Come join Amir and I for a Sunday morning cup of coffee as we compare the US Time Attack culture to that of Japan’s. Get an update on Amir’s current venture in the US competition […]
Hey everyone – we’re back!
Sorry about the down time last night that led into this morning; the result of such down time, however, is the new layout of the site. If I were being completely honest, I’ve never been 100% satisfied with the look of the site (or anything in my life for that matter). As a result, the site has changed it’s look over the past years multiple times.
Mobara invites from Team Yamada. Lots of good street teams out this day.
Did ya get that one?
There’s no doubt that when Nissan developed the GTI-R version of the N14 Pulsar, they were in it to fill a performance niche. The three-door hatchback was not only AWD, but sported the ever popular SR20DET engine producing 227 horsepower. Boasting an incredible power-to-weight ratio, Nissan had influence to produce such a car to compete in the WRC. I wonder if they knew other people would have similar ideas though…
My first encounter with T-Get came in the form of a R35 GTR; the last team car they commissioned at HKS Premium Day in 2014. That car, however, was visually very factory looking, with only a GT wing and mild canard setup added to the exterior (if I recall correctly it was still on factory wheels). Their 2015 entrant, the shop R34, is quite the contrast from the previous years.
Listen in on our chat with SP Engineering’s lead tuner Kristian Wong as he recollects his past in Hong Kong, Lone Pine, moving about Southern California, and about how cars have effected his life.
As I sit in front of my gate at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, with the hopes (although very little) of catching an earlier flight back to California, my mind can’t help but wander back towards days that I enjoy more than those of which I spend inside the depths of US airports; which I relate now more or less to that of a colony of bees. Filled to the brim with people going about their every which way, connecting to cities across the expanse of the Earth, each with a unique task to complete (varying in importance). The days on my mind? Those of which are spent in Japan, at the circuits which I’ve grown all too comfortable being at…