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#1 Posted : Sunday, February 05, 2017 4:04:30 AM(UTC)
(OFFICIAL TEAM FORUM) Wangan and Touge racing discussions, and registration for the (Racing Division) of the team. Will be made here.





(Disclaimer) - Whichever country Forza Horizon is based around, Team Vintage Japan (The Street Style Family) will always perceive this based country as Japan. That's why there are many references to Japan, even though we are in this perceived based country currently (Australia). As our team is based in Japan.

Shuto Expressway (首都高速道路) (WANGAN)



( 高速度) HIGH VELOCITY, RESPONSIBILITY (責任)




Car Restrictions:



- NO HYPERCARS For ex. Bugati Veyron Super Sport, Koenigsegg, pagani huayra, OR CLASSIC RACE CARS for ex. 33 Stradale, Ferrari 250 GTO, Jaguar D-Type, etc




- No cars that are directly from America, for example Ford, Chevy, Cadillac, etc.

Off branded Japanese American cars such as Acura, infinity, etc are allowed.

- NO Drivetrain swaps and NO engine swaps (USE ORIGINAL ENGINE ONLY)

Team Vintage Japan heavily focuses on the tuning of only the original drivetrain and engine of the car, and the different ways the car can handle and be better responsive currently. Not everyone in japan just buys a low powered car, and just engine swap it.



Exceptions To This Rule:

The only exception to this rule, is to find a car from Japan that has that engine swap or drivetrain swap. Any Japanese tuning company, that has done a engine swap/drivetrain swap to a certain car. You can do as well, but you must have the correct sponsored tuning company vinyls on your car.



For example Top Secret created a 341kmh V35 GT-R Twin Turbo V8 Skyline, you are allowed to replicate that car in game with the Infiniti IPL G COUPE. Although this does not mean that you can start making v8 swapped cars due to simple top secret logo, or apply this exception to every car. This car is the only exception, due to us not having the V35 Skyline. But if you can accuratly can recarate any car from tuning company manufactured car, that did do a engine swap or drivetrain swap. Then you can apply it to your car in game



- Your car has to be able to reach 160 mph/257 Km or more



- Rally Tires are BANNED

- SIMULATION DAMAGE ALWAYS ON

If you are caught with you trying to sneak runs with it off, you will be banned from doing runs with us and the team. As Team Vintage Japan tolerates no mistrust, amoungst its members.

- YOU MUST HAVE A JAPANESE LICENSE PLATE (Unless you have a design on the car, that's not yours. Then just remove your plate)



In order to remove your plate, go to the garage section of the Horizon Festival. Then press the license plate section. There will be a remove license plate button at the bottom of the screen, it will say press "X" "To remove plate. (The arrow is pointing to it) The plate you see behind it, is the license plate vinyl i put on the car.



After pressing the "X" button, the license plate came off. The plate you see, is a vinyl license plate. I will talk about this in a moment.



(All of these Japanese License plates came up, by putting in the description "Japan Plate" (capitals does not matter) when searching for a decal.

Go to the garage section of the Horizon Festival, and go to designs and paints section. Go to "APPLY DECALS." When searching up a decal, put in the description "Japan Plate" "JDM Plate" or Japanese Plate" (capitals does not matter) When putting these words in the description, and searching. You will get a whole bunch of japanese plates to put on your car.



When getting your Japanese plate, put it on the license plate holder. (MAKE SURE TO SIZE IT PROPERLY, SO IT DOES NOT LOOK WEIRD)




There are many license plates you will see, just from searching those three key words in the description ( "Japan Plate" "JDM Plate" or Japanese Plate"). The diagram above, explains the different colors of Japanese license plates. Also, what each plate/text color of a Japanese license plate means



One plate, those diagrams does not talk about is the Japanese license plates with a red slash. These are temporary registration plates, for cars that don't have a actual registration. In Japan

There's a lot of fake Japanese plates, when you search up any of the three keywords in the description. ( "Japan Plate" "JDM Plate" or Japanese Plate") But its important to know if you are running with a fake or a real registered plate, when it comes to choosing your own Japanese Plate.

You are allowed to run fake Japanese plates, or even cover your plate with any material you like (You must put the plate on the car first, before you cover it with something), or frame your license plate

Here Are Examples:

Framed Plate



Covered License Plates



- No Team/Competition themed designs, from anywhere in the world except from Japan

Team Vintage Japan encourages real expressway racing team designs, for ex. Team Mid Night Club (ミッド ナイト クラブ).

