For some time, I've been thinking about a thread where the members of our community would be able to discuss their ideas for things that aren't in the game itself, so I created this thread. Here, you can suggest any ideas for manufacturers, cars, engines, elements of the in-game world, that you have. Rules: My first post will also be a "hub post", in which the main lore ideas of the thread will be shown. Anyone can suggest things that can be added to it, or changed in it, whether it's facts or fanmade names. You have to give realistic (i.e. possible in our world, but not necessarily based on it) ideas that will also play along with official dev-made content. If you find an idea not realistic, object to it. I have the same right to objection. However, objection to posters' ideas must be based on argumentation grounded in our world's history, automotive or otherwise. If two contradictory, but realistic, ideas are in the thread, the higher-rated one will be the one ending up in the OP. I will try to be impartial, unbiased and rapid in my editing. However, this is still a one-man operation, and therefore there will be delays and biases present - you can, though, try to diminish them by writing complete sections for the OP by yourself. The fact that a certain section is very short does not mean that it won't be expanded on in the future. Now, on to the fan lore: Cars (WIP): Spoiler: American Spoiler: Associated Motor Manufacturing (AMM) Associated Motor Manufacturing was founded in 1918 after Gavril, which already owned Sallars and Burnside, acquired Bolger and Bruckell. They owned a variety of brands, but are best known for their historical "big five": Gavril, (insert name), Burnside, (insert name) and Bolger, as well as the European subsidiary. After years in the global top spot, started with the phenomenal sales of the Gavril Series F (1911-1925), they started slipping in the 70s and are far from #1 nowadays. Spoiler: Gavril A mass-market global automaker of US origin. Spoiler: Neptune AMM's idea for a more youthful brand, closed in 2010. Spoiler: Burnside A midrange carmaker of US origin. The oldest carmaker in North America, active between 1893 and 1985. Spoiler: Bruckell The United States' other big carmaker. Less engineering prowess than AMM, but makes up for it with ingenuity and durability. Spoiler: European Spoiler: German Spoiler: ETK ETK is one of the largest luxury car companies in the world, as well as the owner of (insert English ultra-luxury carmaker). Spoiler: Italian Spoiler: Civetta N.V. An Italian supercar manufacturer that has existed since 1949, and was independent until 1986, when high development costs (Bolide and Bolide Corse costs getting above budget) forced their sale to Bruckell. Five years later, Autobello bought the company. In 2011, Autobello, touched by the financial crisis and emissions scandal, sold their stock in Civetta to an international consortium, and the brand went independent. Spoiler: British Spoiler: BSC A low-volume company making fibreglass/plastic sports cars after reaching into Gavril's parts bin. Was practically inactive between 2004 and 2016, now it's back in action Spoiler: Asian Spoiler: Japanese Spoiler: Hirochi Hirochi was founded in 1886 by Hirayama Hiroji, as a manufaturer of musical instruments. Their factory was retooled in WW2 for the production of aeroplanes, and after being destroyed in the war, it was rebuilt for the production of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles. The company's first car, the Hiroji KR360 (Keijidosha,rear engined,360cc) was unveiled in 1960, and was produced until 1967. it had a water cooled, rear mounted, 2-stroke flat twin engine, 2 doors and 4 seats. In 1965, the KR360 was joined by the R600. It was based on a longer and wider verison of the same platform, but had a 600 cc flat-4 engine. Two years later, the company unveiled the F800/F1000, a front-wheel-drive compact with a development of their flat-four, and the SBR600/CR600, a rear-engined shooting brake/roadster. Spoiler: Chinese Spoiler: inno A modern luxury electric car brand, known for their iS5 and iS6 crossovers, and iR9 hypercar. Spoiler: Other Spoiler: Beaufort AMM's Australian subsidiary. Recently stripped of its own production capabilities. Non-carmakers (waiting for ideas): The world (waiting for ideas): Especially waiting for: Ideas concerning the world, its history (also political events)- and maps, Ideas concerning non-automakers, Ideas for all-new or unstarted carmakers. Ideas concerning the second big US automaker, as well as Germany's mass-market company and the smaller Japanese company. Thanks to @Youngtimer, @CaptainZoll, @Ytrewq, @Shotgun Chuck and @SergentFido for some of their ideas! --- Post updated --- Question time: 1. Should AMM's Australian cars be Gavrils, or some other brand? 2. Should Sweden have two carmakers (one closer to Volvo, one closer to Saab) or one? 3. What do you think about the idea of European cars being slightly smaller until the 80s (explaining the Piccolina and I-Series' small size), but having had a growth spurt since then?