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Posted 16 November 2006 - 07:43 PM

Just wanted to let those Import Car fans and Drift Fans know that we will be putting together a really nice car show in the dealers room this year.

i'm looking to put 10-15 cars (depending on space) in the dealers room. if anyone here is interested and they think there car is show worthy contact me.

also along with the car show i've got some guys coming in to do RC car drift demo's.
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Posted 16 November 2006 - 09:40 PM

thread stuck!/stickied!
I'm really excited about this ;)
what about the hot girls though? what about the hot girls? ^_^
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 06:54 AM

As much as this very idea makes my head hurt, I can think of one thing to fix it.

Borrow a 2006 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT-500 (blue if you can find one) from a dealership, and have the staffers responsible for this event cosplay Rally and Mae (Gunsmith Cats).

How to do it:
Were I in your shoes, I'd put together a brief set of a few slides from Gunsmith Cats featuring the Shelby Cobra and go speak to the dealership manager. Explain that you're assembling a car show at Anime Central (BRING NOTES ON OUR ATTENDANCE over the last five years), that there are usually more then ten thouand people in attendance most of whom are college students who might be looking for their first new car in the next few years. Show them photographs of the Cobra from Gunsmith Cats and say you'd like to feature a Shelby Cobra in your event.

I'd give you about a 30% chance of success with any particular dealership (some of them will be idiots). However, if you ask around enough you WILL find some dealer who will be interested. They very likely, of course, will want to send a rep or two because, well, that's how dealers are. If the car is being exposed then they will want their business card exposed as well so they're creating potential customers.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 07:52 AM

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what about the hot girls though? what about the hot girls? ^_^


:D I am sure you staffers can scrape together a few hot girls to model the cars.

Or if worse comes to worse, at ACEN, you can just go up to girls who are hot and ask them to stand by your car. :P
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 05:38 PM

Yo Allen, can my Supra be part of the 15 cars in the dealers room???

Don't forget that I'm still making my Supra the ACen car... But I need your help on making it happen....

For the record, this is my very low budget design of the car...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v213/sou...h/scapegoat.jpg

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 09:35 PM

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As much as this very idea makes my head hurt, I can think of one thing to fix it.

Borrow a 2006 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT-500 (blue if you can find one) from a dealership, and have the staffers responsible for this event cosplay Rally and Mae (Gunsmith Cats).  

How to do it:
Were I in your shoes, I'd put together a brief set of a few slides from Gunsmith Cats featuring the Shelby Cobra and go speak to the dealership manager.  Explain that you're assembling a car show at Anime Central (BRING NOTES ON OUR ATTENDANCE over the last five years), that there are usually more then ten thouand people in attendance most of whom are college students who might be looking for their first new car in the next few years.  Show them photographs of the Cobra from Gunsmith Cats and say you'd like to feature a Shelby Cobra in your event.  

I'd give you about a 30% chance of success with any particular dealership (some of them will be idiots).  However, if you ask around enough you WILL find some dealer who will be interested.  They very likely, of course, will want to send a rep or two because, well, that's how dealers are.  If the car is being exposed then they will want their business card exposed as well so they're creating potential customers.



my question too you is why does this make you head hurt?

is it because its "JAPANESE" cars and not Domestic cars. its not that i dislike domestic cars its just that this is a "JAPANESE" animation convention and i think having the best of Japanese car world fits better in a convention like this.

so hopefully this explains things.

your idea is good but the liablity behind doing something like that would be too high.
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 09:39 PM

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my question too you is why does this make you head hurt?

is it because its "JAPANESE" cars and not Domestic cars.  its not that i dislike domestic cars its just that this is a "JAPANESE" animation convention and i think having the best of Japanese car world fits better in a convention like this.

so hopefully this explains things.  

your idea is good but the liablity behind doing something like that would be too high.



http://bradbarnett.net/mustangs/images/Gun...unsmithCats.jpg

Gunsmith Cats is the only the second anime in the history of anime to my knowledge to actually license a make and model of car to use in their series, the other being Misato Katsuragi's Renault Alpine A310. Nether of which are asian cars.

To not try to feature the one of those two cars is...

Well, it seriously makes me question the 'anime' link to a car show.

