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[#17] Customs, Cruisers, and Classics: "Wheel Dealer" ๐Ÿš™


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(Cover photos provided by: majong12, dudulima, arthur fookin shelby, joonasprkl, carrythxd, and the_potato)


Welcome enthusiast to issue #17 of Customs, Cruisers, and Classics! The highly anticipated Ocelot XA-21 has finally arrived! This weeks issue may not feature any XA-21's in the vehicle Snapmatic showcase but rest assured, you can expect a few of them in upcoming issues! Featured in this current issue is some Vehicle News you probably know all about by now, the amazing snaps showcase, a beautiful model from Australia for your eyeballs and some BRAP BRAP's from a certain car from Japan for your ears! Best of all our featured guest of the week is the creator of the Lore Friendly Wheel Pack, photographer and community member, @MGgames100!

Bodywork Notes:
  • Updated some graphics and tightened up some loose bolts.
  • No new features this week, don't want to spread myself too thin ๐Ÿ˜…
    ok, I lied, there might be an Easter egg hidden some where in here that contains a hidden question ๐Ÿ‘€ who are the skimmers and who are the real readers!

Thank you very much for your continued support of CC&C, please Enjoy!




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The Ocelot XA-21

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Photo by: @V4S


The Ocelot XA-21 is among one of the last of the vehicles from the Gunrunning DLC to be released (the Ocelot Ardent pending as the last) and has a price tag of $2,375,000 in Legendary Motorsports. It has an enormous amount of visual customization from the usual, bumpers, skirts, exhaust, and hoods; to even mirrors, engine covers, a large selection of secondary color options, interior colors, and different engine blocks (cosmetic only)! The XA-21's interior and exhaust note is unique to this vehicle and it is also now the third vehicle in GTA V to feature an active spoiler, the T20 and Nero being the other two. You are not able to customize the spoiler in LSC but why would you!

The overall exterior of the XA-21 resembles a Jaguar C-X75 with hints of Maserati GranTurismo on the front clip of the vehicle.
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The XA-21 has been put through rigorous testing on closed courses and according to @Broughy1322 it is not the fastest super in a straight line (the Pfister 811 still holding that crown) however, it does inch pass the Pegassi Tempesta and other respective competitors in a more technical track. So is it worth picking up? The consensus seems to tip in favor or purchasing the vehicle currently, so if you got a cool $2M+ laying around and the garage space, why not? The discussion continues in the XA-21 topic.




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@IceDree - Pegassi Torero

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@_MK_ - Declasse Rhapsody

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@the_potato - Obey Omnis

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@Slasher - Karin Asterope

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@_DeadLight_ - Pegassi Infernus Classic

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@Icebergg Slimm - Dinka Jester

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@OVO - Pegassi Torero

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@TeeKoo - Nissan GT-R

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@nmk111 - Vapid Dominator

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@Carrythxd - Various Classics

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@JoonasPRKL - Ocelot Penetrator

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@MGgames100 - Annis Euros

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@Spectacus - Nagasaki BF400

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@Matrelith - Grotti Turismo Classic

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@STOLARS - Annis Elegy RH8

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@Artisan - Pfister Comet Retro "Garage Alien Styling"

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@CaptianBackwoods - Albany Buccaneer Custom

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@dabaannz - Pegassi Infernus Classic

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@superstreet556 - Various

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Each week will have the tedious job of picking a weekly pin-up girl for the readers pleasure enjoyment joy! The photos will always be work safe but put in spoiler tags so you may have the option of viewing them whenever you choose; or don't click it because y'no, you just wanted to strictly see cars :cool: !

This weeks pin-up girl is:

Catherine McNeil๐Ÿ’‹


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You caught me! This issue contains the most cameo appearances of aircraft vehicles -can you spot them all?

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Each week I will feature a video clip of the pure sound of some of the best sounding cars/bikes to ever grace this planet! The videos will always be put in spoiler tags so you may view at your own time and to avoid mobile users from accidentally clicking the play button when scrolling. Time to tickle your brain with the vibrations of
The Song of my People!


Mazda RX-7 FD3S 4-Rotor Power!


