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Monday, March 30, 2009

Buttonwillow GT-R Trackday In Car


A little in car footage from Buttonwillow trackday .


Buttonwillow day over..

Good day, the car went well . Victor and the Emergency Hooker, taking the car back to RB Motorsports.

Buttonwillow in the morning

Sunday, March 29, 2009

California Speedway Sunday Afternoon

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Friday, March 27, 2009

California Speedway

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

733 whp / 484 lb-ft on Pump Gas - R32 GT-R

Dyno 24psi (1.65bar) Pump Gas 733whp/484tq

Cell phone video after the jump. You will get the idea

Monday, March 23, 2009

Track Day Video

Craig Lieberman put together this trackday video. Heisted from
Gravity Masters from Craig Lieberman on Vimeo.

And here is the rest of it.Source : Just

Friday, March 20, 2009

Focus Auto Sales Coverage Hot Import Nights Anaheim Event

Focus Auto Sales posted a few pictures of the Hot Import Nights Event at Anaheim Stadium in Los Angeles.

Source : Focus Auto Sales

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kaizo S15 Silvia Unibody for Sale

Kaizo S15 Silvia Unibody for sale.

All body wiring and control modules are included, but no drive-train (engine or transmission) or engine wiring are supplied!

All it’s waiting for is a drive-train and new owner!

It comes with the Kaizo MSO and all paperwork detailing its legitimacy. Once completed, it could be registered as a SPCNS in most states! I’ve got it priced for immediate sale, so not interested in negotiating the price. Also not interested in any trades! Price is $16,500.00

Source : Just

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Fast and Furious 4 : Behind the Scenes Pictures

A couple of R34's at Fast and Furious 4. Only one GTR

Daryl from Just Driven posted up a number of behind the scenes pictures of Kaizo R34 GT-R's from Fast and Furious 4. VW Powered VW buggy pictures after the jump VW Powered R34 GTS Buggy.
Not a GTR, just a body kit on a Skyline
This car is the real GTR

Essex 1043 whp Dynochart

I posted the video of Essex's car up on You Tube a few years ago. Its just a video of the car running on the dyno, rear wheel drive. On a GT-R its pretty easy to make rear wheel drive. The safe way for an R33 or R34 is to remove the front drive/propshaft. The Nissan Skyline GT-R all wheel drive system is called ATTESA. Some ATTESA information.
About 50% the comments say its a GTS, because its running rear wheel drive. About 25% ask about the lights, which I have no idea over , and the other 25% say it doesn't "sound like 1000hp." Theres the dyno chart.

1043 whp. Not too bad.

Fastest GT-R in the World - Heat Treatments R32

Heat Treatments R32 GT-R.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Carbon Fiber Roll Cage

I was looking at Bens blog and noticed a post on Carbon Fiber Roll Cages. Interesting. I had to investigate it a little more. They only have applications for 996 and 997's and I am sure they are expensive, but very interesting.

The more carbon fiber, the better. Oakley Design even lists titanium body 4 way adjustable suspension. Very cool for the uber carbon fiber and titanium nerd I am .

Source: The Real JDM Blog and Oakley Design

Supercharged RB30 Powered R34 Skyline Video

Supercharged RB30 powered Nissan Skyline from New Zealand.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Max Q Data : Data and Video Acquisition

I bought a Max Q Data VeQtr system today. I have been looking around for something decent, inexpensive, with a lap timer. The VeQtr system offers video logging with 2 cameras on the base unit , and telemetry overlay.

Our most popular VeQtr system combines the MQGPS-HiDef with a small netbook computer that captures the video and data and allows immediate viewing of the results. Two high-quality webcams can be mounted anywhere on the vehicle to provide many exciting video angles.² Supports up to four cameras.³ Operation is fully automatic - both data and video are triggered by vehicle speed, and both include a preroll buffer to capture data and video before the trigger point. You never again have to remember to turn on your camera! Recording time is limited only by free disk space, typically 900 MB/hour at 640x480 but user configurable over a wide range, making it possible to record continuously for days.

Couple videos after the jump

Not my videos yet, but pretty soon I should have some videos. Source: Max Q Data

Stolen 1970 Nissan Skyline 4 Door

A friend of a friends 4 door Nissan Skyline was stolen in Japan. If anyone sees something like this pop up. Let me know. There is a good chance its going out of country.

Vin # GC10-019159

You can email me with any information. More Information on this stolen car.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hot Import Nights - Los Angeles

Hot Import Nights held a show in Anaheim Saturday March 14,2009. The show opened at 4 pm and went to midnight. Overall it was a very crowded show. I was not sure what to expect as far as a turnout, but it exceeded my expectations. The lines were long from 4 pm -7pm.

Out the front window of Jeffs R32.4. Looking at the Freestyle Motorcross jump at Hot Import Nights. This time there was go karts from Dromo 1 , drifting demos, a barrel race ,freestyle motorcross , not a bad show even though it only took up a corner of a parking lot.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

California Reintroduces Bill to Require ANNUAL Emissions Tests for Vehicles 15-Years Old and Older

California Reintroduces Bill to Require ANNUAL Emissions Tests for Vehicles 15-Years Old and Older

Here we go again! Legislation (A.B. 859) has been reintroduced in the California Assembly by Assemblyman Dave Jones ( to require annual Smog check inspections for vehicles 15-years old and older. The bill would also require that funds generated through the additional inspection fees be deposited into an account which can be used to scrap older cars. You may recall that in 2004 a new law was enacted in California to require the lifetime testing of all 1976 and newer model-year vehicles. Pre-1976 motor vehicles would remain exempt under A.B. 859. The bill has been referred to the Assembly Transportation Committee.

