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THIS IS NOT A DEMO RUN: Kunny at Mobara

By in 16-09-2011 2:33 am

As those who follow the Facebook page may have noticed, I was out at Mobara Twin on Wednesday to watch an Ikaten event.

The demo driver for this event was Kuniaki “Kunny” Takahashi, who did the most un-demonstration-like demo-run I’ve ever seen. Rather than show an example of a good run, he basically put it in fourth and blazed the entire corner. You know when there’s so much tyresmoke that it sort of casts a yellow light on everything? It was that thick.

I didn’t really do actual coverage of this event, so if you’re interested at what goes on at an Ikaten, read part one and part two of this event I went to a while ago.



DOES IT HURT HERE: To Aru Itasha Suki No Soukoukai at Honjo Circuit, Part II

By in 09-09-2011 1:21 am

As the comments on yesterday’s post made obvious, a lot of you got the Laughing Man references. The thing about itasha is that they can sometimes reveal someone’s hidden power level.

Take this Silvia for example. I had no idea the owner of it was a mechanic I know named Tetsuya.

I’d always seen him wearing Thrasher caps with upturned brims, skater shorts and punk band t-shirts. It turns out he’s an over 9000 otaku!



DOES IT HURT HERE: To Aru Itasha Suki No Soukoukai at Honjo Circuit, Part I

By in 08-09-2011 1:47 am

Itasha! They’re not just for parking and looking at! Earlier this week, I visited an itasha-only trackday at Honjo Circuit and found my friend Ukki-san, who just loves drifting his hyakuche itasha.

Confused already? I’ve added in a few Wikipedia links to try and make some things clearer, but if something goes over your head, it’s probably better just to let it go. ( ̄ー ̄)ニヤリッ



IGNORING THE CHEQUERED FLAG: Drifting never stops at the Kansai All Star Drift GP

By in 30-08-2011 5:58 am

Quite a few videos from the 2011 Kansai All Star Drift GP came out in the past week, but this was the one I was waiting for!

If you’re at work right now and feel it’s about time for a little break, get yourself some biscuits and a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a bit over ten minutes of craziness.

If that wasn’t enough, Youtube user baccy0529 has uploaded a few dozen videos from the event, including solo and team runs. Click on the Kansai All Star tag to see the free-run videos from previous years.