Old skool

Its been sooooooo long since I have posted on here – I need to change that, Got photos to edit and im off to Japan in August for the Matsuri and the G1GP. More to come on that.

I have been in London with TK – I messed about with some pictures while we were getting drunk.

mmm i miss this. OEM Arch flared… WIN!

Ja Ne

Tokyo Auto Salon – Part 2 of 4

Im STILL yet to post these up from last trip – Here’s the second part of 4.

Here’s another batch..

Domo..

UPDATE: Kyle’s DC2 & Jordan’s NA8

Last two weekends have been busy ones. Involving fitting 2 set’s of coilovers and fitting various wheels. Not to mention the odd arch rolling service via some handy trolley jack handles.

Last Saturday we had Kyle’s teg up first. Rolling round on what we thought were OEM Shocks & springs.. I was very surprised to see.. ‘HKS’ Stamped, On springs all round! That explains the over stiff ride his DC had going on. Shame it didn’t mend the crazy space hopper height! Not to worry, Armed with a brand new set of BC Coilovers and a blow torch.. We cracked on with the job in hand!

Alas; I took nil snaps of the work being done.. as, well; I was doing the work :p So instead. Some snaps of the end results.

Here we have a snap of Jordan’s XXR02′s – 15×8 ET0. Very nice fit on an MX5 with a slight roll and flare.

Read on for more photos from the day…

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Its FUGA Time!..

Well – Its been a while huh! Sorry for the lack of updates, In the time away I have collected a good selection of photos from Japan which should tie me over until the G1GP Event at Ebisu. Anywho, I wanna share some snap’s from a Nissan Fuga meet I attended in Japan with my good friend Neal and some of our other friends.

There’s no point in Simply re writing shit, So i’ll add up the photo’s and hot link you to the feature of on NICO (Nissan Infinity Car Owners)

Its the first time I got a chance to come across these 4 door machines in person.

I also got the chance to do a real shoot on Neals R33 GTR V-Spec. This car is CLEAN! (Note, You can just make out the ‘Scarab’ Sticker on the back there.)

At one of the PA’s We got talking to another group of people who had some really nice rides!

Aw snap!

And of course.. Some awsum shots from flying along on the Wangan!

Here’s the rest of the photos!

The link for the Nico review can be found here : http://www.nicoclub.com/archives/nissan-fuga-meet.html

Enjoi – Mata Ne!

Tokyo Auto Salon – Part 1 of 4

Well its taken almost 1 entire year, however Iv FINALLY now edited up HALF of the Photo’s from this years Tokyo Auto Salon based in Chiba.

Presents, Part 1 of 4.

Iv got the other half of these to upload tonight followed by Sundays photo’s to edit! Massive. In the mean time check out http://www.noonefresher.com, Were hosting a JZX Tribute week!

Mata Ne!

Its that time of year again..

Well thats the first drop of snow now hitting the little village of Alford once again. The MX will be moved into the drive way as of tomorrow, and wont be out to play unless its for some late night streeto bashings.

Of course with the snow usually comes lots of other things, such as bad driving, many accidents, delayed flights, terrible road conditions and of course last but not least Mr good ol’ Santa J Claus. I was looking through some photo’s today archived under ‘random’ and came across some pictures from when I sent myself home some gifts to open .. from UP Garage, Japan.

Or something like that ;) Im off back to Japan shortly for another stunt, some more shopping and some drifting. I plan on heading to visit some garages chiba based to get an insight on some of the worlds most famous cars on the scene at the moment – So keep tuned.

Iv babbled on before about UP Garage alot before, so i’ll try restrain myself. For those not in the know, UP Is a chain of stores based through out Japan. They deal with second hand car parts and of course the usual found new ‘tat’ most would title, they’d likely to see in their own Halfrauds. Some title the place ‘Mark UP!’ with some of the prices being pretty crazy, and op for places such as Cyrstal or Yellow Hat. However in my experience, UP hasnt let me down so far.. and i’ll spent alot of wedge on their stuff! Including the rims im rolling on.

Im a little un interested in what others have to think about things like this, Iv been to Yellow Hat and Cyrstal and I far prefer UP!

This little pick up belong’d to the owner of this Tokyo Based UP and the 14 was his co-worker. I got speaking to them both and they told me the pickup is drifted alot, hard. Thats what I like to hear.

Can ya guess what it is yet? :) One of the many boxes exported home full to the brim with Japanese toys and parts.. For cars I dont even own haha.

So anyway – With the snow now falling, snowboard season is upon us and we have hills to ride. Take care to all out there driving these conditions, and I wish you all a Merry Christmas!

-Minto San

JAE 2010

Here’s JAE in photos from how I seen the weekend. Or didnt as the case may be.

The JAE Weekender, Something we as a group have been going to for a long time now! First off joining other clubs such as the Honda Tech UK stand, The Lexus Owners club and then finally a few years ago; The first ‘Minty Fresh’ stand! Last year we went under the JDMtas name and we took home the gold for Best club of the show 2009!

We entered again this year under JDMtas and had a cracking time away! Spawned over several days down in sunny Kettering, We started our long wekeend off with an early morning wake up call on the Thursday. With about 30+ members we took sale to the roads and begun our 9 hours drive south!

The drive didnt take too long to be honest, or it didnt seem so. There was pretty much no break downs or problems other than some people falling behind, others getting off at the wrong services or missing their turn off and the likes, but it was rather smooth.

We got to JAE to find, There was no ‘Low Bawler Entrance’ which we had been promised from last year.. so the MX5 got stuck on several speed mountains, which was a shame and didnt do my sump any favours!

For those who didnt go, you missed a fair weekend – There cant be much more said about this event, other than JDMtas getting 2 black flags by the Friday… Sorry John! First being with Dan doing some sideways entrance as he finally got down.. the second with my reversing into a fellow club’s banner. Bad times, however bills were paid, hands were shook and we got on with the weekend! Was a cracker of a time!

This car right here did it for me – Once id seen this, All other cars just seemed tame. A Toyota Chaser JZX100. The only 100 at the show and i fell in love! Rest as you see it!…

 

-Ja Ne!

Some of the MAZDA

Here’s a rather little collection of the latest shots of the MX5.  Some taken from JAE and just before it. I’ll let the snaps do the talking!

Really am enjoying this little car now – It drifts really well, and a change from the run of the mill S-body that the drift days seem to fill up with. Some more power and more lock and i think we could be onto a winner here!

AL from Alscarstuff and myself got talking the other night – Were planning on under going some ideas over the winter months, Tubbing the front archs, Engine out and possibly something in its place… the ideas of either a V8, Boosted 20b or even just an SR could be on the cards. Keep tuned to find out.

As for the Japan side of things, myself and the other half plan on getting our TEFL course dialled in before the year is up, and i will be flying back over on the 2nd of January for another short period of time and to check out the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon. Hopefully weather allowing I should be able to get back up to Ebisu to get some drifting done and up to Misawa to meet up with the Gaijin Drift possy. Word on the street of Mitto coming over to show me some of the low down in good old Osaka aswell. Keep an eye out!

p.s. Theres also a rouge photo for Kyle too :0

- Ja Ne

JDMtas Presents : Crail in HD

A small preview edited up from Thacko himself of myself drifting the MX5 at Crail – Last SXOC Drift Day!

Watch it – Love it – Share it!

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ALS CAR STUFF SHOTS

Pics thanks to AL from over at alscarstuff.wordpress.com, This blog is one of my all time fav’s at the moment! With constant world wide shouts from random stance owned Japanese owners clubs, to american bawler blogs like Speedhunters, ALS getting the good word! Iv just edited up these for us.

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