On Saturday the 15th of December 2018 we had our first THR race.
This means that THR will be 4 years old in a few days and we have experienced a lot in these four years:
Our first race was held with the GPL Mod at Silverstone and we had 4 Racers on track. Our race format in the first weeks was to run as many 20-minute races in a row as we were able to.
Our first regular driver was Ben Barson. Thanks a lot for showing that the community idea was not that bad.
Our AC server
The first races were hosted on Duderei's home server.
But we quickly moved to a professional hoster.
The first entry in our STracker Database is from 2018-12-25.
After that we changed the hoster 2 times until we moved to a rented LinuxMachine (thanks franglais) which runs the ServerManager and 5 AC-Servers.
In the next weeks we plan to move to new more powerful server to (hopefully) get rid of the LagSpikes we experienced in the last weeks.
Races in THR
Over the 4 years, 974 different drivers have raced on our servers.
We have driven tens of thousands of laps and countless kilometers.
We had around 180 official events, 58 weekday races and many fun races.
We have completed 19 championships and the next upcoming are already planned.
Our former champions can be seen on the Wall of Champions.
The Discord Server has been set up on 2018-12-07.
Our first member besides Dude and me joined on 2018-12-14.
Currently we have 1,562 Members. Some of them are very quiet or bots, but no matter what time of day, there are always more than 200 members online.
What I find crazy is that I have written nearly 23,000 messages in our THR Discord. The number of PMs are also high, but I can´t count them.
The Website followed a little later. The first entry is from 2019-01-17.
It contains 200 pages and 290 news and I wrote more than 88,000 Words.
Funfact: You will need nearly 6 hours to read them all.
To represent our races we have made 183 posters.
Our Website has more than 130,000 visits and more than 492,000 views.
The most successfull page ist the news page with 59,000 views, followed by the tracks page, the GPL Mod page, and the AC Legends page.
Nearly 1 year after our foundation we started our Youtube-Channel on 2019-02-17.
At first we started with a short PromoVideo which was made by Bo Stamper.
Another year later we started to stream our races and with the help of Klopstick and Ted we produced another brilliant PromoVideo which has been watched 1.285 times since then.
To celebrate the start of our fifth GPL championship, Greg produced another stunning video which has been watched 590 times until today.
In 2022 Evgeny showed up and produced an awesome Cintematic about our THR GTC 60s championship, which was viewed 2,908 times.
The channel contains more than 319 videos/streams and has 398 followers.
It was visited 31,656 times and more than 2.800 hours of our videos were viewed.
Besides of the above we have a Facebook site, which get not much attention from our side, but has 344 followers, cause of the website news which get posted on Facebook automatically.
Also an unused Twitch Channel, an equally unused Instagram Account and some other cool things which I might have forgotten.
We opened our own THR shop on 12/21/2022.
The idea behind the store was to send prizes to our championship winners / participants.
Since the opening we have donated 27 prices to our members and on top of that sold around 25 products.
It doesn't sound like much 😉 but those who have ordered are very satisfied with the quality of the products.
If you plan to buy something and need help with it:
I want to send out a very special thank you to the members of the Orga - Group.
margar, Flashor, Flow, franglais and Valentin.
I appreciate our meetings and the decisions we make.
You take work from me and you also support in balancing, track testing and many other things.
You are a great help for me!!!
I would also like to thank the members of THR Race Control. For many members it is not visible how much time you invest, but I can assure you that it is many hours.
It's great that you guys take the job so seriously!
A special thanks also to Evgeny for creating such great THR videos last year.
I have watched the cinematic a dozen times and I am really looking forward to the cinematic about the F1 1991 championship!
And I bet I forgot to mention other supporters.
Therefore, I thank everyone who has supported THR's work.
The most important part of THR > YOU
But the most important thing is the community that has grown up around THR.
Thank you all for being members of THR and for making THR what it is!
It is also nice to see, that you help each other in Discord and that you respect each other.
I appreciate that very much!
I would also like to thank those who have made a donation via Paypal or started to be a Patreon of THR!
Your [THR] pitman