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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Victor Chapman in his S13- D1 World All Stars

Lined up for D1 World All Stars

Rear raterau link

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Sponsor Boards at D1

Rotora S13 Orc 350Z



Ernies car showing a little damage after tagging the wall. ORC/Top Secret 350Z with RB26

Smoke on the banks at Irwindale

Buddy Club booth at D1- Automotiveforums.com R34

Turbonetics turbochargers



Darren hurt the turbo on his car, so we helped him get it rebuilt, and get it back the same day.

Friday, December 15, 2006

A couple of blurs and tire smoke

Vaughn Gitten Jr drifting the bank

Option video crew- D1

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Bridgestone tire service at D1



Kenny changing tires. Automotiveforums.com race rig providing tire service and support at D1.

D1 practice at Irwindale

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Race rig with awning deployed



Its nice to have a 26 foot by 45 foot awning at the track.

Automotive Forums.com race rig



Providing trackside support/tire changing service

Victor Chapmans S13 from New Zealand

Practice for D1 at Irwindale

Panda Express Huntington Beach

Friday, December 08, 2006

The sun is bright- Panda Express is here.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Crank angle sensor farm



Its always nice to have a spare crank angle sensor or two. While troubleshooting some wacky CAS readings, Josh decided to find them all. Well, all the R32/R33 ones. When we tried out the R34 CAS, we realized that the pins for the CAS wiring were wrong. Fun with wiring, uninstalling a Microtech and putting a Power FC in its place. The Microtech looks like it would be ok on a race car, its pretty simple, but for a street car, not as good.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Panda Express and Acetone



Not a good mix. This was Monday. My phone doesn't always like to upload photos.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Orange, purple,white, and carbon fiber

Like a rainbow.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Hopefully Panda Express is not on fire

Redline Time Attack Dec 2-3

Redline Time Attack

Redline Time Attack



Sunday December 3 is the Redline: Time Attack!

Saturday December 2 is an open test and tune/track day

All are welcome to attend! We have a class for you. You can sign up for either day. Time Attack racing is not mandatory for those who want to register just for Saturday.

Buttonwillow has long become a track of chose to the diverse enthusiastic drivers in all of California. Located in Central California, Buttonwillow was created to be the best road course in the land. With multiple configurations, elevation changes, chicane, esses, high speed straights and over 20 turns, Buttonwillow is perfect for the season closer of the Redline Time Attack! We'll be running the well known race configuration #13. This configuration has been used for several Time Attacks in the past, but not until December 2nd & 3rd will the true meaning of Time Attack Racing will be put to the test at this track of chose.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

2009 Nissan GT-R spy video Nurburgring

Gross Display of Horsepower. USCC 2002

It was hot - about 108 degrees. Taking off my clothes, and running them over with the car seemed like a good idea.

Automotiveforums.com R34 GT-R at Long Beach

Automotiveforums.com R34 Long Beach start

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Automotiveforums.com R34 GT-R from St Pete

Start of the race from St. Petersburg. Second race of the year.

D1 December 16-17 World All Stars


12/15 Fri: (Free Friday Admission with 2 Day advance Ticket)

Gate opens at 10:00AM

2:00 pm Qualifying Session

6:00 pm Gate Close

12/16 Sat:



12/16 Sat: D1 Grand Prix Series Finals

Gate opens at 10:00AM

10:00 am Practice for Qualified drivers

12:00 pm Half Time, Pit Walk, Autograph Session

5:00 pm Opening Ceremony

8:00 pm Award Ceremony

9:00 pm Gate Close


12/17 Sun:

D1GP WORLD ALL STAR

Gate opens at 10:00AM

11:00 am Practice

2:00 pm Opening Ceremony

5:00 pm Award Ceremony

6:00 pm Gate Close

http://www.d1gp.com/

Monday, November 27, 2006

Bye bye R34



Picked up today. On its way back to picture car. 550 whp. Greddy turbos. Twin plate clutch. Exhaust cutout.

18 x 11's - Volk TE-37

IDRC 2001. GT-R vs RX-7

Best pass of the day. 10.7@137.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Another old video- same day.

VCR ate my tape, so its a bit garbled. My first 10 second pass. IDRC 2001.

