Posts Tagged “Himawari Racing”
May 10 2012
Jun 02 2010
So, the last several posts were all about girl drifters. Let’s move onto the most manly thing we can find: a four-door Toyota kyusha.
Nov 20 2009
As I said before, it seems like every event I’ve been to recently has been rainy.
Well, at least it’s easy on tyres.
Jun 05 2009
Here’s the second part of last weekend’s Himawari Racing day at Fuji Speedway.
Just in case anyone was wondering, there actually are some good-looking AE86 drift cars that are used properly.
Jun 04 2009
Last Saturday, I drifted at a Himawari Racing day at Fuji Speedway, or “Doripa” as everyone here refers to it. Himawari is a group of friends who live in Hachioji, a city to the south-west of Tokyo. The group’s leader is a guy called Kazuya who drifts a bright-pink AE86 Trueno coupe, and is in a triple-car team with Tomonori Akai and my housemate Shino Murai, called the “Hachiroku Hentai”. More on that another time.
The weather report had said it supposed to clear up for the afternoon, so rain in the morning was not unexpected. Here’s my other housemate Yoshio “Riichan” Takahashi and I negotiating the streets of Hachioji (cheaper than taking the toll roads) while I enjoy a tuna and mayo onigiri for breakfast.
Feb 27 2009
I recently attended a drift event at Fuji Speedway Drift Course run by Himawari Racing in Tokyo, which is led by a young AE86-driving guy named Kazuya.
Himawari (which means “sunflower”) had an amusing way of naming the different skill classes on the day. Beginner classes were named after delicate flowers like Tulip Class and Rose Class. The more skilled groups were named things like Dandelion, all the way up to Sunflower Class, the biggest and toughest flower of the lot.
I really have to start bringing out the camera a bit more when I’m actually driving at an event, but lugging out a big long lens after getting out of the driver’s seat is usually put in the “can’t be arsed” basket.
Anyway, here’s a couple of more pics of drivers and their cars from the day.