beyond cool to finally see these two cars in person at their own event held at Mobara Twin Circuit a few months ago. making the treck from Osaka, Kansai was well worth it – more photos to come sometime in the near future xxx

firstly i’d like to apologise once again for the lack of blog posts on here, it’s something i want to devote more time to doing and will try harder from now on. the last few weeks to some degree have been somewhat quiet in terms of exciting things happening in Japan. most of the time spent in my apartment day in day out in routine, working.

after driving the black NA PS13 at suzuka twin around a month or so ago for it’s first outing i wasn’t overly impressed on how well it went, comparing it to the previous NA beige car it didn’t seem as punchy or fast as that which was almost completely stock. cut a long story short a few days following I thought i’d be ideal to give it a quick compression test before jumping to any other conclusions and turns out cylinder 2,3 and 4 were significantly down and very un-even on compression – engine blown :(. owning the car for just over a year now and only have driven it once with somewhat of a dead engine is a little depressing however it will get fixed and sorted eventually therefore now will get pushed to the side as the focus is back onto the 3037 mix-matched PS13.

last December at suzuka twin circuit – hitomi GO event i managed to kill the engine on this car. 5 months later after a new engine purchase, full bottom end OEM rebuild plus a bunch of new Nissan and NISMO bits for the entire car have been completed and fitted thanks to Takumi-san from SKY MOTORS in Yao, Osaka and my good friend Jamie – JDL Imports out in Miki, Hyogo prefecture. when this car was first purchased a little under 12 months ago now it wasn’t looked over completely, more or less did a small amount of maintenance, check over, jumped in and drove as much as I could for a solid few months. being out of the game for 5 or so months meant that the car has been able to get a solid check-over. in short a lot of things needed amending and replacing.

a couple of nights ago I went out and saw the car back together in one piece starting for the first time. a completely fresh engine and a load of things replaced it was time to drive it out of the shed before Jamie worked his final touches on it before it was ready to head out to Wakayama – Neo Style for setting. this car was originally tuned by Tsuneda-san quite a while ago now so he is looking forward to doing it again. to my knowledge he has been playing with SR20s and various computers for around 24 years so it was more than an easy decision to take the car back to him despite the long, expensive drive on the expressways.

here are a few photos from yesterday. myself and a bunch of us will be driving TKL kart land next weekend so hoping to have more updates soon 🙂 love caseyyy xxx

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April 17th, 2019

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i have always been thoroughly into NA S13s and ever since i crashed the beige one in late 2017 in japan a replacement had to come along and be built sooner rather than later. i have done a few posts here and there more-so on social media of the new 4 throttle black one. this week last year i actually purchased it off a good friend i’ve known for quite some time in osaka.

early last week the new computer – haltech elite 550 which replaced the old tech TOMEI raytech was installed alongside its harness & tuned out in hyogo prefecture right near central circuit. following so a day of maintenance was cured over the car before agreeing to drive a free soukoukai (practice) day at suzuka twin last saturday.

i have included a 15ish minute RAW video at the bottom of this post just like late last year in the 3037 turbo silvia which seemed to gain some interest. i have always enjoyed raw non-edited videos with no music. enjoy xxx

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April 2nd, 2019

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D1GPお台場

March 29th, 2019

D1GP Exhibition round in Odaiba Tokyo last weekend. After traveling to Japan for many years this was actually my first time present at a D1GP event. Prior to this I had been up in the Kanto region for the past week shooting more grassroots style events and enjoying just being back in the country and taking it all in.

Meeting up with Naoki, Miki & Shane from Kansai to do my best to get some shots and help out where I could over the weekend to support the re- entering of D1GP again for 2019 for Nakamura Naoki.

The first few years I ever got into photography I always looked up to some of the hightest, visually aesthetic and artistic people such as Darren Heath, Yuta Sasaki and still to this day would love to be a professional in F1 or GT500. With that being said I thought D1GP with its day and night scenes, higher level of professionalism with teams, pits, colourful cars and packed out crowds I could go back a few years with some thoughts and creations and try pushing some limits with MF and low speeds and make some scenes with my camera.

I won’t carry on too much as I like to keep writing to a minimal. The below photos are in order from early Friday morning at FNATZ (Nakamura Naoki’s) newest sponsor for the D1GP season with the owner being very well known for 2JZ engine building which suits the S15 perfectly. Giving I am present in Japan I hope to make it to more D1GP events this year.

Your comments and feedback are always appreciated and hope to do more posts as such more frequently. As always, if you would like to support the website our online store is now back online with over 110 items. Much love as always, caseyy xxx

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March 27th, 2019

if you follow my instagram i mentioned 2 weeks ago today that i would be residing in japan over the next few months to come to somewhat of a conclusion if this is the country for me to live in full-time or not. with Australian residents we’re granted access to a working holiday visa which initially allows you 6 months in japan which can be renewed 3 times, totalling 1 and a half years. 

2 weeks later and i am somewhat grounded and straight back into my daily routines. the past 1.5 weeks have been spent up north in the tokyo region traveling and shooting as much as possible. this time of the year in japan is usually flourishing with car events and practice days at many circuits on the weekends along with week days too. i traveled as far north as fukushima to link circuit, utsunomiya for nikko circuit and sports land yamanashi in yamanashi prefecture which is located somewhat behind mt fuji. in-between events i have just been enjoying driving around with andrew date in his blue 180SX and this little S14 i picked up to drive for a few weeks to then be sold to a fellow Australian too moving over to japan late next month.

for now im awaiting a few more things to arrive from home and i’ll be able to get into some more editing and frequent blog posts (hopefully once a week). firstly will be my coverage and vision from D1GP last weekend in odaiba. casey xxx

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February 12th, 2019

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