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Grand Prix Legends Preservation Society

   

Grand Prix Legends Game

Welcome to the homepage of the GPLPS

Grand Prix Legends is a legendary platfom in the simracing universe. It's ability to provide the sensation of driving a mid-1960's Grand Prix race car is unparalled by any other racing sim. This nearly 10-year old racing sim is still inspiring sim racers around the globe to race in the atmosphere of one of the greatest periods in motor racing history. Supported by a strong community that is rarely surpassed in its passion and desire, GPL possesses a uniqueness that has made it what it is today. We feel it needs to be preserved, and that's where the GPLPS comes in.

The GPLPS was formed with the mindset that all aspects of GPL and its community need support from a central group for its continued longevity. This is not a group that is going to ‘force’ anything upon the community; that is not our intent. We are not trying to establish the GPLPS as a governing entity. Our purpose is to act on many fronts to consolidate and protect our GPL resources, and to offer support where possible. Although they will likely evolve over time, these are our initial goals:

1) To acquire and catalog every car, track, utility and file available for GPL. Not the rights to these products, mind you (although we will offer that service if someone so wishes), but rather as a central repository of these files so they will never be lost. We do not intend to be the primary distributor of these files; we just intend to preserve them.

2) To act as a knowledge base for the creation of GPL mods, and to provide assistance if needed.

3) To actively promote GPL both within and outside of our community. Again, we have a unique product, and we don’t want it to be forgotten.

4) To support the online racing community, and to do what is necessary to keep the online community healthy, whether it’s league-based or casual pick-up racing.

So ‘who’ is the GPLPS? For one, the acronym is not entirely original. Long-time community members may remember that the Grand Prix Legends Editors Association was first created with this title, but quickly became known as the GPLEA instead. That fact had escaped us, but I am honored to say that the GPLEA is very much in support of us using this acronym for our purpose. Our idea is borne of a concept first proposed by Bernd Nowak, and continued by Bernd, Arturo Pereira, and myself. We have already enlisted many of the key “movers and shakers” in the community, and they have co-signed below. If you are one who feels you should be part of this, contact us via PM or email. Please do not feel overlooked; it’s likely that it was recommended that I contact you, but I didn’t have a valid email or PM address. I know this to be the case in some situations.

As for our file storage, and eventually our website, those matters will be handled by the Speedgeezers family of Bill Cooper, Paul Jackson, and Bernd. Space will not be a problem.

We admit that we are still very much in the building stage of this project. But with the current atmosphere in the simracing community and its numerous diversions, we felt that it was time to reassure the GPL community that someone was looking out for their interests, and that the GPL ship is still very seaworthy. There is much to do, of course, and we will keep you informed.

The GPLPS Board can be reached at gplps1@gmail.com

Long live GPL!

David Fletcher
Bernd Nowak
Arturo Pereira
Richard Cooke
Paul Thurston

Co-signed by:

Bob Berman
John Bradley
Bill Cooper
Phil Flack
Rory Gibson
Martin Granberg
Bill Guillaume
John King
Sergio Loro
Charles Mark
Ian Pinkerton
Martin Pitts
Nils Ruwisch
Bob Simpson
Paul Skingley
Keith Smith-Gillespie
Gary Tall
Tore
Steffen Weitzdorfer
And a few other loyal supporters