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We close out our Iconic Series with the R34. In our spotlights for the R31 through R33 generations we've highlighted Skylines campaigned for circuit use and in this final installment for the R34 we highlight a car that was built to be king of the road.  Released in 1999, the R34 was produced until 2002. Like the R33 throughout the production years, multiple variants were created by Nissan consisting of unique interior features, suspension set ups, exterior additions, and engine development. The R34 served as an exceptional foundation for serious speeds on the road and track.  The Blitz R348 (348 for...

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Its time to address the elephant (or whale) in the room- the least popular generation of Skyline. Dubbed the “whale” for its bulky appearance and weight, around 100kgs heavier than it’s predecessor, many factors contributed to the lesser levels of enthusiasm for the R33. It’s often the forgotten model, the last one on the Skyline wishlist, but it is still a model that raced and won at the top. Today we touch on the race winning, JGTC championship winning and most badass looking of them all: the Pennzoil JGTC R33 GTR. Produced from 1995 until 1998, Nissan went to town...

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Continuing on from our post of the HR31, today we highlight the R32. Little argument can be made against how legendary the chassis is. Racing success in multiple series' earned the R32 and subsequent Nissan GTR models the nickname Godzilla. With Nissan reverting back to the GT-R nameplate, the engineers knew that their developments would have to be worthy of the badging it was equipped with. The R32 won the fanship of enthusiasts by proving it’s capabilities on pavement. Though there are abundance of legendary R32s from race teams and tuning companies, today we focus on the notorious dominance in...

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The first few days of March are quite special for Skyline enthusiasts. Globally, March 2nd (3/2) through March 4th (3/4) are days in which owners of R32s, R33s, and R34s tend to associate with their cars. In the next coming days, we’ll release posts highlighting the more well-known generations of the Skyline, and today, we’ll start the celebration of those generations with an additional honorable mention- the HR31.  While the HR31 had presence in multiple countries, most notable to enthusiasts is it’s presence on the circuits in Australia in the Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC). Replacing the DR30 which had...

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With Garage Saurus gradually getting set up in California, I figure it would be a good opportunity to share some regular day shenanigans at the shop. As we progress through 2019 I hope to share high quality and detailed content while also providing glimpses of the smaller moments with cars. Hopefully, this will include you all into the journey rather than just presenting you a 'finished product'. In this installment of Shop Hangouts, Lerry, Tim, and I came out to the shop to hang with Fujita-san as he replaced and starter and a pair of axles on a customer's car. This customer's car...

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