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Field Trip

Went on a field trip with some of the team the other day. An inspiration trip to see one of my friends car collection, Bell headquarters, and a quick trip to see The Racers Group (TRG) at Laguna Seca.

First stop, Tom’s warehouse to see a few of his cars in his collection. Northern California is home to many top builders and after seeing his personal collection (well the ones that were at this warehouse), Its safe to say he alone can compete with anyone if there were to have a showdown of top quality builds.

What you’re looking at is his tastefully modified Nissan GT-R. No, not a replica, the real deal. These cars easily go for 100k in worst conditions in Japan so Im sure this one can be priced at around 150 and would sell at that price.

Interior is mighty clean and to factory spec. A few upgrades here/there but again, they’re tastefully done.

Nice chrome gas tank.

Simple, agressive and clean.

Next up is something that is a bit more rare than having a Nissan Skyline GTR, here in the states. A 432 Fairlady Z. This too has the S20 motor found in Skylines. Under 300 units ever made in 69/70.

And finally the uber limited REAL Kenmeri GT-R. Only 197 units were made and here’s one chilling in his warehouse. What I didnt show was how many other awesome classics he has. A Toyota 2000GT, a couple lamborghini miura’s and a few other italian classics. This motor was amazing.

Amazing build.

Passed by Bell Helmets to visit our friend Alex. Lots of history in this building.

After that, we headed south to Laguna Seca to catch the beginning of qualifying for the GT Porsche class. Ill let the photos do the talking.

Ricky and I looking hmmm.. Anyways, Ill be posting some photos up from Hellaflush and Japan in the next couple days so stay tuned.

Mark Arcenal

Founded Fatlace in 1999. Lived the Agency life for over a decade and then moved to client side and helped in launching the biggest brand Nike has to date, Nike Sportswear as the Global Digital Lead. Today, he's the Creative Director for Fatlace and clothing line, ILLEST.


  • 29/09/2011 at 1:18 pm

    to have those Skylines in the states is amazing! love the porsche racers too!

  • 01/10/2011 at 11:22 am

    Damn – having three ORIGINAL classic Nissan / Datsun powered by a genuine S20 + a toyota 2000GT (and some other cool stuff..)??!!! this must be a real connaisseur! a guy who know’s what’s right. I’m impressed 🙂

  • 02/10/2011 at 10:00 pm

    Very rare indeed to see the skylines and Z432. Definitely a real treat to see in person let alone here in Nor cal. wish I was there.