Skylines Fill Fontana: R's Day at Auto Club Speedway [Gallery]

Arriving at Auto Club Speedway in the early morning hours with the skies above blotted out by gray clouds that stretched to the horizon, the thought, “it’s too early,” occurred more than once. That thought, however, was quashed time and again when the promise of GT-Rs came back to mind partnered with a small surge of adrenaline.

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On any other day it would have been easy to get distracted by the numerous Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren and other poster-worthy exotics warming up in the red-roofed garages that morning, but the full roster of R's Day attendees was too much to resist.

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Nearly every flavor and generation of Skyline was represented—from a spotless 2000 GT-X, Import A Vehicle’s Hakosuka and Craft Prep’s Kenmeri to multiple track ready R32s, immaculate R34s and bagged R35s. With such a spectrum in attendance, it’s hard to believe the Skyline was never available in the United States.

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Fortunately the overcast conditions stuck around for most of the day, keeping temperatures down and conditions prime for the time attack groups running the Roval layout.

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If Cars and Coffee has taught us anything, it’s that waking up early on the weekends for great cars and better people is always worth it. The 2018 edition of R’s Day was no exception, and we’ve got the photos to prove it. Check them out in the gallery above.

What do you think of this prototype GT-R50 by Italdesign and Nismo?

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