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JAPAN NORWAY SWEDEN: Tsuyoshi Tezuka and Driftmonkey, Part I

By in 10-10-2015 7:12 pm

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This isn’t the most recent of content, but before it disappears into the vaults of backed-up files, I thought it should finally make an appearance on the site.

Early last year, the Norwegian drift team Driftmonkey’s boss Ove Harlem asked me to find him a Japanese guest driver for the Gatebil event in Mantorp, Sweden. I suggested D1GP driver and Kids Heart manager Tsuyoshi Tezuka, since I knew he was keen to do some more drifting overseas. Driftmonkey usually has three cars, two driven by regular drivers Reidar Andresen and Anders Klerud, and a third for guest drivers.

After not too much messing around, Ove had both of us on a plane from Tokyo to Oslo, where picked us up and took us for a nice dinner at the port area of Aker Brygge, before heading to the Driftmonkey garages the next day in Rakkestad.

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PINK KIDS HEART HUNDRED: A short ride-along with Tsuyoshi Tezuka

By in 01-04-2012 9:26 pm

Many of you would have seen this video of Tsuyoshi Tezuka’s old pink JZX81, but did you know he is still sliding a pink JZX? This Mark II is his current personal practice car.

I was out at  YZ Circuit yesterday for a Kids Heart event, and went along for an extremely wet and foggy ride. While this car is nowhere near as wild as his 81 was, it’s still pretty decent, with a GReddy TD06-25G on the stock VVTi 1JZ.

これは手塚強のマイカーです!昔のピンクJZX81が覚えてますか?つよぽんはまだJZXでやっていると!

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I HEART EIGHTY ONE: Tsuyoshi Tezuka’s JZX81 Chaser

By in 11-02-2009 12:30 am

I took this photo back in 2005 on a trip to Japan with the Ben Ellis, the editor of the long defunct and much missed Drift Battle magazine (wow, I can’t believe that website is still up!), and Team Peer’s Darren Appleton.

We made a late-night visit to Kids Heart one day because it was on the way back home from Tezuka’s favourite ramen restaurant, if I recall correctly. Isn’t he a happy chappy with his purple umbrella?

I think the car just sitting up the front as an attention-getter while waiting to have the blown engine replaced. Tezuka was driving the Bee-R R324 by this time, so there was no real rush to fix it.

Think an interview might be a good idea the next time I see him?

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SWEDEN SLIDES: Gatebil Mantorp with Tezuka

By in 25-07-2014 10:06 pm

Check out this edit of the Gatebil event at Mantorp Park in Sweden last month! This was the one I took Tsuyoshi Tezuka to, so he could drift the new Team Driftmonkey guest driver car.

私がD1GP手塚強選手をスウェーデンの改造車イベントに連れて行ってきました!手塚さんはチームドリフトモンキーのゲストドライバーでした。

I love the epic slide starting at 1:13 with all three Driftmonkey cars. That’s me on the interior GoPro with Tezuka.

I didn’t actually drive at the Mantorp event and only rode passenger with Tezuka to get used to the car so I could drive at the next Gatebil in Rudskogen. Since I couldn’t drift myself at Mantorp though, I ended up getting pretty good at the Crazy Cart we had at the booth, which you can see at the 3:24 mark.

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PHOTOS OF THE YEAR 2012: The good, the strange and the weird

By in 04-02-2013 1:02 am

It’s time again to have a look at the server statistics and see which photos were the most popular last year.

So, here are the top twenty-five photos from Noriyaro in 2012!

これは2012年のノリヤロウ人気な写真ランキングです!アンケートより、サーバヒット数のランキングです。25番から1まではじめましょう!

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