Don't get me wrong. I own a 2006 Honda Civic. But I don't consider it to be an anime related car because it was never featured in an anime.

And don't even start down the liability road because that's obfuscating. You'd be equally liable for the consequences of this event regardless of who owns the car. It just doesn't fit in with your 'view'.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 09:39 PM

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Yo Allen, can my Supra be part of the 15 cars in the dealers room???

Don't forget that I'm still making my Supra the ACen car...  But I need your help on making it happen....

For the record, this is my very low budget design of the car...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v213/sou...h/scapegoat.jpg

That's why I need your help on this...


i'll help you out as much as i can. talk to me in PM or AIM about havin your car in the show.
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 09:41 PM

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http://bradbarnett.net/mustangs/images/Gun...unsmithCats.jpg

Gunsmith Cats is the only the second anime in the history of anime to my knowledge to actually license a brand and type of car to use in their series ,the other being Misato Katsuragi's Renault Alpine A310.  Nether of which are asian cars.


thats fine and good if you can aquire these cars then by all means i'll put them in the show.:)
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 09:52 PM

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thats fine and good if you can aquire these cars then by all means i'll put them in the show.:)


You make me a member of staff and I'll call every Ford dealership in the tristate area. Otherwise I'm not going to take any ownership of work.

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 10:04 PM

This really sounds very exciting. I can't wait to see how this turns out, it should be pretty cool when it's all done and finalized.
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Posted 17 November 2006 - 10:13 PM

Hey Allen, I just realize something....

After the confusion that's been going on with the Shellby *sp* Corba thing....

It'll be nice to know on what kind of cars you want to be in the show...

Like anything that looks tight, appear in an anime, drift cars... etc....
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 09:32 PM

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You make me a member of staff and I'll call every Ford dealership in the tristate area.  Otherwise I'm not going to take any ownership of work.



cool then i guess we won't have any of these cars at the show.:D
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 09:34 PM

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Hey Allen, I just realize something....

After the confusion that's been going on with the Shellby *sp* Corba thing....

It'll be nice to know on what kind of cars you want to be in the show...

Like anything that looks tight, appear in an anime, drift cars... etc....



what i'm lookin for are the best and hottest japanese cars out there.
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Posted 18 November 2006 - 09:48 PM

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what i'm lookin for are the best and hottest japanese cars out there.


I guess the Mini Cooper (City Hunter), VW Bettle (Digimon season 2), and Toyota Cressica *sp* (Great Teacher Onizuka)... are out of the question then...
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Posted 19 November 2006 - 11:35 AM

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I guess the Mini Cooper (City Hunter), VW Bettle (Digimon season 2), and Toyota Cressica *sp* (Great Teacher Onizuka)... are out of the question then...



i'd take a toyota cressida if it was done up right. i think i'd pass on a cooper and beetle. cuz honestly i don't think anyone around here has one exactly like any of those anime series.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 05:01 PM

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I own a 2006 Honda Civic.  But I don't consider it to be an anime related car because it was never featured in an anime.


The Civic was in Initial D, driven by Shingo, and the Civic Type R was also in Initial D, driven by the Todou School of Driving. The model of course wasn't the 06' model.

I think this is a great idea. I might be able to get someone to bring in a AE86 or a Silvia.

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 03:46 PM

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The Civic was in Initial D, driven by Shingo, and the Civic Type R was also in Initial D, driven by the Todou School of Driving. The model of course wasn't the 06' model.  

I think this is a great idea. I might be able to get someone to bring in a AE86 or a Silvia.



i've got an 86 and Silvia comin already but i could always use more. especially if they look good.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 06:35 PM

Isildur said:

As much as this very idea makes my head hurt, I can think of one thing to fix it.

Borrow a 2006 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT-500 (blue if you can find one) from a dealership, and have the staffers responsible for this event cosplay Rally and Mae (Gunsmith Cats).  

How to do it:
Were I in your shoes, I'd put together a brief set of a few slides from Gunsmith Cats featuring the Shelby Cobra and go speak to the dealership manager.  Explain that you're assembling a car show at Anime Central (BRING NOTES ON OUR ATTENDANCE over the last five years), that there are usually more then ten thouand people in attendance most of whom are college students who might be looking for their first new car in the next few years.  Show them photographs of the Cobra from Gunsmith Cats and say you'd like to feature a Shelby Cobra in your event.  