Mid Night Club



HORN ALERTING COMMANDS: (These commands MUST be done, even if you can verbally say the command verbally from the party. Due to too many people talking in the party, some people not being able to connect to the party, some people not having a working mic, etc)

- When everyone is ready to set off, the leader will sound the two horns. So everyone knows that we are ready to set off.

Due to high considerable amount of horsepower, we probably wont just speed off. As that will just create a wheel spin mess for everyone. We will probably coast for a little bit, until everyone feels that they can just speed off. Without too much wheel spin trouble.

- If you see anyone crash, one VERY long horn press. In order to IMMEDIATELY alert the other drivers, of the extremely dangerous situation

- If you know that your car is dangerous to drive at high speeds, due to the current tires or transmission damage. CONTINUOUSLY PRESS YOUR HORN, DO NOT STOP. Don't worry, team member wont think of this as annoying. As they will quickly understand that something is wrong. The whole Shuto run will stop, in order to find a parking lot or Service Station to change tires or damage. Essentially this is the signal to take a rest, in order to reset your car.

ROAD/LANE PROCEDURES AND RULES: THESE RULES/PROCEDURES WILL BE FOLLOWED. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE KICKED FROM THE TEAM, OR SHUTO RUN

- When everyone is ready to go, coast until the the preferred speed has been reached for launching.



- GIVE EACH OTHER SPACE, WHILE RACING



We will all be going well over 200 mph on most of every run, if you are tailing someone. As he is weaving in and through traffic, then he makes an unexpected move that leaves you not being able to react to the traffic that was in front of him. There will be an accident. Give each other space, so that no member has to worry about being slammed into when breaking, or unexpected traffic coming up from a blocked view.

- Be careful of traffic, monitor there actions closely.



You never know while going 200 mph down Shuto, then all of a sudden a traffic car turn signal goes off with the car now transitioning into another lane. With you having no time to react, due to this. Monitor your surroundings.

- DO NOT MAKE SKETCHY PASSES



Please be very careful when overtaking, and as stated. Make sure to give the person plenty of room. Until the action is done.

- If at least half of the members want to change tires, then a near by parking lot or Service Station will be chosen. If any member has any obligations to going. You still must come off the run and come with the group too, as all runs are done as a group.



You will not just go to the side, and just reset your damage there. You will be kicked from the session

Group Runs:



When just regularly racing on the wangan, it is important to remember that it is not a race. Although there is definitely going to be people more faster than the other, no member should be pressured to go faster then they want to. Keeping this in mind, it is important to remember that safety is our number one concern. As some people have disregarded that factor, in order to go a little faster. If you know that there is normally a high traffic zone ahead (Especially the one lane merging part of the C1), please break. As sideswiping cars and hitting the light poles on the side of the road, due to trying to avoid braking in the high traffic zone is completely unacceptable. With it being very dangerous to the other racers behind you, and around you. Keeping this in mind, if you see a car at awkward angle, or see a car in your way. YOU MUST BREAK, that is no excuse to cut the shuto route.

Shuto Battles:



Although we love just doing runs in general, and just testing out and running our cars. We love Wangan battles just as much.

Point To Point duels:

These races involve driving from certain point and finishing at the other point, usually this will involve just doing a lap around the C1 loop. Or just racing to the other side of the Bayshore Route. But customs duels can be created, in terms of only using a certain section of either routes to race on.

When a certain distance is reached:

If you can no longer see the headlights of your opponent, or there being no sign of the opponent catching up. Then you win

Shuto battles has no limit to the amount of people that can take part

DISQUALIFIED RUNS/AUTOMATIC WIN TO YOUR OPPONENT WHEN DUELING

- Hitting into any object, For ex. Traffic, Street Light, Poles, Guard Rail, etc

- Hitting into another members car

- Your car is invalid with the car restrictions

These violations apply to regular group runs, and battle runs

If you do any of the following, you will be disqualified from any regular group Shuto Run. Or if you are dueling someone in a wangan battle, you give the win to your opponent

Shuto Expressway (首都高速道路) Routes



Inner Circular Route Part 1 And Bayshore Route Part 1 (Route C1)



Inner Circular Route Part 2 (Route C1) And Bayshore Route Part 1



Bayshore Route Part 2



Daikoku Route and Daikoku Futo Parking Area Location



This route serves as a resting point for both Shuto expressway routes. This Parking Area can be used for changing your tires, or engine repair/resetting.

