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.
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We’re back with more shots from the recent drift/grip festival hosted by Tec-Art’s at Nikko Circuit. Cars were divided into three classes, with practice sessions all morning, and competition in the afternoon. The event was also covered by Japanese tuning magazine G-Works, so our readers in Japan can look for that in their next issue. As for our photos, check the rest out below.
In the second part of our look at Hellaflush Japan, we’ll continue with the huge variety of cars on display at the show’s Fuji Speedway event area. Can’t hurt to kick things off with the infamous RB30DE-powered Carbon-Z from Rocky Auto, can it? This thing is just unreal!
Hellaflush’s first big event on Japanese shores was a huge success, to say the least. While its roots come directly from Japanese custom automotive culture, the term “hellaflush” was first associated with a scene that was technically born Stateside. That said, Japan may be the place where Hellaflush is at its biggest and best.
Last weekend’s Mooneyes All Odds show was a chance to see some interesting Japanese domestic models that have almost disappeared from roads in Japan. This meet-up was all about rare and unusual JDM rides, and there were a few great examples of models that I had never seen before in real life. …And speaking of meet-ups, keep an eye out for our report on Hellaflush Japan coming soon!
Dropped by Mobara Twin Circuit just long enough to catch a few practice rounds of the D1 Street Legal Central Division event. How about a quick look?
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.