I'd give you about a 30% chance of success with any particular dealership (some of them will be idiots).  However, if you ask around enough you WILL find some dealer who will be interested.  They very likely, of course, will want to send a rep or two because, well, that's how dealers are.  If the car is being exposed then they will want their business card exposed as well so they're creating potential customers.


If you can get the car, I can be your Rally. I've already done the cosplay, I just need to get a proper wig.
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Posted 22 November 2006 - 03:58 PM

i highly doubt we'll be getting this car because of the liability involved in "borrowing" such a vehicle.
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Posted 22 November 2006 - 05:15 PM

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i highly doubt we'll be getting this car because of the liability involved in "borrowing" such a vehicle.

Damn....
No matter. I'm still wearing the costume anyways. I'll be sure to stop by the car show and check everything out. Let me know if you need a Rally for anything, though ;)
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Posted 23 November 2006 - 09:14 PM

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Damn....
No matter.  I'm still wearing the costume anyways.  I'll be sure to stop by the car show and check everything out.  Let me know if you need a Rally for anything, though ;)



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Posted 28 November 2006 - 01:33 PM

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what i'm lookin for are the best and hottest japanese cars out there.


I have a '95 Honda Civic that was - at one point - really tricked out. Through a good deal of neglect(yeah, I know, but i live 1000' from my work - why drive?) and some run-ins in the parking lot, it needs quite a bit of work. Any ideas on a good place to get some body/appearance work done in the MSN/MKE/RFD/ORD area? Don't know if it would be show-worthy, but if I can get it cleaned up I would show you :P

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:43 PM

i'm currently workin on getting 2 very hot JDM (Japanese Domestic Model) cars. so hopefully i'll have some news soon.
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 06:29 AM

You could give us a call, y'know. :sweatdrop

I know at least Ray (White Soarer), me, (green soarer), and Ron (TT350z) are kinda interested.

If you wanted a Cressida, we know a guy from the supraforums/celicasupra who has a nice one.

And of course you know the guy with the yellow skyline joined up also.

Just post up details at the three sites.

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 02:54 PM

OMG I love import cars!! This topic alone makes me excited for ACEN '07!! The best import car you should get is the new 07 Infiniti Skyline, it's the American release of a Nissan Skyline. I haven't heard anything on it recently, I don't even think it's out, lol. Well that or you should just have like a Skyline GT-R, lol xD
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:57 PM

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OMG I love import cars!! This topic alone makes me excited for ACEN '07!! The best import car you should get is the new 07 Infiniti Skyline, it's the American release of a Nissan Skyline. I haven't heard anything on it recently, I don't even think it's out, lol. Well that or you should just have like a Skyline GT-R, lol xD


Actually we kind of associate with a true skyline owner:

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I know it's a few more car fanatics on the board though (just don't know if they still come around.)

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 12:27 PM

Yeah those are awesome, you should have those xD

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 03:54 PM

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You could give us a call, y'know. :sweatdrop  

I know at least Ray (White Soarer), me, (green soarer), and Ron (TT350z) are kinda interested.

If you wanted a Cressida, we know a guy from the supraforums/celicasupra who has a nice one.

And of course you know the guy with the yellow skyline joined up also.

Just post up details at the three sites.

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Posted 05 December 2006 - 03:55 PM

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OMG I love import cars!! This topic alone makes me excited for ACEN '07!! The best import car you should get is the new 07 Infiniti Skyline, it's the American release of a Nissan Skyline. I haven't heard anything on it recently, I don't even think it's out, lol. Well that or you should just have like a Skyline GT-R, lol xD
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http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/7286/ca...r003editqa3.jpg

That's pretty much what it looks like, that was back in August though, and that image is Photoshopped, because that was before I debadged it (but it is now) and the emblem is still silver, but when I get it back (today or tomorrow) I'm painting it. But yeah, it's not really that special, lol.


actually that car is coming out in 2008 and its gonna be a NISSAN not an infiniti.
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