This is how little work I’m doing to the Skyline. Other car blog guys are posting all sorts of awesome engine rebuilds and custom bodywork pictures.
(EDIT: I was trying to find this blog when I was writing this post, but then Anthony posted a comment here, so I found it without trying! Check out http://buildthreads.wordpress.com/ for a summary of the internet’s most interesting current builds)
When I lived in Australia, I used to help run a drift club (www.initialdrift.com.au) that put on track days about once a month. The circuit we used most of the time was no more than an hour’s drive away from most people in Sydney, yet you’d still hear the occasional whinger complain about the distance.
This S14 Silvia belongs to a girl named Michiko. She drove about 500km/310 miles from Nagoya to Utsunomiya to drift at Nikko Circuit, then drove back home the same day.
I took the Skyline out yesterday to Honjo Circuit for a soukoukai run by Shino Kouba X Amazement. What you’re looking at is a dedicated Porsche touge drift car. The owner regularly takes it on mountain drift runs, and only brought it to the circuit after a group of his friends who were attending begged him to come.
Flyrat is a workshop that specialises in all kinds of kyusha maintainence, restoration and modification, so it wasn’t surprising to see their demo car being thrashed around Tsukuba Circuit.
Driving it was the shop’s boss, Yamaya, who was quite amused by how much a foreigner like me liked the look of his car. Flyrat isn’t too much of a drive from here, so I might line up a shop visit next time I’m in the area.