I was super excited to head out to this event as I'd heard whispers of some really wicked cars attending. As I rolled up to the workshop I was stunned to see an awesome line up of GTRs and VSPECs.
As soon as I walked in I was greeted by an absolutely gorgeous black R34 GTR VSPEC II Nür.
I had to stop and pay proper respects to it. This is 1 of only 718 in the world and was named after the famous German race track; Nürburgring. It featured a larger turbo which was able to have more boost put through it without breaking. Unfortunately this meant more lag.
As I walked around the car I noticed carbon fiber parts used everywhere. The intake, mirrors, hood, wing and diffuser. I was in love.
Then I stopped at the engine bay, and wow. Just look at it. That massive strut brace, the carbon fiber intake and the gold RB26 rocker cover. Beautiful.
Another interesting feature of the Nür is that instead of coming with silver build badges like the normal VSPEC II, it comes with gold ones (which can be seen in the top left of the bay).
I always say if a car has a diffuser, it means business... but if it has a carbon fiber diffuser, you better get out of the way. Hahaha!
As I moved around the aggressive NUR, a hole in my infatuation let in the 33 GTR sitting next to it. Oh boy ! This thing was so nice!
It's funny, I'm not a fan of R33 Skylines - I'm an R32 guy. Anyone who knows me knows that I dislike the look of them. They resemble cruise ships and I just don't understand why others enjoy them. But somehow JMS had two in their lot that stunned and excited me equally !
At the other end of the car park, I found this... perhaps my favourite car on display.
I loved the Nismo wheels on this 33 GTR and it sported some pretty large blast pipes out the back. I would have loved to hear it start up ! It was clean, well modified, and definitely something I'd want in my garage !
I moved back down the parking lot and there was just some seriously epic rides. It was amazing being able to get up close with them and check out their interiors and engine bays. At a more public car event, I imagine the owners would have their windows up and doors closed. I felt pretty awesome getting to see inside.
I kept walking around the compound and out of the corner of my eye, down the side of the JMS building I found this wicked Soarer. Seeing something like this that wasn't as clean as the other rides, and obviously spent a bit more time outside really added the atmosphere. The Soarer looked raw, and I liked it!
As I lost myself in a world of Gs, Ts, Rs and Vs, more people were turning up. So I thought I'd take a quick intermission and have a peak down the side street. The results ? Wow haha!
It's been a super long time since I've seen an S15 I liked. Most now days are either trashed or hiding in someone's garage so it was a pleasant change seeing this gorgeous silver Spec R come out to the event. It was clearly well looked after as the paint was in fantastic condition.
I made my way back to the compound and to my surprise, the amount of cars had doubled! A few more R33 GTRs, an R34 GTR and this. This Silvia had my favourite engine bay of the day. Why you ask ? It's pleasing to look at and all business. It looks like a raw tuner bay.
With the Kouki front this thing looks like it could be Decepticon out of Transformers too and that always wins points in my book.
At this point I thought I'd start a live stream to which I was clearly mentally unready for. To view the disaster, take a look below!
I continued around the car park and grabbed a few more snaps before heading off. I'll let them do the rest of the talking.
All in all I actually had a really good time. It was great to get close and really examine these cars on a winters day with great weather. I also enjoyed the hospitality, JMS put on a free BBQ and supplied free drinks.
I have to say that the Mark II, Kouki, NUR and the silver R33 GTR with the black Nismo wheels were all amazing cars ! Very happy to see them!
Thanks a lot to everyone at JMS for putting on a fantastic event and keeping the car scene going throughout the cold months. If you'd like to get in contact with them to turn your lemon into a weapon, check out their Facebook page here.