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Events: DUMPd: A first impression

Every once in a while, you get an opportunity presented that can’t be turned down. A new organisation, called DUMPd was born and they had the had the briliant idea of organising an event in September. In the beginning of 2012 our club was asked to help out with the selection of this event. And how can you say no to something like this? Right, you don’t. Since we’re focussed on Japanese cars only, it would become our main priority to find the greatest JDM rides in and around the Netherlands and make sure they will be present at Dumpd. Continue reading

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Meeting #10 Part II

It’s almost a month now since our End of Year meeting in Oosterhout. The year 2011 is literally drawing to an end now and we would like to look back once more to the meeting. We’ve got so many nice reactions on our forum and Facebook. A lot of people posted their online photopages and Youtube slideshows on our Facebook page. Some of the visitors signed up on our forum so thanks for that! Now let’s take another look across the meeting site. Continue reading

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Special feature: Quick delivery car

Well, not an actual delivery car, but it’s owned by the holder of an Italian restaurant. I remember my first encounter with the owner which was many years back. As always I was filling up my S13 with petrol and “someone” from the Italian restaurant across the street walked up to me and started asking me some questions. He certainly knew his stuff but at the time I didn’t know him. He told me he owned the restaurant and on top of that was the proud owner of an Evo Lancer. All of a sudden, we saw each other driving about more often, we greeted, had occasional chats when we both had time and my friends and I went over for pizza every now and then. Recently, when we were having another chit chat I asked him if he would be interested to be featured on our blog and luckily he was. Continue reading

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Spotlight: Shooting beauty

Car aficionados can be found everywhere. Even if you live in the smallest village, the guy you see once a month who lives at the end of your street might be building something serious. Paul and I travelled down to the very south of our little country to meet Joep, a modest guy who lives in a picturesque and serene village close to where The Netherlands meet Germany and Belgium. This area is known for its winding roads with steep slopes and tricky corners. An ideal environment for cyclists, motorcyclists and people who bought their exotic cars for touring only. Every now and then though, the still scenery is abruptly awoken; Joep decided to let his car out. Continue reading

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Event: EDC at the Nürburgring

Mother Nature must have saved up one more perfect day with plenty of sun and very high temperatures. It’s the second of October and it’s 26 degrees outside, a perfect day for everyone attending the EDC (European Drift Championship) at the GP-Strecke of the Nürburgring. We knew it was going to be good as we could smell the burning rubber minutes before even arriving at the parking lot. As soon as we got out of our cars we were overwhelmed by the constant sound of rev-limiters kicking in and squealing tyres. We bought our tickets and went through the gates. What we first noticed was that we had access to almost everywhere so we directly walked into the area that was reserved for all the teams. It was really cool to see everyone preparing their cars up close. Continue reading