[GT6] Thursday Nights - 19:00 - 22:00 EST

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Mon, 07/13/2015 - 16:59
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I regularly poke fun at Dan's terrible spelling so its only fair to acknowledge that this week he nailed it 100% even though my first thought was here we go again...what the hell is a gathers drider car? Never heard of it.
 
Both are new cars for Parcells and both look wonderful!
 
July 16, 2015:
 
Car 1 – Honda Gathers Drider Civic - 1998 - default
 
Tracks:
 
  • vote
Car 2 – Honda Civic Type R (ek) Touring car – 1997 - default
 
Tracks:
 
  • vote
Sat, 07/18/2015 - 16:14
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The cars have been set, Parcells has some down time, may as well announce this weeks line-up.
 
The esteemed Mr. Warden provided this weeks selection, Parcells added a couple tracks. Should be awesome cars to race, looking forward to it.
 
July 23, 2015:
 
Car 1 – Toyota Supra SZ-R - 1997 - default
 
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  • vote
  • Madrid - REV
  • Cape Ring
Car 2 – Subaru Impreza Coupe 22B-ST1 – 1998 - default
 
Tracks:
 
  • vote
  • Matterhorn Dristellen - REV
  • Autumn Ring
  • Bathurst
Mon, 07/27/2015 - 16:51
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If Mark steps up to the plate and picks some cars for us to run this week I may change these picks tomorrow. That said my guess is we'll be running these cars this week, we'll see.
 
Almost positive we've run this GT-R before and I'm totally guessing on the MR2 having not run the GT-S or the Spyder which looks nice so if you know that the Spyder is a better car than the GT-S let me know and we'll make that change, thanks.
 
In no particular order (If I really like the MR2 it will be the second car run) here are the cars we're running, all voted tracks and I'm not even sure what tyre compound we'll use but guessing default on the GT-R Touring car and probably something sport on the MR2 but no promises.
 
Toyota MR2 GT-S 1997
 
Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 Touring Car
Mon, 08/03/2015 - 16:39
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In the interests of Parcells goal to minimize responsibilities while on vacation I am declaring a 2 week sabbatical of Thursday night racing. You're still allowed to race, I'm not an animal just that I don't plan on hosting again until August 20. Absolute zero responsibilities is unrealistic but in doing so I'm getting closer to sloth like speed so wish me luck.

That said, I suspect to have a new wheel this Wednesday so its also within the realms of possibilities I'll want to test this bad boy out against you guys on the 13th so if that happens I'll let you know.  

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:48
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I’d give up racing forever if it meant I could go on permanent vacation. But reality was back to work earlier today so break time over, felt like quite the effort (way over 5 minutes when you add it all up) picking this weeks cars I've developed such a stupor.
 
Winging it obviously but if I remember correctly the Scion was a delightful surprise when we drove it for the first time….
 
August 20, 2015:
 
Car 1 – Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 - 1985 - sport soft & Dirt
 
Tracks:
 
  • vote
  • Some dirt track - with my new wheel
Car 2 – Scion FR-S – 2012 - sport hard
 
Tracks:
 
  • vote
Sat, 08/22/2015 - 11:15
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Cleary late but that’s the nature of impromptu planning (is that even a thing?). Wondering if anyone’s up for a session tonight? If so please respond to this communication indicating so and when you can start.

If I get 4 other people to confirm I’ll host a room and send another update on the GO or NO-GO decision later today.

We can wing it via car and everything, regular Parcells 8 minute races or whatever the majority wants basically.  

Sat, 08/22/2015 - 17:16
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We have ourselves a NO-GO for this evening.

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:16
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Actually tested this weeks cars yesterday so not winging it this week. The Vauxhall did handle OK with default comfort soft tyres but felt so much better with sport hard so I decided to give everyone a small break here with the Vauxhall being a tricky mid engine car and all.
 
We are going to do a dirt and snow track with the Focus and we'll do what the majority wants from these 2 options...
 
1) smallest versions of each and I'll allow extra practise laps so everyone get's comfortable with the track (important when racing in poor visible dirt/snow tracks)
 
2) Medium version of each (G and East) same dirt track we ran last week of which you now have more practise but extra practise laps a NO-GO...but could give extra practise here too if that's the preference.  
 
