Yesterday marks a very special day in the automotive scene, a historic moment with the nostalgic Japanese supercar icon, like a flashback to Japan. Hosted by Skyline Syndicate in conjunction with Northern California Racing Club (NCRC), it is California’s very first hosting of an adapted event from Japan, known as “R’s Meeting” usually held at the infamous Fuji Speedway, but is instead held at the well-known Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Seeing that this is the first event where Skyline owners were able to bring their cars onto the track, it was deemed a difficult decision to make as the weather was not holding up and had rained instead. Hurrying inside to seek cover from the downpour, the garages was found to be filled with a large variety of the R32s, R33s, and an incredibly special ‘Midnight Purple II’ R34 V-Spec. While the clock kept on ticking, the already wonderful sight became even more beautiful by seeing the garage fill up with more Skylines like the Garage Bomber R32 and a Hakosuka! Seeing that the racetrack was shared with other ‘run groups’, there were also other cars that had also shown up for a track day.
A couple of Honda's came out to play in the rain.
Jeff Wolfson from Formula D brought out his 2JZ FRS but it doesn't look like he had a fun time in the rain.
As the Skyline run group lined up on the grid, we made our way up to a vantage point. This allowed us to watch the iconic Skylines/GTRs make their way down the infamous corkscrew. We were able to watch a couple sessions and within those sessions, we managed to see some Skylines spin out, go off track as well as an S2000 that had made its way into a ditch. It isn’t the prettiest sight whenever a Skyline spins out/goes off but thankfully there wasn’t much damage done and the driver was well and uninjured.
Big props to those who brought out their Skyline and took it out on the track!
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