We race as a group:

At the end of the day, through all the intense driving we do. All we want to do is race on the wangan together, it does not matter your speed (you still have to be able to hit 160 mph/257 Km or more ;) As we just want to race together, and not worry about a possible crash or accident. Due to this, as stated. All tire changing and break runs will be done as a group also. As no one is to be on any of the Shuto routes, with more considerable worn tires than the other. Although if you do not feel the need to not change your tires during the break run, you do not have to. Although if you crash due to loss of grip, it will be your fault.

When Racing:

Please take extra caution while racing at high speeds, as the goal is go as fast as you can (Or how fast your mental state can handle). But to also do runs successfully and safely as a team, due to this preliminary. Team Vintage Japan asks to monitor your tires behavior as your driving, and to take caution around the slightest of turns. As one mistake, or mistook could mean the end of your life. As the team has high trust with one another, and we will absolutely not have people playing with our lives.



Safety Is Our Number One Concern:



You are free to build up your cars as fast as you want, and drive as fast as you want. But you are not free to disregard everything, and run rampant. Be mindful of the other drivers around you, and the things around you. As if you cant safely drive with us, and cause us general safety concerns. You will not race with us again.

Parking Areas/Service Stations:

All Parking Areas and Service Stations can be used as a resting stop or for tire changing and damage resetting, but you must alert the group first through the commands. In order to notify the group, that a rest stop should be looked for. At this time.



Can we trust you......

To put your life on the line with us?



Due to the dangers that every car will exhibit, from going 200 mph. Team Vintage Japan has no tolerance for foolery. As runs going wrong will usually meaning death, and not just a "Better Luck Next Time" statement. Due to this, if you are not serous about wangan racing. With you knowing that you will probably just cut corners, side swipe cars, hit into members, etc. Then please understand, that we do not want you here.......

Looking forward To Porsche Making There Return To Forza:



It is said that some of the Mid Night Club members are still running today in secret......

Registration:

In order to register for the team, you will have to complete Shuto/Wangan runs with us, on both Shuto routes. In order to asses and analyze your driving abilities. So we can make a decision, to put you onto the team.

╳╳╳╳╳╳╳╳╳╳╳╳╳╳╳╳TOUGE RACING STILL IN DEVELOPMENT╳╳╳╳╳╳╳╳╳╳╳╳╳╳

Development for touge racing is still in progress, you can see the progress of this section of the racing division, from Team Vintage Japan. By regularly checking the forum, and seeing if any changes has been made to the forum.

You can still register for Touge Racing, as i will have you down on the pre - registration list for tryouts. With this, i will also notify you when the touge racing section of the team is available. So i can immediately notify you on the tryout date, or set one up with you.

Touge Racing:



CAR REGULATIONS:

- Japanese Domestic Market Cars ONLY

Off branded Japanese American cars such as Acura, infinity, etc are allowed.

- NO Drivetrain swaps NO engine swaps (USE ORIGINAL ENGINE ONLY)



Team Vintage Japan heavily focuses on the tuning of a car, and the different ways the car can handle and be better responsive currently. Not everyone in japan just buys a low powered car, and just engine swap it. With this i have decided to have no pp limit/horsepwer limit, as i do not want a categorized system for cars. It is truly up to you how much power you want to push through the passes. If you cant control your car, or if you are really overseery from the start. I will see that you are not able to control your car, and the tryout session will end right then and there.

- Rally Tires are BANNED

- SIMULATION DAMAGE ALWAYS ON

Due to simulation damage being on, tire wear will be a factor in most races.

If you are caught with you trying to sneak runs with it off, you will be banned from the team. Mistrust is something Team Vintage Japan does not tolerate

- YOU MUST HAVE A JAPANESE LICENSE PLATE (Unless you have a design on the car, that's not yours. Then just remove your plate)



In order to remove your plate, go to the garage section of the Horizon Festival. Then press the license plate section. There will be a remove license plate button at the bottom of the screen, it will say press "X" "To remove plate. (The arrow is pointing to it) The plate you see behind it, is the license plate vinyl i put on the car.



After pressing the "X" button, the license plate came off. The plate you see, is a vinyl license plate. I will talk about this in a moment.



(All of these Japanese License plates came up, by putting in the description "Japan Plate" (capitals does not matter) when searching for a decal.

Go to the garage section of the Horizon Festival, and go to designs and paints section. Go to "APPLY DECALS." When searching up a decal, put in the description "Japan Plate" "JDM Plate" or Japanese Plate" (capitals does not matter) When putting these words in the description, and searching. You will get a whole bunch of japanese plates to put on your car.



