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#1 mcmirande

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Posted Oct 17 2021 - 08:22 PM

Hello ALL

A new track for GPL is here:  Bulawayo's Breedon Everard Raceway, located in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia in 1971).  It means that we add a new country represented for at least one GPL track :)

The idea started with a modification of Donnybrook that Brent Blackburn (Argyle68) made, to simulate Bulawayo's track.  As most of the (for me) most difficult work was already done (i.e. horizon and mip files) by Brent, I started to do the remaining things, which were rather easy when compared with previous tracks in which I worked.  Thus, results are already here.

I never went to any place in Africa, including, of course, this track, so maybe everything is improvable, Thus, we're open to improvements,

I want to thank Ginetto, Sergio Loro and Pablo Fernandez, given that I'm just putting in practice things that they patiently teached to me.




Thanks all this GREAT GPL-er community, that is the biggest support to all of this

Long-Live GPL!!

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Breedon Everard Raceway (1969- ?)
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AUTHORS  

Marcos Mirande & Brent Blackburn

REAL TRACK

Track Location : Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (ex Rhodesia)

Track Type : Racetrack
Track Lenght : 4.072 kms. - 2.5308 miles.
Track Num. Turns : 10
Track Year : 1969-1974  (this version)


History of Breedon Everard Raceway

Located in what was then known as Southern Rhodesia but what has since become known as Zimbabwe, Bulawayo's Breedon Everard Raceway opened in December 1969 as a replacement for the Kumalo airfield track, which was then the host circuit of the Rhodesian Grand Prix and Bulawayo 100 rounds of the South African Formula 1 Championship. The new 2.5235 mile long Bulawayo track was known by many locally as the Falls Road Circuit.
The new track took its name in honour of British railway engineer Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Breedon Everard, who had been the general manager of Rhodesian Railways from 1958-63 and was also briefly acting President of the country on several occasions after the proclamation of the Republic of Rhodesia.
The first event held was the 3 Hours of Bulawayo, which was the penultimate round of that year's Springbok Series for sportscars.  The Springbok series attracted many top drivers to Southern Africa from Europe, running during the the European offseason, and would return  to Bulawayo in 1970 and 1971, counting star drivers such as Brian Redman and Mike Hailwood among its champions.   In 1970, the circuit would host its first Rhodesian Grand Prix for Formula 1 cars, and the following year would begin hosting both the Grand Prix and the Bulawayo 100 rounds of the South African F1 Drivers' Championship until the Grand Prix itself would move to Donnybrook Park in 1974.
The complicated political situation in Rhodesia during the middle and late 1970's as Rhodesia transitioned to Zimbabwe meant that Bulawayo and its sister tracks in the country  faded from international view. The decision was made to shorten the circuit to 2.161 miles in the mid-1970s by cutting out one the loops, reducing it to just eight corners.   The circuit still remains open to various forms of club racing today.



Layout, maps, programme, AI and details by Marcos Mirande
textures and 3dos by Brent Blackburn


Thanks to:

Papyrus/Sierra for original game
Peter Prochazka for GPLTrk
Phil Flack for GTKMaker, TRK23DO, MipMan, SrbMan, GPLAnim, Sciss
Paul Hoad for GPL Track Editor
Christian Wohlfahrt for 123DO
Klaus Horbrand for WinMip
Anton Norup Sørensen for Graced
Strava for FB Adjust
Neil McCollum for gplconvert
Joachim Blum for TrkCAMEdit
Gplunk4ever22 for Barry Thompson aka Bertram
Francois Dubuc for GPL LP Editor
Nigel Pattinson for RPY2LP,camedit,racecon and AI tutorials
Martin Granberg and Bernd Nowak for GPL Track Installer
Richard Neville (Panchine) and Jackseller some textures
Ginetto for some helpful info
testings for Pablo Sosa
RacesimCentral forum
SMRZ Forum



17.10-2021
Marcos Mirande & Brent Blackburn


Email: mcmirande@gmail.com

NOTE:  everything in the track may be improved. We believe in the collaboration of the GPL community, so feel free to improve this track.  If you need help or some not included files to recompile the track, just send me an email. Marcos.

EDIT October 25 2021.  Hello all, finally I could say we reached a final version from our side, which is herein published as v1.2.  The layout is the same than in v1.0 and v1.1, thus all the available versions may safely coexist in the same server.  I also upload a new "hishot" for GPL Weekly :)


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Thanks all and Long Live GPL!!!!!!

