UPDATE

July 2nd, 2019

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50 of our DRIVING FORCE drink & tobacco holders produced by SHIRTSTUCKEDIN are now available and won’t be re-stocked until the store re-opens late next month, early august for our newest release of goods.
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50% OFF Jumpers

June 27th, 2019

we are currently having a 50% off sale on our “have fun along the way” white pull-over jumpers. click the link here to be re-directed to our online store. your support is greatly appreciated x
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over the past month or so qualifying for prefectures have began in the kansai for region for this years kansai all stars. last sunday at meihan two prefectures were set to run from both mie and nara-ken. overcoming some nerves i managed to pull an all nighter the night before with the help of takumi from sky motors to help get the car ready after a few things needed addressing from the first shakedown a few weeks ago at bihoku highland since the car was rebuilt.

after replacing the standard power brace in the front end with a NISMO one, adding a brand new OEM fan shroud form NISSAN and a few other small things the car instantly felt a lot more predictable and was running at much cooler and suitable temperatures in comparison to bihoku.

i don’t usually take my camera out when i am driving but glad i managed to and snap a few photos so enjoy 🙂
this time of the year leading up to all stars is always special as so many contenders come out of the wood works, alongside regulars to try pull some seriously talented driving out to put on display in hopes to represent their prefectures. it was awesome to see so many cars and spectators out. this was the third time i have been to meihan in this car, twice last year and both days rained really hard as was forecast for last sunday too however managed to hold off all day which was relieving.
these days are in short open to anyone willing to come and drive, practice or be judged for the all stars qualifying. you have the option to practice or be judged in the morning which gave it a much more laid back feel. as expected, fujio-san was there in his missile which now has all the aero off his TD06 car attached to it. running a standard T28 and completely factory engine with 265-35 R18 R1Rs is seriously impressive to watch. he’ll back out in his other car just before all stars as it is currently being painted by naoki-san at n-style.
still puts a smile on my face everytime i see customers, drivers and good friends wearing and supporting SHIRTSTUCKEDIN. congratulations again for taking 1st place over the course of the day!
nakamura naoki and miki tagaki were also there. miki competing for nara-ken and ended up qualifying 3rd out of top 16. naoki on the other hand judging for the most part but managed to sneak a few ridiculous runs in throughout the day.
shane was of course there in his STACKED INC 180SX which is having an awesome run lately. awesome to see him finally competing in D1 Lights this year.
not only was sunday for mie and nara-ken qualifying but a send off / celebration for the life of koji-san which was naoki’s brother-in-law and one of the very first few to run in BURST many many years ago. the car arrived half way through the day and quickly became covered in messages, photos and old BURST memorabilia.
i first met koji-san back in 2011 at meihan sports land and was definitely very emotional around the pits.
after a few speeches from friends and family naoki thought it would be a respected idea on behalf of koji-san that everyone at the event run a super dantai to pay respects. this was my first time every doing such thing at meihan and it was more fun than i could possibly ever imagine and at the same time a very special thing to be apart of with so many people.
at the days end everyone is sat down around the pits and listened to the name readings of who qualified for each prefecture. basically within each prefecture there is a maximum of 16 people who can go through which are broken up into categories, girls, under 25 and pro class. first off mie-ken was called through from semi-san who was judging that prefecture. following that naoki-san began reading out the names for nara.
i managed to do a couple of good runs throughout the day which somehow put me in 9th place and through to kansai all stars to represent nara prefecture. beyond a surreal feeling to be standing next to people who have been driving for so long. time to get some more practice in before august and keep the car up to maintenance!
the car performed flawlessly all day, a bit more time on the alignment, get a closer look at the exhaust leak or waste gate problem that developed in the early afternoon and it should be pretty on point. so blessed to have so many talented friends here who are extremely talented with mechanical work that are always willing to help at the drop of a hat even if it means no sleep. LEVEL UP. casey xxx

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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