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Player’s Night. Meeting.

Last Saturday we have such a great night. I attended my first meeting in the city. It wasn’t easy to find the place but finally we manage thanks to Shota. I couple of calls solve my problem. There were a bunch of well done car as Japan used to be. Maybe due to some other meeting celebrated in Osaka this one was that big. But people of Kyoto is so friendly and the have so good taste for cars.

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That time when the JDM was a must is now like the old days, the Hawaii USDM style is on its maximum explosion and super fitting wheels are all around.

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A was looking that DC2 for longtime, so clean and simple, specially being yellow.

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Of course the JDM is not forgotten in Japan, for classic cars like this Hakosuka is the best way to suit your car. Watanabes are best choice for this cars.

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I was surprised to found at 3 Hakosuka’s in the meeting, normally you don’t use to find them in the street, but owners know when to enjoy the cars.

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Lots of Civic’s. Civic is still one of the most popular cars in the country despite the prices they are reaching. Specially for the SIR versions.

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This Spoon livered Civic takes most of the people attention, maybe because the livery but I think it remembers to the Gran Turismo a lot. Probably one of my favorites in the meeting.

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I just wish you could hear that kenmeri, both idling and running, probably one of the best kenmeri’s in the area.

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This EK9 was on the way to being transformed into a USDM version of the Civic, still some work to do but he almost has it.

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USDM is all over the Kansai area and Civic’s are best choice to turn your daily into a nice car. Tow hook’s, american plate holders and rear window stickers are a must lately.

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Now I just can wait until next month for the next meeting to see how’s up for having a good time. Enjoying with your friends and family no matter what time is it.

 

 

 

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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.

How to park your R34 in 10 steps

Park your Skyline in the city centre of Kyoto is very easy. I will describe it step by step.

1. You should own an R34 Skyline.

2. Park it in the empty space.

3. A clamp will hold your car.

4. Go walking everywhere you want.

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5. Check the number of your parking area and go to the parking ticket machine.

6. Pay.

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7. The clamp will release your R34 Skyline

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8. Open it and sit in your R34 Skyline

9. Start it.

10. Your are free to go.

Just Another Drift Night

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It was another chilly January night in Tokyo, but that doesn’t stop these guys from going out and shredding some tires. After a full day of sports, no rest, and a half hour nap, at midnight, I met up with my friend whose Cresta you should all know very well by now.

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The trip took us from where we live in downtown Tokyo, to Shinagawa, to meet up with some other people. DSC_0068

The owner of this S15 is the same person whose dark green Chaser I shot back in the summer at the JZX meet in Daikoku-futo. DSC_0073

The Silvia is one of the cleanest S15’s I have seen, and the sound it made was incredible.DSC_0076

The little gas station provided quite a nice place for a mini photoshoot.DSC_0079

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Eventually, we made it to a Family Mart on Ougi-shima. Lots of photos circulate the internet today with street drifting through the narrow trucking streets. DSC_0092

However, the area was being patrolled by the port security, and we decided it would be better to leave, right after doing a few slides, so the trip wasn’t an absolute waste.DSC_0105

Another one of our friends showed up in this GP Sports kitted S15.DSC_0125

We made our way to Daikoku, however due to a huge crowd and some police action, taking photos was quite impossible on the night, so after the police drove us out, we all took refuge in front of another convenience store, to warm up our freezing hands with some warm beverages. DSC_0127 DSC_0128 DSC_0129 DSC_0135

This man was shredding it up like mad at Daikoku, putting in very impressive runs.DSC_0140 DSC_0143 DSC_0147Drifting is all about fun (unlike some movies tend to show), and in the end, having photos like this one to prove it makes me very happy.

See you in the next post!

Marko Jeremic

My vision of 2013

It’s been a while, and I’m sorry because I am not that active as I was months ago, Jose don’t mind, but I do.

2013 been a nice year in some things, others not… I’d like to mark 5 moments of the year that cannot be forgotten.

1. Drift Spain Rd. 1 in Paterna

untitled_by_vicentmautoworks-d6l0fmaThis one entered me in this world, started in the website in February and this event happened in April, I met Jose, Pablo, Victor and Arthur. Also met one of the most famous drivers of Spain, which is a very good friend of mine, Ninocrack.

2. The day I met her again.

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Last July, went to Takahashi’s home and visiting her was a MUST. She is so pretty, I have a kind of love story with her, since the first day I met her in 2011 during the Drifting Series round in Albaida.

3. A weekend in Takahashi’s house.

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One of the most exciting and exhausting weekends of my life and one of the bests weekends of the year. Been a whole weekend with Jose, his girlfriend, Alex from ATJ, such an awesome guy and some other friends. We visited Taka’s ex HCR32 and went to the OSD Round in Castelloli.

4. Trackday in Calafat

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This was very very good too. Spent the weekend with my brother Hector and the lovely Civic, we met Fran and Jenni, went to the rallye of Gandia, then Calafat. Was a very hot day, very good cars and obviously, some of them had problems. Unfortunately, the Civic broke the engine, but now Alex is fixing it.

5. Knowing in first person what is a GT-R and how it behaves.

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During the DriftShow in Carlet, just arrived and when I started taking pics, Fran told me to go with him. Your dream car, drifting, fun, nothing much to say, I enjoyed like a 5 year old kid with new shoes.

What? I should take, from the year, only 1 picture? No problem.

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Enough for today..

Just want to say thanks, thanks to everyone who formed part of this incredible year, you just make me happy.

Rocky Auto: Part II

Welcome back to part two of the visit to the Nissan paradise. Classic Nissan paradise. I did the first post just and introduction of some cars that still need some work. Specially Z31 an other Z.

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I am a little special. Probably that C210 was my favorite car over that place. When something is not very popular, it starts to call my attention, but to being honest those cars here are very expensive. In fact every classic car here is tagged in a lot of Yen.

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Toyota V8 powered 240Z. Amazing sound that car. N/A V8 is beautiful swap for the Fairlady’s. Totally restored.

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First time I sat in a Hakosuka, great experience to check the gearbox. So sport for such an old car.

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Here there is a Honda S800, almost the only exception. There was also a modified Corona in the garage.

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There were many many Hakosukas, I have never seen so many Classic Nissan together.  I think because Rocky Auto has all them.

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