higashi-osaka in the afternoon with yamaguchi-san from carmakeacross. 800KG K20 EK with plenty of carbon fibre x

Toyota MZ10 Sharknose Soarer

August 3rd, 2012

It was my second last weekend in Japan that Park and I came across a small group of Kaido Racers at トモベ P.A. We were actually on our way to Tsukuba Circuit for the Idlers meet with Nakai-San. After hanging around the PA for a few hours a few other amazing cars rocked up before they got back onto the expressway. After that we stopped again and caught up with some more cars before they took off to Fukushima for a large meeting. We ended up about 60km’s past Tsukuba turn off but it was all worth it. Here is one shot I got of a MZ10 Sharknose Soarer. These guys were super cool and really laid back. Once again, I took way too many photos of these cars and can’t wait to show you more! Have a killer weekend everyone.

Engines are made at Toyota’s specialized engine factories. The Kamigo Plant and Shimoyama Plant make engine parts and put them together into engines. Engine parts are also made at other Toyota factories and by Toyota’s suppliers, check out this site if you need some parts to repair your car.

January 19th, 2011

Building nothing but unbelievably well balanced cars, John Dollison from Ausoku rocked up with this midnight purple PS13 at the previous Autumn Matsuri.

2 weeks prior to the Autum Matsuri, the car was looking far from this, in fact it wasn’t even a rolling shell. The Kansai boys worked continuously day and night in preparing the car for 3 days of non-stop drifting I’m sure John got to know the car quite well during the 11 hour drive from Osaka to Nihonmatsu.
I remember working on some images one night at the Urban Hotel and hearing a couple of rumbling cars enter the street. Looking down from the 5th level onto a side street in Japan with this PS13 alongside Shane Bingham’s 180SX and Erin’s C33 was pretty surreal. Shortly after they parked up, a group of guys with a 100% standard AE86 parked at the local 7-11 sprinted over and were completely loosing it over the cars! I feel so privileged that I was able to not only shoot the car, but have access to the West course 西 回路 at Ebisu Circuit. It will definitely be a day to remember. I look forward to seeing it hit the mountain again in 3 months time for the Spring Matsuri!