PEER PRESSURE: Closer to the wall please, Mr JZX81

May 8, 2009 12:30 am Published by

This JZX81 is actually pretty close to the camera, but the wide-angle lens makes it look further than it is.

The following video should give you an idea about how close it was…

Did I mention that the guy who drives this Cresta rolls a wheelchair? The car has hand controls for the accelerator and brakes. So what’s your excuse?


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17 Comments

  • Adam says:

    Glad you mentioned the chair Alexi.

    There is no excuse when it comes to doing what we love.

    True inspiration.

    Hey put me on your blog roll mang… racingotaku.wordpress.com

  • I drive FF. That’s my excuse for now. But one of these days, there will be none, and I will know how to properly drift.
    Question: How’s the rally scene in Japan?

  • James says:

    I saw the guy getting out of his car at Tsukuba. Hand controlled drift FTW!

  • DiscoQuinn says:

    I miss you Alexi!

    Nikko was an Amazing track to visit. It had been a favorite of mine for years now, and to have seen it and been on it was a huge pleasure.

    Keep up the great posts!

  • Henry says:

    That is rad and inspirational. I drift as much as I can; but tyres are expensive so I mainly practice in the rain… That’s my excuse… When I sell my house I’ll have more $ for tyres ;)

  • Shane says:

    he’d be really good on a playstation

  • Mitz says:

    good on the guy nothing should stop u doin wat u like to do that was insane and the car looked awesome

  • Damo says:

    Nice video Alexi, got any pics of me in the Chaser ridin’ shotgun?

  • Daniel says:

    WOW! 7 cars next to the wall in close succession! seen stuff like that before but not that close! that vid+the awesome sounds of their engines makes me desperately wanna go to japan now!!!! love it!!

    props for the hand controls too!

  • Pete says:

    Is the guy in the JZX81 the same guy who had his JZX100 featured in HPI…and it was then later written off on a touge run somewhere? I think his name was Yoshi…

  • Alexi says:

    @Adam
    I don’t have one maing!

    @Johnny Rumble
    Can’t claim to know a whole lot about it, but short, circuit-style rally stages are a popular thing over here. I might happen to be at one in the future, but no promises.

    @DiscoQuinn
    Canadians are creepy.

    @Damo
    Nope!

    @Pete
    That’s Yoshi Shinya, a different person. There’s quite a few wheelchair drift guys over here.

  • Jayzedex100 says:

    Cresta, not Chaser ;).

  • azrain says:

    great video alex,thank for sharing hehe
    btw if im not mistaken his name is Okabe and the car Jzx81 Cresta not chaser hehe

  • Alexi says:

    OK OK, geez…

  • Tim says:

    nice one kid. ive driven a hand controlled car, not an easy task. well it is, if your driving slow like my mum.
    would take some serious hand co-ordination to drift….awesome

  • dankhi says:

    Are you talking about the guy in the weld built chaser? When I was there winter 07 I heard he totalled it

  • kriss says:

    awesome camera angle man….

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