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EASY TOKYO TOURGUIDE: Go and get the new Performance Imports magazine, on sale now!

By in 13-02-2012 7:18 pm

If you’d like to see a few interesting car things in Tokyo, but have never been before and have no idea where to start, I have the answer to your problems (as long as you’re Australian)!

Performance Imports issue #145 features an article I wrote on famous car-related places to see in Tokyo, such as Nissan’s Yokohama HQ showroom, Toyota Megaweb, Super Autobacs and stuff like that, all with easily understandable directions using only trains.

There are guides to other interesting stuff too, like an awesome indoor RC drift track, Tamiya showroom and the best automotive bookshop in Japan, and short guides on the cheapest and easiest ways to use the train system and a little language and accommodation guide.


BETTER THAN VIDEO GAMES: Drifting at Tsukuba Circuit 2000 Course

By in 08-02-2012 8:23 pm

Photo via Aaron Mai Photography. Thanks Aaron!

If you liked the helmet-cam video from Sports Land Yamanashi, you’re going to find this one rather enjoyable too.

Early last December, I took the Mark II out to Tsukuba Circuit at the AE86 Matsuri (this crash video on the first corner was from that event too). There were three drifting sessions scheduled during the day in-between races, an NA-class, which was basically an AE86 class, and a turbo class. Since I had to take photos for one of my sessions, I only managed to get in about nine laps for the whole day, but I still managed to get in a couple of decent runs.


The first half of the video is drifting. The second half is the drive back through the pits. For bonus points, see if you can spot Keiichi Tsuchiya’s striped N2 coupe and his personal Trueno somewhere in the pits.