This thread shows what I do when I combine both into a strange, bizarre, but in my opinion, unique fusion of anime flair and simracing openness of sorts.
Currently, I've painted only one of 32 planned cars for my little "ISML-GT" project. It is some hand-picked ISML contestants from the 2009 tournament, driving racing versions of sports cars. Personalities (and of course, cars!) collide, cars will get written off, and only one can rise above all the other drivers! Could be fun to watch given all the different characters present. I might even begin writing race reports and team backstories or something if the interest is somehow there.
Below is a list of planned/completed drivers and teams, as well as some short background info on each of the teams.
NOTE: The list is NOT final in ANY way.
NOTE2: If you are requesting for a team, there are rules which must be followed:
The pairing must meet at least one of the requirements...
- two girls from the same series of anime (ie. see teams list below)
- two girls are from the same animation studio (ie. Ayu and Kyou would be okay, but Shana and Fate would NOT)
- FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
- Specific car numbers if any number happens to be significant for a character
- Specific livery colours, ie "White" for Nanoha Takamachi
- Specific design styling, ie "Stars everywhere" for Fuuko Ibuki
- (To get an image of her car, click on her name. If it hasn't been made, no pictures will be there.)
Aston-Martin Racing Team JC Staff
Car: Aston Martin DBRS9
Shana, the ultra-aggressive flame haze, and her apprentice, Taiga Aisaka. For most tsundere fans, this seems like a dream duo. Indeed, it is, but here's to praying their poor DBRS9s can withstand the punishment these two sometimes force onto the cars... and that it doesn't rain.
- Taiga Aisaka
Unlimited Racing Works
Car: Audi R8 GT3 LMS
Rin Tosaka's got an aggressive competitive edge, Pendragon/Saber's colder than absolute zero behind the wheel. Two completely opposite drivers, but will it be in their advantage?
- Rin Tosaka
- Arturia Pendragon
Car: BMW M3 GTR (2003)
A "team" in the loosest sense - bound by their own grudges against each other, this team was formed on a very unstable foundation - can they just get along enough to make sure everyone crosses the finish line, or will the team infighting be so intense that nobody will be left running?
Car: Ferrari F360 GT
With Legendary Girl A as a driver, would you believe it if I said she drives as good as Keiichi Tsuchiya? Probably not, but you can bet some nice money this team will be looking to be threatening for podium places now and then.
- Konata Izumi
- Kagami Hiiragi
Car: Ferrari F430 GT
A champ and the infamous "White Devil" - a team whose presence dominates the front row of the grid. However great they may be however, for some strange reason they have no real specialty area. Being well-rounded however, it would be nearly impossible for them to come dead last.
- Fate Testarossa-Harlaown
- Nanoha Takamachi
Car: Nissan 350Z GT300
A team containing a contrast of fiery duo of Kyou and Tomoyo, considered one of the stronger teams in previous years.
- Kyou Fujibayashi (Battle Damaged pic)
- Tomoyo Sakagami
Sanzenin Newtype Racing
Car: Dodge Viper Competition Coupe
Hinagiku may be crowned with the 2009 ISML tiara, but can she take home the championship in Saimoe GT? Given, her teammate Nagi's not going to be of much use to her - Sanzenin was a bit rough coming out of the Saimoe Racing Academy. Still though, this team looks to threaten for higher-up points positions.
- Nagi Sanzen'in
- Hinagiku Katsura
Car: Porsche 996 GT3-RSR
A team in a major slump, and in huge financial trouble - the fate of this team lies entirely on Ayu's shoulders.
(Quit spending all the money that goes to repairs and testing on taiyaki, Ayu!)
- Ayu Tsukimiya
- Nayuki Minase
Suzumiya Super Racing Brigade (SSR Brigade)
Car: Porsche 997 GT3-RSR
The SSR Brigade are arguably one of the strongest teams in Saimoe GT. Both of their drivers are tops in racing, rain or shine, but with stiff competition from Scuderia Testarossa and AMR Team JC Staff, their path to final victory this season will not be an easy one.
- Mikuru Asahina
- Yuki Nagato
Car: Panoz Esperante GTLM
Said to be the most aggressive out of all the Saimoe GT teams, it may appear to the pure racing fans that this team is out more for wreaking pure havoc and chaos on the track, rather than actually racing. Can this team stomp out all the opposition, or will they be "taken home"?
- Rika Furude
- Hanyuu Furude
CLAMP Racing Project
Car: Marcos LM600
A former champion and a rookie. It seems that with such a strong set of competitors you'd think poor Sakura would get blown out of the water. But remember that Sakura was one of the first champions - there is always the possibility she and Chii can beat the odds and rise out on top.
- Sakura Kinomoto
Car: Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 GT3 (C6)
Newcomers to the Saimoe scene, a strong following already though... will they rock the competition or will they be drummed to doom? We'll see...
- Yui Hirasawa
- Azusa Nakano
Car: Porsche 997 GT3-RSR
Seems like there is still time left for entries! Surely someone wants to see their favorite anime girls tearing the competition in Porsche's latest GT racer!
Car: Nissan 350Z GT300
An open spot... who shall take it? Come on, the Nissan 350Z won the real-life SuperGT GT300 championship in 2008 - wouldn't you want your girls to do the same this year?
Car: Lamborghini Gallardo GT3
Lamborghini may not be known for having the fastest or most reliable race cars, but maaan, would'nt you want your favorite anime girls plastered all over one of THESE? Come on! I know you want to say yes!
Car: Mosler MT900R
The Mosler MT900R ain't well-known - but wouldn't it be nice to have a car model that stands out, instead of all this BMW/Porsche/Ferrari/Nissan spam?
- The winner at the end of the season is the girl with the most points of course!
Teams are scored based on the total number of points (since all girls are in paired together - yuri fangirls/fanboys(!?) PLEASE DO NOT MURDER ME)
1st - 40 points
2nd - 35 points
3rd - 30 points
4th - 25 points
5th - 23 points
6th - 21 points
7th - 20 points
8th - 19 points
9th - 18 points
10th - 17 points
11th - 16 points
12th - 15 points
13th - 14 points
14th - 13 points
15th - 12 points
16th - 11 points
17th - 10 points
18th - 9 points
19th - 8 points
20th - 7 points
21st - 6 points
22nd - 5 points
23rd - 4 points
24th - 3 points
Finish - 2 points
Fastest lap - 3 points.
DNF - No points.
- Key Visual Arts Aquamarine Grand Prix @ Long Beach Street Circuit (USA) (All rain session) - April 3rd
JC Staff Topaz Racing Challenge @ Laguna Seca (USA) - May 1st
Kyoto Animation Amethyst Super Battle @ Bathurst (Australia) (Night session) - May 22nd
TYPE-MOON Sapphire GT Open @ Interlagos (Brazil) - June 5th
Seven Arcs Emerald Sportscar GP @ Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) - June 19th
Sunrise Ruby Trophy @ Monza (Italy) - July 10th
Newtype Diamond Cup @ Elkhart Lake / Road America (USA) - July 24th
International Saimoe League Homecoming GP @ Suzuka Circuit (Japan) - September 18th