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A Decade of Automotive Love: Exploring the Nissan S13 Silvia to R32 GT-R to Ford Focus RS Journey

Today, Ford is divided into two major groups: Ford of the United States and Ford of Europe, which was established through the merger of Ford of the United Kingdom and Ford of Germany. This time, we would like to introduce some of the participants from the European Ford Meeting 2023, an event for European Ford owners.

Chronicles of Restoration: Bringing a Camel Trophy Defender Back to Life

Among the many unique Land Rover Defenders on display, from rare limited editions to custom cars, one that stood out was the camel-colored Defender 90. We thought it was a replica of a common Camel Trophy car, but when we asked the owner about it, he told us that it was a real Camel Trophy participant. We asked him to introduce us to the real equipment.

Artistry of Innovation: How Startech Transformed the Land Rover Defender 110

Among the many Land Rover Defenders, from rare to the latest models, one that stood out for its individuality was a complete car customized by Startech. The rare Defender with a glass rear was an extremely rare model, of which only a few were available in Japan.

Shift of Preference: Choosing the New Defender Over a Jeep

At the Land Rover Defender gathering, which attracts many unique vehicles, we spoke to one of the owners of the new Defender 110 about his car. Owner Mr. "Oaty" used to drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee for about 10 years, so why did he decide to switch?

Survivors of Service: How a Military Land Rover Found a Home in Japan

The Land Rover Defender 110 was brought to Japan by a British owner. On closer inspection, the details were different from those of a production vehicle, and when we asked the owner why, we were surprised. It was a genuine ex-military vehicle, and had actually served in the military, making it a rather unusual model.

Journey of Influence: Why Japanese Ford Enthusiasts Choose Fiesta ST-2 After Importer’s Exit

European Ford Meeting (EFM) 2023 was held at Hamanako Garden Park South Rotary in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture. This was the 8th EFM, although the event had to be canceled due to the Corona disaster. This issue introduces the Ford Fiesta ST-2, which took part in the event.

Feeling Fast and Furious: A Helicopter Mechanic’s Modified Mustang

The Ford Mustang Mach 1 has a bright blue color and glossy body. Along with its beautiful appearance that you can't help but admire, we noted that it is a manual car, which is rare in Japan. Why did he fall in love with the American car and how did he come to acquire this unit? We asked the owner, Mr. Osame (納), to tell us more about it.

Journey of Inheritance: The Story of a Father-Son Defender

Mr. Funayama owns a soft-top version of the Land Rover Defender 90, released for North America. It is one of the few soft-top versions in the US, and even rarer when re-exported outside the US. How did he come to acquire such a Defender?
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