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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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BETTER THAN VIDEO GAMES: Drifting at Tsukuba Circuit 2000 Course

By in 08-02-2012 8:23 pm

Photo via Aaron Mai Photography. Thanks Aaron!

If you liked the helmet-cam video from Sports Land Yamanashi, you’re going to find this one rather enjoyable too.

Early last December, I took the Mark II out to Tsukuba Circuit at the AE86 Matsuri (this crash video on the first corner was from that event too). There were three drifting sessions scheduled during the day in-between races, an NA-class, which was basically an AE86 class, and a turbo class. Since I had to take photos for one of my sessions, I only managed to get in about nine laps for the whole day, but I still managed to get in a couple of decent runs.

私の筑波本コースのへたくそドリフトを見てください。HDもあるよ!

The first half of the video is drifting. The second half is the drive back through the pits. For bonus points, see if you can spot Keiichi Tsuchiya’s striped N2 coupe and his personal Trueno somewhere in the pits.

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EAST VS WEST: Battle of directors, Laputka and Kuzmichev

By in 18-01-2012 12:27 pm

Let’s revisit one of the greatest political rivalries this world has ever seen. The United States of America vs The Russian Federation. However, instead of intercontinental ballistic missiles, let’s instead make use of Nissan missiles!

First, we have a collection of bearded and unbearded gentlemen, the “Bloodmasters”, in New Jersey, directed by Andy Laputka.

Next, we have Tvardovskiy and Felix from the Evil Empire drifting team, directed by Alexander Kuzmichev from Санкт-Петербург.

Well, what did you think? Who wins this one?

In the spirit of friendship, let’s end it with seeing Felix travel to Japan and enter (and win) the G1GP at Ebisu Circuit.

I love the bit where he explains why he was listening to Tchaikovski during the battles.

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