I thought last my street drifting experience in Japan last year was good… Last night we headed to Nagoya and found 2 D1 S15’s, I won’t say much but let’s just say this wasn’t on a track but a Lawson convinnie. This was literally the best night of my 18 (almost 19) years of being alive. YES!
Today was seriously cool. The amount of video’s and photos I’ve seen from the ever so famous circuit Meihan does not show how the track really is in person. It was completely different to what I had in mind. I can’t exaggerate enough how small and tight the track is, seeing these 500+HP monsters clutching off the main straight in the top of 3rd gear just amazes me. Once again Naoki Nakamura took out the day winning the competition with some unforgettable battles.
I’m currently running on around 5 hours sleep over the past 48 hours. About to hit up some more caffeine and then head to Nagoya with the boys for some street action. After a few hours rest we’ll wake up and be hitting Suzuka Twin Circuit then heading back to Shinsaibashi! Peace out x.
Today was huge! We arrived at Suzuka Motorland just before lunch time and before we knew it the boys were out smashing the track. To sum up today’s happenings I’ve chosen this above image, I managed to have some one on one time with these specific sprinters after the day concluded so stay tuned!
Straight from Motorland we headed into town to the local Autobacs and HotRoad car superstores, picking up some goodies. Just as we walked back to Autobacs from HotRoad we noticed a little EK hatch parked right next to our large group of beated up drift cars, we ended up speaking with the fellow and ended up having dinner all together! This car was fucking rediculous, I even went for a ride in it. Having to use 3 lanes to get across a train track in the middle of Suzuka was pretty interesting. Off to Meihan in 4 hours and possibly a USDM meet with over 500 cars in Suzuka! I LOVE JAPAN. Goodnight x
Today being our first day was pretty full on. As soon as we woke up from only a couple hours of sleep we headed straight into the heart of Shinsaibashi whilst the remainder of the group headed to Shane Bingham’s workshop to work on their cars in preparation for the events coming up. We started the day off with a mouth watering bowl of rice and shredded beef which was amazing, keeping us filled until the mid / late afternoon a set of Gyoza’s went down perfectly. Japanese food is by far my favourite, I’m looking forward to experiencing some different things on this trip! After wondering around Shinsaibashi for the majority of the day Erin from JDM Garage picked us up to head to Shane’s to meet up with the rest of the crew. After a few hours at the shed we began the trip from Osaka to Suzuka with a total of 9 cars, 7 of them being low, loud track cars. We arrived in Suzuka about 45 minutes ago (5:00AM) and the sun has just risen. In a few hours we will be visiting Suzuka Twin Circuit for a practice track day. We are set here in Suzuka for the next 3 nights so I’ll do my best to keep you up to date! x
So I made it to Japan safe and sound, here I am typing from our hotel in the middle of Osaka. Since we got off the plane it has been non-stop! From spotting 3 of the loudest bosozoku cars I’ve ever heard roll down the main street of Osaka to experiencing the best tasting ramen I’ve ever tried it seems like this trip is going to be amazing. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to get a photo of the bosozoku cars but I snapped a couple off with my 35mm so I’m not sure whether they’ll turn out okay or not, I was hit with such a dose of adrenaline I literally froze up! After dinner we headed out for some drinks and a walk around town, this place is breathtaking, so different to Tokyo! Tomorrow we’re heading off to Shane’s shed where the boys will pickup their toys and prepare them for the next 2 weeks. We will also be travelling to Suzuka tomorrow evening for 3 nights. Stay tuned! x
22 hours till I board a flight direct from the Gold Coast into KIX, Osaka Japan. I will do my best to update the blog every night for all of you, so stay tuned!
I’ve finally made up my mind on what film to purchase for this coming overseas trip. At the start of the year I purchased a couple of different films such as: Kodak Max 400, Kodak Ultramax 400 and Fuji Superia Xtra 400 (135). Looking around for prices I figure the Fuji Colour film is the way to go and personally I think it overrules the other films. It turns out I can pickup 8 rolls for $46AUD. Here is a shot I snapped early February of Pete Holloway’s PS13 sitting on a huge set of longchamps.