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GTROC Sponsors Seiji Ara of GT1 World Championship Swiss Racing Team

May 18th, 2010

The Japan based GTROC (GT-R Owner’s Club) has announced their sponsorship of Swiss Racing Team GT-R driver Seiji Ara today. The Japan born driver has had a long career in GT racing and won the 24hrs of Le Mans in 2004. He was a logical choice to step into the 2010 GT1 Nissan GT-R after spending 2008 and 2009 driving the GT500 Nissan GT-R in the Japanese SuperGT Championships.

The GTROC also took this opportunity to show off their updated club logo. The GT-R club that has been in existence since 1996 has featured the silhouette of the venerable R32 GT-R. The updated logo now features the outline of the R35 GT-R.

As I too am an owner and a big fan of the GT-R, I’m very glad to have strong support from GTROC, Japan’s most reputable GT-R owner’s club. I will do my best in the FIA GT1 World Championship to bring brilliant news to the supporters!

– Seiji Ara, Swiss Racing Team Driver

Link: GTROC Website
Link: Swiss Racing Team Website
Link: FIA GT1 World Championships Website

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GTRBlog.jp: GTRBlog Officially Launches in Japanese

April 11th, 2010

Thanks to our friends in Japan, the GT-R Owners Club and the GTR-SNS, we’ve now gone live in Japanese on local Japan based servers to provide the best and most up to date news and information on the world of the Nissan GT-R!

The two sites will be delayed mirrors content wise but be also providing original and localised content written by Japanese enthusiasts and bloggers. This will also give us an even bigger leg up in getting out GTRBlog English readers the latest news out of Japan. Something we always strive to improve.

So hitup the link below to get your daily dose of GT-R news in Japanese!

Link: GTRBlog.jp – Your Source for Nissan GT-R News (日本語)

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Nissan Tochigi Plant – Godzilla Ground Zero: GTRBlog Photo Gallery

April 14th, 2009

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The Nissan Tochigi Plant is an amazing place to visit, sprawling over a vast physical area you need to take a bus (or a “plant test GT-R”) to make your way around it. That’s exactly what we did in January this year with NAGTROC thanks to Nissan Japan and our good friend and GTR Owners Club Japan President Shin Inoue. If you’re interested in the entire writeup on the experience you can checkout our previous post with the link to the official NAGTROC magazine style writeup. If you’re more of a visual person, well you can enjoy some of the photos I took at the plant.

In terms of what we could and could not photograph, we were quite restricted. Photography within the plant structures was forbidden due to certain confidential things we may or may not have seen. Outside again we were also fairly restricted. Only I was allowed to bring my trusty Nikon D300 and I tried to capture what I could but there was a LOT going on. Everyone else was made to leave their cameras behind.

Enjoy what we have here and let us know in the comments if you want any details on what exactly is going on in any of these. Click the giant “Read More” link below for the rest of the photos…

Photos: GTRBlog.com (C) 2009 – Reproduction with permission permitted
Link: NAGTROC and GTRBlog Visit to Nissan Tochigi Plant – Full Writeup (17mb, PDF)

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GT-R Owners Club – Annual Meeting 2008

August 10th, 2008

The GT-R Owners Club of Japan has held their 12th annual meeting this weekend. Lot’s and lots of R35s were in attendance as well as loads of legacy Skyline GT-Rs from all generations. One of the meet events included a parade lap around the Twin Ring Motegi circuit before the Formula Nippon race there today.

We’ll update when we have a few more pics for everyone. Click through the jump to see the pics we have for now.

Link: Youtube – GT-R Owners Parade Lap – Twin Ring Motegi

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Photo Gallery: Daikoku R35 GT-R Club Meet Up Close

July 30th, 2008

Well as we reported the other day, the biggest monthly meetup of Japan’s R35 GT-R Club was held on Sunday 27th July and 40 GT-Rs turned up. Some people are sporting some minor modifications on their GT-Rs already and we now have a bunch of photos of those guys up close.

Click through the jump to see the rest of the photo gallery from Daikoku parking area.

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