March 12th, 2012

When you think of Bihoku Circuit, I’m sure the majority of you think of the Highland layout which is the one above, yes the quick, snappy, 3rd gear entry that rides along a huge dirt bank that has claimed too many cars over the years. It was a last minute decision after dinner the night before that a few of us boys head down to Okayama from Sakai to Bihoku, which isn’t a short drive. Arriving nice and early at the circuit we basically had it all to ourselves besides another 4-5 cars, consisting of AE86’s, JZX and a KP61.

When you enter the gates to Bihoku you have to drive past this little circuit to get out the back where the Highland track is. I have never heard, or seen any photos of this particular track at Bihoku so I was super stoked when I saw it! Todd and I spent a few hours on this throughout the day, shooting in black and white film. The course is very tight from little crests that run through trees and extra tight hairpins. I can’t wait to show the rest of this set x

Bihoku

March 9th, 2012

So my last roll of film got developed last night thanks to Chris. It was the one and only roll I shot in black and white and I regret not shooting more – Illford HP5 400 B&W. Here is a preview shot of the roll.The vending machines outside the office at the Highland circuit, Bihoku, Okayama x

Bihoku Highland

January 17th, 2012

Bihoku Highland – Okayama, Japan x

A Quiet Day @ Bihoku Circuit

October 5th, 2011

On the second last day of our trip some of the boys were lucky enough to head down to Okayama where Bihoku Circuit is located on the peak of a gorgeous mountain. Incase you didn’t notice Okayama is located directly in between Osaka and Hiroshima and took about 3-3.5 hours from Osaka. Even though the circuit didn’ have many cars attend it was without a doubt worth the trip down, I’ve always wanted to visit this track and I’m glad I did.

This track really is nothing to what I was expecting, it is completely different in the flesh. First up in the pits we have a very standard looking JZX90 Chaser.

One of my favourite cars from the day was this Toyota Starlet KP-61 sitting on 14″ Longchamp XR4’s and Watanabe’s on the rear. The young fellow rocked up with his partner and his little bub for the day, what a cute car.

I was actually quite surprised of the temperature on this day, it was ridiculously hot. The majority of videos I’ve watched shows that the majority of the circuit is surrounded by several feet of snow but this day was the complete opposite and it wasn’t anywhere near summer time. Here are some of the drivers taking a break form the heat and spectating some of the Australian drivers. I can’t wait to get my film developed from this day and show you a lot more photos, not only from the B Circuit but the A one too! Stay tuned x