September 6th, 2011

After our first day wondering around Shinsaibashi we found ourselves at Shane’s workshop in order to prep the cars for the action packed 2 weeks ahead of us. As I’ve stated previously my trips to Japan have been nothing but lack of sleep and a lot of shooting. This particular night was no different. Here is a photo of John Dollison looking very worn out as he was sitting inside his PS13. This photo would have been taken around 1:00am and we still had to drive to Suzuka that night, well I should say morning shouldn’t I.

One of the main dramas was of course TJ’s RPS13 trying to eat his rubber and even the rims. After an hour or so they finally found the perfect medium of ride height and guard clearance, in saying that it still scrubbed. After everything had been sorted we packed our belongings into several low and loud drift cars and set off to Suzuka. This was my first time driving a turbo car, as most of the drivers were completely wrecked after more than 12 hours of working on their cars the majority of them were passed out in the passenger seats. I was lucky enough to pilot Daniel’s SR20 C33. Cruising the Japanese highways alongside several other drift cars will be an experience I won’t forget.

May 27th, 2011

Here is a sneak peak of 1 of the many workshops we visited. One of the days I think I counted 14 workshops within a 7 hour period, each shop was reasonably short and quick but it was well worth visiting all the garages we did. Here is a photo I took at the very first workshop we visited one morning, it was called Auto Service which by the looks of things specialises in circuit cars, mainly GT-R’s. This specific GT-R was parked around the corner alongside the workshop so it was just asking for a photo. How aggressive is that rear spoiler. Ever since I rode in a 35 GT-R last year I was instantly addicted, I look forward to the day I own one myself.