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Mr. Arizona

Dear Paul,

I was a child when for first time Fast and Furious was released in cinemas in 2001. I was 15 years old. By that time I liked cars as other kids do but just that, liked them.

I still remember that day. Which Cinema an so. I remember that the first movie was awesome. Like nothing before, no even today any other movie was so great about cars. Since that day, my life had a significant change, I wanted to be one of those guys there and race cars in the streets. I wanted an import car.

By that time I turned more into the cars and specially japanese cars. When the only place to find cars on Internet was the Hot Import Night web page and a few magazines.

When I was sixteen I enter the vocational school to become a mechanic, I wanted to be close to cars. As much as possible, one day I will become a driver and get my license.

I remember that I bought the DVD movie as soon as it was released and watched the film one time after an other. At the school, I met a friend, my best friend Alex who runs ATJ Motor today. He was like me, young and with the same strong passion for cars. We used to spent the day in class playing the Fast and Furious dialogues, talking about those cars and sequences in the movie, it was so cool. He always was Brian, and always did the Toretto role. When not playing F&F then I used to draw tuned cars everywhere and buying magazines to talk about them. Dreaming all the day.

I remember wanting a Civic so badly, but in my country with 16 years you are not allowed to drive. It was a very long wait imagining projects and ideas all days, waiting the day for the driver license to come.

My first car was a Nissan Bluebird ’90, but a couple of years later I did get my first EG Civic in 2007.

I have did all those things I wanted to do, raced in the streets, mountains and circuits. Night meetings and events. I have been caught by police and I have travel everywhere in a Civic and I enjoyed as much as possible.

After owning an S14 Silvia in 2009, I decided that I wanted and R32 Skyline. I moved to England in 2010 and lived there to get my dream come true. This 2010 was when this blog was started. Then, when I got back to Spain in 2011 I raced my Skyline, I drifted it, I enjoyed it and damned it. Street, industrial areas and circuits. I had been amateur driver with FIA registration. I did my first drifting events playing to be professional drivers.

In 2013 I sold everything I had to move to Japan, to keep my dream going. My carlife dream. Now is very hard to study again, and is very hard to learn Japanese, but I need it and is what I want in other to get closer to the real JDM culture. There is no other places to go but Japan.

I am meeting people amazing here. I smoked cigarettes with Kei Miurs while talking about stories of the Osaka Loop and Civics fifteen years ago.

I did all this because Fast and Furious changed my life. I became myself because I have dreams and I believe in them. Maybe now you understand why Paul Walked was so important and influential. Now you know why sometimes life is to short to get bored.

Bye Paul, rest in peace.

Jose M. López

http://r32taka.com

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Ibaragi-San BCNR-33

Hello readers.

I’ve been searching for some cool stuff, but this time is not an stock car. From Fukui comes Ibaragi-San and his awesome Skyline GT-R (R33) which I would say is my favourite R33 after the 400R.

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The car its pretty good, from exterior to interior, simple but effective, 2 words I always say, and believe me, they always work well together.

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Specs[ Other Engine ]
TOMEI 2.8L forged pistons kit 87φ
H Tomei forged rods
77.7mm forged crankshaft TOMEI RB28
Block N1 ( 24U ) mannequin head with drilling and grinding ( TOMEI )
TRUST IN/EX264 ° 9.1 lift cams
TOMEI reinforced valve spring
RB26 NAPREC high response valve kit forging
NAPREC valve guide careers
TOMEI gasket 88φ1.2mm
+ WPC parents NISMO metal processing ( NAPREC )
HKS cam sprocket
HKS reinforced timing belt
Pressure pipe HKS
SARD 700cc injectors
SARD Fuel Regulator
TO4R HKS turbine
HKS GT Westgate
HKS stainless exhaust manifold forward on Fu °
HKS Super Power Flow Reloaded × 2
HKS F -CON Vpro
HKS EVC PRO
TRUST Surge tank ( silver complex Na )
NISMO Fuel Pump
NISMO reinforced engine support
TOMEI reinforced oil pump
TOMEI oil gallery hole
Processing large capacity oil pan TOMEI
TOMEI Oil Pan Baffle
Oil collecting tank ARC
titanium muffler fun R1 ( Main φ90 ) Blue Gradient
Apex Super catalyst

