Published on 11th August 2011 by
Originally Posted by monkeyfunIt depends, how do the parts for the Volvo Hatchback look? Are they cleverly installed in a way I didn't think possible? Is the car frame in an appealing shape? People vote for kit cars all the time and they have Volvo insides.
When I vote, I'm looking at the case and the implementation. If I want to vote for cool parts, I'll buy them from the retailer.
Originally Posted by TeelzebubPersonally I agree with Carrie on this knowing just how expensive it is to build one off rigs the sponsored builder is always going to have the advantage so more likely to win.
I would much rather see a build done by someone that had to pay for all of the build them self, Don't get me wrong here there's a place for the sponsored builder but I don't believe they should be put in the same competitions as the unsponsored one's
Originally Posted by Angel ODDon't mess with my volvo!
Originally Posted by GuilleAcousticJust look at what people can do with a little VW van .... I learnd not to juge thing at what they look like. I had the change to drive this car for my 30th birthday :
... A Caterham R500, it doesn't looks like but it drives you from 0 - 100 Km/H in only 2.5s !!!!
Originally Posted by CarrieFine if you're 5' or have VERY long legs and a short torso otherwise you end up with a headache you wouldn't belief from the wind hitting you in the forehead - for 250 miles on a motorway take it from me it's not fun, I know, I've tried it :p
Originally Posted by JipaMeh it's the voters' fault if they don't understand the difference between the case and the hardware inside it.
If there should be two categories then it's mod and scratch build, because that's where the real difference is.
I'm so tired with the attitude of "oh wow cool, I'd do something like that if I had the tools, the materials, the resources, the facilities (choose 1 or 2 of these)". It's not so big on this forum, but I've seen that time and time again on other forums and hobbies and it's just bullshit. We've seen so great low budget mods on this forum alone I take insult on such comments. Incredible stuff can be done and problems solved if someone REALLY has a great idea and wants to get it done. </RANT>
Nice entries this month. CarPC does it for me.
Originally Posted by CarrieI was assuming that one would be equally creative and inventive with both sets of parts
Originally Posted by Stark.Jr+1
Originally Posted by monkeyfunMost of all, I think it's hilarious that GlaDOS is proving your opinion wrong. It is getting votes and it's not full of sponsored parts.
Originally Posted by CarrieForgive me for saying this but personally I have far greater respect and admiration for the work done by those of you that have achieved nomination through your own efforts, input, creativity and ingenuity, without the advantage of subsidy.
Originally Posted by CarrieSo if you were doing a scratch build car and someone gave you all the parts under the body work for a Ferrari, do you think people would like the end result more than if you could only afford to buy the parts for a Volvo hatchback?
Originally Posted by Karrek All of us have different balances in our lives on how much time and money we put into everything: home, work, school, family, modding, other hobbies, etc. We don't need to feel the need to match the balance (or funding levels or equipment) that the next person has... As long as we get some fulfillment and enjoyment out of this activity - isn't that the purpose of a hobby?
Originally Posted by KarrekGreat choices this month! And I'm glad that we are getting an increase in votes overall too. good community.
I vote on creativity and how much the project inspires me or wow's me. Sponsorship doesn't matter to me when voting. Sure I would like sponsorship on my future projects, but we'll see what happens. Components also don't mean too much to me, as computers have varying purposes and don't always need the biggest, fastest, quietest, etc part. Components also get outdated quickly.
All of us have different balances in our lives on how much time and money we put into everything: home, work, school, family, modding, other hobbies, etc. We don't need to feel the need to match the balance (or funding levels or equipment) that the next person has... As long as we get some fulfillment and enjoyment out of this activity - isn't that the purpose of a hobby?
Originally Posted by Kovoetthis is not fair as I like three of them
Originally Posted by Combatus Yep you have multiple votes now people. Remember for next time!!! Even so, this many voters on just day two is an awesome turnout!
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