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Olivers Mount road racing Scarborough

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#1 Phil

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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 10:22 AM

Oliver's Mount
for Grand Prix Legends
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-HISTORY

Oliver's Mount is a 2.4-mile public roads circuit in North Yorkshire, England.  A narrow ribbon of tarmac, it snakes between exposed trees, up clutch-busting gradients, around micro-hairpins and over the notorious Jefferies Jump.  Not for the faint of heart!

F3 cars raced here in the mid-1950s, and motorcycles from 1946 to present.  Famous winners include Duke, Surtees, Hailwood, Agostini, Sheene, Dunlop, Fogarty and McGuinness.  The roads also host hill climbing and rallying.

This GPL model bypasses the Farm Bends chicane, added in 1991 shortly before start/finish.

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-CREDITS

Track editing, textures, objects & research -- Phil Woodward


Tool makers:

Trk23doZ, GTK Maker, SrbMan by Phil Flack
GPLTrk by Peter Prochazka
Graced by Anton Norup Sørensen
WinMip by Klaus Hörbrand
OneTwo3DO by Christian Wohlfahrt
RpyToLp, AIEdit by Nigel Pattinson


Special thanks:

Papyrus!
John Bradley for the program cover (page0.pbf)
Ginetto for helping with the AI cars
SRMZ for hosting the track (srmz.net/)
GPL Repository for my private forum (gplr.srmz.net/)
Keith Dangermouse for creating the above
Ginetto, Rob Hunter for testing & great feedback
John Bradley, Aleksi Elomaa, Ken Murray for testing an early version
My dad for research assistance

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-NOTES

* The oft-quoted track length of 2.414 miles (without Farm Bends) seems too long.  Aerial photos and telemetry suggest a length just under 2.4 miles.

* The hairpins were a clipping nightmare; some ugliness remains but is minimal if you proceed in a forward direction without making mischief ;-)

* Started: 8th June 2007

* Finished: 8th March 2014

* Contact: philwoodward82@ntlworld.com

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Dedicated to Joe Shaw, 1992-2012.

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#2 Phil

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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 10:26 AM

And a low-res texture pack, ignore this unless you have performance problems

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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 10:39 AM

What a nice surprise!

Many thanks Phil :thumbup:

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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 10:40 AM

Great job Phil :up:

Very funny with F2 cars and what beautiful textures !! Thanks a lot !

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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 10:44 AM

always appreciate new tracks..and new track Builders!  looking forward to taking it for a few laps :)

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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 10:52 AM

Awesome work :yipee2:
Just done a lap in the F2  Matra; that's going to take some learning :yikesss:

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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 11:46 AM

Ace job, Phil! But John Wayne did motor racing?? I thought he was limited to 1 hp ... :D

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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 11:56 AM

Fantastic, had a lot of holidays in North Yorkshire as a kid. We'd always have a look at the race circuit when we were there.

Great to have it in GPL, many thanks!

Edit: That run down the hill has gone from interesting to epic to terrifying as I've gone faster! Brilliant!

Edited by Fat Rich, Mar 08 2014 - 12:20 PM.


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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 12:02 PM

OMG! Thanks!

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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 12:18 PM

Wow, very nice surprise! Many thanks Phil!

#11 Cheeveer

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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 12:37 PM

What a fantastic track this is. The AI likes to cause pile ups in T1, but after lap 1 it's cool. Narrow track it is. Thanks once again.

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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 01:12 PM

Great work Phil and thanks. At last a track so near me!

:hat-tip:

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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 01:43 PM

That is one narrow track! A little too difficult for my doing :D

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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 01:44 PM

Absolutely fabulous! What a beauty this track is. Lovely folks all around the track too! :wave:
The downhill section is just breathtaking. It took me 17 tries to get the first clean lap - those hairpins are quite a challenge. :drive1:

Many thanks, I´m really enjoying this track! :thankyou:

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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 01:48 PM

Thanks very much Phil.
So you are not only a gifted driver :bowdown2:

Edited by Pedro, Mar 08 2014 - 01:48 PM.


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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 02:04 PM

Thanks Phil!

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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 02:23 PM

View PostPedro, on Mar 08 2014 - 01:48 PM, said:

Thanks very much Phil.
So you are not only a gifted driver :bowdown2:

Lol, I thought the same thing.

Wonderful track, Phil!  I love stuff like this, has a 'Goodwood Hillclimb' feel to it. Real 'thread the needle' type of driving. Nice looking track, too.  Thank you for the surprise gift!

I was thinking if you made someone drive this track with the GTMkIV, it could be used as a form of punishment. :)

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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 02:37 PM

Thank you, Phil!

Shoots are awesome!

Do you have another track in work? ;)

Edited by Gaus, Mar 08 2014 - 02:42 PM.


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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 03:06 PM

Thank You Phil :thumbup:

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Posted Mar 08 2014 - 03:14 PM

:fireworks1: Thanks!!!!!!! :fireworks2:





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