I’ve always held ATTKD in high regard. Not only because of their rich history in parts development and tuning, but more so because of their ability to put pressure on the frontrunners of time attack. The surprisingly large shop based out of Nagano is responsible for a handful of notable Nissan builds; namely their flagship 32 you see here. Working closely with their long time test driver, Mitsuhiro Kinoshita, they were able to get under 2 seconds shy of the Top Fuel S2000; which has quickly become the benchmark for time attack at Fuji. In an almost ‘behind the scenes’ fashion, Mitsuhiro Kinoshita piloted the Skyline around Fuji Circuit in a remarkable 1’40.925.
Encounter: The Samurai Archives – Revolfe S.A. GTR33
The picture below cracks me up. When I had started walking around the back portion of the garages at Fuji, I came across the Revolfe S.A./Kleer R33 Skyline that was competing once again in the Hiper Challenge at HKS Day. I must have had my blinders on or something because I just walked up and started taking pictures of the car, and didn’t even notice Mizota-san standing in the back. After I had taken this shot he came up to me all surprised. Later as I was going through these photos I saw him in this one pointing right at me hahaha.
Event: Skyline Owner’s Battle – Sodegaura Forest Raceway V.1
This past weekend, the annual Skyline Owner’s Battle event was held at Sodegaura Forest Raceway, Chiba. The name of the event has always been a little misleading however, because in actuality there are […]
One Shot: Old Soul, Young Heart
Generations at play
Encounter: サツカワさんの32 – あ〜ぼ〜ムーン
This weekend Sekinei and friends stopped by Fuji Speedway to check out the SSJ show that was being held there. Not typically where you’d find us, but there are plenty of great cars to be […]
Feature: Criss’s R32 GTR – Disconnected Bliss
“People can’t be just tied together. They have to connect. Otherwise, they’ll find themselves bound hand and foot.” A quote (from the Japanese movie NANA) that holds true in most cases; especially when referring to […]
Close-Up: ヒカルさんのスカイライン32 – Dogfighter Cafe, Umihotaru
Hikaru-san and his R32 stopped by Umihotaru for my DogFighter Cafe last month. Looking forward to finally getting to go through the photos of the meet. The turn out was pretty good! Hikaru […]
One Shot: Sakura On Skyline
. I took this shot early one morning after a nice rain had fallen overnight. When the cherry blossom trees bloom in Japan, they can become so abundant that parking anywhere near one will leave […]
Video: Skyline 2000GT-R Race Car (Hakosuka)
. Check out this video from JDM Clips at the recent Skyline Festival. Old school power. Mr.Kurosawa (nickname Gan-san) drives a racing Hakosuka! [Vehicle Info] – Name: Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R (Hakosuka) – Model Year: […]
Event: ノスタルジックカー Skyline Festival 2011 @ Fuji Speedway v.1
Throughout the year, ノスタルジックカーショー (Nostalgic Car Show), hosts a series of events for classic makes of cars – included in this series is the beloved Nissan Skyline. Every year hundreds of Skyline owners and tuners gather to share each others passion for the Skyline. These one make car shows are great for getting an in-depth look at the history of the model, as well as capturing the individual creativity of each owner. Fuji Speedway was host to the event this year, and as usual, the owners had the opportunity to take their cars out on track. Click past the break for coverage.
Preview: Skyline Festival Fuji Speedway
. I know I promised to have our JDM Clips‘ coverage of Skyline Festival hosted at Fuji Speedway up today, but I’ve been incredibly busy, and keep in mind it’s a one man show here […]