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Forged Performance & NAGTROC Hold Biggest GT-R Track Day Yet

March 2, 2009 Comments off

Well known Nissan parts and tuning company, Forged Performance, in cooperation with NAGTROC and Koni Challenge Team Freedom Autosport, successfully completed, quite possibly the largest GT-R-only track day in the world.

On February 23, 2009, no less than 21 GT-R’s made the pilgrimage to Virginia International Raceway in Danville, VA to tackle this world renowned race track. All skill levels were invited to attend, and the event went off without incident. All the GT-R’s ran strong and reliably all day long, and many of the top drivers putting down some impressive lap times in fairly stock cars.

In addition to the seemingly unlimited amount of track time, Bryan Hise from JRZ Suspension, hosted a suspension tech session which highlighted some of the considerations involved when modifying the GT-R’s suspension system. JRZ equipped GT-R’s set the fastest laps of the day, and attendees were invited to ride along and experience the track at speed.

Special thanks to Derek Whitis and his team, for their generous hospitality, and all the NAGTROC members that made this event most memorable. Forged Performance hopes to make this a bi-annual event, so look for details on the upcoming Nov, 2008 VIR NAGTROC track event.

Thanks to Sharif from Forged Performance for letting us publish this update and for sourcing the photographs for use on the ‘blog.

Link: Forged Performance Website
Link: NAGTROC photo thread
Link: Team Freedom Autosport

2009 Nissan GT-R Nationals Dates Announced – September 2009

February 18, 2009 Comments off

After a successful 2008 GT-R Nationals event last year the 2009 GT-R Nationals promises to be even bigger and better. This year it’s combined with the Z Nationals and the G Nationals for all the Z and G series owners.

The GT-R Nationals event is a circuit racing, time attack, drag racing, dyno shootout and car show event that runs over four days. So far the schedule looks pretty packed:

  • September 24th (Thursday) & 25th (Friday) – Road course racing, driver instruction and time attack at Talladega Gran Prix Raceway
  • September 26th (Saturday) – Dyno comp and car show at Z1 Motorsports
  • September 27th (Sunday) – Quarter mile drag comp at Alabama International Raceway

Should be a great long weekend with great events. Pricing wont be too bad either, entry into the road course racing should be around the $150/driver region which includes driver instruction if you want it.

For more information or to take part, check out the official link below.

Link: GT-R Nationals Website

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Daikoku PA R35 GT-R Club Meet – February 2009

February 9, 2009 Comments off

The R35 GT-R Club (Japan) meetings got off to a good start for 2009 this weekend with a few special guests in attendance. To start off with it was a great day with 60+ R35s in attendance making it the biggest gathering yet at Daikoku Futo Parking Area.

Highlight of the day was R35 GT-R Club President, Ado-san, was able to show off his new Ultimate Black Opal Nissan GT-R SpecV. The first recipient of the new SpecV he also took it out to Mine’s recently to show Mine’s President Michizo Niikura-san.

Speaking of Mine’s they also brought their new Spec-X 6.0 GT-R out to the meet. Other attendees include Arios who we were just talking about the other day.

Photos: ONKYO via Minkara

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Event: The Nissan GT-R High Performance Manual Book Signing

February 4, 2009 Comments off

Coming up this Saturday the 7th of February, Alex Gorodji, author of the new book “The Nissan GT-R. High Performance Manual. An International Guide to High-Performance Components” will be signing copies at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

GTRBlog reader Kunani will have his Budez Nissan GT-R on display at the signing. The Budez GT-R will also feature in the new book.

If you’re in the area I recommend getting down and checking out Kunani’s car as it’s one amazing GT-R. The book is one of the first I know of to be published on the R35 GT-R in English so should prove to be an interesting read.

Link: The Nissan GT-R. High Performance Manual. An International Guide to High-Performance Components
Link: Petersen Automotive Museum
Link: Budez GT-R Photo Gallery

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ZeroToHundred Interview Nissan Test Driver Toshio Suzuki

January 19, 2009 Comments off

ZeroToHundred.com have recently had the chance to sit down with Suzuki-san, accomplished race driver and test driver for Nissan and also the man who set the 7’29″03 lap time in the production Nissan GT-R at Nurburgring.

You can read the interview and check out their photo gallery at the link below.

Link: ZeroToHundred Interview: Toshio Suzuki

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ButtonWillow NAGTROC Track Day Report from Z-Car Garage

December 30, 2008 Comments off

Buttonwillow Circuit got a workout today with the North American GTR Owners Club – NAGTROC – showing up for their track day meet. Among attendees were Z Car Garage, Kunani from Budez.com, AXIS Wheels, and lots of other NAGTROC members.

ZCarBlog.com has a great writeup on their day out as well as a few results on how they did and some photos to boot. Head on over to the link below to check it out.

Link: ZCarBlog: Buttonwillow Track Day Report

Singaporean GT-R Owners Club Meet

December 21, 2008 Comments off

The largest get together yet for the Singaporean GTR Owners club was on today with 14 GT-Rs turning up. Lots of modified and unique GT-Rs are getting around in Singapore.

For more info on the Singaporean GT-C Owners Club check out our previous article or their forums over at www.sggtroc.com.

Related Story: Nissan GT-R Phenomenon in Singapore – The Singapore GT-R Owners Club
Link: Singapore GT-R Owners Club

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R35 GT-R Club Meeting: Hakone Enkai Night With Special Guests

December 2, 2008 Comments off

Nismo Festival wasn’t the only hot ticket outing on over the weekend, the R35 GT-R Club of Japan held an enkai style party at the Dai Hakone Hotel in Kanagawa, Japan as well on Saturday night.

Members were invited along for a meet and greet and banquet followed of course by some serious car talk and drinking. GTRBlog was also kindly invited to attend the function (no gatecrashers allowed!) and so along we went and took some photos.

A highlight was the special guest star who made an appearance. Junpei Okamura-san from Nismo, famous for leading many racing projects over the years but most recently heading up the development of the Nismo ClubSport Package R35 GT-R, attended the meeting bringing along the official Nismo Clubsport Package brochures for everyone.

Okamura-san was kind enough to bring along the very first Nismo Clubsport Package demo car to the meeting for us to get hands on with. So we did, we also got a nice sound clip / video of the exhaust so you can hear what a 1,890,000 yen exhaust sounds like.

Check after the jump for the continuation of the photographs from Saturday’s meet as well as to see the video of the exhaust note.

Thanks to Ado-san, head of the R35 GT-R Club for the invite and to Shin-san from The GT-R Owners Club of Japan / GTR-World.net for driving us around!

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Nissansportz National Silverstone – R35 GT-R and KPGC10 GT-R

September 15, 2008 Comments off

Just a nice couple of photos from the weekend’s Nissansportz National at Silverstone Racetrack in the UK. The first time a KPGC10 GT-R and an R35 GT-R were on the same track at the same time in the UK and possibly the world (outside Japan of course!).

Looks like loads of fun and £2,000 was raised for charity so all for a good cause.

Link: nissansportz.com home page
Source: Ben Linney via NAGTROC

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R35 GT-R Meet and Amuse R35 Spotted in Singapore

August 13, 2008 Comments off

Just got these photos sent in by a reader, Dave from Singapore, there was a small meetup for Singapore’s R35 GT-R owners recently. He also spotted this GT-R parked outside the Hilton with the full Power House Amuse kit sporting a Mine’s exhaust, BBS LM-DBK 20″ wheels and a HKS EVC boost controller. Yum…

If you Singaporean guys are reading, feel free to send me in more photos!

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