Posts Tagged ‘Japan

16
Mar
13

A trio of unlimited power

I don´t even wanna guess at how much horse power we are looking at here, just plain awesome machinery

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11
Mar
13

Chrome Blue CLK GTR and Maserati MC12 Corsa

One of the biggest car collectors in Japan, Kojy Aoyama, just offered some of his rides for sale through James Edition, amongst the inventory are these blue chrome Mercedes CLK GTR and Maserati MC12 Corsa.

Both these cars are real collectors items and have both been build in a very low volume.

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08
Oct
09

They come out at night…

The truck looks mighty impressive, the cars its carrying aren’t bad either.

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30
Sep
08

Nissan Skyline 2000 EX-GT

Back to cars again, I really had to share this pristine Skyline that was featured on RiceboyTV. The car belongs to John Oshima and he fully restored this car to showroom condition. Please visit RiceboyTV for more pictures a full feature and even a video of this car on the road.

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As stated in the blog title, this is a Nissan Skyline 2000 EX-GT from 1977. It was the first car Nissan made after they ditched the name GT-R. Luckily for us Nissan brought the name back to life and as we all know the rest is history.

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Immaculate engine, a true JDM L20 engine bored to 2.9 liter, Mikuni carburators and a Circus header.

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What nice picture, the lines of the car are timeless, Love it. The wheels are period correct SSR Longchamp XR-4 wheels.

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12
Aug
08

Message To The World

I’m writing this post because I’m a firm believer in the message that Ben Schaffer from Bulletproof Automotive is spreading. He provided us all with a very helpful document, in wich he explains where to look for when buying stuff from Japan

You can donwload the article here or read it when you press continue to read below this post.

I will let Ben do the talking… (remember these are Ben’s words not mine)

The original blog post is as follows:

Why am I writing this? I’m disappointed by the massive number of enthusiasts out there being misled by parts suppliers. I want everyone to have the facts before they make a special order purchase that is sourced from Japan. Buy from whoever is truly the best for your needs. Don’t just believe what you hear from your local supplier; understand how to call out BS. Don’t even believe blindly what I tell you as a parts supplier (if you’re buying from my companies)…feel free to challenge me with the right questions if you’re buying from me. I expect as much.

What is unique about this post? I’m going to spill a lot of behind the scenes info and secrets about how an importing company works (relative to the customer’s order and experience). Although it is the industry standard to not talk in depth about the behind the scenes details (the less informed the client is, the more BS the parts supplier can get away with to keep the sale), in this buying guide I will shed light on the secrets and potential pitfalls.

What is my goal of this post? I want everyone out there to be better informed. Its as simple as that. If people are better informed, they will make better decisions. If people are better informed, there will be less companies scamming people and less horror stories in the industry that we all hear about (parts took 8+ months to get, vendor stole customers money, etc) which reduces consumer confidence about buying imported parts.

Lets begin!

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15
Apr
08

JDDA Drag series at Sendai Highland

JDDA is a Japanese drag associtation that organises it’s own drag days. This they went to the Sendai Highland circuit. The racing team from Garage Saurus was also present and they took some nice shots.

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Waiting to perform, two Garage Saurus build R32’s. Some extra cooling is needed in between the runs.

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Really like this car, the car ran a 9.4 seconds pass. The car is streetlegal

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First I thought something went wrong, but the car was parked this way for a photoshoot. In the end the car ran a personal best of 8.6 seconds.

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Nice R33 with TCII Advan Racing Wheels, the car ran a 9.1. This was enough to win the Pro9 class

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You don’t see many R34’s drag racing nowadays, the car managed a 9.3 pass.




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