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DoMiNo
07-17-2007, 09:44 AM
<IMG SRC="http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/3086/britishiconcontestky6.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>MG, Triumph, Lotus, Austin Healey, Ginetta, AC the list goes on.</B> Perhaps no other country has produced so many lovable, tossable roadster icons as the UK. Even today, Great Britain plays host to countless boutique manufacturers whose great-handling sports cars carry on the legacy of those fabled nameplates.<p><B>Your task is to redesign one of these British roadsters. </B>Choose a classic sports car with roots in the UK and bring it into the 21st Century while maintaining a visual link with its predecessor and, above all, staying true to the cars original intent. The British are serious about their sports cars, which are admired the world over; this car has some big shoes to fill. <p>You may choose any classic British marque for your entryand there are plenty of thembut bear in mind that this is a smaller roadster (i.e. big marques like Jaguar, Aston Martin, and Rover may not necessarily apply, though I wont rule them out). <p>Good luck designers! Hopefully enough of you will be inspired to make this a great competition. <B>This contest will close on Tuesday, July 31 2007.</B>

Nurburgring
07-17-2007, 10:13 AM
I might give it a try. But, my knowledge on British roadsters of the past is vague. Is it okay if I create a compact roadster for a British automaker like Jaguar?

SV
07-17-2007, 10:38 AM
ooh, this is intriging. i'm gonna try and make an entry for this...only problem is i'll be out of town for two weeks starting tomorrow <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0">

Nath
07-17-2007, 10:42 AM
What about a Roadster version of a classic coupe?<br>Was thinking a Gilbern

DoMiNo
07-17-2007, 10:57 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CaymanS</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I might give it a try. But, my knowledge on British roadsters of the past is vague. Is it okay if I create a compact roadster for a British automaker like Jaguar?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's technically a "redesign," for what it's worth. I don't want to be too strict, but your entry should be tied to a past model. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Nath</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What about a Roadster version of a classic coupe?<br>Was thinking a Gilbern</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That would be fine, as the Gilbern GT more or less meets the description above, even if it never really achieved "icon" status.

DoMiNo
07-17-2007, 11:12 AM
For inspiration, here are shots of some classic British roadsters:<p><A HREF="http://www.british-car-auctions.co.uk/images/106BB22-AH100BN1-001.jpg" TARGET="_blank">Austin Healey 100</A><p><A HREF="http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-1960-1969/1963-Austin-Healey-3000-MK2-BJ7-black.jpg" TARGET="_blank">Austin Healey 3000 </A><p><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/features/mg-history/03-large/1955-62-MGA-Roadster.jpg" TARGET="_blank">MGA Roadster</A><p><A HREF="http://www.bmh-ltd.com/images/mgb_1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">MGB</A><p><A HREF="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7f/Lotus_Elan_S4se.jpg" TARGET="_blank">Lotus Elan</A><p><A HREF="http://webhome.idirect.com/~rharring/img_0435.jpg" TARGET="_blank">Lotus Elite</A><p>Triumph <A HREF="http://ned.ronet.ru/0/1954%20Triumph%20TR2.jpg" TARGET="_blank">TR2</A>, <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/britishiron2000/triumph_tr4.JPG" TARGET="_blank">TR4</A>, <A HREF="http://www.wilsonmotorco.com/images/MVC-001F032206.JPG" TARGET="_blank">TR6</A><p><A HREF="http://www.shorey.net/Auto/Miscellaneous%20Pictures/1964%20Ginetta%20G4-red-fVl=mx=.jpg" TARGET="_blank">Ginetta G4</A><p><A HREF="http://www.allardregister.org/images/Web_Cars/J2_Mille_Miglia/J2_1971_ft34a.JPG" TARGET="_blank">Allard J2</A><p><A HREF="http://homepage.mac.com/tvr43/history/images/grantura/large/ext1l.jpg" TARGET="_blank">TVR Grantura</A><p><A HREF="http://www.fondation-herve.org/images/ac-ace.gif" TARGET="_blank">AC Ace </A><br>And that's but a few. Feel free to add your own if I forgot anything... <br>

driven by design
07-17-2007, 11:12 AM
I've been waiting for a contest like this, Domino. Your ideas are always top shelf. I've had various little ideas for such a design floating around in my sketchbook for ages, and since I'm horrifically bad about updating any sort of online portfolio with them, nobody's ever seen 'em.<p>I'll certainly be giving this one a shot.<p>BTW, who made that Ace illustration in your contest banner? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> Don't tell me it was you!<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by driven by design at 2:17 PM 7/17/2007</i>

