June 15th, 2011

If you keep up to date with either our Facebook or Twitter you’ll know that we’ve continuously been posting images from Mitsuru – 326 Power all week. Over the past few days I’ve been trying pretty hard to smash posts from my latest trip to Japan which has made me think more and more about the country itself and what it has to offer. After the World Time Attack in the start of August I will hopefully be planning, if not heading to Japan very soon after that for a month or even longer. My next trip will definitely have 326 Power on my schedule along with the other amazing workshops Hiroshima and the southern region of Japan has on show. I’m not sure if it’s just me but every time I see a photo of a car that 326 Power have blessed it blows me away, literally I will stare at the screen and just swear inside my head (of course in a good way) I’ve seen some amazing cars and sights in Japan and could only imagine what visiting 326 Power would be like. Tracks such as Hiroshima stadium and Sekia Hills will also be a must. It will be a long and expensive trip, but one can dream can’t he?

From left to right: S15, C35 Laurel, GS300, Mazda 929, Infinity & Glorius parked casually out the front of Mitsuru Power in Hiroshima, Japan.

Above is an image taken by my good friend Christopher S Cain who lives in the northern region of New Zealand. Please do yourself a favour and check out his website and blog, I can assure you that you’ll get lost for hours through some amazing film archives from New Zealand & Japan.

June 14th, 2011

As I mentioned in the previous post there were a number of s-chassis at Meihan that had quite an older style of modifying to them. Here is the STP brown PS13 once again sporting 15″ wheels, bolt on fenders and a CA lip and if you haven’t already noticed the oil cooler hanging out of the front grill just like the bosozoku and kaido racers. Yeah this thing isn’t slammed to the ground and isn’t anywhere near hella-flush, in fact it has a huge amount of space between the tire and the guards but that is why I love Japan as there is so many different styles of modifying cars, if everyone had the same mind set there would be no variety and no choice. Thank god for the Japanese and their way of sporting cars.

June 14th, 2011

This particular PS13 from CADDY BROS caught my eye at the Meister Cup with it’s 90’s styling – 15″s, bolt on fenders and standard aero with what appears to be a CA lip. There were a few others with early model styling and even a little touch of NASCAR here and there which I will get around to posting very soon.

June 10th, 2011

This is what’d you expect to find in an AE86 workshop right? Hayashi love. Have a killer weekend everyone. x

June 9th, 2011

There are so many different positives to Japanese drifting however I think this is a major. Picture this. Arriving at a tight, short circuit based in the middle of a forest and hearing the high pitched revving of a carbureted 16V in a little hachi-roku. This was our opening drift day at Motorland Suzuka which is based in Suzuka itself, about 2.5 hours drive from Osaka city. The drivers name is Fumihiko Ogita and is in a team with another two AE86’s which goes by the name of Ise ☆ Works. Check out the feature here.

June 8th, 2011

Looking Levin Coupe. This car is driven by Asayan who is the owner of Looking Japan, it’s driven by a 16V 4-AGE producing 190ps. Both times visiting Japan I’ve come across cars I’ve only ever dreamt of seeing in person. The amount of publications this car has been in and the amount of media it’s seen is very high but that’s not going to stop me posting photos of it. I love the LED taillights.

June 7th, 2011

There are billions of nerves in your body. Most of them, your peripheral nerves, are like branches of a tree that spread out all over and transmit messages back to the trunk—your brain and spinal cord. When everything goes smoothly, your brain gets the info it needs so that you can move your muscles, recognize pain, and keep your internal organs working properly.

But when peripheral nerves get damaged, it’s another story: Walking could become challenging, you might experience unrelenting pain, or you could end up with a serious injury because you had no idea how hot that stove was.

An estimated 20 million Americans suffer from peripheral nerve damage, a.k.a. neuropathy, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. “Diabetes is the number one cause. Bad luck [meaning you inherited an anatomical defect] is number two. Repetitive motion and Lyme disease follow,” says Andrew Elkwood, M.D., a surgeon who specializes in nerve reconstruction at The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction in New York and New Jersey.

Other causes include sudden trauma (like a car accident), aging, vitamin deficiencies, heavy exposure to toxins (including alcohol, cancer medications, lead, mercury, and arsenic), and infections and autoimmune disorders like hepatitis C, diphtheria, HIV, Epstein-Barr, rheumatoid arthritis, and Guillain-Barré Syndrome. In some cases, there’s no known cause.

The good news is that nerve damage generally develops slowly, says Isha Gupta, M.D., an assistant professor of neurology at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine. That means you might be able to treat it before it worsens—but getting the right diagnosis isn’t always easy. Your best shot? See a doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms. Most symptoms can be treat after checking these nerve control 911 reviews.

1*-You feel numbness, tingling, or burning.

This sensation is an early sign of nerve damage, and may radiate from your hands or feet into your arms or legs, per the U.S. National Library of Medicine. “Compression of sensory nerves (often while sleeping) is relatively common, and symptoms such as numbness or tingling can be temporary,” says Dr. Gupta. But if the pins-and-needles feeling doesn’t go away, get it checked out.

2*-So you may get injured because you didn’t feel something you should have.

Sensory nerves are supposed to tell your brain that a surface is dangerous in some way, and if they’re not doing their job properly you could seem more accident-prone. If you have burns, cuts, or other trauma because you didn’t realize that you were touching something hot, sharp, or otherwise uncomfortable, see your doc, says R. Glenn Smith, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist at Houston Methodist.

3*-It’s difficult or impossible to move part of your body.
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If motor nerves are affected, then muscle weakness or even paralysis may occur, says Dr. Smith. These same symptoms could also indicate that there’s an underlying issue that needs urgent attention, so it’s best to head to the ER.

For instance, if this weakness or numbness comes on suddenly (particularly on one side of the body)—and you also experience sudden confusion, trouble walking or seeing, and a severe headache—you may be having a stroke, and you’ll need medical attention ASAP.

4*-There is pain running down just one leg.
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A constant sharp pain, burning, or tingling that starts in the lower back and travels down the back of your leg could mean that you have sciatica. This happens when the sciatic nerve—which runs from your lower back, to your hips, and down your legs—becomes compressed or damaged, either by a herniated disk in your spine or by a disease such as diabetes.

June 7th, 2011

Out of all the Skylines I personally feel  the R33 always seems to have the most hate. This particular one caught my eye and I think this type of style works wonders for the shape. Huge bodykit with large dished wheels such as these Work VSKF’s. This car was spotted at our first day at Meihan long with another 80 or so cars sitting in the pits, it was one of the very few R33’s in the field.

June 3rd, 2011

As I’m heading away over the weekend here is my final post for the week, we will be back on Sunday afternoon. Due to people frothing so much over the Team Magician R32 on the Facebook Page I thought it would be ideal to share some extra love with a desktop. I feel now days whenever you think of a pink drift car you immediately think of Team Burst or Nakamura so let’s bring back Team Magician.

Here you are, have a fun and safe weekend everyone. Download 1920×1200

June 2nd, 2011

Out of any other month this year this will be my busiest yet. Throughout June the remainder of my Japanese content will arise to the surface with more car features and drift days such as the Wreck `Em day at Meihan featuring Team Burst, Origin, Jesse Streeter, Supermade and many more. Also this month I will be giving you plenty of workshop tours throughout the Kansai region such as: Auto Select, Trial, Supermade and Jenesis to name a few. One more thing I’d like to kick off this month would be my behind the scenes articles from my recent trip with K-Tours, this will go through our day to day schedule over the two week period. Be sure to check out what else we have in store for this month here. For now, enjoy this photo of the R32 GT-R from Trial.