Tag Archive: Chaser

THUNDER AND SMOKE: Tokyo Chaser burnout

By in 01-07-2010 11:07 pm

Someone asked back in this post to see more of Carmake Rasty’s “Complete V” JZX100 Chaser demo car.

I haven’t had a chance to see it since then, but here’s how it appeared in a recent issue of Option magazine. They’ve been doing this thing in Option recently where they’ll get a current demo car to do a burnout in a famous part of the city.

In this case, it’s the Thunder Gate (Kaminarimon) in the tourist area of Asakusa in Tokyo.

Take a closer look at the background though.



WHEELS ARE ON BACKWARDS: Koguchi’s JZX100 at Sugo Speedway

By in 13-05-2010 4:37 pm

Here’s one from back when Koguchi was campaigning a JZX100 Chaser in D1SL.

Right at the end of the qualifying and practice day at Sugo Speedway, he managed to break the left rear suspension on the second corner.  Since it was close to the end of the day, there was no time to send out a recovery truck, so he just parked it on the grass, hopped the fence and walked back to the pits!



By in 08-02-2010 10:20 pm

Some of you have been asking if I have picked winners for January’s competitions yet. I haven’t picked the exact winners yet, but I’ll announce it on here when I do.

In the meantime, here’s some pics of a bunch of JZX owners who met up at the Tokyo Aqualine Umihotaru parking area recently.



YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG: Awkward Moments

By in 14-07-2009 12:30 am

You utter a curseword and try to do something about it with the steering wheel and pedals, then there’s that sound like someone stomping on a really big soda can.

Then, silence.

You look at the other guy, nod in a gentlemen’s agreement and drive back to the pits to inspect the damage.


I HEART EIGHTY ONE: Tsuyoshi Tezuka’s JZX81 Chaser

By in 11-02-2009 12:30 am

I took this photo back in 2005 on a trip to Japan with the Ben Ellis, the editor of the long defunct and much missed Drift Battle magazine (wow, I can’t believe that website is still up!), and Team Peer’s Darren Appleton.

We made a late-night visit to Kids Heart one day because it was on the way back home from Tezuka’s favourite ramen restaurant, if I recall correctly. Isn’t he a happy chappy with his purple umbrella?

I think the car just sitting up the front as an attention-getter while waiting to have the blown engine replaced. Tezuka was driving the Bee-R R324 by this time, so there was no real rush to fix it.

Think an interview might be a good idea the next time I see him?