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1953 Buick Skylark Convertible

Another sneak preview, the 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible.
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Compare it to the real car, it looks awesome [source].
1953-Buick-Skylark-Matador-Red

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It works!!!

I couldn’t get it to work last night but this morning (as happens often) I managed to get working backups from the disks.

As it turned out I bought 2 sets of Street Rod Data Disks, not 1 as I thought. Each set consists of 2 replacement disks.

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Cars on the Data Disk

I was able to get the hardware up and running and created disk images. But copying the data to the Street Rod folder (it’s not an install procedure like I said) and running the game gave the following result, not good.

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Nonetheless I was able to extract a list of cars. I haven’t seen them yet, it’s just a list I came across in the HOT_DATA file.

  • 1939 Pontiac 2-dr coupe.
  • 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline Sedan.
  • 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible.
  • 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Wagon.
  • 1955 Oldsmobile 98.
  • 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air.
  • 1958 Buick Special.
  • 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible.
  • 1955 Chevrolet Delray.
  • 1961 Chevrolet Impala.
  • 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire.
  • 1963 Buick Riviera.
  • 1934 Ford Woodie.
  • 1936 Ford Coupe.
  • 1950 Ford Crestliner.
  • 1951 Mercury Monterey.
  • 1957 Lincoln Capri.
  • 1960 Ford Thunderbird.
  • 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL.
  • 1963 Ford Falcon Sprint.
  • 1963 Ford T-bird Roadster.
  • 1948 Chrysler Town & Country Conv.
  • 1956 Chrysler New Yorker.
  • missing car
  • missing car

I was able to replace the original HOT_DATA file so I could see the cars in the newspaper.

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Original copy for sale #3

The following original copy of Street Rod is for sale on Ebay.

$_57
Note: I am not affiliated with the seller.
Street Rod for Commodore
Buy now price (or make an offer): $79.99 / €58,62 Sold for $50.00 / €36,71

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The Data Disks arrived!

Today I received the package which contains the Data Disks. To do things a little bit different I made a video.

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Street Rod Data Disk in Computer Gaming World issue 67

While the Data Disks are on their way to Europe I found a “rumor” article in Computer Gaming World, issue 67, January 1990.

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… The whole scene made me wonder if California Dreams plans to put a “woofer and tweeter shoot-out” in their Street Rod data disk (due early this year). I doubt it, but I’m told it will feature some very different kinds of races (like jumping a broken bridge, for example).

I think he mixed up the rumor about the Street Rod Data Disk with Stunts which was also released in (October) 1990 which indeed featured jumping a “a broken bridge”.

Does anyone know what a “woofer and tweeter shoot-out” is?

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Breaking news: “Street Rod Data Disks” found

About a week ago Luís Vasquez from Portugal notified me about an item for sale on Ebay which could possibly be the Street Rod Car Data Disks. As I found out those were original disks of Street Rod itself. However, the person selling those disks also had another item for sale. After a close look I got convinced those were indeed the Street Rod Data Disks I was looking for since January 2013.

Last night I was able to buy those disks and I hope to receive them within 2 or 3 weeks. Shipment won’t be a problem, however Dutch customs will hold the package for an indefinite amount of time to determine import duty.

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The next challenge will be to get the contents from the disks. As floppy disks can degrade over time it remains to be seen if we can play Street Rod with different cars at all.
The seller also notified me about the disks being a replacement set for the original cars. It’s not an add-on set as I suspected, it’s a version of Street Rod with the original cars replaced by different ones.