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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.


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.


SUNRISE AT EBISU: Higashi Course, “Drift Bible” Corner

By in 02-02-2012 2:19 am

What’s normally listed as simply “Corner 7″, and made famous in Keiichi Tsuchiya’s “Drift Bible” (called “Super Drift Technique” in Japan) it’s also known as “Restaurant Corner” because you can see it while eating your lunch in the restaurant. It’s also known as “Benjo Corner” or “Toilet Corner”, because if you open the window of the western-style toilet next to the restaurant, you can watch people drifting while you do your business.


PHOTOS OF THE YEAR 2011: The predictions were true

By in 28-01-2012 3:28 am

January’s almost over, but I thought I’d take a quick look at the server stats and see which photos were the top 25 most downloaded in 2011. A 2011 Noriyaro zeitgeist, if you will.



I just realised I haven’t posted any other photos from this Porsche-drifting day! Yep, that’s Hibino. More coming soon…




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.