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Trendsetting – TRA-Kyoto S30

Kei Miura is a leader and leaders always get heat.  They’re always going against the grain, Nakai-san takes heat, Kato-san takes heat, every great artist takes heat.  Heat means they are doing something right.  Anarchists have always taken the path less travelled and ultimately by listening to the voices of passion and ignoring those on social media we have bonkers creations such as the TRA-Kyoto S30Z.

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Blogroll – Day 17 Part 2

After checking out the race machines at the Zama headquarters of Nissan, I was now strolling amongst the road-going cars.  Now I am the first to admit that road cars don’t tickle my fancy after being born and bred into motorsport.  Although it isn’t often you have the entire collection of Nissan’s road-going catalogue at your fingertips.

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Blogroll – Day 17

I have been lucky to get into some amazing workshops, and collections throughout my time in Japan and today was a second visit to one of those.  The Nissan DNA museum is an utterly mind blowing collection of the best Nissan has to offer.  It’s like stepping into a real life Gran Turismo garage with all your idols, seeing the real machines right in front of your eyes is a feeling you don’t forget in a hurry.

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Blogroll – Day 16

Another day another photoshoot.  The trip so far was wake, eat, shoot, sleep.  Hey, I am certainly not complaining about it though.  Making new friends, catching up with old friends, and snapping photos of all my favourite cars is my definition of bliss.

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This was the car that required a few little additional tweaks before being shot the night before, finally it was ready. Say hello to Minekeru’s Hlloween racing S13.

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Nissan’s crown jewels – NISMO festival

Started out by Nissan in 1997, the NISMO festival is one event with a reputation just as big as Godzilla.  All the Nissan crown jewels are shipped to Shizuoka’s Fuji Speedway for a solid day of track abuse and aural pleasure.

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86 & Skyline festival

There are 3 things Japan takes very seriously. Sushi, Skylines and 86s. So when you decide to combine two of the three together you are in for one hell of an event, or as the Japanese would say bari tanoshiiyo.

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