DoMiNo
07-17-2007, 11:19 AM
Haha, no no. I wish! That's a concept sketch of the Project Kimber AC Ace revival based on the Smart Roadster.<p>Glad you like the contest!

2o6
07-17-2007, 11:38 AM
OK! This should be Quite FUN!

Nurburgring
07-17-2007, 11:44 AM
I just started on my entry. It's been long since I drew.

Superfresa
07-17-2007, 05:04 PM
Great Idea Domino! How did you come up with that idea? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> Count me in. For sure! I'm going to love this contest!

DoMiNo
07-17-2007, 09:25 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Great Idea Domino! How did you come up with that idea? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> Thanks to Fresa for his help with the contest topic

Nath
07-17-2007, 09:33 PM
OK so indecision strikes.... Changed my mind<br>and the car I will be doing is definately an icon!

emotive
07-18-2007, 01:24 AM
I'm definately in on this onw and I promise I won't be late like fot te Mass Transit contest! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

street_dreamer
07-18-2007, 11:11 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DoMiNo</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Haha, no no. I wish! That's a concept sketch of the Project Kimber AC Ace revival based on the Smart Roadster.<p>Glad you like the contest!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>1) Great contest (again)<br>2) I'll try to actually enter this one, but i'm so crap compared to everyone else<br>3) I'm glad you chose one of my favourite cars (albeit forthcoming) for the project! (but i'm still wait for more bloody info on the car... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> ) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

mrfdesign
07-20-2007, 10:18 AM
I guess im first<br>I present to you the new 2008 Triumph TR6. <br>It was obviously difficult to modernise it as i had to eradicate the squareness of that 70's styling. Round lights just wont look good so i redesigned the light clusters. I changed the grille slightly as well. Obviously all these changes do make it quite a bit different from the original but to achieve a modern look it has to be done. Hope you like it. :-)<br>I apologise for the dark picture i'l try get a better one up soon...<br><A HREF="http://img466.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00148dm1.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img466.imageshack.us/img466/7808/dsc00148dm1.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>

DoMiNo
07-20-2007, 08:32 PM
Thanks for kicking off this contest, mrfdesign.<p>Exceptionally well-drawn, as usual, and a very attractive car to boot, though I'm afraid something may have been lost in the update. I completely understand the need to modernize many of the TR6's elements and I respect the decisions you made in an attempt to do so (the lights look great!), my only concern is that it appears you've removed the quirky "British-ness" of it. A few neat touches aside, the design as a whole is just a little bland.<p>Still, I can't compliment you enough on how clean this sketch is. And like I said, a very good-looking automobile, it just could have used a little more flair. <p>Great start <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I'm still playing around with ideas for my own. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with!

napoleondyna
07-20-2007, 09:36 PM
Heres my entry. Its my modern interpretation of the MGB-GT<br><IMG SRC="http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a117/otis_mister/MGB-GTsketchEDIT.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>I kinda skipped on some of the finishing touches because Im leaving town tomorrow but Im pretty happy with it.<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pirate2.gif" BORDER="0">

flyinmonkey351
07-21-2007, 06:19 PM
Definitely in this one! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Mil
07-22-2007, 03:50 AM
Sorry everyone, i'm not in this one .... again <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'm going to Africa in a few hours and staying there for about 3 weeks. SO not too long. But after that i have a 3 week holiday at home, so i'll be much more active in actually posting my sketches and designs.

