I returned to Japan from an epic trip to Europe on the 15th of September knowing full well that Sunday the 16th was going to bring with it the mother of all Skyline GT-R days. The weather turned out to be excellent too and Fuji Speedway was packed to the brim with hundreds upon hundreds of Skyline GT-R’s, in all shapes and sizes. Not only that but on the same day, the Drift Muscle championship was being held down at the Short Course and the super popular 1JZ day was on at the Drift track! Let’s take a look around at an epic day out… Read more
I simply could not believe it. I just stood there staring at it in disbelief, wondering if it was really the genuine holy grail for all Zed lovers. Could it be the rarest and most valuable Fairlady Zed in the world; the Fairest Lady of them all? Read more
From the moment you arrive in Kuala Lumpur, you see nothing but Protons and Peroduas. But in the right place, at the right time and suddenly you are overwhelmed by what you can see. But once in these little oasis areas you feel the joy of seeing hundreds of JDM cars packed together. A little slice of Japanese automotive heaven in hot and humid Kuala Lumpur. From this clean Mitsubishi Evolution VI to an immaculate workshop, which we will be showing more of later, Kuala Lumpur has it all. Check out the wheels on that R34.
“Can’t get enough of the Nissan GT-R? The “R35 GT-R Complete File” should satisfy your hunger. It’s a comprehensive look at the car that turned the sports car world upside down. Created by the editors of Option magazine, the JDM tuning oracle, this magazine is 160 pages of in-depth reporting, comparisons, track testing and tuning secrets. There isn’t a topic related to the GT-R that isn’t covered. And there isn’t another publication of its kind, anywhere…” Read more
NOB Taniguchi has been working away at his own road driven GT-R R35 of late and when you see what it used to look like when compared to now, you’d be excused for thinking it’s a completely different car…and you’d be right. Read more
You’re looking at a very special GT-R Spec V that has been immortalized by the team at Gran Truismo 5; a car that has even had its own scale model created for it… Read more
The 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon is only a few weeks away now and the press releases start to pour in. While the 2010 edition has been low key, with many of the big players licking their market crash-inflicted wounds away from the Makuhari cavernous halls, the 2011 TAS should show a return to form. Nissan just announced its 9 cars lineup, with a number of interesting things in it.
Are you up for another tour of the Nismo Festival 2010 ? As Adam was roaming all over the Fuji Speedway on the day, shooting away at the track and pits alike, I was doing the same on a slightly different timing and itinerary. Here is my take on the event to complement his.
Japan is literally bursting at the seams with automotive goodness in all shapes and sizes so over the years, I have learned it pays to carry a camera at all times because the probability of experiencing an automotive WTF moment are very high indeed! So in the first edition of a new feature series that proved successful in the past, we bring you “Carpark Warriors”; a feature dedicated to highlighting those random car sightings we encounter at any time of the day! Today’s first edition comes from Fuji Speedway… Read more
I ran a minor marathon at the 2010 Nismo Festival today and in the process, I’ve put at least 25 more kilometers on the body and shed 3 kilograms! Fuji Speedway is a major feat for any photographer to try and cover but with so much on offer at events like the Nismo festival, it is physically impossible to get it all done yourself so for part one in a series, 7tune ‘togs will share their own experiences from the event the way they experienced it, starting with yours truly… Read more
On Sunday afternoon, in the little town of Motegi, there’s gonna be a showdown..Wild West style. The 2010 Super GT championship will come to its conclusion with a 250km race that will decide the champions for both categories. The weight penalty system has done its job this season, along with the unexpected cancellation of the previous race at Fuji thanks to a mighty typhoon and no less than 9 teams in GT500 and 6 teams in GT300 will arrive in Motegi with a shot at glory. With no weight penalty and a short track distance to contend with, pure speed will win the day in what promises to be a great race. Before we head to the circuit, let’s have a look at the contenders in both categories. Read more
If sources close to Nissan are to be believed and in this instance it is very likely, the 2011 R35 GT-R is about to be released with 2 new colors; “Aurora Flare Blue pearl” and a chameleon color style “Nebula ( ネデラ ) Black pearl“. In total, there are going to be 6 colors. The new GT-R is also scheduled to be launched in Japan on October 18th… Read more
I’ve never seen anything like it and neither has the Super GT organization either in the last 20 years. The freak Typhoon that battered the island nation of Japan earlier in the week knocked out Round 7 of the Super GT Championship and rendered the circuit, located in the small district of Oyama, inoperable until further notice – check out the crazy photos at the jump! Read more
It wasn’t meant to happen like this…or was it? I wasn’t really paying attention to the surroundings, just minding my own business, listening to a little Grover Washington Jr when I spot a silver Hakosuka chassis on a hoist in a random shop on the road I was taking home. Of course you know how these things end… Read more
It’s definitely a special moment for many motor-sporting fans with enough high octane fuel running through their veins to see a GT-R take to the track for the first time; in this case marking a return to endurance racing. Read more