The American Heritage Event
July 4th. America's Independence Day. That's right, America. Canada and Mexico can stifle their "we're part of America, too" whining for a few days, and South America can just shut it. Not that it matters, because America's going to be shooting off lots of loud fireworks. We won't be able to hear you.
Which is why this event's taking place two days earlier, on July 2nd. It's an event so patriotic, it was envisioned by a Canadian. It's the American Heritage Event!
What is the American Heritage Event?
You know all those muscle cars and hot rods that are in Forza Motorsport 3, but no one typically uses on most tracks because they don't drive as well as modern cars? It's time to even the playing field.
During the American Heritage Event, only classic American cars will be allowed, and we will only race on tracks based in America. Those who perform the best in races and have paintjobs patriotic enough to make a bald eagle cry for reals will win prizes and have a nation's gratitude for one spectacular night.
Like the nation born out of fireworks, bald eagles, and an unlimited supply of durgers, we reserve the right -- nay, the FREEDOM -- to change or refine these rules at any time.
How do I sign up?
- Get some American cars. Basically, aim for anything American before 1980 that isn't too heavily influenced by Europeans (so avoid the GT40s and Cobras). A list of approved cars is below. Oh, and spare me the arguments on whether a car's influenced by Europe or not: I won't have it, and neither will the fire-breathing bald eagles. They just HATE semantics or well thought-out arguments against car lists.
- Make sure you have setups for each of those cars. We're racing classes D through A in the American Heritage Event, so have a setup for D, C, B, and A. If that means multiple setups for one car, or four (or more) cars...well, I leave the FREEDOM to you!
- Paint those cars up for America! Paint your cars to show off your love for the USA. Don't love the USA? Pretend really hard. Since I won't be keeping a close eye on the exact amount of wins or finishing order of each player, the key to winning this event's going to be who has a paintjob as patriotic and memorable as their driving. Bonus points for depictions of classic presidents! Negative points for confederate flags, or trying to be witty by showing up with another country's flags. We've seen that joke before, pally. Just be patriotic to the US for a night!
- Be ready to race on July 2nd. Oh, and feel free to announce your intent to participate in this thread and show off any super-patriotic paintjobs to make your opponents sweat. Sign-ups aren't necessary, but a love for America is!
Prizes will be finalized closer to the event. So far, Br0nZ3 and Pax have offered A-Class and B-Class 1969 Dodge Charger R/Ts with their custom tunes to those who finish in the top three (and perhaps we'll have a stock car, too!). These are extremely well-tuned Chargers, and would fit well in anyone's garage.
Donations or pledges for prizes are also welcome, and I might have some questionable consolation prizes for people who show up.
The list may change if new cars come out between June 2nd and July 2nd.
1979 Camaro Z28
1960 Chevrolet Corvette
1969 Camaro Z28
1970 Chevelle SS-454
1970 Corvette ZR-1
1967 Corvette Stingray 427
1968 Plymouth Barracuda Formula-S
1969 Charger R/T
1969 Charger Daytona Hemi
1970 Challenger R/T Hemi
1970 Mustang Boss 429
1968 GTO Hardtop
1973 Firebird Trans Am SD-455
Cars You Can Use, But I'd Prefer You Didn't(I personally think these cars could dominate races by being too new. If you disagree, feel free to use them. If I'm right, though, it'll count against you!)
1987 Regal GNX
1990 Camaro IROC-Z
1987 Firebird Trans Am GTA
Don't Use These Cars(They may fall under our "old American car" criteria, but we won't accept the use of these.)
1966 GT40 MkII (TOO EUROPEAN)
1985 RS200 Evolution (Rally? WAY TOO EUROPEAN)
Cobra Daytona Coupe (TOO EUROPEAN)
Cobra 427 S/C (CAN'T TRUST IT, IT LOOKS TOO EUROPEAN)
Any of these tracks in any configuration could be used during the American Heritage Event.
- Maple Valley
- Mazda Laguna Seca
- New York Circuit
- Road America
- Road Atlanta
- Sedona Raceway
- Sunset Peninsula