Event: Hot Version Live Shooting at Tsukuba v.2

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Continuing on with the coverage of Hot Version’s filming at Tsukuba Circuit, we’ll take a look at more of what the garages held, and also get a preview of some of the on-track action.  For video of the event, be sure to check out the JDM Clips channel.  So far we’ve seen a ton of RX-7′s, the majority of which were competing in Advan’s Amateur Tournament.  However, the main attraction over the weekend was without a doubt Hot Version’s N2 Race.  AE86 tuners from all over the country travel to compete in this annual event.  Check this one out getting a little sideways on track.  Click past the break to see more!

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Knowing that, you’d expect the variety of Trueno’s and Levin’s to be enormous; and you’d be right.  While the 86 gets older each year, it’s popularity as a tuning platform doesn’t seem to age at all.  Now that the FT-86 is released, we may see an even greater spike in popularity of it’s older sibling.

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It wouldn’t be a real 86 event without Tsuchiya present.  Here he is looking pretty nonchalant with one of the Hot Version guys.  He was in attendance driving his personal TRD 86.

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Here’s a little glimpse of what his car looks like.  It’s pretty sweet.  Built by Koshimizu Motor Sports, an AE86 specialized tuner in the Ibaraki Prefecture.

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All throughout the paddock, tuners were preparing their cars for the N2 race.  Tsukuba always has such a laid back, friendly, but still competitive atmosphere – exactly what Japanese motor sport events are all about.

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The SS Work’s Team car looked all buttoned up and ready to hit the track.  I really like the massive body work done to this car.

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The Techno PRO Spirit nicely built 86.  TPS supports your motor sport activity.  TPS may or may not be more iconic for their MR-S builds.

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This bronzed Trueno was one of my favorite.  Great color theme and I really like the Voltex GT wing on the hatch.

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It was nice to see a couple coupes thrown into the swarm of hatchbacks.  This one in particular was awesome – built by Garage K [NA].

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This hatch takes the trophy for coolest paint, engine bay and all.  Even the valve cover was rocking matching paint.  To top it off it was turbocharged.

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WORKS for me.  How about you?  Needs massive diffuser.  Check out all the gauges in the cabin.

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I love this picture, and not just because I’m a sucker for coupes.  It kind of sums up the atmosphere.

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I like to see the cars that are sitting on 4 jack stands with now wheels.  It seemed to be a pretty common site.  I guess it’s the only alternative with no lift!

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As you noticed in the first post, 86′s weren’t the only car present.  Also on site were drift cars; like this Garage Selection S15.

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A nice variety of cars, all ready to go out on track.  With this particular set, what do you think they will be doing….drift!~

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Nice Silvia on polished Emotion’s, and what looks like super low seat rails…

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Why not one more RX7 for kicks?  I’m diggin’ the exposed rivets on these time attack cars.

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Smoke screen at Tsukuba!

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The awesome in this picture is on a level that I can’t describe.  Advan’s NSX getting a little loose on track.

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Let’s not leave out the sedan’s that want to have some fun!  Remember, for some video footage of this event, be sure to stop by JDM Clips on the regular.  I’ll leave it here for tonight – gotta get to sleep.  There’s plenty more from this event to look forward to though, as well as some coverage of the first Super Taikyu Test Day!  Big things happening, so stay with us – thanks for visiting!

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