meihan D course RAW onboard video has now been uploaded to our YOUTUBE channel. super relaxed day of driving with friends playing with the car from last october. ended up blowing the 4.6 diff towards the end of the day however i have ordered brand new gears from nissan so hoping to get back out late this month 🙂 x

YAMATO AutoWorks RX-7

April 14th, 2021

it has been a minute since the previous blog post so here is a small one dedicated to the YAMATO AUTO WORKS super-wide FC3S RX-7 at the momotaro densetsu event held in Okayama late 2019. i uploaded a rear end shot of this car via our SNS platforms and many of you requested to see some more photos of this seriously amazing car. lots of updates in coming weeks regarding new releases, a very special collaboration and re-stocked goods.

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another edit from mid last year – meihan sports land c course drift practice day june 24th 2020 in nara prefecture. this is a RAW onboard video from the day starting with solo runs into some fun with friends. car was still 4.3 gearing here. will continue to edit more and more videos from last year i have in files yet to be cut & edited. thank you KOYORAD, STANCE suspension & N-style as always x support SHIRTSTUCKEDIN by checking out the online store below x

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F30 In Mikami Auto

February 8th, 2021

perfection F30 leopard in mikami auto, hiroshima.

miss this event, location and times – sadly this event got cancelled a few years ago alongside many other famous kyusha and kaido racer annual meetings. i will be starting to flow through archives from the years and doing regular posts again (most likely with minimal writing) feel free to comment anything specific you’d love to see. caseyyy x

SHIRTSTUCKEDIN X THRASH RACING

February 8th, 2021

SHIRTSTUCKEDIN X THRASH RACING collaboration re-release today at 8PM PST – 2PM AEST. due to an extremely high number of messages & emails we’ve decided to run this release one more, final time.

– Driving Force Racing Gloves – Bright Pink with Pantone leather undersides
– 75x35cm high printed sweat towels
– Full sized nobori flags
– 4 extremely colorful, sparkling & night-reflecting stickers

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OSAKA AUTO MESSE 2020

September 13th, 2020

Welcome to the custom car world of Kansai, Japan – Osaka Auto Messe 2020 – similar to Tokyo’s Auto Salon – Osaka has its own kind with a little twist of style and presentation.

Similar to January’s Tokyo Auto Salon the Osaka Auto Messe is just a few short weeks after leading into early February which still means absolutely freezing temperatures here in Japan. This too was my first time attending the Auto Messe however this year was a little uncertain with the global COVID-19 pandemic booming during this period. Based off that I was only at the event from the early morning for no more than an hour to quickly walk around and shoot everything that was appealing to me.

This event is held at the port of Osaka near Nanko – Intex Osaka. This event has been running annually since 1997 so has plenty of returning and renowned car shops and business’ showcasing their cars and art every year. It’s estimated that well over 200,000+ people spectate this car show event over the course of the 3 days. If you’re into cars new and old just like the Tokyo Auto Salon i highly recommend visiting this show at least once in your lifetime.

The dates for 2021 have been confirmed which will be the 25th anniversary for the Osaka Auto Messe so expect very large things – let’s all hope the pandemic situation has diluted down completely by then for an amazing year ahead. For those interested February 2021 13-15th. Casey x

MEIHAN C – HITOMI GO

July 13th, 2020

meihan sports land yesterday for HITOMIGO free practice and mini-doricon. have been trying to practice as much as possible lately. car is feeling really good since a few things were changed over a month or so ago. the whole setup as a whole is really good at this stage especially at C course.

managed to place 3rd in expert. have to fix a few minor things which will help a lot at meihan this week before kansai all stars qualifying this saturday. also a massive thank you to everyone who has puchased items through the store as of late and your extended patience in regards to shipping times and the global pandemic. big love, caseyy x

Firstly, once again I want to apologise for the lack of blog posts on here recently, unfortunately it just hasn’t been high enough on the priority list of things to do over the past few months but here is the first of many updates to come; Kansai All Stars 2019 (20th Year Anniversary).

Post qualifying for Nara Precture for this years Kansai All Stars most definitely got my nerves going for the first time in a long time like nothing else. The amount of hours I used to spend back home in Australia daydreaming of running in this exact event for so many years was almost a daily thought and motivation to keep pushing forward.

