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THE MONKEY LIFE: A Norwegian goes to Ebisu

By in 12-02-2014 10:24 am

THE MONKEY LIFE (A Driftmonkey Movie) from Zero Media on Vimeo.

Late last year, I helped the boss of Norway’s Driftmonkey drift team, Ove Harlem, as a translator and assistant when he came over to Japan to visit Ebisu Circuit and do a one-day drift school with Team Orange’s Naoto Suenaga. Not only is this a video of that, but it’s also a pretty good insight on the insanity that is Norway’s notorious Gatebil events. Damn, I want to visit one of these! Shot and edited by Luke Wilson.



TOKYO SNOW: “Stay at home” they said

By in 09-02-2014 12:50 pm

You may have seen on the news that Tokyo experienced the heaviest snowfall in over a decade this weekend.

Since I had studless snow tyres on my van, as well as chains, a shovel and tow-rope in the back, I thought I’d go out for a little night drive and see how everything looked.




FIRECRACKER: Car Make Rasty’s 86 at the HKS Meeting

By in 01-02-2014 6:16 pm

I was out at Fuji Speedway last weekend for the HKS Meeting, and saw that Rasty were out there with their current demo car, which holds the record for the new 86 at Tsukuba with a 57.972 lap.

They were there to challenge a lap time the substantially larger Fuji course, so I thought I’d follow the car along during the day to see how it turned out.



PREPARE THE INTERNET: The Kawashima Celica is back

By in 09-01-2014 10:23 am


You’ve probably forgotten about the infamous Kawashima Celica by now. That wonderful bit of  internet drama-bait that was the winner of the 2011 and 2012 “most downloaded picture of the year” award on Noriyaro, and the star of a badly-shot Youtube video that has over 3.6 million views.

Well, it’s back. Even wider, lower and more cambered than before. Here it is, sitting at a panel shop somewhere in Tokyo, awaiting some final touches.

More to come.