PRODIGY
07-23-2007, 03:56 PM
Ok this is the first contest i've entered! Here's my modern version of the 'cheese wedge' Triumph TR7. I've lost a bit of the wedge but kept the rear pillar black and aped the shape of the originals pop up headlights on the new headlights. I did this sketch wiithout looking at a pic of the original which was a bit foolish really, but anyway.. enough jibber jabber - here it is:-<br><IMG SRC="http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb251/adythesaxoman/TRIUMPH.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Cheers!

DoMiNo
07-24-2007, 12:16 PM
More terrific entries, guys.<p><B>napoleondyna </B>- An elegant update; I like how you've softened the MGB and made it a more voluptuous design. The fastback was the most interesting of its body styles and you've captured and modernized it well here. It looks like a larger car than the previous version, and I think the only thing I would change is the very long hood, which looks made for a V16 or something like that. Overall a very good looking car and stylistically true to the original without being too retro.<p><B>classic_saab_man</B> - Even if you didn't use a photograph as a guide, you retained the most important stylistic elements of the original TR7--the side glass profile, the b-pillar, the flared fenders, the forward-dipping crease along the side--and you've integrated them well into a modern design. Overall the car is a little stubby and the rear is high and not as graceful as the original, but I love what you've done with the front end and I could see this car on the road. Nice work <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>I'm making good progress on my entry and it should be in either later today or tomorrow! Good luck to all <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">

2o6
07-24-2007, 12:28 PM
A great so far. Mine should be ready soon.........

Jordmaniac
07-24-2007, 03:28 PM
does noble count?

DoMiNo
07-24-2007, 03:43 PM
I wouldn't call it a "classic," per se, but it's certainly British! Go for it.

DoMiNo
07-24-2007, 03:44 PM
<B><FONT SIZE="4">Ginetta G4 Mk.II: Revival of the Fittest</FONT></B><p><I>Track Star or Road Warrior?</I> The new G4 Mk.II from Ginetta Cars Ltd. has been designed to excel as both. The 21st century revival of Ginettas most successful road racer wears the classic shape of its predecessor but has been redesigned from the ground up as a modern-day performance icon to rival the worlds most storied sports cars. <p>Lightweight aluminum and composite construction remains a hallmark of Ginetta sports cars; the G4 Mk.IIs low weight, near perfect F/R distribution, and customers choice of state-of-the-art turbocharged 4 (Mk.II), 6 (Mk.II GT), or 8-cylinder powerplant (Mk.II GT-S) means indomitable performance and economy, on and off the track. All motors are mated to six-speed manual transmissions. <p>The cockpitin road (2 seat) or track (1 seat + fire system, safety cage) configurationsis spare but comfortable. Bare carbon composites and grippy Alcantara (in the customers choice of several colors) trim the cabin; A/C and hi-fi audio systems are no-cost options with the road package.<p>Unlike previous Ginetta models, the G4 Mk.II will not be available as a rolling chassis; all cars will be fully manufactured and outfitted with powertrains at the factory. Prices have not yet been set, but expect the Mk.II to carry on Ginettas commitment to affordable track day performance cars. <p><IMG SRC="http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/3858/ginettag4iu6.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>

PRODIGY
07-24-2007, 05:16 PM
Blimey! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>How did you get so good?!<br>The presentation, rendering, and artwork are amazing! The car is cool, but i've never really been a fan of Ginetta - always thought they were a bit of a specialist machine for a few die hard road racers. Having said that, if this were to be released, it would definatley bring the brand into the mainstream and could take the place of the now defunct TVR (R.I.P) as the thinking mans (and some would say brave mans lol) British sports car<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by classic_saab_man at 5:34 PM 7/24/2007</i>

Jordmaniac
07-24-2007, 07:20 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, the 2009 Noble M-SPYK<p><A HREF="http://img402.imageshack.us/my.php?image=noblell6.png" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6822/noblell6.th.png" BORDER="0"></A>

Mr. Burns
07-24-2007, 08:25 PM
that's it Domino, it's war. That's a stunning entry, and I declare war on it! But dang I'm gonna have to work my ass off on it.

