23-05-2009 11:59 am
Congratulations Yoshinori Koguchi, winner of the 2009 D1GP Exhibition Round at Odaiba.
Koguchi’s car looks more like a red banana than a 180SX now, as he had a little t-bone accident with Kawabata, which he luckily came away from with just panel damage and drove through to win.
Second place was Masayoshi Tokita in the Goodyear Zero Crown, who drove the massive Toyota ridiculously well all day, skimming the foam block wall on almost every run with his police lights flashing, becoming the crowd favourite as a result.
On another note, sorry I haven’t been updating with longer posts recently. There’s been a lot of other work to do, and not enough time to go over pics I’ve taken for the site. Everything should be back to normal next week.
Until then, I’ll update the Twitter feed with anything interesting that happens tomorrow at D1!
20-05-2009 12:29 am
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19-05-2009 2:05 pm
Skidmarks that long usually mean you’ve had enough time to think about what you did wrong, what you should do next time, and to size up the dirt wall in front of you to see if there will be a next time or not.
18-05-2009 11:54 pm
Here’s a one-shot of a Hakosuka’s tough profile for my buddy Kevin over at Japanese Nostalgic Car blog, who has been having a bit of the hate part of the love/hate relationship with his own Hako at the moment.
14-05-2009 12:30 am
I can’t say I’ve ever been a fan of the Stagea, and part of that because of all the people who go frothy at the mouth as they go on about how it’s really a Skyline but it’s a wagon and how awesome that is.
It should just be taken on its own merits, such as how good it can look when lowered on some wide and shiny wheels.
06-05-2009 1:28 pm
Remember this S15 Silvia I posted a while ago?
I caught up with the owner again at Nikko Circuit, but this time his JZX100 Mark II driving buddy came along!
27-04-2009 1:25 am
Yeah, I said it. This is the perfect 180SX. Anything else beyond this point is just showing off.
21-04-2009 1:40 pm
Let’s have a look at a couple of drivers that competed in Expert Class at last weekend’s Nikko Queen, Rie Shinmi in the R34, and Michiko Yasue in the bronze S14 Silvia.
20-04-2009 12:30 am
I’m not going to bother doing a big event report on this year’s Nikko Queen event, since a lot of the stuff I shot would be more fun as part of a few mini-features, so look forward to those.
Just to get the formalities out of the way though, here are the ladies who placed in the Expert Class competition!
First Place was Akari Nagasawa. It’s rare to see anyone drive Nikko Circuit’s first corner as neatly and consistently as she did all day. A quick flick in, stomp on the brakes to settle the car and full acceleration right out wide towards the judging stand with not a single bit of visible handbrake correction.
I have something new to try next time I drive at Nikko, I think…
Keep in mind, her boyfriend is D1 Street Legal driver Hideyuki Fujino, so you can imagine the sort of conversations that go on between those two.