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Old 01-31-2018, 03:32 PM   #1
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Was I the only one who tried to figure out the backgrounds of the various car-makers mentioned in the _Vehicle Guide_s? That is: Figuring out where the company came from; what its market was; did it have a particular design "motif"; that sort of thing.

Some of them were obvious -- for ex.:

-- Cycle Concepts dealt exclusively in motorcycles, and the odd sidecar
-- Houston Metal Fabricators was Oversized-Vehicles-Only
-- Courier Services Ltd. designed cargo-haulers of various sizes
-- Rothschild was a "luxury" brand (the cost, not the body type)

Others were less obvious:

-- Conquistador Motors, being in Mexico and the Southwest, went for simple, easily-maintained and -supplied designs
-- Kane Motors seemed to have a thing for massive firepower for a body size, at the expense of armor
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:36 PM   #2
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I believe Republic Motors is the current GM plant in Arlington TX, presumably separated from Detroit when the Free Oil States broke off.
Have to research what vehicles they have listed to see what their theme was (besides being Texan).

Rothschild as the high-end Vehicle definitely had that image; it’s the first one i thought of as having a specific associated style.
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I believe Republic Motors is the current GM plant in Arlington TX, presumably separated from Detroit when the Free Oil States broke off.
Have to research what vehicles they have listed to see what their theme was (besides being Texan).
IIRC, Republic covered everything from cars (_Xenon_) to 10-wheelers (_Mule_), and even a semi-tractor (_Lone Eagle_). It is interesting to note: Except for the "Late Arrivals" section in _ADQ2/3_, Republic isn't mentioned at all in _VG1_; but is all over _Combat Showcase_, and to a lesser extent _VG2_.
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Old 02-02-2018, 01:51 PM   #4
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When I was building my last 3D arena, one of the things that I did was go through the various ADQs looking at the company's logos (I made banner ads for my arenas from them, adding some color in many cases).

Some of the companies I used:

Aerodrome Industries
Atlas Bodyworks
Conquistador
Corrine Custom Autoworks
Evan Motors
Falcon Industries
Fnord
Kane Industries
Indra Motors
Keller Motors - New and used cars
MacMillan Motors
Magnum Motors
Miller Industries
Mitsui
Morris Machien Works
Mystic Motors
Prometheus Motors
Rothschild Auto Works
Security Motors Co. - Vans
Shockwave Industries
Volkspanzer

Some car parts companies too:

Electrofabrique Suisse - Power plants and PP upgrades
Pioneer Products - Flame weapons
Resnick Labs - lasers and optics
Herlitz & Sons - missiles
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When I was building my last 3D arena, one of the things that I did was go through the various ADQs looking at the company's logos (I made banner ads for my arenas from them, adding some color in many cases).
There are many names -- but no real details about any of them; no "brand identity", in the current vernacular.
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Old 02-17-2018, 08:47 AM   #6
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If only there was a computer game where hese cool user-designed vehicles could be pitted against each other in a vast user-designed arena ...
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