A Dubai R34 GTR

Earlier this year I traveled to the UAE to cover the annual Custom Show Emirates (you can see photos of that event by clicking here). I had a few days in Dubai to explore and also to check out some of the local car culture.  My friends at Carbon Signal connected me with Elite Autosports in Dubai who had an interesting r34 GTR for me to shoot.  The owner of the car was extremely busy, so he sent one of his guys to bring the car to me.   We were fighting the sun because the crew needed some time to wipe down and prep the car  at the location.  Detailers must make a great living because the cars out here are layered in dust from a regular day of driving.

Right hand drive cars are not allowed in Dubai (unless they are of a particular vintage year or if some concessions with the government have been made).  This GTR was actually converted to Left-Hand Drive so it was road legal.  Prior to arriving in Dubai, this GTR had the Nismo R-Tune conversion carried out by Nismo at the Omori Factory.  The Nismo R1 motor is a very rare variant of the RB26DETT.   It’s rumored only 25-30 cars had the r-tune package completed at Omori… 

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Automass 2018- Schedule

See below for the full schedule for Automass. Tickets are still available at www.automass.com (click on registration).

Automass Volume 6!

Automass returns to the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL. on June 30th and July 1! Two days of drifting and racing! Day 2 features an automotive showcase, featuring some of the coolest builds in the area and beyond! Register today at: www.automass.net

Wekfest Chicago Premeet

To kick off Wekfest Chicago, we collaborated with Wekfest for yet another pre-meet. Our relationship with Wekfest began eight years ago, with the inaugural Chicagoland event. I always look forward to help organizing a pre-meet as it’s more casual and even gives the wekfest staff an opportunity to kick back and relax before the stress of their big show. Out-of-towners are always looking for something to do, and of course the locals need to go somewhere to burn fuel. Here are a handful of shots I took on Saturday. Look out for more coverage of the actual show later on this week. I’ll share these on instagram (JDMCHICAGO and Super Street), so please tag the owners if you recognize the car.

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JDMC/ Season Opener- Saturday May 12

We are looking forward to our 9th annual season opener.  This year, we are teaming up with Team IC.  Click here to access our facebook event page.