Don’t worry. Despite the title, there are no more crashed Hakosukas this time.2 Comments
Not even one lap into the 86 session at the HKS Meeting, and the Rasty 86 is being towed back to the pits. Could the overly-long 1.5km front straight at Fuji Speedway be to blame?
I was out at Fuji Speedway last weekend for the HKS Meeting, and saw that Rasty were out there with their current demo car, which holds the record for the new 86 at Tsukuba with a 57.972 lap.
They were there to challenge a lap time the substantially larger Fuji course, so I thought I’d follow the car along during the day to see how it turned out.3 Comments
Part two and three coming soon.
Time for another Tokyo Auto Salon!
As usual, my pics and report are already spoken for by print media, however I will be posting live updates during the event to the Noriyaro Facebook page, so give that a like and I’ll show you some cool stuff.
It all starts early this Friday morning!2 Comments
A bit over a month ago, I noticed that Team Orange member and Ebisu Circuit PR manager Naoto Suenaga had invited me on Facebook to an event called “HighSpeedDRIFTClub” to be held on the definitely very high-speed Higashi Course at Ebisu Circuit.
Since this was probably going to be the last chance to hit Ebisu Circuit in the Skyline missile before it was covered in snow, I headed up with a carload of tyres to enter. Another couple of good reasons to enter was because Higashi Course is usually only open to drifting three times a year during Drift Matsuris, and the entry to this event was only about half what it normally costs for a private track day at ¥6000.11 Comments
Here we go again, off to Ebisu for another Drift Matsuri, armed only with a phone camera and not much motivation to use it, because actually drifting is more fun. I headed up early Friday morning for the G1GP, which has now become a pre-matsuri staple event.5 Comments
Posts have been a bit lacking recently, and since I’ve taken a short trip back to Australia, new posts might get even more sparse until early next month when I get back to Japan.
I’m still doing plenty of car-related stuff though, such as attending last weekend’s World Time Attack Challenge at Eastern Creek Raceway/Sydney Motorsport Park, where I was helping out Team Orange. Here’s a pic of Orange’s Naoto Suenaga admiring a Holden ute. Could he possibly be thinking of building up one of these back home at Ebisu Circuit? Suenaga also managed to take out the drifting competition at the WTAC event, so it would be good to see Team Orange attend next year’s event as well, if possible.
Until posting regularity starts to build up again a bit, why not try going back through some of the Noriyaro archives in the meantime? Click on the “previous month” tab and pick an old one at random.2 Comments