Visiting Citroën Autoneeds (Kyoto): The Workshop

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So there is no JDM today, not as we used to show. But Japan is in general a car lover culture. From American to Euro cars. This is an small Citroën specialized workshop located in south Kyoto.

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Basically the Autoneeds restores your old Citroën, imports you from Europe any old Citroën you like or just maintenance of your car.

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But as you can see the mainly task is to restore, many old Citroën from DS to GS are here but this is only the main shop there are so many hiding things to come about this special workshop located in the Kansai Area.

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Euro cars are becoming very popular in Japan and as many times said, the classic the better. The Citroën DS is probably one of the coolest cars Citroën ever build.

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For some more information please do not hesitate to visit their main website: AutoNeeds or their Blog

 

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2014 OSD: Things become serious

Hello guys, how is going?

2014 started a couple of months ago, more or less, and everybody is getting ready for the new season of every sport. Obviously I am not going to talk about the 2014 football season. We are going to talk about the drift season, the spanish drift season.

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After DriftSpain’s and CED’s cessation last year, there was only one championship in Spain, Open Slalom Drift, promoted by Grupspeed. This year we will have OSD again and then a new one, Drifkhana.

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Sounds interesting, but lets focus on the OSD one. Why? Well, its the one with more level in the whole country, we will have known faces and others that aren’t that well known. Some of the drivers are changing their weapons, or just upgrading them to the next level.

To be honest, things changed a lot, Gallo changed some bits of his E36, Ninocrack won’t be racing with the S14a, Jesus will be in the game with his Chaser.. Lets show them!

Gallo changed the bumper for the E36 one, imo looks better. As for Fran Bolaños, he removed all the sponsor stickers and now the car is all blue with an Aerokit D1 Spec. bodykit.

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One of the most expected cars from the year is Ninocrack’s new Nissan. He won’t be racing in the S14a but he doesn’t left Nissan. This time it will be racing with an S15, which hides an 2JZ under the hood. At the moment I am designing the livery for this one, so I think you can expect something good when the car is 100% done.

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Jesus Muñoz will be on the game too, with his red Toyota Chaser. This car is famous because it raced the King Of Europe several times. Its an easy car to recognise.

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As for the other drivers… Well, Lluis Lopez and Fran Dengra are coming back to the green color, a color they used to had years ago. Cristian Martinez had it too! Also I have to say that Fran Dengra will be running on a V8 instead of a rotary engine. Fortunately my homie Fran Lluch will be racing with his Nissan S13, designed by Vicent M. Autoworks too!

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This years pretends to be a nice one, we will start in the Circuit of Ricardo Tormo with the Nascar Fest, so I expect a very good weekend.

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I am sure there are other secrets to tell, but I don’t know them because nobody told much about their machines!

Photo Source: Hector Aleman Photo, Cecilia Junquero for CED, Gallo Sport, Breaking, Raul Alonso, Ninocrack and some others ~

Because Japan

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As said in the title…because Japan. Here there is place for everything and most insane of your craziness exist in this country. The proof is this Z33 Cabriolet I found in Phoenix’s Power SPL. Overloaded, Over-equipped, and of course out of any normal tuner.

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Inside is just insane, colors, chrome parts and swarovski detailed everywhere. I have no real words to describe this cars but I also like to show Japan as is.

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Because Japan is not only but super well tuned cars, it has some strange addicts to tunings and here in r32taka we like to show everything about this crazy-about-cars country.

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Any thought?

Part II: Visiting Phoenix’s Power SPL

I imagined when I was at that place that you reader were a garage owner. Thinking about what do you want to repair or tune.

I also imagined myself working there for a while every day, enjoying the real jdm performance everyday. Upgrading the powerful GTR or turboing Altezza’s. A workshop full of GTR’s.

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Continue reading Part II: Visiting Phoenix’s Power SPL

Visiting Phoenix’s Power SPL

Oh, so much sorry for the lack of post this last two weeks. Sometimes is a little harsh to keep posting just with the ambition of show things to the real lovers of r32taka.com.

By this I’m saying that is to hard to keep the level and also that is too hard to fight the big blogs. I know there are so many other bloggers coming here and I’m sure they also understand what I’m talking about.

Well a couple of months back I make a visit to Phoenix’s Power SPL. This shop is located at Kyoto and is one of the biggest specialist in the area and specially in tuned Skyline’s.

Was Miura San (Owner of Autoland aka Rocket Bunny) who drove me to Phoenix’s. Me and Travis Griffith who is probably the highest skilled race car builder in Iowa by now.

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First I noticed at that place was a super loud 2jz rolling test its new configuration. It was that loud that we needed to get away of the car, it was so awesome.

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Those days seems like Phoenix SPL is getting specialized in the new GTR, there were so many as you will see in the next post about the visit to Phoenix SPl.

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Everything is made here, from simple jobs to high improvements.

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The black GT86 was the first Turbo GT86 I found in the country which had such a clean work.

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I will see you in the next post with so many pictures. Bye.