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Quick view at Shogo’s Gloria

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Usually you do not have the opportunity of finding such kind of cars. Old School Japanese cars today aren’t as common as you may think. And specially as this Nissan Gloria that Shogo uses everyday as daily driver.

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Even running a little rich this Gloria has a beautiful sound. Carbs has an special spirit, the smell of those cars make you have a free travel to the past, when petrol wasn’t a big problem.

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The inside view was very clean, like no years had passed. Every chrome was shine and the customized steering give to the car the perfect look for Shogo’s character.

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Spot: Sunny Truck

This place, r32taka.com is not like others. We are a real JDM lovers, and really love JDM cars. The Datsun Sunny truck is that kind of cars that you should know about if you are a really japanese lover.

Here is a great example of how to execute a Datsun Sunny. Keep it clean, keep using it every day and then you will enjoy a real car. Sometimes is not everything about drift cars, super VIP CARS, sometimes you should appreciate what a car owner has done to keep a car a life a here is a great example of a great old school car to remember.

When you stay closer for some minutes in front of a car like this one, then you really notice how much the owner is proud of his creation, and I think that nothing is better than be proud of what have you built.

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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.

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Inside T.R.A Kyoto aka Rocket Bunny

When for first time I found myself looking for TRA Kyoto I was already excited. Just the pleasure of finding the workshop in the streets of UJI was amazing. TRA Kyoto is that kind of place you think that don’t really exist. Is just on the internet and is not the real life.

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After searching internet at yahoo and some other japanese place I did get the address, then was just google how to go.

I know that this is not the kind of post you expect about TRA Kyoto. You expected rocket bunnies all around, but this post is something more spiritual. Here in rthirtytwotaka we love the classic images and classic stickers and signs, so I decided that the first post will be about showing something more about TRA Kyoto.

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Like almost half of Japan, the mess is like the rule number one. Here we have an scale model of the most recent Miura-san Scion FRS. Yes Scion, as the car was imported from the US, more specifically straight from Santa Monica.

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The well known Rocket Bunny PS13 also in scale model version.

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As I am spanish born, this really surprised me. Old school Rallies from Mexico all them wrote in Spanish. Really amazing stuff inside the office.

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Do you have a letter to Miura San? Post box can’t confused you, If you find this, you are already visiting TRA Kyoto, and if you are here you are really excited.

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More classic images and signs, Miura San has a great taste and he is a great american culture lover as we can see.

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Here as a result of many many bumper cuts everything is plenty of white dust. But for I don’t now the reason is like the only way it can be. If weren’t like that then this would be another shop but not TRA Kyoto.

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The collection of T-shirt and Jackets is awesome, some were never used yet, maybe waiting the next Kanjo Battle in Osaka. The skate was just as cool as the rest of the stuff inside the office. There is an strange feeling when you sit down together to Miura San. Like you and the Master teaching you and showing you all the stuff around. Such a great feeling.
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I promise you next post will have many Rocket Bunny cars and some other cool things that Miura San showed to rthirtytwotaka. Now I just wait to find one of our sticker in the next project, which of course I have seen but is really confidential. See you soon.

Forgotten FWD Accord Euro R JDM

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The reason why some cars are sometimes forgotten is a mystery. The are some beautiful cars out there that for some reason people don’t care much. Here in rthirtytwotaka we try to show them sometimes to keep them alive.

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Probable since the drifting scene came out to internet, many of the FWD are really abandoned. Honda was very popular since Fast Furious but later on Nissan and Toyota are leading the top searches in every social network.

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Sometimes there are other reasons, like come cars where never exported from Japan but this also applies to other cars and they are hitting the scene very hard as Cresta or Mark II’s.

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