I think we need a new members intro thread given our influx of new drivers lately.
So, we'll use this thread for just that. No format and this is not a requirement. Tell us about your sim racing 'career'....tell us how you found MNRL....let us know more about you and what you enjoy (favorite cars/tracks/other hobbies/etc)
Hi , my name is deuce michaels and i have a problem! im 60 years old but live like a teenager!
ive been a fighter pilot - red baron , cfs 1&2 , il2 , and a few others ive been a foot soldier - cod arma farcry ive been scared - Resident evil , ive been a race car driver- nascar racing thru rfactor 2 atari , playstation , my home now is on the pc
g27 wheel and pedals
married 36 years own my own trucking business build hot rods and muscle cars / trucks hate long walks on the beach lawn chair , umbrella and a corona is better , on the beach!
enjoy chatting with the guys i race with i enjoy racing and don't take it too serious try to always race clean and expect the same
We should have a sticky thread with a "Who Are You" set of question like before.
Name: Gilles Lalonde
Residence: Montreal, Québec
Work: Unix / Linux SysAdmin but for 2020... HelpDesk slave in a 400 employees corp.
Where did you hear about us: Years Ago at Race2Play, Norm had a chapter named the MNRL. I tried to run with them and liked the vintage / Semi-vintage format... I stuck with them.
Sim racing experience: Sim Racing since the late 90s... GPL, SCGT, rF1, AMS, rF2. All offline until I got enough PC power to check what online racing was all about; discovered Race2Play 5 years ago... hooked.
League experience: MNRL, NARS (here at CMS) and HSO.
Simracing hardware: G29
Favorite sim racing car: rF1 Mustang Saleen and AMS Catherham
I own crappy boxes... well you know what? 16gigs of 1866 HyperX FURY on a Asus P7P55 LX with an i7-860 running a used GTX970 4GD5T OC on an new LG 29-UM69 21:9 screen... I'm doing way better! I even got myself a barely used G29! But I still endlessly mod rFactor...
Where did you hear about us: From Jason - in response to a thread on Race Department. Thanks, Jason!
Sim racing experience: Sim Racing since 1998 with a long layoff after 2007. Started with GPL back in the day. Now I have most of the popular racing sims - AC, rF2. AMS, R3E, PC2, Dirt Rally 2, KartKraft and, of course, Wreckfest.
League experience: MARA for GPL (Middle Aged Racers Assn). Was official scorekeeper for a season or two....
wow, a summation of my online racing...hold on, I'll go get a beer...
Aaron Page Loveland, Ohio Age 65, married since 1974 (yeah, to the same lady -- grin)
Started racing online back in the "Hawaii" days, when you paid MCI a nickel a minute to race round-robin style. Came to the MNRL after having downloaded a track from their site, and after exploring the site decided they were dedicated folks. Wanted to get away from oval racing, and signed up. I don't remember what year, but the previous admin, Sam Allison, had just died and Norm had taken the reins. He was so welcoming, and all the folks were so supportive concerning software issues, etc, that I stuck around. Although I am always in the back half of the racing pack on road courses, I've always been able to find someone to race with at nearly all events and so I make it a point to be there at race time. And I've never regretted it.
As far as hardware goes, I've been somewhat limited, as things just always come up to suck up spare bucks -- you know how that is. But I run a G29 from a seat I bought at a local junk yard set in a wooden frame I made.
My "real life" vehicle? Laugh, if you must, but I bought a 2001 Toy Celica off the truck, and she's still humming along quite nicely. People everywhere I go try to buy it, but I'm not selling until I can buy George Jetson's cast-off.
Post by Bruno Mancebo on Jan 23, 2020 14:26:55 GMT
Real Name: Bruno Neves Contile Cordeiro User name: Bruno Mancebo Age:35 Work: Town truck driver I always liked racing since my childhood, I started with top gear on the SNES, going through the Need for Speed and after aiming more "simulation" go to Gran turismo series (it is not a simulated game, but it was the best at that time on the Playstation Platform). After a long time without running and after buying a steering wheel (Logitech Drive Force GT) to simulate on the Euro Truck 2, I bought the Automobilista interested in Stock Car Brasil. At the end of 2018 I met the MNRL running in the Brazilian Stock and in the F1 Classic, In this time invite my friend Janes to fix your g27 and come to race with us. I even race the Imola race with Angelo, before he left the tracks due to health problems. I was very sad to learn later that he had died through a post on the old site, His health problems were really serious... In the middle of 2019 aiming to simulate better, mainly the Toyota Celica races, I bought a G29 with Hshifter and clutch (Drive Force does not have either), it was a period of some races suffering to learn hell and toe, with the H Shifter, but almost at the end of the season I had already gotten used to them. After these 2 championships I started to participate constantly in the MNRL championships, because I really like the organization and seriousness of the championships and pilots. I just don't really like the restarts that sometimes take place, I think they take away the realism, problems happen in real races, and apart from the case of serious accidents there are no restarts. But the level of the pilots and fair play is very good, and especially good relationship between the members. Good run to all of us always! Other Simulators and Hobbies: Asseto Corsa Competizione (best GT3 simulator I've ever race in my life) X-Plane11 (Flight Simulators), DCS World (Combat Simulator), Euro Truck Simulator 2. Sometimes to relax, or better stress i play PUGB with my friends kkkkk. Like everyone needs a break, I really appreciate a good 12 year old whiskey. (I created this using google translator sorry for possible erros of translation).
Sim racing experience: Sim Racing since 2011 with a long stint of running leagues at Race Department. Started with F1 2011, now I have most of the popular racing sims - AC, rF2. AMS, R3E, Dirt Rally 2, and, of course, Wreckfest.
League experience: RLR, AOC, RD, RLM, ESR, iRacing.
Simracing hardware: TX, child's pedals 28" Benq
Real vehicle: Used to race amatuer when my Dad owned a piece of Road Atlanta back in the 90s, but now just a beater - Ford.
Name: Cedric Collins Username: Snowced or Ced Age:58 Live in Southern Cal
Like Aaron I started back in the Hawaii days. Once things got stable with the game and the internet a little better myself and a few guys started one of the first Nascar leagues in 1998, the original SNT league. The two years later I started a road racing league called PORRS. Through out the years a lot of guys from the MNRL ran in PORRS and vice versa. I used to help out Norm whenever he had questions about new mods they wanted to run. I've run sims from Nascar, Nascar Heat, F1 (EA and Codemasters), rfactor 1/2 and now Automobilista. I may stop for a while but usually find my way back and with MNRL. So here I am
Age: May 1985, you all make me feel like a spring chicken!
Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer for a leading cargo control company
Where did you hear about us: Google search looking for leagues, found MNRL through CMS. Stuck around because this is a great group of racers that take things seriously without being rude or intimidating!
Sim racing experience: Sim Racing since 2009, Gran Turismo 4, 5, & 6 with a DFGT, then made the move to PC + G27. Hundreds of hours in Assetto Corsa and Automobilista, and recently picked up Assetto Corsa Competizione and love it! BeamNG for a good laugh and to relax.
League experience: MNRL & CMS since mid-2018 or so, and I hosted some leagues way back on GT5 & 6.
Simracing hardware: G27 with invert-mounted pedals in a wooden cockpit, and SimDashboard + old android for the button box. This setup is constantly evolving.
Real vehicle: '12 Ford Fusion, '99 Audi A4 track car. Hopefully a 2021 4dr Bronco soon!
Favorite sim racing car: Anything with good sound and good physics, although I tend to really appreciate a proper classic race car. Think SVRA Group 6, 8, or 10