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a lick of Eng­lish or Ja­panese, and yet, re­gard­less of the three-way lan­guage bar­rier, we still man­aged to have a great time be­cause the cars were all that mat­tered to us in that mo­ment. That's just what it's like at Star Road.

Sit­u­ated in a quiet res­i­den­tial area on the out­skirts of Koiwa, Tokyo, the pleas­ant and pic­turesque lo­cale lends noth­ing in ap­pear­ance to the me­chan­i­cal and en­gi­neer­ing mas­ter­pieces within the garage. Inoue's lo­ca­tion is one that spe­cial­izes in clas­sics; par­tic­u­larly of Nis­san her­itage, with con­nec­tions in the in­dus­try that run as wide and deep as Ja­pan lives and breathes.

The shop is al­ways a hus­tle and bus­tle bee hive of ac­tiv­ity, with builds ever-present in vary­ing stages of com­ple­tion. The tim­ing for this spe­cial couldn't have been bet­ter for the day I ar­rived, as there was a de­lec­ta­ble ar­ray of ma­chines to drool over and im­mor­tal­ize. It's al­ways the way and I have of­ten caught my­self star­ing at the de­tail in these ma­chines and los­ing fo­cus; they are that hyp­no­tiz­ing. It's so dif­fi­cult to find fault in any­thing on them; es­pe­cially on a me­chan­i­cal level. Inoue be­gins ev­ery build with a blank metal can­vas and fin­ishes

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