Event: NDF Winter Cafe 2014 V.3

    To be honest I’ve completely lost track of any sort of timeline that existed for this event, so continuing coverage of the NDF Winter Cafe Umihotaru takeover, part 3 will be… Continue reading

Event: NDF Winter Cafe 2014 – Constant Fun Casual Snaps

  Before we left to Umihotaru I gave young Matt this 1600 speed disposable camera I found on the clearance rack at a convenience store in Yokohama.  The goal, since Matt is so… Continue reading

Event: 2014 NDF Winter Cafe V.2

    Continuing coverage of the 2014 Winter Cafe with more shots of the cars on level 3 of the PA.  Again, so many cars were coming and going, that it was hard… Continue reading

Event: NDF Winter Cafe 2014 V.1

After I had gotten back home to Yokohama after this year’s Winter Cafe I was nothing short of exhausted.  Around 330am, I sat down on the couch with Sekinei and we talked a… Continue reading

One Shot: Garage Work Birthday Hijinx

  Last week Sekinei and I stopped by Garage Work to surprise Tora-san for his birthday.  We ended up hanging out for a few hours talking about Attack and various aspects of FF… Continue reading

Event: Private Testing At Ebisu With The CSG

  Last week the CSG boys and a couple friends rented out the Nishi course at Ebisu for some testing.           Mainly so Hara-san could test out the new… Continue reading

Encounter: Desperado – 山口さんの993

      This bright (Mexico/Riviera?) blue Porsche caught my eye the other night, I think mainly because of the color, but also I’ve always liked the way 993’s look with GT2 aero. … Continue reading

Feature: The 86 Hiro – Steve Nakamura’s Take on the FRS

The last time I talked to Steve in person was at Autocon back in…April, I believe?  Anyway, for the 30 or so minutes we chatted, he had mentioned wanting to put his 15″… Continue reading

Editorial: Blueprint – An Exploration in Japanese Aesthetic

    The first time I went to Japan was in 2006, and believe it or not, it had nothing to do with cars.   Growing up I became enthralled with the country… Continue reading

Encounter: Yokohama Underground – ガレージマック

  One bonus of setting out to shoot a car for a magazine is that you’ll always end up with ancillary shots not used in the feature.  I was organizing some of my… Continue reading

Event: Skyline Owner’s Battle – Sodegaura Forest Raceway V.1

    This past weekend, the annual Skyline Owner’s Battle event was held at Sodegaura Forest Raceway, Chiba.  The name of the event has always been a little misleading however, because in actuality… Continue reading

Garage Life: Fate’s Cruelty – Kristian’s Late Season Engine Trouble

  “Diligence is the mother of good fortune.”   Before I jumped into the coverage Sekinei got of this past weekend’s Skyline Owner’s Battle, I wanted to address an issue closer to home. … Continue reading