Introducing Stock Car Resurrection!

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As with all pieces of third party content for ISI’s flagship racing simulator, you most likely won’t be seeing this in a completed state until the final portion of 2017, but it’s just too damn cool not to bring more attention to it. Toby Holsted has uploaded an enormous selection of preview pictures for the upcoming Stock Car Resurrection mod for rFactor 2 – a massive package for the dying piece of software chronicling the 1971 NASCAR Winston Cup Championship. For those who can’t stand the hyper-commercialized atmosphere of modern American stock car racing, yet would love to see the legendary cars of yesteryear turn some laps in their simulator of choice, this is right up your alley.

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According to the official topic for the mod over on the Image Space Incorporated forums, Stock Car Resurrection is said to include six car models and over 50 liveries from both the 1971 and 1972 NASCAR Winston Cup Season; the current in-house version powered by a hybrid set of physics inspired by ISI’s own 1974 Howston Dissenter, and the generic unlicensed 2016 Stock Car bundle – both of which some standard with rFactor 2. Holsted’s post on the forums is less of a showcase and more of a call for help; only two individuals have brought this project to life, and they appear to be running into roadblocks with the sheer workload, asking for other community members to help with the task of completing this mammoth piece of history. Interiors for the cars aren’t finished, physics are still heavily reliant on ISI’s own work, and aside from a version Texas World Speedway created early in rFactor 2’s lifespan, there aren’t many appropriate 70’s-era tracks for these cars to race on – unlike the diverse roster of historic locations available for NASCAR Racing 2003 Season.

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While I have no doubt the finished product will be very impressive – as even the placeholder physics being used are quite good by default – the team face an uphill battle in selecting rFactor 2 as their platform. While the overall simulation value of the title is quite high, a goofy pricing model, small community, outright lack of tracks built specifically for these cars, and horrendous oval racing artificial intelligence are just some of the issues Toby and his eventual crew will run into as the mod nears completion. Don’t get me wrong, it will feel great to take these cars out for a spin on Watkins Glen or a quickly converted version of Riverside for anywhere from five to ten laps of sheer driving bliss, but rFactor 2’s numerous shortcomings will most likely prevent this awesome mod from living up to its full potential.

However, on a more positive note, these are the exact kinds of mods we’d like to see in the future across all racing simulators. We can only have so many modern Formula One and GT3 packages before the “market” (if you can call it that) becomes over-saturated with the same shit that’s indistinguishable from each team’s individual effort. The uniqueness of this mod may overshadow any inherent flaws that rise up with the software of choice, but only time will tell with the launch of the mod sometime in the next year.

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65 thoughts on “Introducing Stock Car Resurrection!

  1. ALL CANCEROUS MUSLIMS TO GENERAL RACING AND BRAINDEAD NASCAR DESERVE TO BE RUN OVER BY 1000 HARAM TYRES AND A BURN OUT AFTERWARDS.

    AND WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU RUN OVER A MUSLIM!? PUT IT IN REVERSE!

    ALL MUSLIMS DESERVE TO DIE AND SUFFOCATE HORRIBLY AND HAVE NO PLACE OR MEANING IN THIS WORLD!

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  2. I practice stock cock racing and love to end up winning position 69.

    Also I have finally found something positive in my life. AIDS!!!

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  3. Damn I love this… I hope they can eventually roll out some period correct tracks as well, otherwise this whole mod feels like another simracing’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Too bad rF2 oval AI is indeed horrible.

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  4. Jew, a black, and a Muslim are on a frozen lake, not talking to each other, so I thought I would go over there and break the ice.

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  5. Oh dear, i see this article had just enough positive talk of RF2 to trigger the AC spammer, Hes been missing from the AC tyre pressure articles to any degree, I think this was enough to send him over the top, its almost like James is the one trolling him.

    Awesome looking mod, and despite the apparent disappointment that its coming to RF2,why? because of lack of players and tracks? rf1 or AMS has low player counts and not much tracks too also with AI non existent for ovals , and AC aint even worth mentioning for it lacks so much for this mod, and TBH AC player base doesn’t touch mods online, unless they drifting forza rips, so roll on rf2 mods, and this awesome looking mod, no better platform for it.

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    1. Sometimes it’s the same person over different articles and games relentlessly spamming and having discussions with themselves.

      The task is honorable but in all honesty the visuals are not awesome.

