Sunday, November 18, 2018

NPTC, Vintage Racers and Nismo Festival Tickets

This was a busy week with visits to both NPTC and Omori Factory.

First things first: I had to go and pay for a few parts that Yamazaki-san gave me, but forgot to include in the original invoice. So I quickly headed towards Setagaya and was pleasantly surprised when I found out that a new Starbucks had open just opened between NPTC and the station. This is a nice addition as Sakura Shinmachi definitely needed a wider selection of coffee shops.

Anyways, I quickly stopped by as Sugimoto-san was carrying out the final touches on this very nice BNR34 V-spec II with a S2 engine. Bit of a nostalgic moment as I realized that my car used to be finished in Sparkling Silver too. 

I paid for the parts and checked on the status of one missing interior panel (the MFD front cover) which apparently won’t be available until end of January! Oh well, the car won’t be either, so I got time.

The visit at Omori was a lot longer and, while I didn’t take as many photos as I’ll be back again next week, I thought I’d share a couple of shots I took during my last visit.

The selection of classic BNR32 racers was simply phenomenal.

This also reminded me that Nismo Festival is literally three weeks away and a huge thank you goes to the guys at Omori for gifting me two tickets! 

Not many info this week, but I hope you enjoyed the shots. I am working on a couple of special posts that hopefully will make up for it. I wrapped up the weekend by visiting my absolute favorite ramen shop...where I usually do not eat ramen!

Their chahan (Japanese fried rice) and gyoza are ridiculously good and the restaurant follows the golden rule of all ramen shops: the dirtier, the better.

Until next time.


  1. Hey Ale, nice post! Did you get any chance to look at the interior of that S2 GTR? I wonder if the spec is as nice on the interior as it is on the exterior? :D

    1. Hi! Just a bit and very quickly, but looked fairly stock and clean. Looks like it had visited Worx Autoalrm at some point. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  2. post more! do you have an Instagram account?

    1. Hello and thank you for stopping by!
      No Instagram account, but you can follow the Facebook page if you like: