Category Archive: Japan

Feature: Utilitas Special – Ikegaya-san’s DR30

  Aficionado; probably the most appropriate term when trying to describe Ikegaya-san.   Referring to of course his passion of the DR30 and Landcruiser; two extremely different automobiles that, somehow or another, are… Continue reading

Encounter: Super Now 997 GT3 RS

    Super Now; an eccentric parts company located in Saitama that focuses mainly on the RX7 and rotary components, but dabbles in many other platforms.  To the average enthusiast, probably not the… Continue reading

Encounter: トトまるエボ – The Push For 57

    “Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love,… Continue reading

Locale: Unlimited Works’ Kazuhiro Sato – Evolution’s Tailor

        If by chance you found yourself driving on the Hachioji Highway in Kitamachi, West Yokohama, there’s a possibility that you may catch sight of a bright red building in… Continue reading

Locale: Misato Quick Stop – Zest Racing

  It seems like such a long time ago, although it was only a few months, that Sekinei and I made the quick drive up to the Misato area to visit Zest Racing. … Continue reading

Encounter: いぢりさんの白い友人

    Sekinei stopped by Daikoku this past weekend for the first time in quite awhile.  It just so happens that Idjiri-san and his friend ‘Sardony’ had cruised through as well.  I’ve posted… Continue reading

Feature: Suwa Tomoki’s AE86 – A Friendly Rivalry

    上杉 治憲 (Uesugi Harunori), a Japanese Daimyo of the Azizuki clan, king of samurai, was quoted as once saying, “なせばなる”; in English, “If you take action, it will become.”  It’s an… Continue reading

Encounter: ルージュ浪人

    In the empty back lot of Fuji Speedway, interceding between the rolling green hills and the cloud engulfed mountains, we encountered this lone NSX; parked almost as if to add to… Continue reading

Event: NDF x CPK6 x Maruyama Summer Civic Meet

    A month or so ago Maruyama-san had got together with Sekinei and organized a Civic meet at Daikoku PA that was to be held last weekend.  The original idea came about… Continue reading

Event: 7’s Meeting Fuji Speedway

    July 7th marks a day in Japan that RX7 owners and enthusiasts rejoice almost religiously.  It’s a day of celebration of a lineage of car that has had an impact on… Continue reading

Encounter: ガレージマック! – Motor Games Fuji

    Our partners over at Garage Mak put on a very impressive display at Motor Games last weekend at Fuji.  Amemiya’s S15 looked particularly great on the new Enkei RS05RR.   その後、程なくして、Formura… Continue reading

Event: Motor Games 2014 – Scorched Fuji

    ピットの端まで来るとUnder Suzukiさんの S15 BodykitをUpgradeなさったので、是非とも取材したかったのですが、Except Rear aeroeffectのみ写真OKとの事だから、RearはWTAC Australiaまで 秘密にしてとの事なので、Detailはありません。     Another draw of Motor Games was the World Time Attack Challenge Japan, which was a spin off of the famous WTAC Australia that’s… Continue reading