Event: Nismo Festival 2011 v.2

Automotive, Event, Japan, JDM, Motor Sports

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Ahhh, Nismo Festival.  A celebration of all things Nissan.  Oh, wait.  I already introduced this coverage with some mediocre commencement.  Let’s dive right in to the second part of the Nismo Festival coverage with these RC cars.  No, not radio controlled.  RC stands for Racing Competition in this case; a series of cars built by the NISMO factory specifically for competition.  When I say specifically for competition I mean just that – you cannot drive these on the street; and yes, they are expensive.  But if the car isn’t enough, and you’re looking to spend even more money, you can also buy NISMO’s technical support upon delivery.  Think of it as a warranty on steroids.   Let’s check out some more past the break.  You guys are in for a treat with this post…

Event: Nismo Festival 2011 v.1

Automotive, Event, Japan, JDM, Motor Sports

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OK, I’ve been putting this off for too long.  AutoCon can wait – it’s time for Nismo Festival coverage!  Held at Fuji Speedway annually, Nismo festival is the mecca of all things Nissan and, really, there couldn’t be a better venue!  On clear days, like this, Fuji-san is a visually dominating feature.  However, Nismo did their best to offer a variety of street and race cars to distract you from the great mountain view.  The highlight of this year’s festival had to be the motor sports ‘garage sale’ that Nismo put together.  Offering various wheels, and body parts from Super GT cars at extremely low prices – great for home decoration and collecting!  Imagine taking home a pair of Mag Volk wheels from a Super GT machine for $10 each!  How awesome of a coffee table would that make?  Anyway, click past the break for volume 1 of the coverage!

Encounter: Omori Factory Spec R32

Automotive, Encounter, Japan, JDM

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I got such a good response from the Omori Factory built R34, that I thought I wouldn’t waste any time in posting up their S-Tune R32 build as well.  The concept of the S-Tune R32 is to remain a street car.  As a result, the body style has remained relatively unchanged.  To obtain maximum street-able performance that does not exceed the chassis’s strength is an important key in Japanese motor sports.  Thanks to our partner site JDM Clips for snagging these shots at Nismo Festival.  JDM Clips is one of the most watched channels Japanese motor sports on YouTube with loads of awesome content.  Be sure to click the link on the sidebar to check it out.  Click past the break to see more.

Encounter: Omori Factory Clubman Spec R34

Automotive, Encounter, Japan, JDM

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Nismo; the name itself inspires thoughts of Nissan specific performance builds.  The list of performance related OEM divisions is long, but none are quite as powerful as the relationship between Nismo and Nissan.  With that said, the name Omori often goes unnoticed.  Omori is where Nismo is headquarted…well, was anyway; I believe it is moving to Yokohama.  Regardless, Omori Factory has been the birth-site of many NISMO creations.  Including the elusive Clubman Spec R34 you see here.  Click past the break to see more of the elusiveness…

Encounter: B-MAX Z33

Automotive, Encounter, Japan, JDM, Motor Sports

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B-Max Engineering is one of those companies that are so involved in motor sports, that they often get overlooked.  Click the break for more eye candy.

Preview: Nismo Festival 2011

Automotive, Event, Japan, JDM, Motor Sports

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Let me first apologize for the lack of activity on NDF recently.  I’ve been extremely busy with my new job and haven’t had time to update, or go to any events.  I’m hating it just as much as you guys!  We do have some content that’s waiting to be posted though; from Tokyo Motor Show, Nismo Festival, and today’s So-Cal event AutoCon 2011.  While you wait, here is a little teaser from our sister site JDM Clips of the Nismo Festival coverage.  I’ll get the AutoCon coverage edited in the next couple days and have it to you as soon as I can.  Thanks again for the support and visiting the site!  Be sure to visit and ‘like’ our new Facebook page!

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