When Skyline freaks tore up Willow Springs, Larry Chen didn’t miss a moment
It’s called R’s Day, and photographer Larry Chen was there. The event last took place in April 2022 at the Streets of Willow, part of the Willow Springs racetrack complex in the high desert north of Los Angeles. This gathering started in 2016 at Laguna Seca in northern California, hosting about 30 hot Nissans—the emphasis was on Skyline GT-Rs but any Nissan chassis was invited.
Everything from lead-gray stockers to glittering custom builds drew rabid fans of this video game icon come to life. For a day, instead of lapping a virtual GT-R on a digitized track, owners and spectators saw real rubber cooked on real asphalt over a tight and technical road course that doesn’t easily forgive (and rewards stupidity with a dousing of rocks and dust).
If you missed it, watch the R’s Day Facebook page for the announcement of the 2023 date. Until then, enjoy R’s Day through the lens of Larry Chen. To learn more about Larry, watch his Hagerty video series.
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