When getting your Japanese plate, put it on the license plate holder. (MAKE SURE TO SIZE IT PROPERLY, SO IT DOES NOT LOOK WEIRD)




There are many license plates you will see, just from searching those three key words in the description ( "Japan Plate" "JDM Plate" or Japanese Plate"). The diagram above, explains the different colors of Japanese license plates. Also, what each plate/text color of a Japanese license plate means



One plate, those diagrams does not talk about is the Japanese license plates with a red slash. These are temporary registration plates, for cars that don't have a actual registration. In Japan

There's a lot of fake Japanese plates, when you search up any of the three keywords in the description. ( "Japan Plate" "JDM Plate" or Japanese Plate") But its important to know if you are running with a fake or a real registered plate, when it comes to choosing your own Japanese Plate.

You are allowed to run fake Japanese plates, or even cover your plate with any material you like (You must put the plate on the car first, before you cover it with something), or frame your license plate

Here Are Examples:

Framed Plate



Covered License Plates



HORN ALERTING COMMANDS: (These commands MUST be done, even if you can verbally say the command verbally from the party. Due to too many people talking in the party, some people not being able to connect to the party, some people not having a working mic, etc)

- From the start of the course, when the lead car feels its time to go. The lead car will press his horn twice

TOUGE RACING RULES

- FORM A SINGLE FILE LINE, WHEN SETTING OFF ON ANY TOUGE RUN.

- Do a 60 mph/96 kph roll until the leader presses his horn twice, in order to indicate that the battle has started

- Give each other space when racing



- Drifting is not banned, or outlawed when racing

If you find yourself understeering, wanting to block a persons lane, or just get out of the way of a traffic car quick enough, etc. You can drift, in order to strategically win in a touge battle. As when battles call for a cat and mouse race, people will be more susceptible to slightly drifting around corners. Due to the lack of grip in there tires.




DISQUALIFIED RUNS/BANNED MEMBERS

- If you hit any object for example Street Light, pole, have more than two wheels on the grass, hitting traffic, etc.

- Hitting an opponent more than two times

- Your car is invalid with the car restrictions

Any lying about an accident or incident, will result in ban from the team. As Team Vintage Japan does not tolerate any mistrust amongst its members.

Overall Team Vintage Japan wants to run touge mountains together, although we are all trying to go for the fastest times. We want everyone to safe when battling or just all of us racing in a group, when it comes to driving in general.

Touge Racing Types:

Cat and Mouse

The lead car can win only if the distance between the cars is 60M or more. The other car wins if it manages to overtake the lead car. If the leader and following car are within 21-59 meters of each other, when the leader crosses the line. The battle round ends in a draw. Due to this, no one will win until the leader is passed or the distance is far enough.

Note: In each round the leader rotates

This race type is an endurance type event, due to tire wear being a factor in these battles. We of Team Vintage Japan asks you to monitor your tire wear as you drive, in order to stay safe when battling and to accurately assess your situation. So that you can keep up with your opponent as well.

Grip Gambler

If the pass is wide enough for both cars, whoever is in the lead at the end of the Touge is pronounced the winner.

TOUGE ROUTES



MAIN TOUGE ROUTES

Mt. Kuriabyū (クリアビュー) Touge Route 1

Route Name: Your Fall or Anata no aki (あなたの秋)

Drift Track Type: Point To Point

Route Message: N/A



Mt. Kuriabyū (クリアビュー) Route 2

Route Name: The Hairpins or Heapin (ヘアピン)

Drift Track Type: Point To Point

Route Message: N/A



Mt. Kuriabyū (クリアビュー) Route 3

Route Name: Tested Power (テストしたパワー)

Drift Track Type: Point To Point

Route Message: N/A



Mt. Kuriabyū (クリアビュー) Route 4

Route Name: Trees To Meadows or Sōgen no ki (草原の木)

Drift Track Type: Point To Point

Route Message: N/A



Mt. Airo (隘路) Route 1

Route Name: Sidewinder and Straight or Saidowaindā to sutorēto (サイドワインダーとストレート)

Surface Type: Asphalt

Drift Track Type: Point To Point (Touge Route)

Route Message:



More routes to be added soon, as not the whole catalog of touge routes has been revealed or posted.

Registration:

1 - Gamertag

After registration, i will message you and the tryout will begin in a private lobby. The tryout will consist of cat and mouse races on the touge routes i have planned, handle your car well. Even with the tire wear after a while, and you are in the TOUGE RACING division of Team Vintage Japan.

