As is usual for an event like this, the parking lot can be almost as interesting as the main attraction.
These guys were a crew of red-only Lancer Evo owners. They thought it was pretty funny that foreigners were taking an interest in their cars, especially considering there were hundreds of other cars parked nearby that looked exactly the same.
They were keen to show off their club shirts, but the leader (in the middle) thought that they needed more…
…so he dragged his friend, who had been asleep only a few moments before, out of the door of his car.
That’s better. Thanks guys!
Speaking of parking lots, cars like this endurance racing Impreza only really come alive when they’re on the track…
…but sticking a race queen in front of them makes a stationary example forgivable.
Or, you could just forget about the car.
Mr Yoshbumi from Mature said he had to quit drifting to raise his kids. Now that they’re old enough to start driving as well, he’s going to start up again soon in his this facelifted two-door Impreza.
Rally spares, anyone?
There must be some sort of colour and design magic formula hidden in the Gulf scheme since it looks good regardless of what car it’s painted on.
…for extreme power.
The caution tape sort of ruins this shot, but the dry carbon front end on this Lancer wagon still looked great.
There was a lot of Suzuki Swift action going on, but I didn’t manage to catch a whole lot of it.
But, but, but, sliding sideways on a racetrack is slow!
Shut up, Toshi Arai can do whatever he likes…
…like looking out the passenger’s window on a zero-counter four-wheel drift.
Sharpen your pencils! Time for Corner Entry 101.
First we have grip, then rally…
It’s always funny to see stuff that would normally be found in a car show in other countries just sitting alone in a parking lot in Japan.
I had to leave the Hyper Meeting early, so no lap time results unfortunately.
The reason I had to leave early? More about that later this week.Tags: Evolution, Impreza, Lancer, Mitsubishi, rally, Subaru, Suzuki, Swift, Team Orange, WRX
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