Uploaded some old drag racing videos

IDRC 2001. Big Bird vs Supra. Turned the boost down a little for this pass. Ran a 10.9@129.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

2009 Nissan GT-R information and video

http://www.nissanusa.com/09gt-r/

Coming in 2008 as a 2009 model.

A video from Nurburgring of the 2009 Nissan GT-R. Sounds interesting.

2009 Nissan GTR

Monday, November 20, 2006

One more of the last 50.



Two R33's were dropped off at RB yesterday. Some of the last 50 Motorex cars. That brings the total to four R33's.

I saw on Freshalloy that usagtrpilot got his R33 from G&K. Same car I was doing emissions testing on in August.

FocusAutosales.com R33 for sale $64,999 Motorex, California car.

Another one of the last 50.



Another one of the last 50 cars allowed by the DOT, NHTSA, OVSC. And then there were three.

Panda Express



This time we had to work for it. Long drive down Hacienda, then to the mall. Roamed around the mall looking for Panda Express. Lots of work...was it worth it ?

Not really.

Friday, November 17, 2006

RD28 block

RB30 block

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Turas R33 going back together



Just your run of the mill, everyday RB26 build.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Super Street Time Attack Results




Time Attack Results



31 cars under 2 minutes. GMG's World Challenge Porch was humping on RA1's.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

6 months later- Dromo1

6 months later..still own everyone... new track configuration


Well maybe not own... but about a tenth. And these guys think they are fast. At least the spread was only 0.4 seconds over 7 people. Bodyshop Kenny, Special Ed, T-bone, Life Plaza- aka Franco, big kids Victor-Poo, and Sigma Pi - aka Mike.

More GT-R's



R33, R34 , R32. One leaves, three more come.

Friday, November 10, 2006

R34 - R33



R34 starting to get ready for the Redline Time Attack December 2,3. R33 - twin 2835 going back together.

Panda Express


How many times in a week can I eat Panda Express ?

Orange R33



Why yes, it is actually orange. Eventually it will be for sale. So if anyone is interested in an orange R33.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

XS Engineering R32



2.8 liter. Twin 2835. Veilside widebody. Tarzan driving. 1:49.2 at Buttonwillow race 13 cw.

Mines R34 engine compartment



Sure it looks stock. Looks like nothing. Anyone that knows anything about GT-R's should write this car, and this engine compartment off. Stock twin turbo pipe. Stock airbox. The car looks stock overall. When it ran a 1:52 at Buttonwillow, thats when you really need to have a close look at it.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

STI towing a trailer

Hirokis R34 and Igors R34

Quick Evo

M-Workz 350Z



M-Workz supercharged 350Z. This Z is on the cover of Import Tuner this month, and was in the Ultimate Street Car Challenge.

Its actually setup as a drift car.

Mines R34 - Buttonwillow



Quick time of a 1:52 at Buttonwillow. The Mines car is impressive. Looks very stock, very mellow, and at a 1:52 its faster than most race cars. Its proved itself in Japan, its proved itself here now.

XS Engineering R32



Jacko posing in front of XS's R32. Tarzan driving the car did a best time of 1:49.2 at Buttonwillow race #13 cw. Quick time of the day was a 1:49.0 from James Sofronas in the GMG Porsche 996 World Challenge car. Sofronas is a top 5 World Challenge driver.

Interesting to see what a World Challenge car can do with little restrictions. Not sure exactly how close to World Challenge spec the car was, but I imagine no restrictors, lighter in weight. For World Challenge the 996 had to run 20% restrictor and 2750 lbs.

World Challenge specs

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Aluminum RB26 rod



Aluminum rod 464 grams x 6 = 2784 g
Stock rod 634 grams x 6 = 3804 g

Total weight savings of about 2 lbs.

R33 for sale



Black DOT released R33 for sale.Originially came in though Motorex. One of the last of the cars released.More pictures Just a quick photo. Dont worry about my shadow or the E55 in the picture. Although Jack has mentioned that he wanted to sell the E55. Just in case anyone is looking for one.

Pankew wrenching



Who'd of thunk it. DP - Double Penetration himself wrenching on an R34. Gettting Hirokis R34 ready for the Super Street Time Attack. Better hurry up, not much time left.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Panda Express



Can never have enough Panda Express. Bdubb and Merritt on their way to orange chicken and 1/2 and 1/2.