Of course, I am writing here because I was lucky enough to be invited by people at Nissan to display my R33 GT-R at the event. Obviously word went out to the R35 owners, who showed up en masse, but of course no GT-R event is complete without the historic models there as well.
Obviously, Nissan agreed because they brought along their KenMary GT-R Racing Concept as well as the R33 GT-R LM homologation street car!
|Wow. Just WOW.|
|"My kind of Taxi" is how Dino described this...|
As we pulled into the Daikanyama T-Site parking lot at 0620, we were initially rebuffed but when told I was invited to display, quickly ushered in and told where to park. As we pulled in, I knew it was going to be interesting because there were about 5 people taking photos as we pulled in. Minor celebrity status? LOL.
There was already a crowd forming around the GTR50, so I took a quick look - it's an interesting looking car and much better looking in person than in photos. Kind of like me! Lol.
|Dino doing his stuff|
I quickly got bored, as most cars there were R35 GT-Rs. There were some interesting cars, like an original Sylvia and Fairlady, even some old American muscle, but then I spotted this:
|People starting to check out my car...|
Then the guy who ended up parking next to me in his r32, Mischa, was someone who Dino knew and who pulled into the parking lot JUST as the Nissan guys were looking for a BNR32. So as you can see he parked next to me. Mischa and I quickly checked out each others' rides - his car sports an engine made by Top Secret, and of course mine has the Mine's unit.
|And yes, that is a REAL Hakosuka GT-R there too...(another random addition that morning!)|
Incidentally, Mischa took many more photos and put them up on the "Tokyo Drivers Club" Facebook page, if you are interested.
I also met a couple of other like minded R33 GT-R owners - Ken and Tomocchio (Japanese guy but Italian at heart?). Ken has a Series 3/Kohki like mine, but in "standard" form. Tomo, now this guy had a Series 1/Zenki, mostly standard as well, but what he did was VERY interesting.
|Blue on the left side...|
|And red on the right side...|
Anyway, come 0930, I had to go so Dino and I got back in and left. Tomo was nice enough to send me these photos:
|Dino's elbow there...|
|Followed out by Mischa|
Of course, most people were there to check out the GTR50, but I am glad that I was able to meet some other R33 fans as well as some others I haven't mentioned. You know who you are!