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Having flown for 12 hours we eventually got to our hotel and checked in. The hotel has its own roller coaster and dolphinarium but we were too tired to worry about that and preferred instead to go to Akihabara to do a bit of shopping.


The next day it was off to the Auto Salon to look at the latest cars and some old stagers. We were escorted for the day by Tamura-san of Nissan and also spent much of the time with Nissan's new driver Igor Sushko.




As well as cars there was plenty of time to catch up with some old friends and also to have a look at what we have been relaiably informed will be the engine for the next GT-R!



Later that evening we went for dinner and had a great time chatting about old and new GT-Rs and much more besides. Then it was off to Daikoku beofre heading at breakneck speed in Beans and Tamura-sans cars to another late night meet



Even when we got back to the hotel the fun didn't stop as we met up with a load of the guys from USA, including Aki, who build ATCO's Garage Bomber


Despite a 4am finish we managed to start the next day back at the electronic city where we purchased a few bits n bobs and saw what the latest technology had to offer.


After some more sighstseeing, forum surfing and a long lunch in an English Pub we found time in the evening to meet up with a load of the guys from the GTROC Japan. The food was great the company fantastic and the conversation good also. Afterwards it was off for a late night game of pool until about 4am.


The next day saw some good old fashioned touristy stuff in the morning. Taking in Akeshite and Shinjuku before some relaxation back at the hotel and a nice quiet evening in - yeah right!





The next day it was off to Nismo Omori and some serious shopping! They had the Z-Tune demo in their garage and also the yellow 400R which we managed to get a good look at





That evening we went out to Rappongi for dinner, even though it was a little on the cool side:


The next day ot was off to Roppongi Hills for some views over Tokyo. After that it was off to Crystal in Chiba before returning back to the hotel for dinner.



The final full dfay was a really busy one with visits to Do-Luck, Midori, T&E and sightseeing around Yokohama. As well as that a couple of guys had to go off to Yokohama Tyres HQ for a meeting about sponsorship!
The evening rounded off with Ito-san of Do-Luck, Tamura-san of Nissan and some of their colleagues meeting us for dinner, Tamura-san even bringing his R32 and taking some of us out for a quick spin.





Having returned to the hotel at 2am it didn't seem worth retiring for the evening so most of us stayed up until 5am before packing and then waiting for the coach at 7:30am.

The whole trip will be written up in much more detail and with many more pictures in the Club's magazine - Sky Lines. The next trip is already being planned and will be in the Members Events section of the forum
 

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John thanks for posting pics of your trip. You guys seemed to have had a good one over there . . .
Nice to also see some faces, even if I don't know the names.
I see you had a clear view on the Roppongi-hills tower.:clap:

Regards

Chris
 

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We estimate between us we took about 1,500 pictures! Everyone is sending them to me so we can all swap and we should have a good set for the magazine plus will then send the rest to the GTROC Library for people to borrow
 

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thats me in the z-tune :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: loving every minute of it
 

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Great John, by the way what happened to your Henriquarter? On the net all pics of you are with . . .:chuckle: :chuckle:
 

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Nice write up of events, glad you enjoyed yourself.
Bet you can't wait till next year!!
 

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Well put together John and good meeting with you. Im gonna start practicing billiards with in the next year, so get ready for a re-match!

Cheers,

Adam
 

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John,

So what is Tamuras 32 like??

Hes told me loads about it, and I'm quite gutted you's lot got a go in it before I could manage to get out there.:bawling:

Is anything branded, (From tuners, (HKS, JUN etc)), or is it all home grown! :smokin: :smokin: ;)

I WILL be going next time!:thumbsup:
 

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He didn't say which companies but did say some of the parts were Nismo (well he would). The turbos are modified standard but do not have steel bearings as they need more warming up and cooling down. However it looks totally standard. All the hard pipes have been recovered with the original hoses so you can't see what is actually there. Sneaky huh?
 

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A few pics from Do-Luck

Not the best pics, but here are some. That R34 is simply perfection.











Want to see what a 1.2 million yen turbo (each) looks like?





Apparently magnesium was used in these, I really do not have the
details on these bad boys, but perhaps someone that remembers
what Ito-San talked about can clear things up. Have a great day.
 

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Cool write up. Good to hear that it was a successful trip for all of you. Sorry I couldn't make it out to the dinner - looks like I missed a great evening.
 
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