AUTOMATIC-CENTRIC: 2010 2PD Meeting, Part I

July 19, 2010 12:04 am Published by

Even though I’m more of a clutch man myself, I headed out to Fuji Speedway’s Drift Circuit recently for the annual “2PD” meeting, which is open only to slushbox drifters!

To be honest, one of the main reasons I visited was because a large percentage of the cars there are usually JZXs of various types.

I arrived just after it finished raining, which was nice. It’s been raining almost every day recently.

Like I said, lots of JZXs.

Not just JZXs though, it could have been a four-door meeting too. Here’s a Y32 Jaguar.

I mean, “Cima”.

As seen before in this post, Kabei-san’s Y33 Cima was there too. The rough VQ V8 sound definitely sticks out in this crowd.

This guy drove up all the way from Kyushu. The car is an automatic Corolla FF drifter and he drove it about a thousand kilometers just to attend this event. Dedication or what!

OK, here’s an example of “you’re doing it right” and “you’re doing it wrong”.

Yeah, JZX rear ends aren’t the strongest of things.

I remember Kunny telling me a long time ago that the actual passenger compartment of the JZX100 was nice and strong, but the rest of the car was a big weak crumple zone.

If you hit one side, the other one folds in sympathy too. Keep it off the walls then.

RC counts as automatic, right?

R34 GT-R wheels suit JZXs so well for some reason. Come to think of it, there was quite a lot of nice wheel selection going on that day.

The owner of this car insisted I take a photo of his chromed spark plug cover.

He was also quite proud of his neat interior.

“It’s a VIP and drift car.” he said.

Equips and forged R34 GT-Rs. Nice.

OK, so let’s not make this into a big JZX-fest then. Here’s a Soarer on VS-XXs.

Works always seem to do well on big cars.

Weds Kränze Vishnus do even better.

This, I like.

OK, I’m getting confused. Is this an automatic meeting, a Toyota meeting or a nice wheel meeting? Here’s a Crown wagon on SSR Vienna LM-9 Modernos.

Emotion CR-Kais look good on anything.

OK, time to break this chain! This reminds me of 1996 and Hyundai Excels, seriously.

It wasn’t automatic, but FF drifter Kawashima-san’s Celica was there too.

I don’t need to write “look how low that is” because you’ve probably already noticed it before reading this caption.

Also, I have organised bodykit sponsorship recently, so the Mark II won’t be quite as boro for much longer!

Since he wasn’t drifting, Kawashima-san had his hellacambered 19-inch Work Seekers on the back. Sick.

Oh I’m sorry? We were talking about RWD Toyotas like that X81 on the loader there in the background? More from the 2PD meeting tomorrow.

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  • hayashi says:

    I’m in love with them slimline window visors.

  • Corolux says:

    2PD is always filled with my dream car.. the kind that is big loud and proud.. lolllll…

    I wonder if kawashima san suddenly want to get a rear wheel drive car.. what car would it be.. He have so much style, turning an ugly car to a piece of beauty..

  • Law says:

    Nice themed event.

  • NICK says:

    The X81 on the transporter in the background of the last 2 photos looks sick!!
    4 door drifters just do it so right!

  • BlueSlug says:

    grats on the bodykit deal! can’t wait to see what you slap on there. Also the Equips are my favourite wheel setup there, it’s too bad they weren’t on the front of that JZX100 as well

  • Fury-S12 says:

    haha at 1996 and excels if only the trend stopped there , theres a vl commodore near where i live with the exact same rims except with more chrome

  • Isidro says:

    sweetcheeks. just the type of stuff i needed to see on the internet today 😉

    Is the black JZX100 Cresta up top this same one?
    if it is, next time you see the owner please tell him to add more pictures to his minkara blog!

    and how much longer do we have to wait until you show us what new aero your car will be sporting?

  • 'ullo says:

    MOAR AUTO FFrolla!!!!!!

  • Andy F says:

    Awesome, I love how Japan has events specifically for auto drifters. I’ve recently bought an auto JZX100 Chaser and I’m debating wether or not to convert it to manual… food for thought, this.

  • skurai says:

    holy shit!!! props to the man in the corolla, ohh and that celica….. its just so crazy cool, could be my favorite FF in the whole world : D

  • GenJi says:

    . . you can drift with an automatic car transmission ??!!

    CRAP i should have bought that automatic 240SX ..

  • ben says:

    !!!!!Yer auto drifting!!!!

    haha that stickers alsome does anyone know where i can get one

  • John kim says:

    “To be honest, one of the main reasons I visited was because a large percentage of the cars there are usually JZXs of various types.”

    Thank you!

  • Josh says:

    Fantastic – this has sealed the deal on me buying an auto JZX90.. Love the Blog too!!