Press Forward in 2009!

December 31, 2008

Let’s not keep you from feasting for too long;

Just remember where engines are loud and strong…

I wish you a Great Year 2009!


Wut Ya Got?

December 24, 2008

Ok, some of you already did have the Christmas Eve supper, some might have already looked under the Christmas tree, and if not, you will do so in the hours to come. So, feel free to brag, share or complain about the presents (or “absents”) that you got. Let’s see who got the most original present 🙂

Video – Star Dust

December 22, 2008

This post was written by Hastings.



Today we have got the pleasure of presenting to you our video Star Dust. We, that is Hastings, FoWNeOx and Dork. It is a video in a 1k style, even if there are less than 1000 cars in there. And we can assure that it is better than most of the 1k out there, that is what we worked for. ^^

This is the story:
In September, Hastings (me ^^) started to drive replays and edit the MediaTracker for the map. As I was really keen on making a video that I and everyone else should like, as I never had much time and as the Muse is rarely with me, I needed a lot of time and the project continued rather slowly, with a few breaks inbetween, but step-by-step in the right direction. In August 2008, the MT work was finally done.

Already in February 2008, I gained FoWNeOx for the project, before his big successes with his Funclip IV video Manananice and his winning presentation video for the PackardBell competition (watch them!): he would do the montage and the post-processing. At last, in September, he could put his hands on the material and start. Within three months, he set up the video and added really cool effects.

For a good atmosphere, you need the right music. During the first MT sessions, I already chose music tracks by Dork, trackmaniac and electronic music artist as “DJ Rkod”. I asked him if I could use his tracks, and he agreed. I asked him again in October if he would like to touch up the music, and he agreed again! So in November, it was his turn, and he did a grand special edit for the video. This is also why you can download the
video music.

And at last, we can present you the results.

What is special about this video?
– We are international. FoWNeOx is French, Dork is from the USA and I am German. Each of us has a different native language.
– The music was composed by a trackmaniac: Dork.
– The atmosphere is very different from most of the videos out there.

So without further ado, here are the video and music links:

Video Links:

TM-Tube :

Vimeo :

Free (limité à 30k/sec pour les non-freenaute) :

Music Links:




Have fun watching!

No time to post…

December 19, 2008

I’m terribly sorry for the recent inactivity, it was (and is still) caused by the workload and demanding family life, which I of course prioritize over TM.

There will be a cool post coming on 22nd of December, and some Christmas themes are due between 24th and 31st, though.

Anyway, should you not visit the blog next week, then

I wish you the very best Christmas and Full Throttle in 2009!

TMX Monthly Track Contest revived!

December 7, 2008

Just a quick promo message:

Jozii has revived the popular Monthly Track Contest over at the TMX. If you like trackbuilding, be sure to check out the official rules and try building something that fits. I know I will. 🙂