DoMiNo
07-24-2007, 08:37 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mr. Burns</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">that's it Domino, it's war. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's what I like to hear! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> If anyone can bring it, you can. Looking forward to the entry.

mrfdesign
07-25-2007, 02:39 AM
Domino that rendering is outstanding!!!<br>However the design is not really groundbreaking. But it is still a faultless piece of work and i guess this is only a redesign. The rear echoes BMW Z4 with the intergrated spoiler look, The whole package echoes TVR for me.Could even be the new Chimera. <p>Can anyone see the Z4 M coupe in this pic?? :-)<br><A HREF="http://img256.imageshack.us/my.php?image=123bu0.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/7532/123bu0.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>The TR7 looks almost like the Honda Dualnote concept at the front.

PRODIGY
07-25-2007, 04:23 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mrfdesign</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <br>The TR7 looks almost like the Honda Dualnote concept at the front.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Imagine if BMW had never bought Rover, this TR7 could be based on a Honda then! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0">

2o6
07-25-2007, 08:39 AM
Here's mine the Lotus Eclat. More of a 2+2 than a roadster............and I hate it, but nonetheless, here.<p><br>The Lotus Eclat.<p><IMG SRC="http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i87/Vannette_12/2ponitea.jpg" BORDER="0">

mrfdesign
07-26-2007, 02:02 AM
thats not bad 206 i quite like it, very classic look.

Mr. Burns
07-26-2007, 10:56 AM
"That's what I like to hear! If anyone can bring it, you can. Looking forward to the entry."<p>Well, I've narrowed it down to a couple of designs, hopefully rendering will start today. Unfortunately, it's going to be in a very similar perspective as yours, I hope you don't mind <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>curses, I've been here for so long and yet I don't know how to quote <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>EDIT: scratch the perspective thing!<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Mr. Burns at 2:09 PM 7/26/2007</i>

VexedandGlorious
07-27-2007, 07:28 AM
working on my entry...<br>TR6<br>this is where im at so far...I'm changing the entire design, post it sunday or monday...If i remember to.<p><A HREF="http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/182/tr63xx1.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/182/tr63xx1.jpg</A><br>

Mr. Burns
07-27-2007, 11:58 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br> <B>TVR GRANTURA REVEALED?</B> <br><IMG SRC="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4/mountdoug/img027-1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Members at speedanddesign.net have obtained what seems to be a preliminary sketch of the upcoming TVR Grantura redesign. The Grantura is set to be unveiled this sunday, and it is expected to host a whole new design direction for TVR. <p>"We cannot say much from this blurry sketch" says Harv Ettinger of Speedanddesign.net, "but it appears that the vehicle looks rather conservative, which is unexpected for this class". He then added "we do not know for sure if the actual vehicle will look anything like this sketch, but at least it gives us an idea of what we could expect."<p>The Grantura will arrive into a very crowded market of recently redesigned roadsters. It's key competitor, the Ginetta G4 Mk.II, was recently unveiled at the CSS International Auto Show, and will no doubt prove to be tough competition for the Grantura.<p>However according to Mark Jackson of TVR International Design, "Although the new Ginetta G4 is an excellent looking vehicle, we are very confident that the new Grantura will hold its own, for it is perhaps one of our best designs to date."<p>Look for the new Grantura this sunday at the CSS International Auto Show Late edition.<br></TD></TR></TABLE>

2o6
07-27-2007, 12:17 PM
Looks kinda tall mr.burns, and really IMO isn't very roadster like..........

Mr. Burns
07-27-2007, 12:55 PM
ooooh it'll be roadster like alright.<p>a hint for the final product, think dodge viper.<p><IMG SRC="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4/mountdoug/Picture2-3.png" BORDER="0"><p><br><i>Modified by Mr. Burns at 2:14 PM 7/27/2007</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Mr. Burns at 2:56 PM 7/27/2007</i>

Mr. Burns
07-28-2007, 10:11 AM
I can't resist, here's another screenshot:<br><IMG SRC="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4/mountdoug/Picture3-5.png" BORDER="0"><p>Still not complete, but I'm excited about this one!

