Web Posted August 09, 2004
Updated August 09, 2004
Happy New Year, autoduelists. This issue is very low on gasoline, oil and transmission fluid. Are there any autoduelists not retired today, or have all of you joined EDSEL?
The main news this issue is the release of Wreckage, a new auto-combat board game from Fantasy Flight Games, the producer of the d20 auto-combat supplement Redline.
I received a request a few weeks ago asking where to obtain counters for Car Wars games. I mentioned in my response one source would be the Grand Theft Auto series of computer games. Although they are old games, Grand Theft Auto 1 and Grand Theft Auto 2 still have several Web sites dedicated to them, sites that feature car image files that look great when printed on paper for Car Wars games. The Virtual Autoduel Review section lists some of the sites available with the best car collections.
Although it will be running on fumes like this issue, Volume 7, Number 1 will be sent out in two weeks. If you have anything related to auto-combat, please send those submissions.
Because of the lack of content over the past year, I am seriously considering making CWIN a bi-monthly or a quarterly publication if I do not get support. Please, drivers and gunners. After running this newsletter for seven years with not as much assistance I would have liked, I really do need your input and your submissions.
Michael P. Owen
AND ONLY 40 YEARS EARLY
December 30, 2003
Dutch company E-traction is testing a city bus powered by a revolutionary new technology -- individual electric motors in each wheel, powered by a central plant. This should sound familiar to Car Wars fans . . .
Radio Nederland has the story about the bus test. For more information on the technology, you can also visit the company website, where they have modestly named their new invention, "The Wheel."
-- Scott Haring
EIGHTEEN DIE AS INDONESIA ARMY TANK COLLIDES WITH BUS
Reuters News Service and Australian Broadcasting Corporation News Online
Last Update: Saturday, December 27, 2003. 7:53pm (AEDT)
At least 18 people were killed when an Indonesian army tank collided with a minibus in Central Java on Saturday, authorities said.
The accident occurred near the city of Magelang when the tank tried to overtake a car but hit the minibus, police official Sudiarto said.
"The tank failed to overtake the car because a passenger minivan was coming from the opposite direction and so they collided," Sudiarto said by telephone from Magelang, about 500 kilometres east of Jakarta.
"Eighteen people died, including all of the 16 passengers in the minibus," Sudiarto said, adding one soldier and a civil servant aboard the tank were also killed.
Military officials were not available for comment.
A nurse from Dr Sudjono hospital in Magelang said three people, including
the driver of the tank, were injured.
WRECKAGE: A TABLETOP GAME OF GUNS AND GASOLINE
Producer: Fantasy Flight Games
Release Date: December 2003
Price: $19.95 U.S.
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