**I have no affiliation with the authors of the videos provided in this feature**





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If you're like me, you probably complained about the lack of wheel selection in GTA and often times wondered why some of the stock wheels that come on certain cars aren't for sale at the Los Santos Customs! Well @MGgames100 created exactly that wheel pack for PC users! If you've been living under a rock and don't have this wheel pack yet, a simple search on Google under "Lore Friendly Wheel Pack" will bring you to the site you need.

MG is also an excellent photographer and is hopeful to release more PC mods in the future!
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Welcome MGgames100!

You have one of my personal favorite DLC concept ideas, The Tuner DLC and even won an award for your topic. I have a hunch that Rockstar may create one to compete with Need for Speed Payback, Gran Turismo Sport, and Forza 7 all hitting the shelves in Oct/Nov 17'. Do you think it could actually become reality or will it stay a fantasy?
Sadly, with how the things are going, I think it will stay as a fantasy. The Rockstar is recently more focused on creating mediocre DLC's with blatantly copy pasted vehicles. But that's just my pessimistic opinion.

As already mentioned earlier, you're known for your Lore Friendly Wheel Pack for GTAV, are there any future modding projects that you are planning or hoping to do in the near future?
Yes, I also add tuning parts for various vehicles. Currently I'm addingโ€‹ them to IVPack, Dinka Flash and to the Annis Euros. All of them are on hold tho, because of summer time and I'm traveling a lot. Hopefully I'm going to do some proper car modding after that.
I recently (and by that, I mean today) got access to Watch Dogs files...
I'm not confirming anything tho ;)

Very exciting to hear! What got you interested in cars/bikes?
My dad he me interested. He's a big fan of the off-road trucks. He owned 2 Honkers, UAZ 469 and recently he bought UMM which is a project vehicle that we both work on. I also love rally races. Probably thanks to the Colin McRae series introduced by my uncle.

How long have you been into the GTA series games?
Since I was 6. My first GTA was San Andreas.

You must've had some cool parents to let you play GTA at such a young age!
Are you part of a GTA Online crew?
Yes, Six Star Crew

If you could coordinate the perfect Car Meet in GTA Online, what would it look like?
It would require completely new system, that Rockstar should implement. Meet hangars. There not only participants would be safe from any shootouts/griefers etc. you could vote for any vehicle you want. Winning car would win the small price.
But that's just my wishing.
If I was the one who sets up the meet now there would be few rules: No Armored or Armed cars unless there isn't a stock version of it. No shooting. No aircrafts. If you want to stance your car, do it far away from the meet. No cops too.

Do you have a preference in what type of cars/bikes you shoot? (Japanese, American, Euro, etc)
โ€ŒI prefer Japanese over everything else. But sadly there isn't enough of them, so I take whatever I can.

As an enthusiast, what is your biggest automotive pet peeves seen within the car community?
A lot actually. Self driving cars is one of it. First of all, there is no joy of driving, second of all just imagine GTA with self-driving cars only, with the current AI...


Donks are other things that gets me grumpy, although I actually hope for at least one other Donk to be added in the game. Just because I don't like/get this car culture, doesn't mean that people like it shouldn't get some love.

And the worst one of all, people that don't respect others people car culture. And by that I mean guys like: "ALL JAPS CARS ARE SH*tBOXES AND EVERYONE WHO LIKES THEM IS AN IDIOT! WE DON'T NEED TUNERS DLC, CUZ I SAID SO! WE DON'T NEED HUNTER, CUZ I DON'T LIKE HELICOPTERS! I WANT HOT ROD DLC, NAW AND I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU THINK! 'MURICA!". And sadly there are some people like that on the forums...

Yikes! Self driving cars scare me... I've seen people being able to manipulate them by a simple sticker on the traffic signs that the car reads!
You have a style of almost exclusively taking photos of cars in the dark, can you tell us why you prefer night shots?
โ€ŒWell, I could think up of some edgy story why I like night in this game, but the real reason is that my game struggles a lot during the daytimeโ€‹ in V. Also jaggies aren't prominent as much and it's easier to Photoshop them out. At the same time I really like setting up the scene for night shots so there is a plus.

What is your favorite vehicle in the GTA series of all time?
โ€ŒFrom V? Elegy Retro. From IV? Hakumai. From San Andreas? ZR350. From Vice City? Deluxo. From rest of 3D Universe games? Ghost V8
All time? Hakumai :p It's that weird, plain car that I love.