[ Cooling ]
BLITZ 3 layer intercooler
HKS intercooler pipe
N1 water pump
TRUST oil cooler 16 stages
Aluminum radiator TRUST
GARAGE DEFEND GT cooling panel
SAMCO radiator, heater, blow through the hose
BILLION brake air duct
Billion VFC- Pro “DD ”
BILLION low thermostat , air outlet tank temp

[ System Drive ]
Getrag 6-speed ( input shaft NISMO strengthening ) 4.1 Final
NISMO strengthening assembly mission , color members
OS GIKEN flywheel ( BNR34 a)
OS GIKEN R3C triple disc clutch
Active HKSkansai E -TS controller
v.spec genuine active LSD

[Suspension ]
TEIN TYPE RS harmonic drive
SWIFT Spring F: 18kg/mm ​​8インチ
SWIFT Spring R : 16kg/mm ​​9インチ
Pirro IKEYAFORMURA front adjuster link
IKEYAFORMURA roll center adjuster arm
IKEYAFORMURA strengthening rod end
IKEYAFORMURA rear camber adjustment arm
Arm adjustment later IKEYAFORMURA low
Multilink IKEYAFORMURA spacer (aluminum )
IKEYAFORMURA pulling adjustment rod
Corset NISMO rear element
NISMO steering rack bush
CUSCO Stabilizer / R

[Campaign ]
Cusco 5 point roll bar
Nams strongly support
TOPSECRET Tower Bar PRO
NISMO rear tower bar
DO- LUCK rear crossbar

[ Brakes ]
( Not installed) Brembo F50
Brembo 6POT
F: 2 piece rotor Rdd φ355
R : rotor V36 φ350
Braking N1 -500 pills Store
Racing999 Projectμ brake pads
Pump large diameter brake AUTOSELECT
ENDLESS Brake Hose

[ Interior other]
NISMO combination meter
Defi water temperature, oil temperature, oil pressure, fuel pressure, the exhaust gas temperature , tachometer
Apex boost, water temperature gauge
HKS Circuit Attack Counter
NARDI φ350 type of event
RapFix WorksBell GTC
Do- Luck SHIFT -i
RECARO A: SP -GT Ⅱ
RECARO L : SP -G
Top sabelt Formula 3 inches by 6 points
NISMO GT titanium shift knob processing hardening

[ Wheel ]
TE37 Wheel 9.5J 12
TE37SL wheel 10.5J +15.11 J 18
Panamax wheel 10.5J Sports +20.10 Ⅱ G7C5C J -14
NISMO racing 17mm chrome nut
NISMO strengthening bolt hub

[ Exterior others]
( Not installed) full aero topsecret
CARSHOPF1 twill carbon hood , trunk carbon twill
Professional diffuser front TOPSECRET ( BNR34 to improve )
Devil AUTOSELECT spoiler
AUTOSELECT carbon canard × 2
MAX Racing carbon rear diffuser
BORDER through the Racing
TC- N1 square nave mirror
Z34 rear air guide
Head cover PRESENTS Painting Aquamarine acid
AUTOSTAFF towbar
MACCHINA titanium only bar bell
ESPRIT 321 + GT Wing ghani – Lapel
SARD GT wing stay (Super High Long)

Round One CED 1st & 2nd June

Finally CED announced the deal with the R.F.E.A (Spanish Automobile Federation) for celbrating all
rounds by them with our own rules.

The places to participate are limited, so hurry up because there are few.

The CED will be opening act of the FIA European Truck and also the second round of the
Copa Open de Automovilismo.

For viewers, the best place to see it is the corner of Pelouse 5-6

The first round is open for you all, for any info about inscriptions just contact here: info@campeonatodrift.es

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