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Nara Street Meeting -Hari Terrace- Part 2

Finally I had sometime for spending free in the blog. There was still in the to do list to post the second part of the Nara Street Car Meeting. Here there are a series of around 30 photos. I also have to say that unfortunately I couldn’t took pictures of all the noticeable cars on during the night as Hari Terrace HRS counted more than 500 cars in the meeting. So this is just a sample of what can you spot in the Kansai area.

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As the main intention of the meeting was to mix all car styles. The were some real JDM tuners that showed up for fun night as this DC2.

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If you are used to read in blogs or even here, the main focus of tuners now is on the USDM scene so there were many example of this trend. But also notice that it maybe a kind of evolution of the traditional USDM with a Japanese taste. Continue reading Nara Street Meeting -Hari Terrace- Part 2

Tobidasa Night’s. At Mie-Ken

So, last satuday I decided to joint a car meeting with my friend Shota from Nara street team. I had the pleasure to be part of that team. We are based in Kansai area, specially in Nara so I am probably the only one living in Kyoto and being part of a Nara team by the way. I left Kyoto around 7.30pm and I took the shortest way to the reach the place where I meet Shota and I friend who drive a Infinite G37, then we moved to the car meeting spot located somewhere in a highway in Mie-ken prefecture. As usual there were a bunch of car fanatics and as you may well know, Kansai area is about stance, USDM and Hellaflush. I took pictures of many car that were at the events, but I specially focus on those cars I like it.

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This one was one of the most admired cars in the meeting, a USDM Infinity G37. Left hand drive car driving on Work Wheels. Is not usual to spot USDM car in Japan if they are not Hot Rod’s or Muscle Cars.

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Roadster are still alive in the country in case you don’t know, they maybe not the most popular car over here but many people love them and I have to say I like them a lot and they are so fast and also fun to drive.

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Another surprise to me was to find that Mini Cooper S GP Works rocking BBS. The yellow headlight just make the car look superb.

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You maybe not used to spot the Toyota Vitz sedan in car meeting’s. But the Vitz’s/Yaris is the sedan version of the Toyota daily city car and here there is one on a superb stance. I
This particular car is becoming very popular in the region and telling you the truth I like so much when people choose rare cars as a project cars.

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Such an spot. A Top Secret body-kit in that awesome Toyota Supra. Was very annoying to see how people didn’t even care much about standing in front of a Top Secret Supra, but you then say to yourself; well this may happened because this is Japan and nothing is special enough.

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Here are a couple of examples about the Honda culture. And those are different cars.

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About the the Honda culture… what to say. No, definitely. Is not everything about Kanjo Race Car’s. In fact many Civic’s are built under the stance culture and many of them are EK9. This one above had detached spoiler, rear lip and fitted with a B20, and yes the VIN was a real EK9.

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No more to say every time I go to a japanese car meeting a have a surprise. Maybe because the people I met, maybe because the cars I found, sometimes only because the experiences I have driving the japanese roads. See you in the next meeting.

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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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.