We Urge You to Contact Assemblyman Jones and Members of the Assembly Transportation Committee (List Below) Immediately to Oppose A.B.

A.B. 859 ignores the minimal impact vintage cars have on air quality.

A.B. 859 could entice vintage car owners into allowing these vehicles to be scrapped.

A.B. 859 ignores the fact that vehicles 15-years old and older still constitute a small portion of the overall vehicle population and are a poor source from which to look for emissions reduction.

A.B. 859 ignores the fact that classic vehicles are overwhelmingly well-maintained and infrequently driven.

A.B. 859 would increase costs by creating an annual inspection fee for owners of these vehicles.

A.B. 859 represents another attempt by California legislators and regulators to scapegoat older cars.

Please contact members of the California Assembly Transportation Committee immediately by phone, fax or e-mail to request their opposition to A.B. 859.

Please e-mail a copy of your letter to Thank you for your assistance.

Assembly Transportation Committee

Click here to e-mail all Committee members.

Assemblymember Mike Eng – Chair
Phone: 916/319-2049

Assemblymember Kevin Jeffries
Phone: 916/319-2066

Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield
Phone: 916/319-2040

Assemblymember Joan Buchanan
Phone: 916/319-2015

Assemblymember Connie Conway
Phone: 916/319-2034

Assemblymember Warren Furutani
Phone: 916/319-2055

Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani
Phone: 916/319-2017

Assemblymember Martin Garrick
Phone: 916/319-2074

Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal
Phone: 916/319-2054

Assemblymember Jeff Miller
Phone: 916/319-2071

Assemblymember Roger Niello
Phone: 916/319-2005

Assemblymember John Perez
Phone: 916/319-2046

Assemblymember Jose Solorio
Phone: 916/319-2069

Assemblymember Tom Torlakson
Phone: 916/319-2011
Email: SEMA.

Fast and Furious 4 : The Bridge Trailer

One scene I got to see about 40 times during the filming. No amount of complaining would bring a GT-R dash for the GTS one.... they had it rigged to move prior to me showing up. Its all good. Still looks pretty decent. I know what happens right after... I know who wins... who do you think wins ?

Fast and Furious 4 : The Bridge trailer

Source : Trailer Addict

Monday, March 09, 2009

Kenny's 240SX S14.

Kenny's Time Attack S14. SR powered.

Carbon Fiber Zeromass Steering Wheel

From NASA March 2009

I have a few videos of his car on track that I will post up later.

Import Tuner May 2009 : The Cars of Fast and Furious

The May 2009 issue of Import Tuner has a few of the cars from Fast and Furious. They also put in a little sidebar about me. I only really did some tech advising for the insert unit. Hands and feet. Couple other little things. Just the last two weeks of filming. Pick up the magazine. Support the industry.

Behind the scenes of Fast and Furious 4 pictures.

VW Powered R34 Skyline stunt car from the movie
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Nismo LM GT1 Wheels for Sale

Nismo LM GT1
18x9.5+14 Fit R33, R34 GTR

Refinishing service available, please email us for pricing.

Nismo wheels

Monday, March 02, 2009

GT-R's at Buttonwillow : Round 2 - March 30,2009

The last event was a lot of fun. Lots of tracktime ,and a very mellow and relaxed atmosphere.


I've locked down Buttonwillow Raceway RACE 13CW for March 30th, right after RedLine Time Attack weekend. We will be making a weekend out of it like last time, Watching Red Line on Sunday - Our very own NEO will be in Red Line with his GTR and Silvia! Then staying in Bakersfield and Ripping it up on Monday! The top cars on the West Coast scene will be in attendance!

Craig Lieberman has confirmed to do a full video coverage of this event in HD. He is bringing all of his equipment and we will be recording various in car, on car, and trackside HD video. We also have pro photographers coming out to take shots all day. I will do HDR photos of your car near end of day as well (See Sample Pics Below).

- 12 GTRs Max Private Track Day
- Total cost of Track, Corner Workers, and Standby Tow will be split between us. (Est $420 Each)
- Cafe is open and stocked for menu orders throughout the day.
- Ride alongs of course!


- Sasha Singleton (Import Model - See Pic Below)
- Candace Pitman (Import Model - See Pic Below)
- Jason Kusagaya (GM of Mines USA! Hoping he brings his Mines 370z!)
- Greg Mark of (Geek out with him about Aero)
- Alex Gorodji (Author of GTR Book, know something about GTRs? New Performance book coming out in Fall)
- Invited Stay Overs from Red Line Time Attack!
- More Surprise Guests!


- Driver meeting 8am
- Two group, lead follow, slow/fast groups


- All 12 cars running on track at same time for video coverage and pictures!
- Pictures with everyone and their cars. Group Pics, Models, etc!
- Various HD cams mounted on different cars for coverage of different vehicles on track!





More fun

Source : Nagtroc

John Oshima’s 1977 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-EX

JTuned just posted up an artile on a 1977 Nissan Skyline. Old Skool , Classic. Older than a lot of people I know, not older than me though.

The 1977 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-EX dubbed the GC210 was produced from 1977 to 1981 in Tochigi, Japan after Nissan dropped the GT-R line (only to return with the introduction of the R32). While not the turbocharged all-wheel drive monster that comes to mind with the name Skyline, this GC210 still proves itself formidable with a L28 engine bored out to produce 2.9 liters of displacement. After 32 years John Oshima’s 1977 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-EX has proven itself tough enough for the test of time, rightfully reminding us all of the Skyline’s “Godzilla” alias.
Check out the rest of the photography over at JTuned.

1977 Nissan Skyline.Source :JTuned