July 18th, 2011

This photo may look a little familiar to you as you have most probably seen an image taken from the same night on the same road at a different angle. Here is a more detailed shot of Todd & Nathans s-chassis parked up on one of the main roads leading into Shinsaibashi, the heart of Osaka City. I have to say it was quite surreal witnessing 9 or so beaten drift cars parked up along a main road with the hazards flashing.

July 18th, 2011

I couldn’t help myself but to post another photo of John entering the tight, left hairpin down the back of the Motorland circuit. Here he is locking up the fronts managing to create some smoke through the wet bitumen. 

July 18th, 2011

Sifting through the photos from our first track day in Japan – Motorland Suzuka, I came across this image of John Dollison tucking the ripple strip down the back end of the circuit. One thing I loved about this course was the amount of natural things I could use to enhance and compose my images. I’ve always been a fan of John’s car since I first saw it at last years Autumn Matsuri at Ebisu Circuit, Nihonmatsu. I’m hoping to attend the same Matsuri at the end of this year too.

July 14th, 2011

My parents arrived home today from a 2 week trip to Hong Kong, to say the least I’m happy with the gifts brought home for me. This has made me a little more excited for 2011 Summer.

July 13th, 2011

Here is TJ – Todd Waldon’s Japanese drifter, a Type X RPS13 dropped on 17″ Work XT-7’s and 18″ AVS Model 5’s on the rear which works wonders for the Type X and J-Blood aero. Shooting this car was a real pleasure. The second night of being in Japan we were prepping the cars until 2-3am in the morning in order to make the Motorland Suzuka in a few hours. This photo was taken at around 1am in the morning whilst testing the rear guards on TJ’s car. Awesome Japanese drift car parked up a service station filling up looking ever so stylish, quite authentic? I think so.

July 12th, 2011

This reversing demon goes by the name of 西尾光芳 Nishio Mitsuyoshi, normally when you think of backwards entries at Meihan Sportsland you’d picture Naoki Nakamura. This fellow was spotted by Jesse Streeter around 6 years ago practicing and was surprisingly good off the bat. He is currently attending 1 track and the mountains at least once a week and it sure seems to be paying off.

Jesse showed me a little something from a few years ago from a Drift Tengoku publishment on Mitsuyoshi-san, take a look here. I have a perfect run that I filmed which I will edit up for you guys very soon, for now enjoy these few photos of another Burst master.

July 11th, 2011

So the blogging continues from my unforgettable night in Nagoya, putting aside the purple cars, this RPS13 was a stand out from the rest, incase you haven’t seen the video be sure to check it out here to see some of this guys driving towards the end of the clip. I’d personally like to thank each and everyone for the amazing feedback I’ve received from the video, it’s now received over 20,000 views and 70+ comments on youtube.

July 7th, 2011

If there was an image to sum up Meihan Sportsland, this would be it. At the `Wreck Em Meihan day I shot around 30gb’s of images, and I’m so glad I did, I actually wish I shot more. Days like these don’t come around very often especially for us foreigners. Seeing cars such as Supermade, D-MAX, Team Burst, Streeter all roll into Meihan was so surreal and it will definitely be a day I’ll never forget. I can’t wait to show you guys loads of photos from this day, including heaps from my 35mm SLR. For now, enjoy this capture of Team Burst riding the wall at Meihan.

July 6th, 2011

On days when the schedule wasn’t packed with car related things we used them wisely as there wasn’t many of them. Myself, Zac, Glen, Sam, Luke and Andrew caught the train from Shinsaibashi into Umeda in attempt to find the Sky Tower. Getting off a train station with no maps, no rough plans or directions in another country is pretty scary, but very exciting. We walked around and around searching for the Sky Tower but a lot of the buildings in Japan are quite tall and the cities go for a  number of kilometres so it isn’t too easy spotting a specific one. This particular photo was taken in Umeda, whilst on the walk to the Sky Tower, we eventually spotted it and realised it was quite a walk so we took our time sightseeing and taking many photos along the way.

July 6th, 2011

I’m sure you guys remember the last post I did on the Nagano Koubou RPS13 which you can see here. I received a number of comments and emails asking for me to post more photos of this gorgeous s-chassis. Well, here is a photo of the two boys from Nagano Koubou rolling into Meihan on the Wreck Em drift day. As I just got my film processed I will be sending all the negatives off to Chris in New Zealand to have them scanned onto disks at a decent resolution which will show many more photos of these groovy characters and their machines. For now, sit tight and enjoy the sighting of these two immaculately styled cars, I could happily say the black 180SX has been one of the coolest cars I’ve seen in person.