Testing it right now, and it's fun, I must say
There is a no-password server up set on the East Bay dirt oval. The brakes do seem a tad modern, granted, but if you slam on them, you're going to whip around in the turn anyway. Drifting the car through a turn is difficult, but finding the finesse required is a fun challenge IMO. This is V1.10; perhaps the version seen on nogrip before was just v1.0?
EDIT: Just tried a race with AI cars, racing with the dust flying in your face! Here's a shocker --- the AI sucks. The cars are similar to GA 1960 in that they are more stable on a full load of fuel.
No specific year associated with this mod, they say "This Is to represent the era of around the mid 1950's to the mid 1960's."
Latest team founding date is 1965.