SuperMade Gloria

April 5th, 2012

Shirtstuckedin is where all my Japanese content ends up, don’t get me wrong, however I don’t feel it is necessary for feature cars as such. In saying that I’m all for featuring cars, having a closer look what lies beneath but I don’t think it really fits here. For this post, on the SuperMade SR20 Nissan Gloria it’ll be a handful of photos for you to simply enjoy to see what this gorgeous car is made up of. A company such as SuperMade definitely leaves people hanging, wanting to know more about the car, so here you go.

Compared to the S15 the Gloria hasn’t had such a big impact on the internet, in saying that I think it is just as cool, if not groovier. Why? Well in comparison to an S15 it isn’t as popular of course so when one is done to this standard it really makes you respect the hard work that has gone into it.

Filling the guards are a complete set of 18″ Work Meister’s in a contrasting black with the white, pearl paint.

The Y34 has had a bit of a change from the regular 2.5 litre. A well-built SR20DET has been installed. The power figures, I’m unsure but it definitely doesn’t hesitate when on the track.

It was quite surreal shooting the car as the sun was setting at Meihan Sports Land, some of the photos were by far my favourite from the trip last year.

Inside, two BRIDE seats have been fitted, a kevlar version for the driver and a lower model for the passenger side.

Up front there are a few minor changes such as another handbrake, power FC and a few gauges, apart from that the Y34 still remains partially in tact.

As stated above the Y34 not only looks groovy parked up but produces an awesome look when it’s drifting at Meihan. Both the S15 and Y34 came to the Wreck `Em day parked up but I think Yoshida-san felt as if he had to show us a lap or two. Lucky I had the camera ready!

This, is by far my favourite shot. The painter from SuperMade in front of the Glorious Y34. I had about 7 minutes to shoot this car and about 10 to shoot Jesse’s PS13. T- 21 days x

Wreck `Em Meihan Day

March 24th, 2012

The Wreck `Em Meihan drift day was a day where we were up at 3:30am and home by 8:00pm. A day where over 30gbs of memory cards were filled with awe-inspiring cars. A day where the boys on the tour drove Meihan Sports Land for the first time and for some of us, rode in with the best drivers in Japan. After all the drifting we were blessed with a gorgeous, spring sunset over the track which lead to some pretty dramatic photos. Here are a few from the afternoon.

Walking back from shooting the SuperMade SR Gloria I captured this shot, the lighting was so spot on.

Walking back, I spotted MeZ filming the Team Burst family, chatting and having a few jokes. Here is one of the drivers throwing one of the kids in the air. I am so, so fortunate to have spent a whole day hanging out with these guys, they’re definitely more than a fucking crazy drift team that’s for sure.

One of the statements Nakamura-san gave us at the end of the interview was “Lets go back to the mountains in the Osaka prefecture” where he was caught street drifting back in early 2011. Note, the smiles on peoples faces!

Here is a shot of Jesse’s beige beauty sitting in the sunset alongside Ewan’s Cresta from Nagoya.

As the presentations got set up the SuperMade gang were positioned in a perfect spot! Here is Jesse standing behind the Gloria checking out the picturesque sunset.

The SuperMade S15 was screaming out for photos all, day, long. I couldn’t get enough of the 15″ Work CR-01s.

Nakamura-san, fellow from SuperMade, Kuroi-san from M-BROS, Taguchi-san from T-Welding, Shane and Kazuya-san from B-West having a laugh.

Another glamerous shot of the low and wide Gloria from SuperMade with a bunch of gaijin to back it up.

Kazuya-san having a chat about the days efforts with Team Burst, just have a look at his hand gesters.

In most videos you’ll see this little guy, you probably don’t take much notice but he is the person in control of the cars entering the track. Next time you watch a video at Meihan look out for him with the yellow or checkered flag just in front of the control tower.

Here is Yuu-san and his girlfriend during the presentations, a very good friend of Jesse’s and an unbelievable driver too.

To end the day, the Gloria exiting Meihan with blurred cherry blossoms. Meihan really is a fantastic circuit with a very relaxed and friendly vibe. 5 weeks today until I’ll be back in Japan x

Supermade S15

February 28th, 2012

Over the past few weeks I have been traveling around the world, departing from Australia to India, and then Bangkok, Thailand for a 3 day stop over. Prior to leaving a full feature of the one and only super slick S15 built by Takanori Yoshida from Supermade from southern Japan. This year a lot more doors are beginning to open which are quite exciting, as of now I won’t say too much but expect to see a full, detailed feature of this machine some time next month in print.

Looking and sifting through these photos everyday makes me more and more excited to get back to Japanese soil x

D1GP Supermade Onevia

November 8th, 2011

During my time in Japan I have been lucky enough to be faced one on one with a few D1GP cars, I even attended the final round of D1GP Street Legal around this time last year at the Tsukuba 1000 Circuit, if you look back through the pages on the blog you’ll find heaps of snaps. I have to say it’s so awesome seeing a D1GP car nowadays such as the Supermade Onevia still rocking 15″ wheels. The amount of speed and grip this car has is mind blowing.

The car itself is just so photogenic.

November 7th, 2011

The Supermade S15 sitting on 15″ Work CR01’s. Once we hit 10,000 fans on Facebook I will post a full feature on this Silvia created by Yoshida-san. Shirtstuckedin Facebook.

Supermade D1GP PS13

November 7th, 2011

When the Supermade S15 and Gloria rocked up to our Meihan Drift Day I seriously didn’t think the day could improve from there, until the D1GP Onevia rolled in. You might remember seeing some footage of this car in my Meihan 2011 video which you can watch here. Stay tuned for more photos of the engine bay and of this bad boy on the track!