Tag Archive: Ebisu Circuit

LET’S GO BANCHO KETTEISEN: That was the name of the competition

By in 23-06-2011 1:37 pm

At Ebisu’s Drift Matsuri, the tradition is that they run a small competition on the Sunday morning. The format is usually something along the lines of solo runs or co-operative tandems on a section of track not normally used for competitions just to make it interesting, and it’s usually judged by a couple of D1 drivers, like Drift Samurai and Naoto Suenaga as seen in this pic. At the last Spring Matsuri, rather than use the usual corner at the bottom of the hill on Minami course, the comp was on what’s known as the “Let’s Go” corner up the top of the track, so named due to its blind crest and generally high speed required to clear it in one go. As a result, the competition was called “Let’s Go Bancho Ketteisen” which sort of means “Boss of Let’s Go Corner; Deciding Battle”.


The winner of the comp was…me! The prizes were supplied by Astro Tools, and I ended up with a rather nice foldable padded creeper mat, which is perfect for working underneath cars on the rough asphalt found in the pits of just about every drift circuit in the country.

Everyone was going at it pretty hard. About two laps before this happened, I was right behind this guy! As a bonus, have a look at Stewy’s crack. Geez, can the Australians who come to Matsuri please try and keep their bums in their pants if possible?


NOT QUITE OLD SCHOOL JUST YET: Drift Matsuri 2006, Part I

By in 04-05-2011 3:35 am

Since most of my interesting photos from last weekend’s Drift Matsuri are already spoken for, by which I mean the ones without arses in them, here’s some pics from the 2006 Spring Drift Matsuri at Ebisu Circuit, the first one I ever attended.

This is my Australian friend Josh getting his AE86 ready behind some wheels I posed for this shot, since I was hoping the article would run in a magazine, which it did.



COLOURS OF EBISU: DriftColors, episode II

By in 26-04-2011 12:01 am

DriftColors.com : Episode 2 – Ebisu Circuit Meet The Drivers Part 1 from Luke Huxham on Vimeo.

So maybe you already saw the first episode of Luke Huxham’s DriftColors, but here’s where it starts to get a bit more interesting. This time, Luke (behind the camera) shot interviews of some of the weirdos who show up there to slide around and make noise out in the countryside.

My hair doesn’t look like that any more though.


TAMING THE BEAST: Tuning the Team Orange Laurel

By in 14-04-2011 1:32 am

Kumakubo was out again today on Higashi Course at Ebisu Circuit. He was doing some more testing to the engine settings of the nitrous-assisted RB26 in the new Team Orange Laurel.

Just because the sound of it is fantastic, here’s a video that I shot today!