16-11-2009 11:36 pm
Last summer’s Drift Matsuri (click here for Saturday and here for Sunday’s pics) was a relatively quiet event compared to years past, so I was hoping that this year’s Autumn Matsuri would be a bit more fun.
Sure enough, it was.
What’s not fun about the event though, is the early morning start. Although, it is nice to drive through parts of Tokyo in one minute when it would normally take twenty in peak hour.
02-11-2009 11:56 pm
It seems like every single track day I’ve been to recently has been wet. The N-Style soukoukai (driving meeting) was no exception, as it was on in the middle of a decently-sized typhoon!
08-10-2009 12:38 am
All I seem to be posting recently are photos from the first corner at Nikko Circuit.
Do I hear any complaints?
05-10-2009 2:32 am
For today’s post, let’s have a look at some of the competitors who ran in the twin drift competition at Gurachan D, like the guys from Team Funky.
01-10-2009 8:22 pm
The Goodyear Gurachan D (“gurachan” means “grand championship”) competition is a series of events held by the Goodyear tyre company with the aim of encouraging drivers to enter a higher level of drift competitions. That sounded a bit corporate, didn’t it?
What it basically comes down to is that it’s yet another competition series for drivers to get stuck into with the aim of attracting some sponsors. One of the biggest draws of the Gurachan D event is the chance for the winners of the event to win a D1 Street Legal licence in one go, without having to earn the required points by ranking in the D1 Street Legal Regional events. The overall points ranking winner from all the events also wins tyre sponsorship from Goodyear for 2010! Not too bad!
28-09-2009 12:15 am
I took quite a few decent pics at the Goodyear Gurachan D event today, including a couple of potential wallpapers. I still have to put up the pics from last weekend’s D1 Street Legal at Maze too!
Lots to look forward to this week.
24-08-2009 7:23 pm
Tec Arts crew. Doing what should be done.
17-08-2009 12:30 am
I was going to editorialise a bit here, but since it was going to be unrelated to AE86s, and because my column for the UK’s Banzai Magazine is due in a couple of days and I need to save up my opinion juice, I’ll save it for another post.
Until then, enjoy the first half of Noriyaro’s coverage of the 6th of August AE86 meeting at Nikko Circuit.
12-08-2009 12:21 am
When people asked me where I was staying for the night, I told them “The Skyline Hotel”. Without fail, they’d stare at me for a couple of seconds and then break out in laughter.
The passenger’s seat in the R32 is still standard, so it was comfortable enough for at least a few hours sleep.
10-08-2009 7:36 pm
Drift Matsuri! Two days of as much drifting as you and your car can handle on multiple tracks at the greatest drifting complex in the world, Ebisu Circuit!
I kept my little Nikon on hand the whole time, and took a photo whenever there was something interesting to see.