Encounter: Seek and You Shall Find – A FIT

. I can’t even remember what day it was, but last month we swung by Seeker on a whim to see what they had cooking.  If you’re not familiar with Seeker, well, click… Continue reading

Close-Up: Diamond in Ogikubo – Type One Tuned S2000

. Spoon Sports: a staple of the Honda tuning community.   Any time I travel to Japan I make it a point to try and visit Spoon and Type One because, well, it’s Spoon. … Continue reading

One-Shot: Koinobori at Twin Ring Motegi

  . During ‘Golden Week’ in Japan, it’s typical to see carp-shaped streamers flying in the wind.  These special flags are called 鯉幟, or ‘Koinobori’.  These are traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate 端午の節句… Continue reading

Event: Super GT Round 2 – Throwdown at Fuji Speedway v.3

. In two weeks the Super GT teams will make their way over to Malaysia for the third Round of the series that takes place at Sepang International Circuit.  So, that means I… Continue reading

Close-Up: Type One Toyota FT-86….?

. Yeah, that’s right – another FT-86 post.  So I posted on the NDF Facebook page a few weeks back picture of a FT-86 wheel with Spoon calipers attached.  Needless to say it… Continue reading

Encounter: Advan Toyota FT-86

. One of the cool things about going to a race event in Japan, is all the other things that come along with it. Good food, merchandise and car part vendors, free goodies,… Continue reading

Event: Super GT Round 2 – Throwdown At Fuji Speedway v.2

. We continue the coverage of Super GT Round 2 from about the middle of the race.  By now I had wandered myself around the better half of the track and started making… Continue reading

Event: Super GT Round 2 – Throwdown At Fuji Speedway v.1

. Nothing can short change the excitement of a good road race.  Rapidly changing weather conditions, split second decisions, class differences, mental fatigue, and constant overtaking all combine to create an environment that… Continue reading

Encounter: Spoon Sports FN2 at Type One

. I caught this Spoon FN2 parked outside the Type One shop in Ogikubo.  It’s a car I’ve seen before around here, but it is rare none-the-less.  Japan initially imported just over 2,000… Continue reading

Close-Up: Auto Gallery Yokohama – GT-R R32 Heart Attack!

. A few years ago, if you were to have asked someone stateside if they knew what Auto Gallery Yokohama was, you’d probably get a blank stare.  Or perhaps someone would say that… Continue reading

Close-Up: FEEL’S FD2 Type-R

. It’s no secret that the Japanese tuning philosophy is to achieve the maximum with the minimum.  While we can see this practiced throughout all the major tuners, I wouldn’t be too far… Continue reading

Encounter: GTR34 at Twin Ring Motegi

. Saw this R34 while we were parking at Twin Ring Motegi and thought I’d snap a few pics.  I like the bright gold Top Secret Edition TE37 against the blue paint.  It… Continue reading