Spotting as a hobby

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Someone’s dream come true. BNR34 sitting in a cool night.

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I went to the mountain on friday night to try to see some action. Unfortunately it was so cool and I didn’t saw much. That Supra and the Starlet worth the visit.

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If you have played the Gran Turismo series you sure remember the Daihatsu Midget.

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Yes this is still a Levin, even if people don’t care much about them, they are well known because its powerful N/A engine.

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The GTR 33 is a very rare spot. Is very easy to spot a 4 door R33, mostly automatics.

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Some luxury in the city centre. Soarer.

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The most popular van, and most tuned van in the country. The Toyota Hiace is so cool.

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Probably the best FWD in the Market in the past years. FD2 was the last great creation of Honda.

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Ver. III Impreza STI

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Probably the most popular sport car in Japan right now, here there are thousands of BRZ’s and GT86.

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Autech R32 4 door, this car has the famous RB26DE, those cars are very rare those days, mainly because this engine is one of the best modifications for your classic car. Fairlady’s or Hakosuka has a good donor.

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You already know that tuning on truck is very popular in Japan, here is just another example. Chrome parts everywhere and light everywhere is the best way to dress your truck.

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That Fairlady that wanted to be an Aston Martin.

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Japanese heroes

When we talk about motorsport refering to Japan, we only think in JDM styled cars and drifting cars, but there are more things involved.

Japan have an extensive catalog of exclusive american/european and obviously japanese cars. An example, a MB E60 (W124), they are so unique, and the only ones i’ve seen are in Japan, surely there are some units around the world, but why so many in one place?

In the world of the drifting, the japanese cars we know the most are the Nissan Skyline (rwd version, GTS) Silvias, Fairladys… Toyota Supra, Chaser and its sedans… Mazda RX7 and Miatas and some more… Hondas… Well, they arent for drift because they are mostly FWD, but yeah, we also can see an S2000 or an NSX rolling on the track.

But, had these cars any function in the motorsport before the drifting was unveiled by Keichii Tsuchiya?

Yes, the answer is yes. These cars ran in official championships, like the Japanese Touring Car Championship (JTCC), Lemans, etc, also rallyes! Of course they joined trackdays and other motorsport events.
Im sure some of you remember these cars by playing Gran Turismo, but I preferred to make a compilation so we can revive the old era, the golden age of cars, and have a bit of japanese motorsport culture and its cars (a bit more heheh)

Okay, less words, more pictures.


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Toyota Supra MA61

Otro coche increible desde las Islas Canarias. Es normal, dada su gran aficion al automovil, y sobre todo al automovil japones parece evidente que este coche tenga que permancer a un canario.

Cierto, ellos tiene ventaja y desde anos atras gracias a su condicion de puerto franco siempre han disfrutado de vehiculos japoneses y el porcentaje de ellos en la carretera es notablemente superior que en la peninsula.

Ayocab que muchos lo conocereis forero de Islaracing conserva este Celica Supra como lo conocemos en Europa como si fuera un tesoro.

Se agradece que haya gente que cuide asi un coche y mas un MA61 que no parece tener muchos seguidores dentro del Old School.

Photo: Ayocab

Perdon por acentos la n espanola, mi teclado ingles no dispone de ellas.