Hakuuumaai! Can you imagine all the people butchering its name? Some struggle so much with Kuruma!
Is there a vehicle from any GTA series that you would want to see return?
Well, all GTA IV and EFLC vehicles would be nice, but if I could pick only one, it would be Hakumai. Followed by Deluxo and Hunter.

What is your favorite car or bike in real life?
Nissan Skyline GT-R (R33)
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Can you name your favorite car/racing game of all time?
Need For Speed Underground. My first game on PS2.

Underground is always the unanimous choice!
What type of vehicle type mods (wheel packs, vstancer, etc) do you use?
Well, my Lore Friendly Wheel Pack :v
Also Vstancer, IVPack, New license plates by WildBrick and Vanillaworks Extended

Do you use any other type of photo editors or graphic mods?
Photoshop or Gimp if one doesn't work for some reason, as well as VisualV

Do you have any photography tips for the readers?
1.Get a good PC
2.Get a good PC
3.Buy GTA V
4.Go somewhere you think it would be nice
5.Use Editor
6.Use Editor
7.USE BLOODY EDITOR, SNAPMATIC SUCKS!
8.You can use in-game filtersโ€‹ with low opacity.
9.NEVER, EVER USE SELFIE MODE
10.Contrast is pretty important, but don't go too extreme.

Is there anything you would like to see be added in GTAF in the future?
More issues of Customs, Cruisers, and Classics.

YYYAAAASS!! :panic: Any other comments or shout outs?
I have Instagram (which I use @mggames100) and Twitter (which I don't use at all, same as Instagram). I also have Discord, do if you want to add me PM me.
I'd also like to shout out for V4S for doing such an amazing job with the issues.
Also thanks everyone for reading my boring interview. Sorry if you're bored to hell.

Elegy Retro Custom with Elegy RH8 by MGgames100
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Thank you MGgames100 for your time and many contributions to the GTA community! Your Q&A was not boring at all and I think many of the readers would agree!



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[table] ๐Ÿ“š Previous Customs, Cruisers, and Classics Issues: #16, #15, #14 ๐Ÿ“ท Want a better chance of your snap to be featured? Share them here! Vehicle Screenshots: Custom Rides & Garages ๐ŸŽจโ“ Looking for a factory color or need something custom tailored? Kustom Crew Color Requests ๐Ÿ‘ฅ In search of a Car Meet or want to host your own? Find Lobbies & Players ๐Ÿ“Interested in being interviewed or want to promote your Workshop?
๐Ÿ’ฌ Questions, Comments, or Feedback? Contact: @V4S ๐Ÿˆ [/table]
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Awesome shots. Love when this pops up, gives me an excuse to sit an read for a bit, love the interviews.

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Ayy, I made it into one of these, well sort of. Though seeing all these snaps really shows I have to pick up my game.

Great read!

Ayy, I made it. Nice edition, and great pictures everyone!
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CRAZY AL WARD

When will I be on one of these Customs, Cruisers & Classics pages?

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I guess we will find out in the next edition of this...

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Woo! My True Survivor inspired shot made it! #TheHoff_DontYouDareHassleHim.

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Excellent work, V!

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Nice issue again. I have decided that I will make my presence known in the vehicle photography topics now. Hard to compete with the PC boys but if anyone has got the goods it is I.

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Meant to ask last time, can we submit suggestions for the car sound vids?

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Sooo... interview with me when?

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When will I be on one of these Customs, Cruisers & Classics pages?

You're on a CC&C page right now!

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But really, share your images in the custom rides and garages thread so I can notice them.

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Nice issue again. I have decided that I will make my presence known in the vehicle photography topics now. Hard to compete with the PC boys but if anyone has got the goods it is I.

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Meant to ask last time, can we submit suggestions for the car sound vids?

Yes you certainly should and don't worry about competing with anyone as I look for a variety of things in a snap.

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Of course suggestions are always welcomed! Feel free to PM me.

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Sooo... interview with me when?

I currently have a wait list of 4-5 weeks, but feel free to PM me and we can potentially reserve you a spot in future issues :)

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Professional Amateur

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Nice issue again. I have decided that I will make my presence known in the vehicle photography topics now. Hard to compete with the PC boys but if anyone has got the goods it is I.

Yes you certainly should and don't worry about competing with anyone as I look for a variety of things in a snap.

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So even amateur photographers like me have a chance of being featured? Sweet!

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oh and do you accept bribes?

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