February 14th, 2011

When cars weren’t drifting, they were racing. The RunFree AE86’s were absolutely amazing to watch scoot around Mobara Twin Circuit at MSC last year. The schedule was planned perfectly, full of entertainment which lead you to never lay eyes off the circuit. The perfect combination of drifting, team battles, triple class and grip I can easily say it’s the best event I’ve attended to, to date. I’m looking forward to going back to Japan in 10 weeks time. Hopefully all my content from Novembers trip will last until then.

February 12th, 2011

February 10th, 2011

February 8th, 2011

The day I left Ebisu I spotted this PS13 hiding outside the Power Vehicles shed.

February 7th, 2011

February 7th, 2011

February 4th, 2011

February 1st, 2011

Note the red paint, pink wheels and the black flames. Not many cars can pull this combination off. For this aggressive Mark II we can make a small exception. One of the coolest 100’s I’ve seen in real life.

January 27th, 2011

Cars that choose to take on the not-so forgiving walls of Minami generally mean they can steer. I was a bit iffy seeing this little Trueno hatch drive out for the first time. 10 minutes in, my jaw was dragging the bitumen. If there was a stand out car that was smashing Minami, in a good way it would have to be this little AE86. I remember standing inside the pits and watching it hop over the jump, screaming past the wall. Each time I had to either cover my ears and or look away, I’ve never heard a car this loud before.

Exiting off the wall, entering into the tight left corner he gained unbelievable amounts of angle every single time. One reason why he was such a standout was definitely his level of consistency. Note; his facial expressions.

January 25th, 2011

As I continue to dig up photos from the Autumn Matsuri, I came across this set of images of the Kansai boys when they entered Ebisu. Yes, more photos of John’s PS13, but I can’t get enough. This is one of my favourite photos of the car. Just chilling in the touge car park, overlooking the East Course surrounded by a dozen missiles.

Here, Shane’s quad-bike which he uses to scoot around the mountain to not only save petrol in the car but to have some fun! Oh and John’s car sneaking in the background. Damn Hoshino’s rock!

Erin from JDM Garage arrived in this C33 Laurel. Within an hour of there arrival I was in the car having a blast on the Driftland course, only to find a boost leak, which was an easy fix! The car has had an engine swap from an RB20 to an SR.

Drift Kansai, gathered.

Be sure to check out; K-Tours Osaka, Drift Kansai & Auszoku. There are limited spots left for Spring Matsuri with K-Tours Osaka, ran by Erin from JDM Garage.