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SimRacing Mirror Zone Archive date: 2022

SRMZ formed around 2003 and grew from the RSC forums Grand Prix Legends community due to the hosting failures suffered there. This community kept Grand Prix Legends very much alive. You can search the SRMZ archives here Archive date: 2021

VirtualR formed in 2007 and became the leading news source for sim racing. After a couple of false restarts and a news post as recent as 2021 the site finally went offline completely. You can search the VRnet archives here

Copa Petrobas de Marcas Archive date: 2020

Although the game remains available for download via Steam, Reiza’s free to play Game Copa Petrobras de Marcas Web site went offline in

Race Sim Central (Currently Offline) Archive date: 2013

RSC, for this period under the control of SimRaceWay developer Ignite GT, posted a significant amount of important news between 2010-2013 that is available in this archive

Blackhole Motorsports Archive date: 2010

Founded in 1998 and initially operated as a sim racing team Web site, BHMS became a mainstay of the sim racing community with news, reviews, files, forums and more. Search the BHMS archives here

Image Space Incorporated Archive date: 2009

This ISI Web site was created before rFactor and includes some really nice company information and images. Downloadables include technical demos

Rec.Autos.Simulators Newsgroup Archive date: 2009

RAS is an unmoderated usenet newsgroup that was created on November 30, 1993. The topics begin with discussion of IndyCar Racing (1993), F1GP (1992) and end with users trying iRacing (2008) for the first time. You can search the archive here Archive date: 2008

After dropping FIRST-Racing branding, iRacing’s first Web site contained a great amount of information on early sponsorships, licenses and technology

GT Legends Product Page Archive date: 2007

SIMBIN’s GT Legends Web site carried previews, downloads and linked to product reviews by media outlets. It originally included a number of Flash-based animated advertisements for branded merchandise Product Site Archive date: 2007

ISI’s Web site, founded in 2004, offers a complete archive from first public demo up to the time development of rFactor 2 began

Richard Burns Rally Product Page Archive date: 2005

Almost entirely designed using Flash, we have converted the available SWF files of the RBR Web site to GIF and retained their functionality where possible

GPLEA Archive date: 2005

The Grand Prix Legends Editors Association Web site released and hosted the real “must have” mods for Grand Prix Legends, including the Murasama and Coventry-replacing Honda and Cooper cars

FIRST-Racing Archive date: 2005

Founded in June, 2004 by John Henry and David Kaemmer with the acquisition of Papyrus assets, FIRST would eventually become Motorsport Simulations

Hotgrids Archive date: 2004

The “Ultimate GPL Links Page” was a great resource to find news and downloads for Grand Prix Legends and other simulations from the time. The archive links to and in some cases you may need to alter to an earlier date to find a working Web site

Race Sim Central (Currently Offline) Archive date: 2004

At this point RSC still used a HTML front-end for all content with the forum hooked in via SSI as a commenting system. A large number of the articles and interviews can be accessed in this archive

Papyrus Racing Games Archive date: 2003

Papyrus Web site after the release of NASCAR Racing 2003 Season, it’s patches and Track Pack. No further updates were ever made before it was taken offline

Blackhole Motorsports Archive date: 2001

Founded in 1998 and initially operated as a sim racing team Web site, BHMS became a mainstay of the sim racing community with news, reviews, files, forums and more. Search the BHMS archives here

Bethesda Softworks Archive date: 2001

Better known today for their open world fantasy games, Bethesda released a number of racing games during the 90s and were planning to continue in the genre until the Zenimax purchase

Broadsword Interactive Archive date: 2000

Broadsword worked on a number of racing titles but are best known for leading development of Spirit of Speed

Papyrus Design Archive date: 2000

Papyrus Web site before releasing NASCAR Racing 4. Includes profiles and downloads for titles released in 1998 and 2000 including NASCAR Racing 3 and NASCAR Legends

Software Allies Archive date: 2000

Software Allies developed and released SODA Off Road Racing and worked under the Papyrus studio banner many times

GP500 Web site Archive date: 2000

The official Web site for bike simulation GP500 developed by Melbourne House and released in 1999 by Microprose

Sports Car GT EA Product Page Archive date: 2000

EA’s product page for Sports Car GT unfortunately used un-archived Flash files for information display and the archived non-Flash version is much more simplistic. However, you can still see the headline information as it was displayed

Lights Out Racing Archive date: 1999

LOR were a sim racing team and league site that had some terrific track and driving guides, modern grid mods for Grand Prix Legends and more

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Back from the ashes since July, 2019. First created in 2001 with the merger of Legends Central (founded 1999) and

A site by a sort of sim racer, for sim racers, about racing sims. News and information on both modern and historic sim racing software titles.

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