The morning begins extremely early, earlier than any regular Meihan drift day purely of the fact of how many cars, entrants and spectators there are and how much there is to get through within the time frame of the sun rising and setting. After the drivers meeting you are given 1 session of practice for roughly 10 minutes in which you run with your prefecture in seperate classes which isn’t long but more or less to make sure both you and your car are ready and everything is working as it should. Immediately after the practice session you’re straight into 2 qualifying rounds which are divided into the qualifying number you came within your prefecture. I qualified 9th out of 16 which meant I was to run in the same class from the other prefectures as too qualified 9 in their prefectures.

Getting warmed up in the first qualifying session was definitely heart racing but was feeling somewhat confident in myself and the car for the most part as I had driven quite frequently prior to the event. The Kansai All Stars judging criteria is short and simple; make it as aggressive, fast and exciting as possible for the judges and spectators, the flick has to be aggressive and your 2 rear wheels on the jagged cement on the outer line around the main corner at the bottom. The entire day too is single runs only so there is definitely a brighter spotlight shining on you and your driving throughout the day for everyone.

Into the second qualifying session I got about 4 solid laps in before the car decided to break down and into limp mode around the bottom corner causing me to sit out for the remaining 10 or so minutes. Managing to get the car back into pits and check it over it was luckily just a loose bolt that holds the TPS sensor. Missing 3/4 of the second qualifying session definitely didn’t help with more chances of getting through to top 32 however the level of driving at this event is seriously hard to grasp but the urge to continue running and practicing is as high as ever.

At the end of the day there are multiple winners, prizes and what not. There is also an overall prefecture winner in which who gained the most points overall. For this years 20th anniversary Nara Prefecture managed to take the win :)).

Below is a brief summary in photos throughout the day. A huge huge thank you to Keisuke Nagashima from 86 Fighters who I leant my camera equipment to for the day to shoot with. We have both been coming to Kansai All Stars for many years in a row and to have run in this years was something I will genuinely never forget not to mention having some amazing photos to compliment.

Concluding with a group photo of Nara Prefecture for 2019 in last months Drift Tengoku. A big love to all of you who to continue to support myself and SHIRTSTUCKEDIN. Such goals, challenges and accomplishments are 100% helped by each and every single one of you. Casey xxx

last monday at meihan sports land, c course. a few runs in the 3037 car x

with the main event of kansai all stars getting closer and closer there are only a few prefectures left for qualifying. osaka took place yesterday at meihan sports land, c course. following this the only prefecture remaining will be shiga-ken due to run later this month.

since the last day of driving for nara and mie-ken qualifying there were a few things i needed to amend with the car. with the mechanical skills and help of Naoki-san and the boys at N-STYLE the car was ready a few days before which meant i was able to head out for more practice.

the drive from jake’s and i’s new place in nara is about 20ish minutes on low roads (free) to meihan, super close and convenient. usually there is a decent convoy going out together in a pack however this day it was just myself to soon meet a few friends at the circuit. gas stand photo on a humid, rainy morning. summer is coming.

one of those people being ryota / SPLASH in his newly finished TD-06 kouki S14 silvia. this was recently completed and ready for shake-down by the hands of both ryota and takumi from SKY MOTORS. this was ryota’s first day back in his faster car, recently driving his missile which is just completely factory engine setup. ryota has been a strong contender for kansai all stars in the previous years representing osaka and was back for this years qualifying in hopes to retain that spot.

braden was also out for qualifying in his T517 S14. residing in osaka for the past 5-6 years this was his first time having a crack at being a competitor in this years kansai all stars.

tsuneda-san from NEO STYLE cafe and tuning with no days off. here looking over settings on his wife’s S15. this is the very talented fellow that tuned my turbo, 3037 car. tsuneda has been fiddling and learning his way around multiple computers and SR20s for the past 23 years and is very known in the kansai region of japan.

hiro from MIDNIGHT GARAGE MILK TEA was also back out in force and has been back into meihan recently after a little break…

…along with yuya and naru.

akun, as always was there in his factory and reliable 1JZ S15 and managed to qualify second out of a total 16 drivers.

takumi was not only judging for osaka but was out driving also however didn’t get too much driving in with a broken 3rd gear in his NISMO cross mission 6 speed.

driving to the circuit, driving all day and driving home safely without next to no dramas will forever be a good day. another day with 0 problems. car didn’t breach 73 degrees. time for another look over and some more simple maintenance and hopefully be back out for another few practice days before all stars early to mid next month 🙂 caseyy xx