Wish it was still around.
“The vehicles featured in Motor City Online were all American models, ranging from coupes, coupe utilities, sedans and station wagons of the 1930s to 1950s, to muscle cars from the 1960s and 1970s. Later in the game’s life, 3 classic trucks were available. Most of the vehicles could be cosmetically modified by chopping the roof, removing bumpers, which gave the vehicle an additional suffix on its name (i.e. “Ford Ranchero Chopped”, “Ford Coupe Bumperless & Fenderless”) painting the car different colors or with Scalloped/Flamed paint jobs. Players could’ve also added little trinkets like fuzzy dice, and even change the sound of the horn. Convertible versions of certain cars were available, as well as specialty and ultra rare paint jobs on cars. These paint jobs couldn’t be purchased from the modification shop, as the car had to be purchased with the paint job already. Some of these cars came as shells only if they were particularly rare.
Customization played a huge role in Motor City Online. As in reality, players had to find the right parts and put the right parts together. With over 2,000 authentic and licensed styling and performance parts, each player was able to build their own car with their own taste from ground up and specify it for any Car Class.”
Here’s a list of engine parts that could be changed.
The real kicker? There was no “Stage 1, stage 2" bullshit. No. You could choose multiple different licensed parts in each category.
There’s been some progress made recently, but it’s slow moving, not helped by the fact that the guys doing it, of course, have real lives and therefore can’t dedicate attention to it 24/7. They’ve managed to get it to accept login info, but it there’s no server for it to connect to. Here’s an example of it.
And now, some shilling! I run the Revive Motor City Online page on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pg/BringBackMCO/posts/?ref=page_internal. I’ve just realized I’ve no idea where I’m going with this. But I felt I may as well spread it around a bit more.