Thursday, January 3, 2019

New Year, New Beginnings

Happy New Year, everyone! End of the year holidays are the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy a less hectic Tokyo, as well as a good moment to look back, reflect and do some planning for the year ahead. 

I started my new year with a nice little surprise in my mailbox as the guys at Omori Factory had care to send me a nengajo (年賀状  - Japanese traditional New Years greeting card, usually delivered on January 1st) and then paid my visit to a local temple early in the morning, as per local tradition. 2019 is the year of the boar in Japan, as you can tell by the little lucky charm that I received at the temple.

2018 has been fantastic and I’m really excited for what 2019 has in store. As I wrote in my last post, building my GT-R has been a great experience that I will treasure forever, but also extremely time consuming (over 3 years in the making) and nerve wrecking at times: I’m looking forward to move onto new projects this year. Some of them I have already decided, some I am still planning, but I’m really motivated to work extra hard and keep enjoying and sharing my passion for cars and the BNR34 on this platform.

Speaking of sharing, it’s now been over two and a half years since I started this blog; I can’t believe that what began as a hobby to relax during weekends and give some order to the photos I take with my phone today has turned into a website visited by thousands of people all over the world every month. A huge thanks to all of you who have stopped by, especially the more loyal readers!

The past few weeks have been just pure relaxation and not much has happened besides a brief visit to Nissan Crossing in Ginza where the Formula E car and the Leaf Nismo RC were on display.

Both these cars did some demo laps at Fuji Speedway during Nismo Festival in December. Hybrid powertrain technology is already a reality today and will surely play a big part in the future of cars and motorsport.

As much as I love my RB26, I am all for innovation and it will be interesting to see how the new GT-R will implement the use of hybrid power.

Thank you for stopping by today and wish you all a fantastic 2019!

Until next time.


  1. Wish you a happy 2019! Looking forward to seeing your projects come together :-)

  2. happy new year! more updates please! we all live in jealously of your beautiful car! have a great year!


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