Category: Japan

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Encounter: アドバンステクニカル FD3S

As you know by now, Advance builds their shop cars specifically to take on Fuji Circuit.  Their FD, which they’ve been developing for some time now, is hands down the shop’s fastest build.  It’s able to lap Fuji Speedway in a very respectable 1’56; a lap time most street cars can’t touch.

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Encounter: クリスタルボディー横浜N286

Matt, Sekinei, and Yoshi spent the evening of August 6th roaming around Daikoku, taking in the sights as Corolla owners all over Kanagawa, and it’s surrounding areas celebrated 86 Day.  Matt shot a few images of this N2 hatch that was in the parking area.

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Event: Idlers 2015 12 Hour Enduro – Twin Ring Motegi V.2

Watching the beginning of the race unfold through my camera lens served as a great way to get me even more pumped up for my first outing on track.  I spent a good hour running back and forth between shooting in the paddock and watching lap times drop on the garage monitor as the drivers began warming up to the conditions.

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Event: Idlers 2015 12 Hour Enduro – Twin Ring Motegi V.1

Two weeks ago I made the not-so bad flight (I was lucky enough to snag a first class seat, so I slept the entire way) across the Pacific to Japan.  I would once again be driving with the RWB team in the Idlers 12 hour Enduro at Twin Ring Motegi.  This would be my second, non-consecutive, time both driving and photographing the event.  It had been 5 months since I was last in Japan covering Evome, and in all honesty I wouldn’t have been back until Winter if it wasn’t for this event.  The relationship that RWB has with Idlers and the people involved in both organizations are the key reason behind this event being so fun, not to mention well organized.  Aside from driving Porsche’s around Motegi (not sure I need any other reason), seeing the international involvement is reason enough to go.  Reuniting with people from all across the globe, and putting faces to names, is what makes this event so special to me.

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Encounter: Garage Infinity Metal-Model Silvia

The diversity of Idlers events is comparable to few other races.  Just one glance at the entry list reveals everything from old Citroen’s and Alfa’s to Honda’s, Toyota’s and of course plenty of Porsche’s.  Each entrant is interesting to check out as they compete in all levels of tuning, but none stood out to me more than this Silvia from Garage Infinity.