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Feature: Style Spectrum – The G-Corporation Dream S15

Automotive, Drifting, Feature, Japan, JDM, Motor Sports

 

There’s something to be said about those who go against the grain.  Those who have a need to create the outlandish, to disregard outside opinion, and to construct their true vision.  They are the ones who will be remembered long after they’re gone, and the ones whose ideas will eventually be cherished.  Go Nakamura is one such person, and he happens to be the owner of G-Corporation – and what you see before you is, in fact, his dream Silvia.

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Encounter: Late Night Flash at G-Corp

Automotive, Encounter, Japan, JDM

 

I think, for the sake of variety, that I’m going to switch gears a bit this week.  While there is much more time attack coverage to share with you (not sure that I’ll ever have a shortage of that), I do have quite a bit of files  in the NDF archive that have been collecting dust.  Case in point, earlier this winter I visited Go-san at G-Corporation in Chiba and in his somewhat large driveway sat this beautiful red Silvia.

 

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Feature: Deep Grip RE – Tomo’s Circuit-Bred FD

Action, Automotive, Feature, Japan, JDM, Motor Sports, Time Attack

 

Saitama native Nakajima Tomoyoshi, or Tomo for short, is an avid fan of the RX-7.  Unique in many ways, the car has stolen his attention for better half of several years.  Before he built the FD you see here, Tomo was the proud owner of a white Savanna FC.

 

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Encounter: まっくリのメルセデス 190E

Automotive, JDM, Japan, Encounter, Motor Sports, Time Attack

 

A Mercedes 190E is one of the last cars you’d think to see at Tsukuba, so you can imagine my surprise when I saw after arriving for Battle Evome in January.  Admittedly, I first thought it was a rare EVO, but after discussing the car a bit with the owner, it’s a regular 190E with a touch of EVO flare.

 

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Close-Up: Snowflake On Fuji – Arvou’s White Capped AP1

Automotive, JDM, Japan, Motor Sports, Close-Up, Action, Time Attack

Arvou; a name that, over the past few years, has become synonymous with time attack focused S2000 builds (and more importantly Lotus for all you Euro fans) – with good reason too.  With their focus pulled toward developing their HKS Supercharged demo car, it’s hard to think that they were involved in anything else.  You might be surprised to hear then, that Mr. Shibata Mie actually founded the company in 1985, making Arvou nearly 30 years old.  That’s a lot of racing history attached to the company!

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One-Shot: Snow White – Arvou’s Supercharged AP1

Automotive, JDM, Japan, Motor Sports, One Shot, Time Attack

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I started running through these Arvou shots at HKS Day this afternoon after work.  Since I’m home this weekend I’m trying to piece together something before the week begins again.  I particularly liked this shot I grabbed in the early morning, where the roadster was still thawing out from it’s frigid ride to Fuji.  Check back for more soon.

Have a good weekend everyone ~