Westwood Motorsport Park 1988 v1.1

Westwood Motorsport Park 1988 for GTR2

GTR2 Conversion and revised by ZWISS

Credits :

Papyrus for making Grand Prix Legends
Glen Leugner for creating this track from scratch
Bud Lucas for the conversion to rFactor
FrankyBB and BlackHawk for the GTR2 LODs

Track Infos from Wikipedia :

Westwood Motorsport Park (or Westwood Racing Circuit) was a 1.8 miles (2.90 km) 8-turn motorsport race track located in Coquitlam, British Columbia on the southern slopes of Eagle Mountain (known locally as Eagle Ridge).

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The track was built and operated by the Sports Car Club of British Columbia (SCCBC). Construction of Westwood began in 1957, and the first race was held on July 26, 1959, making it the first purpose-built permanent road course in Canada.

Westwood hosted many different professional race series over the years, including long stints with the Formula Atlantic Series, Trans-Am Series, and Player’s GM Challenge Series. Champion drivers to have raced professionally at Westwood include Formula One World Champion Keke Rosberg, Indianapolis 500 winners Bobby Rahal and Danny Sullivan, as well as other famous names including Gilles Villeneuve and Michael Andretti.

The December 12, 1988 episode of MacGyver, titled Collision Course, was primarily filmed at Westwood (where it was referred to as the Westwood Springs Race Course). The Player’s GM Challenge Series served as the backdrop of the story.

The track, which was located on leased provincial crown land, eventually fell victim to urban development. The track finally closed in 1990 to make way for the Westwood Plateau housing development and the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club.

In 2009, it was digitally recreated as a free download for pc computer simulations such as rFactor, GTR2 and Assetto Corsa.

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The SIM Version :

This sim version of the track was made by Glen Leugner for GPL in 2007.
Glen gave permission to release the rFactor version, and Bud Lucas gave me permission to convert his work to GTR2.

However: Bud based his work on a youtube video of a motorcycle event in 1990. At that time, the track was not used anymore for car races. Therefor all grass area’s were covered with weeds and bushes.

I got hold of an episode of MacGyver, “Collision course”, with some footage of the track.
And I found an 1988 incar video with a complete race.
So I decided to remove and reposition some trees and weeds.
That’s why I changed the name to Westwood 1988.

What I did :

– conversion to GTR2 with 3DsimEd
– add rain reflection
– fix AIW (pacecar, race groove, wet path, time trial)
– fixed pitlights and startlights
– added animated marshalls
– restore original skybox (mountains in background)
– repositioning and removing of many weeds and trees
– delete MANY objects that were doubles, and triples…
– changed cams (could be better)

Still to do :

– add some more objects
– improve textures
– better cams
– optimizing of GMT’s

Compatibility issue :

V1.1

– File name changed

1. Please delete the old folder Track
2. New track in game insert

Note :

Bradley Graham Gibson was killed instantly in 1982 when his Formula Ford car hit a deer at Deer’s Leap during a race driving school class.

In 1983 Steve Phillips was fatally injured when his Formula Ford hit a deer as he crested Deer’s Leap.
In consequence of these crashes deer warning lights were then installed at the top of Deer’s Leap.
These lights debuted on the 14 and 15 May 1983 race weekend.

Just think of them sometime when you blast over Deer’s Leep…

 

 

Size: 14 MB
Version: 1.1
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