Mr. Burns
07-28-2007, 08:28 PM
I'm almost done! The big unveiling is tomorrow. A fully rendered TVR super-car roadster with aggressive muscular styling and interesting details will hopefully stand a chance in this contest.<p>Anyone else as excited as I am? or am I just crazy?<p><IMG SRC="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4/mountdoug/Picture8-4.png" BORDER="0"><br>

2o6
07-28-2007, 09:16 PM
You're crazy. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Anyways, it looks to be a great render.<p>

Mr. Burns
07-29-2007, 10:32 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>What Happens When Muscular Styling Meets Unparalleled Performance?</B><br>Introducing the all new TVR Grantura.<br><IMG SRC="http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4/mountdoug/TVR_Grantura2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The Grantura takes past and current TVR designs and adds a dash of flair. At the heart of the design lies an elegant side intake beautifully crafted from chrome and carbon fiber, to bring the best of both worlds to performance enthusiasts. From there the vehicle welcomes the road with an aggressive new front fascia, and muscular fender flares. The entire design is based on the theme of constant motion. Most of the volume is in front of the wheels, contributing to a feeling of power and control. The Bulges on the hood are indicative of the large and powerful engine underneath, and complement the side fenders. <p>The muscular rear end and elegant side wheel arches embrace the wheels and the track. The slanted V-shape of the belt line indicates a push and go relationship between the rear and the front, highlighting rear-wheel drive. On the roof we find two elegant sunroofs cleverly integrated to one, giving you an excellent view of the road and so much more. <p>The TVR Grantura, proof that when muscular good looks and unparalleled performance meet, good things happen.<br></TD></TR></TABLE> <p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Mr. Burns at 8:09 PM 7/31/2007</i>

2o6
07-29-2007, 01:22 PM
IDK mr burns, you kinda lost the feel of the original TVR.<p><br>This seems too big (even if it isn't a direct clone of the original) it seems too tall and kinda loses the stance and diminutitve size of the original.<br>It is a quality render, and it looks great, but more or less resembles a 2+2 rather than a Roadster. (Well, you can say the same for mine, since the Eclat WAS a 2+2) IMO, I'd move that front wheel foreward to lose some of that front overhang. Cause right now it kinda has a FWD stance.<p><br>Sorry if it seems like I ripped you to shreads. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0"> I really do think it is your best work, and really is a quality render. I really like the green.

Mr. Burns
07-29-2007, 03:01 PM
well what I was trying to do was use some subtle cues of the original with some radical design cues. The side fender flare is an evolution of the one found on the original for example. However I wanted to add what the original lacked, that being musular styling. Lots of bulges, fender flares and sharp edges. Size isn't really an issue IMO, most new cars have grown much bigger than their predecessors.

Superfresa
07-30-2007, 05:03 PM
Excellent entries so far guys! I'll comment adequately when they're all in.<p><br>I got delayed with uni work, but have my entry almost complete. I will post by tomorrow if the contest is still open, but feel free to go ahead without me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

DoMiNo
07-30-2007, 05:15 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Superfresa</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I got delayed with uni work, but have my entry almost complete. I will post by tomorrow if the contest is still open, but feel free to go ahead without me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Agreed, great entries so far. Nice work on the TVR, Mr. Burns. The car seems either a bit tall or a bit short, and some of the relections make the surfaces a bit...confusing...but still a beautiful work, probably your best. <p>I plan on closing the contest tomorrow evening (NA time) if no one has any objections.<p>Get those entries in!!

Nurburgring
07-30-2007, 07:04 PM
I got my final design in. Will be posting tomorrow. It came out bad since I haven't drawn in over five months.

flyinmonkey351
07-30-2007, 07:47 PM
The 2012 Triumph GT-6<br> <IMG SRC="http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/Dj_designs/GT-6.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>So excited about this contest GREAT ENTRIES EVERYONE!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

2o6
07-30-2007, 10:10 PM
WOW! Talk about coming from nowhere!<p><br>It evokes all sorts of emotion and is dramatic and elegant.<p>This is going to be a tough call and a great contest.

mrfdesign
07-31-2007, 04:52 AM
wow flyingmonkey thats rather impressive. awesome!!!

