22-01-2009 2:02 am
Here’s one for all the people who make a big deal about not using bolt-in cages in drift cars.
The first corner at Bihoku Highland Circuit is bordered by a steep dirt wall with stacks of tyres in it. Usually, the tyres cop it if someone strays a bit too far off the proper line when they initiate, but someone the dirt sees a bit of action too.
21-01-2009 12:30 am
Noriyaro is all about driving in Japan, so enough of the Sprinters and Nissans and big Toyotas for now. Have a quick look at the smaller side of going fast, namely the Suzuki Alto turbo.
This red one is owned by a girl down in Okayama Prefecture who doesn’t just cruise around narrow backstreets, but actually thrashes it on the track on a set of little 185/50 13-inch Advan Neovas. The three-piston exhaust note has a very distinct sound, especially when revving to 9000rpm and combined with a miniature blow-off valve.
20-01-2009 12:30 am
Here’s an 86 with all the right touches.
19-01-2009 12:30 am
It’s not too surprising if you’ve never heard of Fujita Engineering. Unlike one of the other big rotary tuners in Japan that is constantly exposed to the general public, Fujita really only concentrates on the people that matter; rotary owners.
18-01-2009 12:30 am
As much as I like my Foma F906i mobile by Docomo, the camera just doesn’t really cut it compared to the other photos on here. That said, anything’s better than nothing, and here’s some stuff that happened this week.
16-01-2009 12:30 am
This is “Kiirochan”. She drifts her yellow 180SX at full speed while wearing skintight jeans.
Every now and again, somewhere between the freezing winter mornings, numerous low doorways and lack of proper Australian lamb chops, I get a little reminder of why I came to Japan.
More on this later.
15-01-2009 12:30 am
You’ve got nothing on a Mugen pallet.
Yes, this is a bit of a half-arsed post, but I’ve been flat-out since last Friday ferrying the boys from Auto Salon magazine around to various workshops around Tokyo and far, far beyond.
Unfortunately, since they’re paying me for it, I can’t go ahead and show pics of the cars, since that would be unprofessional. I can show you cool little things I find on the way and take photos of with my mobile phone though. I also just wanted to put this photo up before mag photographer Mark Pakula does. Ha, I beat you. Nyah.
More actual photos taken with a camera and not a phone coming soon.
13-01-2009 12:30 am
This flat-black Levin used to belong to Satoshi “Wampaku” Nakatani from Garage LFW, until the engine blew and Shino from Shino Kouba garage bought it cheap and stuck a standard 4AGE in it to have some fun with.
Unfortunately though, when you’re driving a car you don’t really care about crashing, you sometimes do.
12-01-2009 12:30 am
It’s just really, really hard to take an uncool photo of this car.