08 PM

And we should have the original Surfers Paradise track before the end of the year as well which was used for the Tasman series.

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Posted Sep 24 2010 - 02:11 PM

Thanks Benzman for your info.Yes real shame about those two tracks.Good to know though burnsy about the surfers paradise track!Thanks all again :thumbup:

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Posted Jan 07 2011 - 06:22 AM

Are these two missing Tasman tracks avialable somewhere as beta or alfa versions?

It would be so nice if someone took over the project and finish them.  :rolleyes:

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Posted Mar 17 2011 - 10:41 PM

View PostBurnsy865, on Sep 22 2010 - 04:08 PM, said:

And we should have the original Surfers Paradise track before the end of the year as well which was used for the Tasman series.
It was only used for one of the "original format" races - in 1968, the year generally considered as the pinnacle of the Tasman Cup.

That year there were four races in NZ and four here in Oz, with the Farm, Surfers, Sandown and Longford on the calendar - the last time that Longford would see such racing on its streets.

The 2.5-litre era started in 1964 and ended in 1969 and during that time I attended every Warwick Farm event.
It was a fabulous time to be an Aussie motor-racing enthusiast. :)

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Posted Mar 18 2011 - 07:45 AM

View PostBruce, on Mar 17 2011 - 10:41 PM, said:

It was a fabulous time to be an Aussie motor-racing enthusiast. :)
Absolutely  :thumbup:  I was only 3 when the 68 race happened but I watched it a couple of months ago and it  ::crap::  s all over most of the recent F1 races I have seen.

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Posted Mar 18 2011 - 09:05 AM

Surfers Paradise is coming...

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Posted Mar 18 2011 - 10:14 AM

This looks amazing  :clap2: can't wait.

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Posted Mar 20 2011 - 12:57 AM

View PostRemy, on Mar 18 2011 - 09:05 AM, said:

Surfers Paradise is coming...
Wonderful....I  love the clouds. That is very much what the weather was like at many of those races in our summer.......late afternoon thunderstorms threatening to dump all over the track!  :D

Can't wait to add this one to the Tasman Cup series in place of Lakeside.

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Posted Mar 20 2011 - 01:01 AM

I just want to pop an acknowledgement into this thread......it seems a most appropriate place.

Many, many  thanks from me to the person/persons who created the 1964 - 1968 Tasman Cup series of car-sets.
This has completely revitalised my interest in racing on the AUS/NZ tracks and it brings back so many great memories when I see the driver's names and the car liveries.

Just makes me wish that Warwick Farm was available. That would be the icing on the cake for me. (Longford would be the cherry. :) )

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Posted Mar 20 2011 - 08:19 PM

Looking very nice indeed, is this the horizon the one that will be used? The hills look pretty dramatic compared to what I would of imagined, but then I don't know the hinterland around the area to be honest :shrug:

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Posted Mar 20 2011 - 09:32 PM

View PostLarko29, on Mar 20 2011 - 08:19 PM, said:

......The hills look pretty dramatic compared to what I would of imagined, .....
WAY too dramatic.

Go to Google Maps, search Emerald Lakes, Carrara, Queensland and then get the Street View guy and place him on Birmingham Road, next to the golf course, and face him west.
THAT is the view (minus the houses!) from what was the location of the circuit.

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Posted Mar 21 2011 - 03:03 AM

Here is the real thing, and knowing the GPL limitations (paint the whole scenery on 6144x512pix file), I'd say it's not THAT DRAMATIC :)

Look at the little 68 Tasman pic I added on the left

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Posted Mar 22 2011 - 05:24 AM

The mountains in the background of screenshot #3 are unnatural, Remy.
In real life they are not as overpowering as  what you have shown.
Even the little pic of the 68 race shows that they are more subtle and in the far distance, not the immediate background.

The ranges are a lot further away from the coast than people think.

The best impression that you can get of the terrain - unless you fly out to Surfer's Paradise - is to go into Google Earth, zoom in to Emerald Lakes Golf Club and then pan around whilst at or near ground level.

From one who has been there many times, believe me when I say that the mountains/escarpment that you have shown in your screenshot, whilst impressive and dramatic, are not what the terrain looked like within at least 5 kilometres of the circuit.

Bruce

Edited by Bruce, Mar 22 2011 - 05:25 AM.





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