April 26, 2006
It's Alive! The GTR is up and running again. Since the last update, the major modifications
done was the changing of the engine block to a Nismo GT block. It's the same block that
they used on the JGTC races. It's extremely rare and Croydon Racing was lucky enough to get
two and I was super lucky enough to get one of them. We also were able to get custom brakes
from Project Mu. Project Mu, through Autoplus, was gracious enough to provide 6 pot calipers and 355mm rotors up
front and 4 pot, 4 pad rear calipers. Dynoed and tuned, I am having a a blast with the GTR. Pictures can be found
at the GTR Gallery
December 5, 2005
It's been more than a year since my last update. Things have been incredibly hectic here. Several important
things have happened with regards to the cars and hopefully I can get into each and every one of them within the
coming weeks. First off I have already sold my Evo 6 and Supra. Don't ask why hehe. But I was able to
get a replacement for those, a brand new 2005 997 Porsche Carrera S. Pics are at the
September 15, 2004
I have uploaded two videos of the GTR dyno runs in the Video Gallery. I have also uploaded some clearer pictures of the GTR showing the Top Secret front bumper, Mines carbon fiber side mirrors, Nismo LM GT wheels, and the Nismo hood. Pictures can be found at the GTR Gallery.
August 30, 2004
What an amazing few days it has been. The guys from
Croydon Racing Developments
are off to Australia today after around a week or so of testing and tuning here in Manila.
They will be back in a few weeks time as there are still some bits and pieces that need taking care of.
I'm sure a lot of people are curious as to what results the GTR achieved so, time for updates.
August 25, 2004
The guys from Croydon Racing Developments have just arrived in Manila to finish all the work in the GTR. They will be here for around a week or so, and we hope to have the GTR completely tuned by then. It's just a shame that the drag race scheduled for this weekend was postponed. We would have loved to see the GTR makes its first few quarter-mile passes.
July 6, 2004
IT'S HERE!!! Finally, after two years of waiting, several delays and obstacles encountered along
the way, the GTR is at last in my hands. My appreciation goes out to Tomo Q Corporation for the
sourcing out of the vehicle, Skyline Motors for the incredible
LHD conversion, Croydon Racing Developments
for the outstanding engine work, and the countless number of people who have made this project possible.
May 11, 2004
I got some more pictures from CRD today.
I would like thank web designer
Purple/Blue of Australia for taking
time to take a lot of beautiful shots of the GTR. I also heard rumors that
videos were taken of the break in runs on the dyno. I hope those rumors are
true and I can get copies of the videos. =) Pictures are at the
May 6, 2004
I got a call from Lance of Croydon Racing informing me that they might start
the engine up today. Unfortunately, he also wants to collect on the balance
I owe them. Today, I am officially flat broke. =)
May 4, 2004
Some updates on the GTR, the engine will fire up to life on Wednesday May 5. Estimated departure date from Sydney will be May 17 and ETA to Manila, Philippines is on June 8. For now I have uploaded some pictures of the engine, including pics of the coating on the turbos and pics of the custom CRD 9 litre sump underneath the engine. Pics are at the GTR Gallery.
April 27, 2004
The dash on the Supra is finished. Installed are the TRD 10,000rpm tach and speedometer, and the 4 Sard gauges. Pictures are at the Supra Gallery.
April 4, 2004
The Supra engine is almost done. We redid the cylinder slightly and all the parts are ready. It is now only a matter of putting all of them together and installing it in the car. I hope we can get it done soon. I have posted some pictures of the engine parts, the cylinder head, as well as the Bride carbon kevlar bucket seats at the Supra Gallery.
March 26, 2004
I haven't had much time to update the site recently; have been incredibly
busy with other matters. However a lot of significant progress has been made in
several of my cars.
February 5, 2004
Just got an update from CRD. Posted some pictures showing the JUN Auto Drag rear member installed inlcuding the HKS Drag coilovers. Also, a picture of CRD test fiiting the JUN engine to see if the twin turboes will clear the brake master cylinder. Pictures are at the GTR Gallery.
January 14, 2004
I just got back from the 2004 Tokyo Auto Salon. What a show it was! Among the highlights include a full carbor fiber Evo 8 by HKS, the very creative Gran Turismo 4 simulators, the crashed Option/Jun Stream Z Project (crashed while attempting to hit 360km/h), a carbon fiber GT wing that electronically adjusts itself depending on vehicle speed, a lifted 4x4 Mini Cooper, and of course the dozens of custom Skyline GTRs, Supras, 350Zs, and other high performance Japanese vehicles. I have posted preliminary pictures in the TAS2004 Gallery. I will be posting more in the coming days as I still have around 600 megs of pictures to sort out first.
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