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 :

Enjoi – Mata 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

Daikoku Futo

“Just follow the C1 all the way till you see signs for the C2.. then head off towards Yokohama Park and the k4″… you’ll soon know when you get there.

This was my first time at Daikoku, and I was more than impressed. The amount of cars for the turn out before the Salon was pretty epic! Full of some super sweet rides! All things from super slammed VIP rollers, to Drifto and Grip weapons to the Bosozuka them selfs..

I got a video on the samsung of those guys basically annoying everyone there. What a noise they made! So when the police turned up, they made a scarp and heading back up onto the wangan.

When we left they had all been caught! Well.. thats what we thought, I was speaking to Dino yesterday and word on the street was that one of them fell off their bike.. a passanger, who was 90% likely to be female, So.. thats a bit rubbish.

For those who dont know what Daikoku Futo is. Its basically a giant PA (Parking Area) off the Wangan (Express Way  / Motorway) Which links Tokyo to Yokohama. This is basically the same as a UK Service station on the M6. But 10x the size, and an attraction to all things car related. Many companies / teams and shops organise meets here at Daikoku with some of the biggest names in the market showing face for certain events.

Now though, the police seem to be in force to boot everyone out rather early on.

After the Daikoku meet, Neil asked me to jump back into the Fit and head off up onto the wangan towards Tokyo. We hit up some more PA’s containing some sheer amazing cars, chatting away about how it is to actually live here with jobs, flats and the likes.

Was all a tad odd to me, I mean there was a fully prepped time attack NSX sitting next to me, a time attack FD3S, among a shed load of other amazing cars.. stuff like big single R34’s and then a ‘mint’ condition yellow RX7 rolled up and parked up.. and it just seemed the norm. . . After some more driving and a quick Wangan battle with his R33 v-Spec (he won) we found ourself’s at yet another PA and got some food / drinks, checked out the other cars and then got into some banter with the Japanese lads.

The white 14 you see was owned by Tsuji since 1996. He’s a grip driver running a T28 bb turbine, HKS full Hi-Power system and show’s his stuff up at Ebisu, I showed him the Ichigo to which he approved and we jumped back in and cruised home to the C1 for some tokyo win.

Was the best night of my Japanese experience so far.. off to bed though, Salon’s done with. Not anything amazing imo, worse than last year but was to be expected. Off to Up Garage tomorrow morning then Autobacs (again) then Ebisu drifting on Wednesday with Andy.

So far.. this place, the cars.. the food, the girls, the drifters… the gaijin.. are all full of utter WIN!.. the only let down? Was Nomuken.. that boy’s a bit of twat.


Mint’s JDM Fit

Here’s a snap of my G Ride sitting in some Tokyo Backstreets along side Neil’s R33 GTR V-Spec.

Snapping in the directions for the sat nav, since its all in Japanese.. Ian decided to press .. everything, he was pro by the end of the night, however his route home including swinging past every shop, bank, petrol station, garden.. house… carpark, taxi rank.. etc .. etc, So as you can imagine, it was useless!

Ultimate win. Was great to be behind a wheel of a car again instead of all these trains.

Ja Ne!

Daikoku Futo Salon Meet

One pic for now.

oooh… this thing is noice! Off to get some washing done, we got to check out Cyrstal before the salon! WOOT!