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Edited by mcmirande, Oct 25 2021 - 09:25 AM.


#2 marco lenarduzzi

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Posted Oct 17 2021 - 11:41 PM

:up: Cool !

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Posted Oct 17 2021 - 11:43 PM

Marcos and Brent, thank you for new track! I never heard of it. I will test it as soon as I have opportunity :)

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Posted Oct 18 2021 - 12:16 AM

Thank you guys!


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Edited by fajanko, Oct 18 2021 - 12:20 AM.


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Posted Oct 18 2021 - 01:52 AM

Thank you Marcos for bringing my "vision" to life and making this historical real world track a GPL reality!  You did a really great job with it!

Marcos gave me too much credit on the project.   All I did was send him my textures that I designed for the track and a little info about the track.  And provide a little "back seat driving" when it came to feedback.  But he did the heavy lifting, and did it all in about a month.  Kudos to Marcos for pulling it off!

For those who don't know the track, as the info in the the credits above states, it was a track in what was then Rhodesia opening in 1969 and hosting international races into the early 1970's, still existing today in modern Zimbabwe. During its lifetime it has played host to  rounds of the Springbok sportscar series and South African Formula 1 Drivers Championship, starting in 1970 and lasting until 1974.  This latter championship was a more or less national championship for South African and Rhodesian drivers using older formula 1 cars, but open to Formula 5000 machinery and later, Formula 2 cars as well.  Races were run at such prominent South African tracks as Kyalami, Killarney, Roy Hesketh, Goldfields, and Brandkop,  with races run outside South Africa in Rhodesia, at Kumalo and later at Bulawayo and Donnybrook Park, and in Mozambique, at Lourenco Marques.  Rhodesian John Love won the championship six times in the 1960s, Dave Charlton won it six consecutive years starting in 1970, and Ian Scheckter would win it six times after it adopted Formula Atlantic rules starting in 1976.  The series was known for its "tobacco wars" among the competing teams' liveries.  Gunston cigarettes was among the first international brands of any type to appear as a sponsor on a race car, in the late 1960s, and other cigarette brands soon followed locally in South Africa and Rhodesia--cars appeared in Lucky Strike, Lexington, and Embassy colors in most of the years of the early 1970s.

  As far as textures go, neither Marcos nor I have ever been to Africa, let alone the Bulawayo track, and I was working from a few scant photos and a little bit of video and a whole lot of artistic license in trying to recreate the "look" of the track, so as Marcos says, any improvements or suggestions are welcome.

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Edited by Argyle1968, Oct 18 2021 - 12:48 PM.


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Posted Oct 18 2021 - 02:59 AM

Thanks guys!

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Posted Oct 18 2021 - 03:59 AM

Thank you !

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Posted Oct 18 2021 - 04:57 AM

Great news :Meter:

  Muchas gracias Marcos!!!!!

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Posted Oct 18 2021 - 05:30 AM

Great add-on, great atmosphere. Thank you for this addition. Highly appreciated.

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Posted Oct 18 2021 - 05:40 AM

Thanks Marcos, and Brent! :)

Will check it out, looks like a nice fluid lay-out ;)

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Posted Oct 18 2021 - 06:36 AM

some local music to celebrate the event

https://www.youtube....h?v=HR7UbvhVT8g

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Posted Oct 18 2021 - 06:50 AM

Thank you both for bringing this track to life. Great job!

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Posted Oct 18 2021 - 08:30 AM

Thanks Marcos, great job! :woohoo2:

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Posted Oct 18 2021 - 10:23 AM

Well it certainly has the African look and feel! Great work.

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Posted Oct 18 2021 - 11:45 AM

Grazie Marcos :thumbup:

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Posted Oct 18 2021 - 12:09 PM

View Postfajanko, on Oct 18 2021 - 12:16 AM, said:

Thank you guys!


Custom Rank page: https://www.formulad...rank/track/Bul/
GPL 2021 Rank: https://www.formulad...rank/track/Bul/

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Thanks Jani!!

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Posted Oct 18 2021 - 12:11 PM

Merci merci!

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Posted Oct 18 2021 - 12:24 PM

Thanks Marcos and Brent. :thumbup:

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Posted Oct 18 2021 - 02:55 PM

She's a swell ride.  Thanks, gys.  :)

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Posted Oct 18 2021 - 03:06 PM

Thanks guys for the new track.
Interesting story. Very nice looking track. :up:
Looks very African in my eyes.




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