PH BLOG: WE'LL MEET AGAIN
R34 Skyline revives memories for Dan, most of them happy ones...
Nothing wrong with that of course – the Skyline is famously a blank canvas in standard form and done properly the mods simply realise the potential laid down in the base package.
Tell Me I’m Wrong piece about a scary near miss at the ’ring in Nissan’s blue T4 GTR press car? I read that and laughed out loud, it being, word for word, pretty much what happened to me in the red one, T3 GTR, not long after. Only it didn’t end quite so well in my case.
This isn’t my first time back in an R34 since though. V16 SKY and I met a little while back for a buyer’s guide I was writing. But I only had a quick go and this time round I’ve actually got a couple of days to get reacquainted. And I was beaming all the way in this morning, as if an R34 in early morning M25 traffic didn’t stand out enough already!
Sure, it’s no looker by any rational measure. But I can’t take my eyes off it and every time I park up and walk away I have to stop, turn around and take it all in once again. I felt like that 11 years ago with T3 GTR. And it’s nice to know those feelings haven’t changed one bit.
Fancy sharing the love? I’ll be bringing this car to our Sunday Service at Silverstone this weekend so pop across and have a look yourself. V16 SKY will be driven with due deference but to get you in the mood here’s a little vid I found – one of many like it – of a Mine’s R34 being driven in true Banzai fashion. Enjoy! And if anyone else has any favourite Skyline videos let’s have ’em!