PRODIGY
07-31-2007, 07:07 AM
Wow! Seeing this design makes me realise where i go wrong! my sketches are kind of rough and in black and white, I tend to try and draw them quite realistic and I fail. realistic doesn't work unless you're as good as Domino or Mr Burns. <br>I need to make my sketches like yours which look like they've come straight from a fully fledged car designers sketchpad! I'm not saying your sketch isn't realistic, but it's got that raw look that I love!<br>This contest is great. Well done everyone! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

AXIS
07-31-2007, 07:41 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><IMG SRC="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/hellospaceboy/Austin-Healey.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>With the resurging popularity of the fun to drive small roadster and the runaway success of the Mini brand. <br>A group of Chinese and British investors have pooled together to re-instate the iconic Austin-Healey brand.<p>The all new Millenium Sprite will make its debut at the Frankfurt auto show this fall.</TD></TR></TABLE>

DoMiNo
07-31-2007, 08:05 AM
Fantastic stuff, guys. Everyone has really stepped it up this time, and it shows in the quality and diversity of the entries. <p>There's still time! Anyone who wants to get an entry in, you have until tonight! Best of luck, all <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Mr. Burns
07-31-2007, 10:14 AM
Domino ~ I have some general fixes from general complaints to mine that will be done by tonight, I hope it won't be too late. <p>Now for some commenting, let me start off by saying that the entries are all excellent, I guess when one person kicks things up a notch, others follow.<p>mrfdesign~ I love the front end design, and it is very nicely drawn. But I agree with Domino in that it has somewhat lost the british flair, first thing about the general shape that came to my mind was Ford. Regardless It's a nice entry, keep it up!<p>napoleondyna~ nice Idea, but I think it could be further modernized, especially from the rear, the taillights would be a great place to start. I like the general shape though, very MGB. <p>classic_saab_man~ The general shape is a great evolution from the TR7, and I love what you've done to the front end, even if it is a departure from the TR7s of old.<p>Domino~ The rendering is fantastic, though I think it could use a few sparkles here and there (which can be achieved by stroking a path with white brush while simulating brush stroke). Also the wheels don't really fit the render, try to reduce their contrast or use less flashy wheels. Also the mirror shadow! Having said all that, the render is great, especially like what you've done with the headlights, very creative. The design is interesting, not very dramatic, but nice. It is a great evolution of the original G4, and you've modernized it well.<p>Jordmaniac~ the potential is there, I can see very interesting elements that can be used in a more elaborate entry, but for now it's a great start. The front end looks very creative, I love the headlights, but the grill seems a tad BMW-like. <p>2o6~ Nice attempt at a marker render, it takes practice! Nice design overall, perhaps increase the rake of the windshield a bit, it looks like a wall! Having said that it looks like you've captured the britishness nicely, very modern.<p>flyinmonkey351~ BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE the rear 3/4 shot, the car looks very sexy, and very creative. I think some of the front end was lost in perspective view, but from what I can tell, it's also very nice. I also love the side view sketch, and overall the car just looks very beautiful, great job!<p>Axis~ Another great entry, nice render. You tend to use a lot of creases in your designs, this time it has worked well Imo, gives a great sense of motion. Great idea as well with the Austin-Healey brand. It looks great!

AXIS
07-31-2007, 01:13 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mr. Burns</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Domino ~ I have some general fixes from general complaints to mine that will be done by tonight, I hope it won't be too late. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Mr. Burns, I do believe the rules state that once you post your entry you're not allowed to alter it.

Mr. Burns
07-31-2007, 03:17 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AXIS</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Mr. Burns, I do believe the rules state that once you post your entry you're not allowed to alter it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am not "altering" it, just some surface reflections (very minor fix really) seem to be confusing people. Also I seem to have miscalculated the strength of the reflections on the side, so I'm toning them down a bit. These are minor flaws in the rendering, and ultimately the competition is about design, which I'm set on. It's not like I'm giving it a facelift.

DoMiNo
07-31-2007, 09:10 PM
Great work all, contest is now officially <B>CLOSED</B>. I'm sorry if anyone didn't have time to get an entry in; there were no extension requests and in the interests of time (and moving on!) I decided to go ahead and close. <p>Voting will be up shortly, best of luck to all entrants <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">