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So, on Friday, the Forum is going to Migrate to an entirely new platform. It will look TOTALLY different, some of you will hate , most of you will love it but above all the upgrade is to protect the forums Future.

This Update coincides with launch of a New Book, written by one of our long term members, Alex Qureitem, following him on a Photographic Journey discovering the Generation behind the GTR.

Alex has been kind enough to give the forum 2 copies of the book to give away, so, to win a copy, answer the following.

GTR.co.uk has been online for nearly 20 years and during that time many owners and enthusiasts have passed through it's doors.

Share one example of how the forum has helped you beyond your expectations? Be it someone viewing a car for you, sending you free parts, finding a thread which solved your problem, or even off topic advice. How has this site "changed" your life.

Me, Alex and Toni will decide the two winners and entry closes at 11.59pm on the 31st Dec 2019. Entry is only to residents or users with a postal address in the EU.

Here's a little bit more about the book and Alex will be posting himself more about his amazing journey.

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GT-R THE JOURNEY is a 208 page book documenting the journey of Alex Qureitem’s unplanned trip around the world with the goal of discovering the generation behind the GT-R. - https://www.gtrthejourney.com/

Featured personalities include:

Hiroshi Tamura - Chief Product Specialist for GT-R and 370Z

Kazunori Yamauchi - CEO Polyphony

Kazuhiko “Smoky” Nagata - Top Secret

Michizo Niikura - CEO Mine’s

Jim Richards - Race Driver

Jann Mardenborough - Race Driver

Larry Chen - Photographer

Andy Middlehurst - Nissan Skyline Specialist





Order your copy here - https://www.gtrthejourney.com/
 

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Realised the other day that I've been registered on here for nearly 15 years now. It's been a big part of my life. Even made my best mans speech on my wedding day - which was awkward as my boss was there and it was evident I was probably posting during the working day..... Thank goodness for the more discreet black screen makeover a number of years back.

There are a number of things that make this place great. A big one being the wealth of searchable information on virtually any skyline or GT-R related topic. I also like the variety of characters and some of the debates that take place.

The biggest thing for me though is that it has been a mechanism for bringing people together. Before the facebook groups came about this was the place to talk cars and crap and it brought about the opportunity to actually meet up with people.

Some of my very good friends I met through here. In fact a local GT-R group in Gloucester was started by crafty Blade (stan) on here and he and I still run that club today and the friendships have grown even further. Probably a few too many Audis in the group now for my liking LOL

Stan and I also ran an airfield showdown between skylines and GT-R's - as a result of banter and debate that was going on in a thread on here. I think there were 30 odd cars in total and it was a bloody good laugh - providing yet more pre and post event banter and good humour but also being an opportunity for people to get together and continue to build old relationships as well as make new friendships too.

The cars are great. The people are brilliant. The forum makes it possible for it all to come together.

Thank you! Here is to many more years.
 

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I have not been on the forum for long, less than 12 months. My intentions in joining was simple- to purchase a well looked after R35 owned by an enthusiast, knowing that 'somewhere' within the threads and posts there would be information and imagery not available when purchasing from a shop front.

The forum didn't let me down and I was able to get everything I wanted with the complete history of the car and a good feeling about the seller due to the posts/threads he created. He still reply's and provides information about the car to this day with queries I post, much appreciated.

These cars are a bit of a phenomenon and can be as diverse and individual as the world is. The forum is a great tool in unlocking this diversity with extensive engineering and mechanical knowledge that is 'free' to any prospecting individual that ventures down that modding path or to even the budding mechanic wanting to work on the car themselves.

I really like the camaraderie of the members here. Always willing to help and very approachable when meeting in person (unlike some other supercar forum members).

All this makes the forum more that a convergence of knowledge contained within threads and posts, but a forum of friends wanting the best for other like minded people.

Long may it continue.
 

