March 20th, 2011

Nigel Petrie from ENGINEEREDTOSLIDE RPS13 prior to our Japan trip last year.

March 8th, 2011

December 27th, 2010

December 25th, 2010

As Nigel and I arrived at Nikko Circuit for the second time within 48 hours, we were greeted by an un-countable number of gorgeous s-chassis smashing around the track. Along with the SB Corporation S15 this aggressive, candy, apple red zenki S14 caught my eye as it dropped 3-wheeled entries into the first corner at Nikko. The car looked extremely mean as it clicked 3rd gear to link the back section. If only I could explain how this SR sounded against the giant cliff-face at the back of the circuit, so raspy and so responsive.

In the sun, the candy red paint sparkled a pretty orange colour. This is really what I was planning on seeing in Japan, I am really glad Nigel and I took the time to drive 170km/s south from Nihonmatsu to Utsunomiya. It was quite a shock seeing the circuit whilst travelling along the highway.

Right before the car reached the tighter section, the car was well on full boost, as you can see.

December 22nd, 2010

On the first day, we made our way into the centre region of Tokyo City, planning to visit both garages and shops such as Super Autobacs. The previous night, being our first night in Japan we were unable to find any accommodation, therefore we slept in the car in between a number of rice fields. Definitely one to remember. Arriving in Tokyo earlier than expected, it turned out we had about 3 hours to kill before anything opened. Most shops open around 11:00am in the morning, rather than 7:30-8:00 here in Australia. We took the time to walk a few kilometres around the city. Crossing paths with thousands of businessmen and women this image captured the early morning rush perfectly in my eyes.

December 20th, 2010

On the way home from Nikko Circuit, Nigel and myself came across this card yard on the side of the road. The first car that caused us to pull over was this FC RX7, so we parked the car and had a closer look. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. It’s honestly unbelievable how many cool cars you see anywhere and everywhere in Japan. There where a number of cars throughout the yard, but it wasn’t particularly large. A number of JZX’s and a couple of RX7’s which I snapped off with the last couple exposures of film.

Jumping back in the car about to leave, out the back was the old BN Sports FD parked up amongst a huge amount of carbon aero. It’s so amazing seeing a car this famous just parked up in a car yard late at night. I didn’t have a pop-up flash or even an external flash on me at the time, so I’m really happy I had my little film camera handy to capture these amazing machines.

December 6th, 2010

November 21st, 2010

November 19th, 2010

As I’m listening to Japanese hip-hop i’m finding it extremely hard to believe the 3 week trip to Japan has unfortunately come to an end.

Over the 3 week period, the amount of driving, cars, workshops and sights we saw was truly spectacular, we wouldn’t of had it any other way. Each day of the trip became the best day of my life, the amount of cars we saw was sometimes too much. Experiencing such events and witnessing such cars in real life is really overwhelming especially when you’ve been dreaming of seeing for years and years. Plenty of photos to come guys!

I plan on going back as soon as possible. That place has definitely left it’s mark on me.

Casey.

November 14th, 2010