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      1. They are classic V8’s in a modern sim, shiney visuals aside, we dont have this anywhere else in any other sim,and the fact its in the sim with the best physics available is fantastic, cause these cars done with poor physics (GT,FORZA etc), drive like shit,give you all the bad handling with none of the sheer thrill of these cars, do them right and they will give ya goose bumps, maybe you are European, you guys are allergic to raw muscle, us pioneers in the new worlds though, fucking love V8 muscle.

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          1. Love TVRs, came home form hospital after I was born in a V8 TVR, but thats British roadsters, totally different from supercharged lead sleds,powered by Detroit, (and often improved downunder).

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    2. What are you babbling about? rF1 still has more active players than rF2 and AMS combined. Even Assetto Cancer has more players than rF2 and AMS combined. Lol.

      By the way, I sent these images to a friend of mine and he will rip them to AC as soon as they’re released.

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      1. It also has a lot of historic tracks where you can race these cars. Don’t talk about things you don’t know anything about.

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            1. As he’s a friend of mine, I doubt you know more than me about what he’s actually doing. Because he doesn’t have any Nascar stock car from 1971-1972. I already sent him a message this morning and he’ll convert these cars as soon as they’re released.

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      2. “By the way, I sent these images to a friend of mine and he will rip them to AC as soon as they’re released.”

        Oh he must be super smart, putting ripped shit in AC is childs play, just a shame the physics involved in these rips is utter dogs shit, editing a text file lol, super complex stuff there, then watch the retarded aC community praise it, like James super worked on Ford mustang mod for AC,you know the one he made one change to in a fucking text file, fucking plebs, also AC already has a ton of forza V8 muscle rips, they will give you aids though, so be sure to wear protection.

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  6. Ac fanboys get upset and rush to defend their sim when an article about AC is made, yet they troll and spam the comments section when an article about rF2 is made. Fucking hypocrites.

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  7. Most rFactor 2 mods are ABSOLUTE shovelware level of trash with low quality 3D models straight from 2006 and guesswork physics without ANY simulation value.

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    1. The entire structure of AC’s physics has no simulation value and features illegal mods ripped from Forza 4. AC also lacks essential features that’s been present in ISI motor sims for over 10 years.

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          1. the amount of rf2 players use rain and night.. no wonder isi stopped developing these features.

            But your right, there’s more potential for AC to use night and rain, due to a bigger player base, even if just for quick races can be fun.

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    1. Thank this blog that has been fueling these type of discussions with plenty of the articles. But they aren’t the only ones responsible, those people are just sad on their own. No wonder they’ve been banned from many discussion boards.

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  8. Wanna say I’m done coming to this blog with the constant racism and bigotry, but I have to wonder if that’s the plan with those that want to bring this sight down. Seems like they have latched on to a theme and are running with it. I wonder if it will work? You might want to start editing just that part of the comments section as there is no place for it. Whether it’s your beliefs or not James.

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      1. You wanna say this is the shameful side of the community. Because other places in sim racing aren’t definitely this way, thanks to moderation but also thanks to people that are sane and balanced instead of all the time acting like x motor racing bots. Not only the shameful visit and comment in this place, but they manage to overshadow and set the pace of the comments many times.

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  9. Some of the comments here are really disgusting. You people are a horrible reflection on this community and you should be ashamed of yourselves. And don’t act like this isn’t your fault either, Austin, as you have provided a forum for these people and say nothing to discourage them. Come on, man.

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    1. It’s the true nature of the sim racing community. A bunch of basement dwelling who use their rent money to spend on expensive sim racing equipment, and are devoid of any social skills. That is why there’s so many manchildren in the community. I feel sorry for the one that have families, since they rather spend money on an iRenting subscription and a expensive rig than on their wife and children.

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      1. Those who spend so much money for games, pc, sim rig, I don’t see them having this behavior. Yes, anonymous, I know… but it just doesn’t connect having those spending so much money, then making reddit threads about their equipment and pictures of the building process, and then come here to this blog making those bad comments. I don’t think they are frustrated and deprived of any morals at such a point.

        So you might be targeting and complaining about two different groups of sim racers.

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  10. Read the article three times to see what had sparked the elevated autism levels in the comments section. I think I keep missing it.

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  11. Its probably one guy anwering his own comments as well as impersonating others…that’s quite a classic for board spammers

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  12. If there is an admin, they might want to admin. As for ‘small block hero’, he’s no hero of anybody that’s made models. He steals shit and then posts it as his own. Real scum bag material, like the douche that keeps putting racist bs. Have fun, try asking for premission when you’re using other people’s work. You might be surprised how many will actually give permission. As for the ‘stock car revolution’, they don’t don’t want any help and don’t want to share anything with anybody, which is a shame since there are many people working on mods that could help.

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