June 15th, 2011

If you keep up to date with either our Facebook or Twitter you’ll know that we’ve continuously been posting images from Mitsuru – 326 Power all week. Over the past few days I’ve been trying pretty hard to smash posts from my latest trip to Japan which has made me think more and more about the country itself and what it has to offer. After the World Time Attack in the start of August I will hopefully be planning, if not heading to Japan very soon after that for a month or even longer. My next trip will definitely have 326 Power on my schedule along with the other amazing workshops Hiroshima and the southern region of Japan has on show. I’m not sure if it’s just me but every time I see a photo of a car that 326 Power have blessed it blows me away, literally I will stare at the screen and just swear inside my head (of course in a good way) I’ve seen some amazing cars and sights in Japan and could only imagine what visiting 326 Power would be like. Tracks such as Hiroshima stadium and Sekia Hills will also be a must. It will be a long and expensive trip, but one can dream can’t he?

From left to right: S15, C35 Laurel, GS300, Mazda 929, Infinity & Glorius parked casually out the front of Mitsuru Power in Hiroshima, Japan.

Above is an image taken by my good friend Christopher S Cain who lives in the northern region of New Zealand. Please do yourself a favour and check out his website and blog, I can assure you that you’ll get lost for hours through some amazing film archives from New Zealand & Japan.

June 14th, 2011

As I mentioned in the previous post there were a number of s-chassis at Meihan that had quite an older style of modifying to them. Here is the STP brown PS13 once again sporting 15″ wheels, bolt on fenders and a CA lip and if you haven’t already noticed the oil cooler hanging out of the front grill just like the bosozoku and kaido racers. Yeah this thing isn’t slammed to the ground and isn’t anywhere near hella-flush, in fact it has a huge amount of space between the tire and the guards but that is why I love Japan as there is so many different styles of modifying cars, if everyone had the same mind set there would be no variety and no choice. Thank god for the Japanese and their way of sporting cars.

June 14th, 2011

This particular PS13 from CADDY BROS caught my eye at the Meister Cup with it’s 90’s styling – 15″s, bolt on fenders and standard aero with what appears to be a CA lip. There were a few others with early model styling and even a little touch of NASCAR here and there which I will get around to posting very soon.

June 10th, 2011

This is what’d you expect to find in an AE86 workshop right? Hayashi love. Have a killer weekend everyone. x

June 9th, 2011

There are so many different positives to Japanese drifting however I think this is a major. Picture this. Arriving at a tight, short circuit based in the middle of a forest and hearing the high pitched revving of a carbureted 16V in a little hachi-roku. This was our opening drift day at Motorland Suzuka which is based in Suzuka itself, about 2.5 hours drive from Osaka city. The drivers name is Fumihiko Ogita and is in a team with another two AE86’s which goes by the name of Ise ☆ Works. Check out the feature here.

June 8th, 2011

Looking Levin Coupe. This car is driven by Asayan who is the owner of Looking Japan, it’s driven by a 16V 4-AGE producing 190ps. Both times visiting Japan I’ve come across cars I’ve only ever dreamt of seeing in person. The amount of publications this car has been in and the amount of media it’s seen is very high but that’s not going to stop me posting photos of it. I love the LED taillights.

June 7th, 2011

This C35 Laurel might look familiar to you as you may have seen a feature on it not to long ago on Speedhunters. Tatsuya Fukui, the owner of this car is actually the Subsection Chief in the Manufacturing Department of RS*R located in the southern region of Japan. The C35 has had an RB25 conversion with a TD06 pushing out a healthy 490ps.

June 7th, 2011

Out of all the Skylines I personally feel  the R33 always seems to have the most hate. This particular one caught my eye and I think this type of style works wonders for the shape. Huge bodykit with large dished wheels such as these Work VSKF’s. This car was spotted at our first day at Meihan long with another 80 or so cars sitting in the pits, it was one of the very few R33’s in the field.

June 3rd, 2011

As I’m heading away over the weekend here is my final post for the week, we will be back on Sunday afternoon. Due to people frothing so much over the Team Magician R32 on the Facebook Page I thought it would be ideal to share some extra love with a desktop. I feel now days whenever you think of a pink drift car you immediately think of Team Burst or Nakamura so let’s bring back Team Magician.

Here you are, have a fun and safe weekend everyone. Download 1920×1200

June 2nd, 2011

Out of any other month this year this will be my busiest yet. Throughout June the remainder of my Japanese content will arise to the surface with more car features and drift days such as the Wreck `Em day at Meihan featuring Team Burst, Origin, Jesse Streeter, Supermade and many more. Also this month I will be giving you plenty of workshop tours throughout the Kansai region such as: Auto Select, Trial, Supermade and Jenesis to name a few. One more thing I’d like to kick off this month would be my behind the scenes articles from my recent trip with K-Tours, this will go through our day to day schedule over the two week period. Be sure to check out what else we have in store for this month here. For now, enjoy this photo of the R32 GT-R from Trial.