I suppose I'm leaning towards the smaller versions but don't matter to me.
 
August 27, 2015:
 
Car 1 – Ford Focus ST- 2013 - comfort soft,  snow & dirt
 
Tracks:
 
  • vote
  • snow track
  • dirt track
Car 2 – Vauxhall VX220 Turbo – 2000 - sport hard
 
Tracks:
 
  • vote
Mon, 08/31/2015 - 16:02
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This week's cars brought to you by Dan. No mention of tire compound so we'll assume default.
 
September 3, 2015:
 
Car 1 – Volkswagon Golf V GTI - 2005 - default
 
Tracks:
 
  • vote
Car 2 – AEM S2000 - default
 
Tracks:
 
  • vote
Tue, 09/08/2015 - 19:21
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For our last Parcells hosted Thursday of Sept., 2015 we'll give these cars a go. Will be updating some tracks for car #2 before we run.
 
Reminder that after this week I wont be hosting again until Oct. 1. This week I'll provide Dan & Greg their typical driving lessons and the following week I'll be giving them some generic golf lessons...in both cases, what not to do.
 
September 10, 2015:
 
Car 1 – H
onda Integra Type R (DCS) Touring Car – 2004 
- defaul
 
Tracks:
 
  • vote
Car 2 –  Lotus Elise 111R – 2004 - Race medium
 
Tracks:
 
  • vote
  • you'll find out don't sweat it
Tue, 09/29/2015 - 19:29
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What a week...Randomly picked 2 cars I really really like :), still tired.

 

October 1, 2015:

 

Car 1 – Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Rally car - race hard

 

Tracks:

·  Vote

 

Car 2 – Opel Calibra Touring car – 1994 – race hard NOTE: we raced this before, you should have it already

 

Tracks:

·  Vote

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 13:25
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Might be only Skiwi that hasn’t officially heard so to make this official the time has come to put Parcells Thursday night racing to bed. Last week was the last hosted event by me until further notice. Below is a copy of the email I sent to the regulars that I update the weekly cars with.   

Despite some of the degrading things that have been said about me since my announcement to stop running my long lasting Thursday night series I am going to stay professional about this…

What can I say beyond It’s been a great run!

I want to thank all of you guys for joining my Thursday night sessions over the past 5+ years. It honestly has been at or near the top of my weekly SIM racing enjoyment all these years…obviously some weeks aren’t as awesome as others and sometimes I have fantastic races other nights where points are involved but week in and week out I know Thursday night’s will provide fun & enjoyment and that’s because of you guys even though some of us might be areseholes. I’m comfortable with that level of honesty because, you know me, and it’s a last ditch effort for a cheap laugh.

Maybe I’ll start this up again with GT7 or something on XBone/PS4 but for now my SIM racing will be solely on the new consoles because the games are so much better.

Thanks again guys, see you on the track.

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 06:37 (Reply to #613)
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Parcells2 wrote:

Might be only Skiwi that hasn’t officially heard so to make this official the time has come to put Parcells Thursday night racing to bed. Last week was the last hosted event by me until further notice. Below is a copy of the email I sent to the regulars that I update the weekly cars with.   

Despite some of the degrading things that have been said about me since my announcement to stop running my long lasting Thursday night series I am going to stay professional about this…

What can I say beyond It’s been a great run!

I want to thank all of you guys for joining my Thursday night sessions over the past 5+ years. It honestly has been at or near the top of my weekly SIM racing enjoyment all these years…obviously some weeks aren’t as awesome as others and sometimes I have fantastic races other nights where points are involved but week in and week out I know Thursday night’s will provide fun & enjoyment and that’s because of you guys even though some of us might be areseholes. I’m comfortable with that level of honesty because, you know me, and it’s a last ditch effort for a cheap laugh.

Maybe I’ll start this up again with GT7 or something on XBone/PS4 but for now my SIM racing will be solely on the new consoles because the games are so much better.

Thanks again guys, see you on the track.

Thanks for Everything Parcells...You have done a great job on Thursday Nights...A lot ot fun and laughs...I'll Miss the Parcells!

