I've been down to the Daikoku Parking Area (PA) rather often this last month. First it was the RX7 annual meeting in July, then the AE86 gathering last week, but last night it was more of a small get together with a few car-otaku friends of mine. I wasn't expecting to shoot anything as it was just our monthly meet, but I brought my camera gear in the back of the 34, just in case. It's a good thing I did, as there were quite a few interesting cars that dropped by over the course of the night.
It was this R31 Skyline that had me rushing to the trunk of my car to grab my camera. As soon as I saw it roll in I heard a very familiar rumble…
…and noticed a rather interesting marking on the side.
The owner has dumped the stock RB20 for an RB26DETT, sourced from an R34 GT-R. The motor is stock and thanks to some "boost up tuning" it now develops in the region of 400 PS.
Slammed on its 3-spoke Advan Racing wheels this R31 looked particularly mean.
The 80's interior has been spruced up with reclinable Recaro seats, a Momo Race steering wheel and GReddy gauges. The owner even mounted a portable Sony HD navigation system to the center console!
This 510 Bluebird didn't likie the hot and humid weather coughing and spluttering as it arrived at the PA. I've seen this particular 4-door at 510 meets before, a gathering that occurs every 10th day of the month at Daikoku.
This Z33 was looking mighty fine sitting in a quiet corner of the vast parking lot.
Talking to the owner I found out it will be raced early next month at a Z-Challenge race, against top tuner cars of MCR, Auto Produce Boss and Nismo to name a few.
Daikoku PA is always a great place to catch some rare cars and this 1983 Crown Royal Saloon coupe was definitely a rare one! Check out the period correct BBS wheels and the vinyl roof!
Under the hood, and purring like a kitten, was the 2.8L straight six 5M-GEU which back when it was new was good for 175 PS.
Take a look at how clean the interior is. The plastics have really held up well over the years and you just got to love that early-eighties burgundy hue so often used in car interiors back then. Many thanks to the owner for letting me take a few snaps!
And now on to something a little bit more modern. This car belongs to a friend of mine, an SST dual-clutch equipped Evo X, all stock and ready to be tuned! Now if there were only some transmission upgrades out there to beef-up the 6-speed Getrag box! Get a move on tuners, lots of people are waiting!
Remember the blue Top Secret Competizione R I posted at the beginning of this month? If you recall I mentioned the owner, Gio, wanted to go for a "few" changes. This is how it looks now…you will have to stay tuned for more on this car! Trust me, you will like what I have to show you!
And my ride. Looking forward to giving the body a good once over with the PorterCable, something I will do with the detailing-master Aki, the owner of the silver Mine's tuned BCNR33 I posted on the coverage of our meet last month. Unfortunately the pictures I took of his car last night were crap, thanks to the massive floodlight pointing right into my lens!
Wide doesn't even begin to describe this Veilside kitted BNR32! Loved how it sat on those sexy black Work Meister S1s!
The engine has been tuned by Pentroof, a very famous wangan shop known for creating one of the craziest Z32s out there. More on this next week!
Check out the view from the rear! The wheels have staggered width with the tires measuring 255-wide up front and 295-wide at the rear. Same rolling diameter so the Attesa is happy!
As I was drooling over the massive fenders of the R32 above this Murcielago arrived and parked up all the way at the back of the parking area. Notice the custom twin exit exhaust!
And as a complete opposite to the Murcielago a nice stock, entry level Caterham!
This lightweight would run rings around the Murcielago on a twisty road, as well as most cars that were present at Daikoku! I think we need to give some more space to cars like this on Speedhunters, what do you guys think?
A bunch of friends are participating at this weekend's endurance race up at the Ebisu Higashi circuit, with this Honda Prelude. They spent the whole night applying stickers as well as fitting the Takata racing harness. Best of luck to "Team Gaijin Racing!"
Quick view of the engine, notice the thick racing radiator and in front of it the large oil cooler, something you definitely need when running a car for 12-hours non-stop!
The Murcielago was joined by a 25th Anniversary Countach….vertical door heaven!
Walked over to the side of the parking lot to find a pair of FC's…
…and a lonely Testarossa.
This Roadster is owned by one of the drivers of the TGR Prelude and is often raced in the Roadster Cup races.
Just as I was about to leave these two wangan monsters showed up. Most people will recognize the ex-Top Secret R34 GT-R demo car which is also in the opening picture. This car is now privately owned. The Z33 next to it was wearing a very mean wide body kit! All the cars here are the perfect example of just how varied the selection can be at Daikoku, on a regular week-day night.
-Dino Dalle Carbonare