Event>> R’s Meeting 2010 – Pt.4

Let’s jump straight back into the R’s Meeting coverage and take a look at some of the action and cars that participated in the tuner demo run at the end of the day. I’m glad there was some interest on the Auto Gallery Yokohama R32, a car I will be soon dedicating a much needed in depth feature on.

I spent a few minutes on the pit wall enjoying the tuned GT-Rs blasting by at well over 150 mph like this Fujimura Auto BNR34.

Tuner cars were constantly coming back to the pits for quick checks. Saito-san of Sun Line Racing was taking advantage of the time on track to put a few cooling modifications to the test, something that a lot of shops are trying to address on the R35.

I spotted a few familiar faces while in the pits. Smoky of course needs no introduction, but I was sad to see that the new gold Top Secret R35 was not out on track! I wonder when we can expect to see Smoky in Video Option pulling a big burnout in central Tokyo. Actually, now that I think about it, can you even do a burnout with an R35?

The MCR track-spec demo car pitting after some hot laps.

The Fujimura Auto demo car…

…and the customer car coming in to cool off.

Here is a nice view of the Sun Line Racing carbon roof cover for the new GT-R.

Niikura-san, the man behind Mine’s. Had I arrived a few minutes earlier to the pits he said I could have gone out for a ride in the R35 demo car. Doh! Ah well, next time I guess!

Taniguchi looked like he was a busy man on the day. After hopping out of the white M7 Japan R35, he went for a full time attack series of runs with the HKS track-spec GT-R (more on this tomorrow). Upon his return he jumped straight into D1 driver Hasegawa’s black R35 to put it through its paces after the car was fitted with the new T&E dry carbon roof.

Here is Hasegawa’s R35 next to the HKS demo car.

HKS are really pushing the new GT-R to its limits, and if you want to find out just how fast their R35 laps Fuji Speedway in, don’t miss the short spotlight I will be dedicating to it soon.

Taniguchi chatting with GT-R Magazine editor-in-chief Noda-san.

M7 Japan R-600…

…in for a tire change.

This has to be one of the most astounding looking BCNR33s I’ve ever seen. Check out that roll-cage…

…and front bumper. The car was sponsored by T-Man Brothers Oil who run a Super Taikyu race team, which probably explains the massive AP Racing calipers.

Very serious looking car and one I’m desperately trying to find more information on.

Koizumi-san from Auto Gallery Yokohama torque checking the wheel nuts before the R32…

…headed out for its final session.

That’s what a real man’s exhaust should look like!

Auto Gallery Yokohama are R32 & R33 gearbox specialists offering complete replacement dog-engagement, close-ratio transmissions. They are also the place to go to if you need to get your transfer box rebuilt.

A true legend.

With the action dying down on track I made my way back up to the main display area behind the grandstand and stopped by to give another quick look at the parking lots before people started leaving.

Might not be a GT-R but how can you not appreciate it. Interesting angle on the hood!

My kind of BNR34, the right color and minimal body alterations coupled with perfect stance and offset. What is that thing next to it I might hear you ask?

This is what Koizumi-san of Auto Gallery Yokohama showed up to the event in! I’m baffled

Phoenix’s Power president Yokoyama-san, during a little gathering he was having with members of the RH9 club.

The kind of brakes all GT-R owners dream of, eight, six and four pots, all available from the guys at Biot.

The day ended in a “jan-ken-pon” or rock-paper-scissors session held by GT-R Magazine editor Noda-san and Taniguchi-san…

…and seeing the cool GT-R related prizes a massive crowd quickly formed!

That ends the 2010 R’s Meeting coverage. The next event should be held in another two years so it will be quite a while before we can behold so many GT-Rs in one place. Well until the Nismo Festival that is! Next up is a look at the above car, the HKS R35 GT-R.

2010 R’s Meeting coverage on Speedhunters

-Dino Dalle Carbonare



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Please Please Please more on the Auto Gallery Yokohama R32 !!


Desktop of Twenty One Pleeeaaaaseeee!!!


AGY R32! more....


Do a spotlight on Koizuma-san's six wheeled thing!


Fantastic cars !!! This last picture of the HKS R35GT-R should definetly be a desktop !!!


auto gallery R32 for desktops please..


Auto Gallery Yokohama R32 looks beast. I want to see some footage of that.


It's a Smart ForTwo where Koizumi-san of Auto Gallery Yokohama showed up to the event in.


Dino do you have an update as to which tuning house's R35 is running tops at Tsukuba?


I just love the Auto Gallery Yokohama R32!!!


ooh, wallpaper with the last shot? with the HKS R35!


The R35 should be able to do a burnout. The transfer case is similar to what was found in the earlier cars, except instead of being a hydraulically locked clutch from a pump, its an electronically locked clutch.



Need more on that beastly R33 please!


Aah prt 4!

Great installment on speedhunters.

GT-R's are meant to run hard... the black HKS R35 looks terrific.

Especially the rear! Guess it's those tell tale round lights.


Great article about a great meeting!


I guess Smokey will find a way to make a burnout with a R35. He will.


Wow, just wow!!


Please Please Please more on the T-Man Brothers Oil R33 !!


The white S30 just put a big smile on my face : ).

Thanks for the coverage Dino.


All hail Hasegawa!!!!


that 33 is amazing


The Zed is nice as!

GTR's are all win here!


Jebusss the Quad Exhaust on the HKS R35 looks menacing!


Nissan Skyline HKS R32 GT-R *_*


I don't know what the six wheeled thing is, but judging by the vents below the windscreen, and the wipers, it's based on a Smart...


Koizuma-san's six wheeled thing looks to have been a smart...


Can we please please please have more on that r33 autech covered in part 1? Maybe a desktop or a couple??? That would be nice! Thank you :P Awesome coverage all up though


Any up-close photos of the chick in the pink and white mini-skirt? hehe...


Please hustle & find more info on that R33.


ha. i like the background scenery in the pic of the hks gt-r exiting the pits ;)


the white r33 for T-man's Oil is the absolute hotness@@

also digging the Yokohama R32 and the HKS GTR from the back makes me want one!


The R33 and the Auto Gallery R32 are two extremely mean looking cars. They both deserve stalking and getting the complete run down on.


The six-wheeled-thing seems to have started as a Smart!


Wallpaper last photo please please please


that BCNR33 plus roll-cage looks the business, as well as the "serious car" yet to be info'd up car! Koizuma-san's 6 wheel wonder is a cutey pie LOL kind of Kei car-looking... when you see so many of these cars "car-parked up" it makes you wonder "where have they been hiding?" as well as "will they ever become rare??" all the marques are still highly sought after and respected.. thanks for the content & excellent pics..


Sun-Line so dreamy...


In the name of all things good and holy... find out about that f**king insane R33 GTR!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!


Oh man, that white R33 made my day!!! Please more of this hotness...

Wallpaper maybe :-P


What dreams are made of!! Great stuff as usual Dino!!


all of the posts put together made my week!!!! awsome coverage Dino! another two years is the only sad thing about it!! any chance of the last pic as a desktop for your loyal readers??.. please!


we can see that there was a lot os R35s, but they can't get any better than the A.G.Y. R32 and that mysterious R33 (pelase Dino, try to find for info!).

Thanks a lot man, You are living a good life =)