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    Chasing an R34 on the Dragon

    I took the wife and daughter out to show them to the Dragon today. We took my 223k mile, 80hp, 1.3L Civic Hybrid for the drive, and somehow I end up chasing down a Canadian in an R34 Skyline! I don't think my family really appreciated the accomplishment, but it was a pretty cool few minutes before the Skyline pulled off. I did manage to convince my wife to record a little clip:



    I thought the Dawn Patrol crew could appreciate it! haha.
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    Re: Chasing an R34 on the Dragon

    Hey, get a job! Looking forward to your first MX5 video.
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    Re: Chasing an R34 on the Dragon

    Someone one on the Knoxville Car Enthusiasts group on Facebook caught a picture of this car at a gas station and it's getting a lot of attention. I don't know how much you guys have followed earlier generation (R33/R34) Skylines online but the federal government has really brought the hammer down on them. They're federally illegal in the US quite a few, even strictly track cars, have been confiscated as being illegal in the US. Apparently this one was trailered down from Quebec illegally to run on the Dragon and I end up chasing him!

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    Re: Chasing an R34 on the Dragon

    I haven’t been following any banned list but I’m sure it’s because the bumpers don’t weigh 800lbs. Besides, I thought Japanese cars of a certain age were allowed.

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    Re: Chasing an R34 on the Dragon

    I think after 25 years they can be imported.
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    Re: Chasing an R34 on the Dragon

    Yeah, it's 25 years so the first of the R32 generation can be legally imported now. This one is was an R34 1999-2002 so it's still got a few years.
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    Re: Chasing an R34 on the Dragon

    I see them all over ATL, including one at the Costco today with color-flopping paint

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    Re: Chasing an R34 on the Dragon

    I can't wait to get up there and play

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    Re: Chasing an R34 on the Dragon

    Is that car the predecessor to the Nissan GTR?
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    Re: Chasing an R34 on the Dragon

    That's the generation before the current one that's available in the US.
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