If you have any questions about any activity, our philosophy, or you are confused about something. Feel free to pm me, through the forum or xbox live :)

Team Vintage Japan (The Street Style Family) Background Information

- Team Vintage Japan is a project started by me, in order to replicate Japans car scenes and events. With fully replicating there driving qualitys and attributes, and giving as close to real setting to any Motorsport based activity that is hosted from Japan.

- Where the team started: Gunma Prefecture (When we started, we mostly drifted on Mount Haruna. But then soon started to explore other Mountain Passes)

- When the team was formed: 1986

- Our Favorite Mountain Pass: Fujimi Kaido

- Most of us has been playing Forza, since Forza 4 and before.

- All members are chosen to be on the team, biased on there drive to see any driving activity fully replicated and simulated. (Based on what we have available) As all members want to experience and go through what its like go through the actions of these drivers in real life, whether illegal or not in all racing games.




TEAM VINTAGE JAPAN IDEOLOGY WHEN IT COMES TO RACING

Everyone in the racing field should have a choice of horsepower and modifications, when it comes to any racing aspect. As pp limits and horsepower limits, makes very unrealistic races. By making cars proportional to you. Theses limits makes very unrealistic races, due to everyone you are racing are not always being proportional to you. Due to this, I have decided. That it is absolutely up to the driver, as to what goes into there car. With no pp limit stopping them, as every car needs balance. You cant have too much power and expect grip, or have too less of horsepower and expect speed. With this balance, there is a fine line between excessive and linear. People should tune there car based on what they feel only, and not on a limit. People should have confidence when driving there car against others, not thinking about. "Well, since these cars have the same pp range as me. I'm sure to be fine." Although Team Vintage Japan sees the reasoning behind the pp limit, as to balance the competition with limiting vehicular attributes. This way of thinking is totally different compared to real life, as everyone is relying on a system that does not model the real life actions of racing and the racing scene. Part of the thrill is to not know whats under the hood of your opponent, or to actually be at a disadvantage for example "Horsepower, weight, etc." With these disadvantages, now thinking of ways to tackle these challenges. With thinking about how to counter attack your opponents superior car qualities, compared to your car. Team Vintage Japan wants to keep these instincts alive, with people having full confidence in there car. With not just feeling relief that you manages to switch parts around, in order to get 800pp (Highest pp for A Class) As these feelings are integral to the racing scene, and what binds people to try even harder to be faster with what they have or can change.

Edited by user Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:56:16 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Drift (偏流), Peace (平和), Trust (信頼), and Fun (遊び)
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#2 Posted : Sunday, February 05, 2017 2:43:24 PM(UTC)
Really interesting I'll try doing both but im more interested in the Touge Battles

JoaoCsO
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#3 Posted : Monday, February 06, 2017 12:49:49 PM(UTC)
ill give it a shot, sounds pretty fun
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, February 07, 2017 7:57:20 PM(UTC)
Forum Edit #1: Major edits done to the forum, with clarification to Wangan challenges, rules added when Wangan racing, and picture representations added. With "TEAM VINTAGE JAPAN IDEOLOGY WHEN IT COMES TO RACING" being added, with spelling error fixes, and miscellaneous fixes. More challenges to Shuto, and more touge routes to be added soon. With Touge routes characterization, for example, "One lane only racing" with the touge racing types being applied to each touge route coming.
Drift (偏流), Peace (平和), Trust (信頼), and Fun (遊び)
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#5 Posted : Thursday, February 09, 2017 3:40:48 AM(UTC)
This weekend I'll get my Nostalgic Cruise C110 Skyline GTR Hako **** ready for racing, and here's a challenge for myself, the engine of the hako **** is a race spec with 200hp max.

Good luck
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, February 21, 2017 1:10:29 AM(UTC)
Hello guys,

I'm highly interested in joining this awesome club as I'm passionate for the whole Japanese car culture (touge, wangan, vip) and also a fan of realism. I read both topics carefully and really dig the whole concept and your work you put in it.

What I'm lacking is experience in driving and tuning as I'm a Forza beginner and just played race games irregularly. I hope you accept newbies willing to learn. Please contact me, so we may speak about details :)
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:45:33 AM(UTC)
Update to Racing Division of Team Vintage Japan (VER 2.00): Misconceptions about the team has been cleared up, with Touge Racing still being in development. Car Restriction clear up, and safety concerns more thoroughly explained.

MORE UPDATES SOON

Edited by user Tuesday, February 21, 2017 7:03:26 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Drift (偏流), Peace (平和), Trust (信頼), and Fun (遊び)

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