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WEEKEND EDITION: 28 December, 2008

By in 28-12-2008 12:30 pm

The year is almost at an end.

I’ve met a lot of helpful and friendly people over the past three months here who have helped make things easy for the new guy, like Shino, Yoshio, Nobu, Hiroshi, Kenji, Tomonori, Ken, Tetsuya and Tetsuya, Kimihiro and Hiromi, Himawari Racing’s Mama-san, Yocchan, Tomohiro, the guy with the Starlet, Kaneda-kun, Wampaku-san, Lascaux-san and the dozens of other people who have helped me so far.

Thank you! 助けてくれて皆さんありがとうございました!

Of course, thanks to everyone who reads Noriyaro.

Now, enjoy a photo of a bejewled Hummer H2 seen at Daikoku Futo. I can’t for the life of me think of an appropriate caption.


TSUKUBA DRIFT: 187 on a tyre

By in 25-12-2008 12:30 am

Tsukuba is probably the most well known of all Japanese circuits among Japanese car fans and therefore has the most often mispronounced name (just say it as in “scuba diving”). Along with places like Fuji Speedway, it’s one of the champagne tracks of Japan, and usually has an entry fee to match.



WEEKEND EDITION: 21st December 2008

By in 21-12-2008 12:30 am

Took the ‘Line to Fuji Speedway yesterday for an event held by Himawari Racing, which meant taking a photo of the car with the mountain. I remember Tsuyoshi Tezuka showing me a photo on his phone a couple of years ago of his daily driver Toyota Soarer under a cherry tree in full bloom with Fuji in the background. That photo might have to wait for another few months though.



OW, MY FINGER: Fixing the Skyline

By in 19-12-2008 12:30 am

The ‘Line and I were back at Nikko again yesterday for another crack at the place that claimed first blood on the car. Everything is more-or-less looking the way it used to, apart from the obvious white front bumper. About six hours earlier though, the poor thing was being pounded on with a very big mallet.