Mobara circuit, about two hours east of Tokyo, was the location for the final round of MSC-hosted competitions this year. The event was judged by professional drivers, including the world famous Orido Manabu who also got a bit of track time in his Ridox Supra. There were individual, tsuiso (chase) style, and triple tsuiso team events, with plenty of non-stop action throughout the day.
Tag Archives: Ae86
AE86 tuning shop Tec-Art’s hosted an open track day at Nikko Circuit. There was an interesting variety of cars that turned up for the event, which split the track time between drift and grip. The weather was a bit sketchy at times, but there was no shortage of circuit action. Some highlights after the jump.
We’re back with Part II of our HachiRock 2011 coverage, celebrating what many feel is one of Japan’s most legendary automobiles. Hachi-roku (and hachi-go!) owners, joined by their families and friends, came from all over Japan to share their side of AE86 life. Continue reading
One of Japan’s largest gatherings of eight-five and eight-six owners took place this week in the hills near Tokyo. It was amazing to see such a huge variety of cars come out of the woodwork, turning up by the hundreds.
With Rauh Welt-Begriff mania taking the spotlight at Tsukuba Circuit’s most recent Idlers Games, you’d think the other cars that turned up would fade into the shadows. That didn’t turn out to be the case at all, as there was plenty of variety to hold your attention while the Porsches took a break to cool down.
Though the hills of Japan have seen quite a lot of action since last November’s Autumn Drift Matsuri at Ebisu circuit, my first taste of the Japanese drift scene hasn’t faded from my memory in the slightest. It shouldn’t be news to anyone in the drift world that Ebisu holds legendary status as the mecca for an entire global culture. Continue reading
Welcome Track to Street’s newest correspondent based in Japan, Park Baker. He will be covering all the grass roots action in Japan and anything else interesting automotive related. The Track to Street international crusade is beginning… Watch this space!