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Nissan Tochigi Plant – Godzilla Ground Zero: GTRBlog Photo Gallery

April 14, 2009 Comments off

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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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Nissan Tochigi Plant: GTRBlog and NAGTROC’s Pilgrimage 2009

March 30, 2009 Comments off

Tochigi Plant Guest Hall - Welcome NAGTROC

In January of 2009, seven members of the North American GT-R Owners Club as well as two of us from GTRBlog took a trip to the ancestral home of the Nissan GT-R in Tochigi Japan – Nissan’s Tochigi Plant. To say the experience as anything less than a defining moment in my life would be to discount the scale of the event. It was intense and I’ve found new passion to continue doing what I do here at the ‘blog since.

I think many of the guys who were there from NAGTROC feel the same way and Davin (Tekknikal) does especially. He’s been writing and producing this article since and has now completed it for distribution.

The document is linked here in it’s original PDF format, it weighs in at 17mb since it includes some of the high-res photos but it’s certainly worth the download to experience the Tochigi Plant tour for yourself.

Link: Nissan Tochigi Plant Tour Writeup – NAGTROC Visit Tochigi Plant

Tochigi Test Track - GTRBlog Rides Along