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Back to the game

2 years have passed since the last post was posted in r32taka.com. In fact I did not realize it was too long, but I did also thought that I couldn’t remember when was the last time I did spoke about car to wide internet world.

Today obviously we have miss a lot of followers and daily visitor has got down to the minimum levels ever in the blog 6 years history, probably lower than the day two of the creation of the first blog when the car blog boom started back to 2009.

By that time I did jump the train and started seeninjapan blog, and then rapidly switched to r32taka.com. 3 years back in time I was so happy, many visitors and also many blog collaborations made r32taka enough for our aspirations.

Today everything has change as many blog are blown out by the big BLOGS and some just keep posting because they have the need of interacting and making tendencies. Also with the second boom created by tumblr, car enthusiasts found a beautiful place to share their content and spread to the word todays car tendencies.

Even with all that in mind, I realize I just want to keep posting content, my own content and also influences from the internet, what I think is cool to be posted, and what I think real JDM life is at its maximum.

So if you really want to allow me I will keep posting stuff, the best way I can, trying to show some real japanese stuff, nostalgia stuff, and whatever I think is not mainstream to be published in other websites.

Thank you for still being out there. See you next post.

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Select ‘N Low Meeting ~ 23 March

Hey guys

My friend Hector and I went to the Bonaire Mall in Aldaia, to assist the SelectN Low meeting.

It was Sunday and the day was very good, sunny and good weather, so after washing the little Honda, we went to the meeting.

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When we arrived there was a lot of people already and the cars meant the day was promising, so I took the camera and started taking pictures of the cars we had.

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We didnt had much cars, but they were variated, we had from an Honda Jazz to an EM1 Turbo… And some slammed cars, like this Golf 3 or an E30.

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Obviously we didnt miss the oldies but goldies, here you can see this awesomely fat Clio and one of my favourites of the day, an Honda Jazz, or City in Japan. I felt in love with this little boy.

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This one came with an unexpected passenger!

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Thats all guys! I hope you enjoyed reading!

The rest of the pictures can be found at the Facebook page!

Special thanks to Hector Aleman ~

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 ~

Throwback: Juneda Meet

I have some pictures that really now are a little old, probably more than 7 or so month. But checking old the folders with photo that I have here I found them and they deserve to be posted here.

This is Spain, in a Nissan Meeting. Photos were took by Xavi Llamas sometimes collaborating with us, he took these impressive images of that day.

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Rallye de Gandia & Time Attack Calafat

Cuanto tiempo señores lectores. Solo tengo una palabra para describir el fin de semana pasado: INTENSIVO.

Desde la última vez que estuve con mi socio Takahashi en Castellón, se estaba tanteando la posibilidad de asistir a un trackday el pasado 22 de septiembre en el circuito de Calafat. A las pocas semanas nos enteramos de que coincidiriamos con el campeonato Time Attack.

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El viernes llegue a Valencia, con ganas de volver a mi amigo Hector y al pequenho Civic, desde que he convivido un fin de semana entero, he empezado a tenerle cierto afecto a ese Civic, cosa que no habia sentido por ningun otro.

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Lo primero que hicimos fue cambiar las gomas, es decir, ya pusimos el escape, la suspension y ahora era turno de las gomas, si entrabamos a pista, entrabamos bien. Despues pasamos por casa y nos fuimos a cenar con unos buenos amigos, Jenni y Fran. Mas tarde, pues ahi estabamos, dandole palique con lo que mas nos gusta, y nos surgio la idea de ir al Rallye de Gandia, que tenia lugar ese fin de semana, porque no?

Sabado nos levantamos un poco tarde pero a tiempo, nos reunimos con Fran y luego vinieron Atila y Jenni, asi que caminito de Jerez y para Gandia! Una hora de camino, corta pero entretenida, hablamos de todo, lo mejor para viajar! El ambiente se veia bueno ese dia, nada mas llegar habia un C2 de seguridad dando unas vueltas a fuego, menudo bicho… Tan pequenho y tan rapido. Nos dimos unas vueltas por los boxes para ver los cacharros y nos pusimos a comer mientras empezaban a salir coches.

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La tarde transcurrio con normalidad, no queriamos hacerlo largo ya que habia que acostarse pronto y porque al dia siguiente nos esperaba el motivo del fin de semana: CALAFAT.

Dormimos como troncos, habia que descansar, que el dia era muy duro. Nos levantamos y haciendo cosas se nos hizo un poco tarde, asi que pasamos rapidamente a por nuestro amigo Aythami y cogimos la autopista direccion Castellon para luego direccion Barcelona. En Castellon nos esperaban algunos amigos que ya estuvieron en el almuerzo, pero esta vez contabamos con Pablo, a quien hacia mil que no veia, y que por supuesto tenia muchas ganas de ver.

Al pasar Oropesa de Mar empezamos a ver una caravana con un par de Civics y un S14, eran nuestros amigos! Asi que nos unimos y seguimos hacia Calafat, aunque a mitad de camino tuvimos que aminorar la marcha porque una espesa niebla nos sorprendio, de la nada!

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Llegamos al Circuito de Calafat despues de curvetear un poco, habian buenos coches y el dia se veia bueno, sobretodo en clima, mucho calor pero fresquito en las sombras. Desplegamos una carpa y a preparar los coches, luego al briefing y a correr!

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Buenos coches, mucha gente y calor, nuestros amigos se preparaban mientras yo trasteaba con la camara que mi buen amigo Manu me habia dejado, el dia pintaba bien. Y asi fue!

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Sin embargo, las cosas empezaron a torcerse en la ultima tanda, cuando primero empezo a fallar el S14 de nuestro amigo Carlos, a principio pensamos que tenia que ver con el radiador, aunque todo esta por ver todavia. Seguidamente le siguio Hector, con una averia aun mas grave, y que consiste en los casquillos de biela, por lo que sacamos los coches como pudimos, y para la grua.

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Carlos y Hector volvieron en dos gruas, mientras que yo volvi con Alex, Pablo y su chica, medio dormido jajajaja Al llegar a Castellon, pasamos cerca de donde vivia mi socio Takahashi, todas esas calles de Castellon, lugares que no he olvidado despues del gran fin de semana que pase… Ahora si quiero ver a Takahashi me tendre que desplazar hacia Japon! Buena excusa, no?

Y eso es todo caballeros, un fin de semana movido, divertido, intenso… No hemos parado.

El resto de fotos las podeis encontrar en la pagina de Facebook!

OSD 2013 – Castelloli Parking Lot I

The past Sunday 28/7 took place the OSD Round Castelloli. I always like to go to the parkings when there’s a racing event to get some photos of spectators cars. Here are some of the photos of the parking.

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