March 4th, 2013

After spending a clear and warm Spring day at Meihan with Joel and Jesse we decided to stop a couple of times on the back into Osaka. After checking out Up Garage Joel and myself spotted GOING AUTOMOTIVE whilst sitting in traffic. Reversing at a set of traffic lights, dodging traffic in a noisy, body scraping R32 seemed to be nothing out of the ordinary so we parked up and checked out the classy cars they had for sale. This JZS161 was by far the coolest in the lot. Plenty more photos will be posted soon x

Joel Hedges x Jesse Streeter

August 8th, 2012

Heading to Japan with a handful of good friends was an awesome experience for 2 or so weeks. However when they left I was a little worried I’d get bored by myself and not know what to do at times. Yes, there were times like that but it was mostly exciting. A few days after my friends had headed back to Australia I decided to stay an extra week in Kansai to meet up with Jesse Streeter and his new room mate all the way from New Zealand – Joel Hedges (C’S GARAGE). After getting a couple of hours rest we woke up to a gorgeous Spring morning en route to Meihan Sports Land for a traditional そうこうかい track day. With Joel living in Japan just over 12 months he was pretty settled in to the lifestyle, to be more specific the car side of things. Up front is his R32 coupe and behind is Jesse’s other wall-rider, a Zenki S14 with a similar engine setup to his PS13. When I think back, these are some of the best days spent in Japan. Waking up before the sun rises, throwing all our gear in to the back of a drift car hoping it doesn’t get smashed. Sitting in a low and ridiculously loud car on the way to Meihan with a few pit stops. I remember this day very clearly. It was a moment where I had been in Japan for a few weeks, everything was starting to become quite regular, life was awesome. Riding in a slammed car making a deafening amount of noise along the expressway next to another gorgeous drift car. It is honestly such a cool feeling – and I wasn’t even driving! I have a bunch more photos from this day including a tonne of action. It wasn’t a huge turnout but there were a few D1SL guys practicing and tearing up. Be sure to stay tuned x

July 20th, 2011

Just when you thought this blog was all about drifting in Japan… By now, I’m sure the majority of you would know that the 2011 World Time Attack Challenge is just over 2 weeks away, 15 days to be precise. I thought I would whip out the external hdd and go through some images from the 2010 event which was crowned the best event throughout the entire year. Being only a few weeks out from such a big event, we’re constantly chasing and organising things almost every day and I have to say, I’m getting more and more excited every day.

This year will showcase the fastest Time Attack cars on the planet such as: Cyber EVO, Sierra Sierra EVO, Scorch Racing S15, The 53.6 second @ Tsukuba – Garage Revolution RX-7, Hi Octane R34 GT-R, Panspeed RX-7 and some tough Australian R35 GT-R’s. Sadly, the Cusco / Tomei WRX will not be competing this year, however the infamous Tarzan Yamada will be.

I will be flying into Sydney on the 1st of August with Matthew Malcolm to meet Mr. Kha and Mr. Carbonare, the Team NFS crew for this years WTAC. It’s not only the Experct Class I look forward to spectating and shooting but also the lower classes, it’s always good to see the comparison on the field between the classes.

The 2010 car that took out the event was of course the Cyber EVO with a stunning time of 1:30.587…

…which of course will once again be piloted by the one and only Tarzan Yamada.

Another Japanese driver that will be back in action at Eastern Creek is of course Kouta Sasaki – the driver of the vibrant yellow Panspeed FD3S RX-7 which I’m sure will lay down some very firm times this year.

With only 15 days to go I’m sure everyone involved in such a big event is starting to feel the pressure on their shoulders, whether you’re building cars or just heading down to shoot the event, I sure am getting very excited, and a little nervous for that matter. I’m sure thousands of people will be jumping on flights internationally and landing in the gorgeous city of Sydney on route for Eastern Creek, I really can’t wait! For constant updates from now until the event be sure to check out World Time Attack.