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R35 GT-Ring – Japanese Tuner Magazine: Review

November 16, 2008

It’s time for a GT-R related magazine / book (or mook for short) review since I haven’t done one in a while. Today’s subject is the R35 GT-Ring magazine from News Publishing Co of Japan. The mook format is great and gives the book a big glossy magazine feel which ideally suits the content.

The focus of this mook is the Japanese Tuner scene that has sprung up around the Nissan GT-R since and even before it’s launch in December 2007 as well as Nismo’s Tokachi 24hrs entrant.

There’s features on many of the big name tuners our readers will be familiar with such as Mine’s, Zele, Power House Amuse, MCR, Midori Seibi Center, HKS Kansai and Top Secret. There’s also some features on parts manufacturers such as Blitz, Endless and Yokohama.

While much of the text is in Japanese, don’t let this turn you off, the book is filled with some 139 pages of the best photography to come out of the Japanese tuner scene so far and makes the perfect coffee table book.

I give this one 4/5 and put it in the must have category for GT-R owners and fans.

Name: R35 GT-Ring – Japanese Tuner
Publisher: News Publishing Co Ltd
Price: 1,500 yen or about $15 plus shipping
Size: 139 pages
Order From: Hobby Link Japan (English)

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