11 Years Strong
Published on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 19:40
Written by Tyler
It was the eve of the online multiplayer console revolution. Two Spanish brothers were pondering the idea of creating a club so they could play Halo with their friends. Halo 2 was to be released in a few days and was set to change the way the world played console games, regardless of whether you were on the Xbox or Playstation. Everything was in place... except a name.
Brothers Charlie and Victor could not decide on a name that would be appropriate and recognizable by the public. Names like Nike, Ferrari, and Disney are globally-known brands- an expectation of their products and services is well-established. So as the two Spanish brother continued to think about their new club, inspiration graced their screen as they replayed the Halo 1 campaign. On a random wall, they noticed a few posters tacked on a poster board. Two stood out- one was for a lost cat Jonesy (maybe it's me in a future life), a reference to the movie Alien. The other was a poster of Earth from presumably a satellite with the text "Fight For Her".
The idea hit them like a train. Fight For Her. A name that was unique and catchy. They stylized the name as Fight 4 Her (F4H) and ran with it. The Spaniards took on the very best of Halo online and a year later, Victor picked up the original Forza Motorsport. Never satisfied, Victor and Charlie battled their way up the leaderboards and recruited like-minded drivers with a penchant for winning. Soon, leagues opened to invite hundreds of the very best online racers in the world and F4H found itself at the top of the standings more often than not. The team grew larger and took even more victories, become multi-time JGTC Team and Driver Champions at IFCA, a series many consider to be the peak of Forza online racing. On Forza 2+3, the Spanish team of F4H were among the best of the best.
The team went through a rebuilding phase to ramp up to Forza 4. The presidency had been transferred from Victor to Chris, a veteran of TDR and VVV. Chris was tasked to transform F4H from a Spanish team to an international team, increasing the outside appeal of the club to the online community. He gathered greats such as Bullet, Mopar001, Koenigsegg, Carrera, and others and took Forza 4 by storm. He quickly reestablished the team as a force to be reckoned with. Chris' greatest achievement with the team by far was creating an endurance racing dynasty. Anytime an endurance race was being held, F4H was a name being thrown around to be in contention for the win. Barring a gigantic error or the omnipresent lagout, F4H would many times place on the podium or win. Back to back Le Mans victories in the TORA 24 Hours of Le Mans cemented their status as team endurance champions, along with prowess at the Nurburgring, Silverstone, and Sebring.
Enter 2015, and F4H has hit then ground running on Forza 6 after a small rebuilding phase. Chris handed the presidency off to me one year ago, and I've recruited an international squad to take on the best the community has to offer. No matter what class of car, no matter what type of event, no matter what the circumstances, when we race, we race to win, and do our damndest to finish on the top step of the podium. We've amassed over 100 championships as a team on the Forza franchise, something very few teams have been able to match. We are the oldest active racing team and continue on because of our commitment to success and our never-surrender attitude. Where there's a will, there's a way.
To celebrate 11 years as a club, I asked the team to describe what the club means to them in a word (or a few).
As you can see, above all, we are a family. We are brothers, willing to fight the good fight when the opportunity arises.
We are F4H
Happy 11th Birthday, Fight 4 Her Motorsport, and here's to many more!