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I don’t own a Skyline GTR, but I hope to own one some day. I own a G37 right now, which is a Nissan Skyline V36. I like seeing all the Skylines on here being taken care of by devoted people and who enjoy owning their own Nissan. I like the history this site has and how this site was mentioned many times in Skyline books I’ve read.

What I think makes this forum really distinct is that a lot of people here are really laidback and have good humor while being helpful and informative. I don’t know if it’s a UK thing or because everyone seems to be a bit older than the newer generations, but damn this site is basically a guy’s safe haven to get away from the wives, joke around with one another and not having some sort of snowflake cry, and just do stuff we like on here sharing personal experience and tips.

I also message some members here and people are just really nice and take the time they have to write messages like a pen pal sort of concept. I learned a lot of new things on here from some members who give out information about certain problems/cars/etc. The events you guys hold seem really cool too, and maybe one day I’ll finally visit the UK to attend one of those events. Before anyone says anything about me living in the US, yes I still have an address in Europe.
 

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Normally spending 4/6 weeks a year in the US, their is nothing wrong with the US, I love it, great food, great people.
Waikiki beach to die for.
 

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So where do I start with almost 16 years worth of forum use!?

I joined here back in 2004 after buying my first GT-R 33.
Previously I had owned Subaru Impreza's but knew the Skyline was the next step up on the performance ladder so had to get one.

After owning the car for a short period of time and driving it like I did my Impreza's I almost came badly unstuck. Driving at pace on a B road the back end came out big time and almost put me in hedge. I was confused why this had happened and seeked help via the internet and came across this forum. I soon became a regular visitor both on here and the meets that were set up In Surrey and Sussex. Speaking to members online helped a great deal on how to tame the Skyline beast.

The forum made me new friends which I still have to this day and who helped me during my 9 year ownership with my 33. I know that I wouldn't of kept my car for so long if it wasn't for the community on here.

After 9 years of ownership it was time for a change spurred on by the death of a close friend. Instead a GT-R 35 was purchased and my 33 was traded in.
Without the support and past history posts on the forum owning my 35 could of been an expensive/complicated experience as it was very different from the Skyline I now understood but with the help from other forum members I was able to keep my car for over 7 years.

I let my 35 go this year as it was time for me to move on to a car I could use as a daily for both my work and family but still find myself visiting the forum multiple times a day to catch up on the latest news and banter.

Gone are the days of Blowdog running the forum but here it still is helping thousands of owners like it did myself all those years back.
 

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Aside this site changing my whole life (too long to explain) having 4 volunteers owners and TREG as photographer at my wedding has to be a social highlight. First 35 in the country, over 10 years ago.
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10 years ago? Where has that time gone?
Still remember your day well.
Its not everyday 5 Skylines turn up to a wedding and you get given £20 :ROFLMAO:
 

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A new convert. This forum just generally rocks got great advice when buying my GTR. LOVE the GTRDC I got to be an excited kid again and spend time with my daughter @ Silverstone. Can I buy a signed copy of the book?
 

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So, Alex and Toni and I have had a look and are happy to reveal the winners :-

@gtr mart - When "Mart" first joined, he was instrumental in organising local meetings and bringing people in his area together. Although he used FB for a lot of this, he's remained a regular Forum member and user and the Runway day was one of the few, modern unique events organised by normal members- Congratulations and thank you "Mart"

@K66 SKY - I think K66 embodies the true enthusiast. Despite his questionable taste in Luton Rot boxes, his passion, knowledge and attention to detail with the Skylines is unmatched. Few people can honestly say they are as well read on the subject, nor as passionate and he's become a well respected, valuable member of the community. Thank you and congrats.

Both of you should be receiving a PM from @Alex_Q shortly

Thank you for everyone else who took part. The forum has entered a new ERA and hopefully the future is brighter than ever.
 

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Ahh fantastic! Thank you so much and can't wait to read the book. It sounds brilliant.

The forum is a great place, full of great info and great people ♥
 

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Congratulations you two! I've talked with K66 before and that guy really does know his stuff about Skylines I never knew. And not only about Skylines, but many other cars in general.
 
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