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What a sight to see!<P> <IMG SRC="http://homepage.mac.com/ijahman/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/2002%2D06%2D03%2018.23.40%20%2D0700/Imagevolvolvo.jpg">
 

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Let me guess another Japanese Volvo GTG?<P>You can tell by the VST wheels. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> Oh..and the carbon fiber front spoiler lip for the R.
 

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Definitely a Japanese GTG, I recognize the silver XC in the furthest row, right in the middle. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P> <IMG SRC="http://www.v70xc.com/photo_contest_0502/guchi.jpg">
 

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We need to hook up with a Japanese correspondent who speaks English for Swedespeed! Anyone have any idea's? Those are some sick looking V70 & 850's and awesome enthusiasts.<P>-Drew
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JHEIII850Turbo:<BR><B>WOW! That's alot of V70s man, nice ones too... cool picture. Where was that meet?<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Yes this a meet in Japan! Keen eye with the VST wheels. Im trying to make arrangements to get me a set of those in carbon grey for my S60<BR> <IMG SRC="http://homepage.mac.com/ijahman/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/2002%2D04%2D14%2014.23.24%20%2D0700/1148.jpg"> <P>I wish we could have meet such as this, 50 to 60 solid volvo's in one place. I just wish the US was not as large as it is. Maybe we could have a large meet such as this. The quality of the cars has impressed me.<BR>Check out the link to see each car, and the best looking S60 in the world to me<BR> <A HREF="http://www.reiz.co.jp/cgi-bin/upload/upload.cgi" TARGET=_blank>http://www.reiz.co.jp/cgi-bin/upload/upload.cgi</A> <P>I agree with you Drew, we need to hook up with someone from the Volvo seen in Japan. I have a collection of some of the nicest V70 in my photo collection and they are all from Japan. <BR>Chris
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by InDy:<BR><B>We need to hook up with a Japanese correspondent who speaks English for Swedespeed! Anyone have any idea's? Those are some sick looking V70 & 850's and awesome enthusiasts.<P>-Drew</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Drew we can try to drop emails to this V70 clubs in Japan, I have bookmarked some. The problem, most of their sites are in Japanese so they are hard to navigate
 

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Well, I tried few times couple years back when I first found these guys.(forgot when was that...mike_c70 probably still remembers) Didn't really have good response. They either don't read English or simply just didn't care.<P>Then I started having this email correspondence with two guys..one C70 and the other one with V70. It's a shame that language was the barrier. I did point them to Swedespeed and all...but not sure if they really care.<P>None of them are really into making their cars go insanely fast...mostly cosmetic stuff and some suspension works. IPD and Heico are the two most popular brand next to VST. I used to email with this guy from Toronto who has a Japanese wife and he was thinking about starting something like a VST North America distributor...but didnt' really work out. We both just didn't have the time and energy.<P>The Japanese Volvo crowd is pretty cool...they do bring us some very different perspective on few areas we've overlooked. Generally speaking, though...I'm not sure there's much to learn from them except maybe get IPD or some company to start import these parts to the States.<P>Maybe one of you guys can try again and see if you get any response from them.
 

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Kai, these guys <B>definitely</B> care about what going on here in North America.<P>I've had a number of friendly conversations with Japanese Cross Country owners through my site and I assure you they're just as curious about the North American scene as we are about theirs, probably even more so.<P>Problem is, it all gets back to the language barrier, which truly is unfortunate.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ijahman:<BR><B>What a sight to see!<P> <IMG SRC="http://homepage.mac.com/ijahman/.Pictures/Photo%20Album%20Pictures/2002%2D06%2D03%2018.23.40%20%2D0700/Imagevolvolvo.jpg"> </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Holy schmolly! Unreal! You have to tipmyour hat to the Japanese! They know how to really dress up their cars! Love that Red V70! Something about Red... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B> <BR>Holy schmolly! Unreal! You have to tipmyour hat to the Japanese! They know how to really dress up their cars! Love that Red V70! Something about Red... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You haven't seen anything yet....they even had some more bigger event before. Long story short, their smallest GTG is usually close to 10 families going out to places to hang out and do outdoor stuff. Pretty cool....<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by coastal:<BR><B><BR>Problem is, it all gets back to the language barrier, which truly is unfortunate.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>That's just plain annoying~!! Arghh...why didn't I take more Japanese classes. It's time like this I really wish I could speak fluent Japanese. Trust me, if I could...I'd be a post ho on their sites. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><BR>
 

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they have more detail on each of the cars here<BR> <A HREF="http://www.reiz.co.jp/cgi-bin/upload/upload.cgi" TARGET=_blank>http://www.reiz.co.jp/cgi-bin/upload/upload.cgi</A>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B>Well, I tried few times couple years back when I first found these guys.(forgot when was that...mike_c70 probably still remembers) Didn't really have good response. They either don't read English or simply just didn't care.<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yeah, I remember we talked about that. That was close to 2 years or so when we started talking at the brickboard. I remember the guy with the C70 (I had his website saved but a virus made me reinstall everything). I was hoping you'd still have the site.<BR>I would love to talk with some of those guys. For me, it's all about cosmetics. I think my car is fast enough as it is. Besides, I can only drive 80mph max on the 405 anyways. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mike_c70:<BR><B> Besides, I can only drive 80mph max on the 405 anyways. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yeah right! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B> You haven't seen anything yet....they even had some more bigger event before. Long story short, their smallest GTG is usually close to 10 families going out to places to hang out and do outdoor stuff. Pretty cool....<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Are you serious??? Wow...And they probably have sushi pic-nics...That is my favorite food of ALL TIMES! I couod eat sushi every single day!<P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B> Yeah right! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>Yannis<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Unless I want to get another ticket <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B> I couod eat sushi every single day!<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>LoL! If I stop spending money on the car, I might have some saving to do that everyday, too. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>Yeah, they got some very awesome events for the whole family, makes you want to be memeber of this big happy Volvo family.<P>
 
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