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 17:20
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Anyone still interested in a Thursday night league? I'll organize it if we still have interest. I organized from scratch and run a very successful NASCAR sim-racing league back in the mid-90's, so I don't mind doing it at all. I would definitely bring my own ideas into the group if I was in charge of organizing it - modifications which I think will bring some fresh changes that will add to the fun we already have had with Parcells' format. I dont have plans to invest in a new wheel in order to run Project Cars and I dont own an XBox One, so GT6 is all I have for racing. I plan to be on tonight if any one else is available.

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 08:31 (Reply to #615)
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Indycolts727 wrote:

Anyone still interested in a Thursday night league? I'll organize it if we still have interest. I organized from scratch and run a very successful NASCAR sim-racing league back in the mid-90's, so I don't mind doing it at all. I would definitely bring my own ideas into the group if I was in charge of organizing it - modifications which I think will bring some fresh changes that will add to the fun we already have had with Parcells' format. I dont have plans to invest in a new wheel in order to run Project Cars and I dont own an XBox One, so GT6 is all I have for racing. I plan to be on tonight if any one else is available.

Indy...Count me in!....Also have Project Cars for PS4!

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 14:47 (Reply to #616)
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I'll hop online at 7:30pm EST tonight (Thursday) to see if anyone else is around.

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 15:51
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NEXT RACE INFORMATION

​I'll be out of town for work the next two weeks. However, I will plan to be online to race on THURSDAY NOV 19th at 7:45pm EST with racing starting at 8:00pm EST. Cars and tracks to be announced. Format will be as follows:

1) We will have 5-min qualifying sessions for each race. There will be no "practice" sessions (the qualifying session is the practice session.) Starting positions determined by qualifying speed. Qualifying will begin as soon as every one has entered the track. We usually spent 5-minues (or sometimes longer) screwing around before each race anyway, so this wont add any extra time to the schedule.

2) Car options will be as before: oil changes recommended, no tuning (unless specified,) drive with whatever track options you want.

Spread the word. We're (hopefully) racing again in 2-weeks. 

Sun, 11/15/2015 - 20:15
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Indy - I'm up for GT6 on Thursdays.  Finding I'm too far off the pace with Forza6 and a controller - will keep an eye out for you

Sat, 12/05/2015 - 14:10 (Reply to #619)
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Is this still alive

Sun, 12/06/2015 - 16:49
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We were all talking about Project Cars the other night. I unpacked the new Logitech G29 wheel today and played Project Cars (on the PS4) for the first time. All I can say is - Wow! At this point I have absolutely no desire to play GT6 any more because PrCars is such a huge step up across the board: graphics, sound, physics, AI, career mode, etc. 

And regarding the G29... I had a Logitech Driving Force GT prior to this wheel, so the difference in everything wheel/pedal-related is also huge! I can't believe how much more FFB this wheel has Vs the old one. I actually have a blister on the inside of my thumb from fighting the wheel for a couple of hours! LOL

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 10:38
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I borrowed Al's PS4/Project Cars a couple weeks ago and I did like it when racing with stock tunes.  I did not buy a PS4 yet, because I fear most online racing is going to be with tuned cars, which I have no patients or time for.  Hopefully GT7 will be out soon.

 

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 19:21
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I don't mess with the setups. There's several web sites where you can find good setups - takes about 5-mins to enter them. Haven't gone online yet to see if there's an option for 'fixed setups' I've done a few races in career mode now and the AI cars are very good. I had a hell of a great race last night Vs an AI car that was as good as any I've ever had online. We swapped the lead back and forth a half-dozen times in the last few laps because the AI cars just don't back off when you pass them. They make mistakes too - I passed the AI car for good after he over-shot a corner. I doubt I would even get GT7 at this point because PrCars is far superior in every aspect. It's like Gran Turismo is a driving sim, but PC is a 'racing' sim. The track modeling is far ahead too - some tracks have bumps going into the corners which will cause the car to start wheel-hopping if you get in the brakes too hard.
Wed, 12/09/2015 - 17:23
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I thought it might be possible to get the old Thursday GT6 gang back together with PCARS;  but Forza seems to have reclaimed most of the original group. 

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Any of you guys still alive? I saw the other day where a new GT game was announced for the PS4 (finally.) Good new for this group... if it ever comes out. I'm still playing quite a bit of Project Cars. I have to FFB dialed-in on my wheel to where some of the cars really put up a hell of a fight. By far one of the best racing games/sims I've ever played. I rank it right up there with Grand Prix Legends.

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