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Street Rod SE re-released on July 1, 2014

Mark your calendar and tell your friends.
On July 1, 2014 the Street Rod Data Disks will be re-released (for free) as

Street Rod SE

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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?