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NASCAR 09 by EA Sports has a fantastic new feature in the ability to edit and upload your own car skins from a compatible PC graphics editor. Here at Operation Sports, we want to see what kind of talent our member base has. Thanks to Microsoft and EA Sports, we'll be giving away three Microsoft Wireless Xbox 360 Wheels to the winners, one each for the winning Sprint Cup, Nationwide, and Craftsman Truck entries!

With that in mind, we're holding a Create-A-Car competition with the Operation Sports theme as the basis for the vehicle. Rules are as follows:
1) All cars must use the Operation Sports default blue/gray color scheme as the base.

2) Car should be number "09".

3) Only the original template file, or a screen capture of the car in-game will be accepted. Screens of the skin on the car are preferred, since it can be tough to judge a design based on a flat template (not to mention the in-game shots just show off your car much better with lighting, etc)

4) Images of your car should be submitted to [email protected] no later than Friday, July 18th, 2008 at 10PM PT. Email subject should include your forum name and the car type you're submitting (Truck, Nationwide, Sprint Cup).
A judging panel will review the entries and choose a winner based on "realism" (a car scheme that would appear to be on a real car, not too busy or have any logos or designs that would look "out of place" on a real race track), design, and overall aesthetic appeal.

Winners will be notified via Private Message and forum post on Sunday, July 20th, 2008.

Get to painting, and show us what you've got!!!



Update: Here are some OS logos to get you started.

Game: NASCAR 09Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS2 / PS3 / Xbox 360Votes for game: 22 - View All
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Member Comments
# 1 bronco92 @ 07/09/08 02:30 PM
Here are some OS logos to get you started.
 
# 2 mwjr @ 07/09/08 05:35 PM
Is there a place to grab some clean, crisp OS logos?
 
# 3 bronco92 @ 07/09/08 06:03 PM
 
# 4 auburntigersfan @ 07/09/08 11:52 PM
I think RynoAid already won.
 
# 5 RynoAid @ 07/10/08 02:52 PM
lol.. i need to clean mine up.. i don't think the hood part is that realistic.. i can make a few mods to it and resubmit.
 
# 6 jct32 @ 07/10/08 08:41 PM
What font is the lettering in, I would really appreciate it if someone could let me know.
 
# 7 Hokie20 @ 07/11/08 08:56 PM
Quick question:

Are we limited to only one entry?
 
# 8 TCrouch @ 07/11/08 10:21 PM
No. You can send as many as you like. I don't know the font, sorry.
 
# 9 RynoAid @ 07/12/08 11:01 AM
actually, i was thinking, being a mod and community leader at MaddenMania (basically OS) i don't think i need to be participating in community contests. These are for all you guys who support us and keep the websites thriving.

That being said, i will put up the OS cars i have made, one blue and one white in my locker for download for anyone who wants one. Give me a day or two and they will be available.

Good luck in the contest everyone, can't wait to see what you guys come up with.
 
# 10 Hokie20 @ 07/14/08 11:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TCrouch
No. You can send as many as you like.
You have mail.

This is a pretty cool deal -- Props for the idea for this.
 
# 11 MonsterMinds @ 07/15/08 12:20 PM
Kewl Still have time to enter.. Can I seeing as I am a new member ? I will submit either way

Sent
 
# 12 TCrouch @ 07/15/08 01:53 PM
Of course. Send away
 
# 13 MonsterMinds @ 07/15/08 06:09 PM
Well Since I have the Wheel and I'm sure you have a ton of people here who want one.. I beat the crap out of mine playing forza hehe,

I will Donate it right back to the site to either be auctioned off or Given as a runner up prize in the Other EA contest just below this one.

If I win and I'm not saying I am going to But if I do.

Good luck to all the Entrants

See you guys at Daytona Were I'm rockin out the 09 Operation Sports Pontiac.
 
# 14 GJEM @ 07/16/08 06:24 PM
I figured I'd better ask this question before I finalize mine, with regards to the Blue/Grey base color is that the "Blue-Grey" color that is in the background of this logo or does that mean OS Blue "OR" OS Grey? Thanks
 
# 15 TCrouch @ 07/16/08 06:39 PM
Take your pick. It doesn't have to be straight blue or gray, but it shouldn't be yellow with pink stripes. The color base is blue and gray, with obvious black and white abilities that pretty much every scheme allows, but the overall scheme of the car should definitely be blue and gray, or blue OR gray that you see on the default color scheme in both the main site and the forums.
 
# 16 MonsterMinds @ 07/16/08 06:54 PM
I do not use Paint.net but I have the hardest time in PS to remove them stupid grid lines... I have tho touched up other peoples cars and they have vanished.
 
# 17 TCrouch @ 07/16/08 07:01 PM
Make sure you select that layer and hide it prior to saving the file. Usually it will have an eye icon or something. Clicking it will hide it, then you generate the image.
 
# 18 GJEM @ 07/16/08 08:18 PM
So Sorry TCrouch, but I want to make sure I don't get DQ'd so to speak do to some type of rules violation now that were getting down to crunch time but I did read a "White" base is acceptable?
 
# 19 TCrouch @ 07/16/08 08:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GJEM
So Sorry TCrouch, but I want to make sure I don't get DQ'd so to speak do to some type of rules violation now that were getting down to crunch time but I did read a "White" base is acceptable?
Make the base "OS" Blue or Gray. Typically you'd see black or white used in highlights or accents. The majority of the car must obviously match our color scheme.
 
# 20 MonsterMinds @ 07/17/08 08:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TCrouch
Make sure you select that layer and hide it prior to saving the file. Usually it will have an eye icon or something. Clicking it will hide it, then you generate the image.
Thanks, I will be resubmitting my entry. As I thought the grid lines were for the game

For future reference they are called Reference Only in the PSD file.
 

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