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Inside Global Auto’s Secret Skyline GT-R Stash

But, let me into a corrugated iron storage garage full of rare Skyline GT-Rs and you better have a defibrillator handy. Thankfully though, before bringing me to his secret storage, Yasui-san of Global Auto told me what was inside, just so that I could prepare myself. This isn’t about sheer volume; if you want to […]

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Balls To The Wall At Biķernieki: The 2021 FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup

Having come so far in recent years, the RDS was eager to win the tender for the annual event after their star driver Georgiy ‘Gocha’ Chivchyan won the Cup back-to-back in 2018 and 2019. Also new was the FIA IDC being contested outside of Japan for the first time since its inception. With that said, you might be […]

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Showa Savanna: The Tokyo Brapper

The Showa period can be split into two distinct parts: pre-WWII and post-WWII. Pre-war, Japan was still basically living in the shadow of the shoguns and samurai, and it’s pretty wild to think that they were roaming the streets right up to 1876. To put that into perspective, imagine a knight of the Round Table […]

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GT-R Fever At Global Auto

Or, if you are like me, you’re just curious to check out how the market is moving and what cars are out there. If you’ve been doing this for a while, you might have noticed a change. That is, a lack of asking prices. At Global Auto’s GT-R candy shop in Sakai City, Osaka, those hard-to-decipher […]

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Second Chance: An M3-Powered BMW 2002

As a youngster, he watched – and no doubt helped – his father work on the various BMW projects that continually inhabited his family’s garage in Sweden. When it finally came time for Magnus to sit and pass his driver license test in 1995, having a project of his own was pretty much the only priority. It was Magnus’s father who […]

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