Event: Drift Exhibition at Tsukuba Circuit

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I drove back to my hometown this weekend to attend my friend’s wedding.  I was looking forward to relaxing at home for a day or so and getting some work done on the website.  Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.  It seems like whenever I go home, I’m pulled in 100 different directions; and there’s never enough time.  Needless to say, NDF was M.I.A for the past couple days.  Before I turn in for the night I thought I’d throw this post together real quick.  During the Hot Version N2 Race at Tsukuba Circuit, the guys over at Drift Muscle, as well as some D1SL contenders, put together a little drifting exhibition.  Check it out past the break – and catch video at JDM Clips.

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The almighty River Side Silvia was on hand and smoking tires throughout the day.  I hope this is a car I can see year after year, and perhaps eventually get saved.  It’s awesome that they kept the A. Kuroi decal on it.

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This car and River Side, in my opinion, really embody what drifting and motor sports in general are all about.  Atsushi-san really had a passion, and his positive attitude was spread to all parts of the world.

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Another cool Nissan that was on hand was the Bee*R 180SX.  Towards the end of April I’ll be traveling from Tokyo to Nagoya to go tour the Kid’s Heart shop and I will definitely be stopping by the Bee*R shop.  Hopefully this 180 is there at the time!  It’s simple styling is such a change from what we’ve come to expect from professional drift machines.

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The ST-Garage Mark X was on display as well.  They’ve managed to find the perfect combination of luxury and sport with this build.  The styling is not overly aggressive, yet, the more than subtle aero modifications scream performance.  I bet this thing is a beast on the express ways.  Hey!  Is that Nakamura in the background?

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Yup.  Here he is chilling by the D-Max display.  Eye’s closed and smiling?  Perfect shot.

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F.L.A.G. x The Dog Fight S14 heading out to the track to do work.

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The gold Funky S15 getting sideways!

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More Funky S15’s.  Hope you enjoyed this little bit of drifting coverage.  I know this is kind of old, but JDM Clips is so on top of their game that I can’t keep up!  I can’t wait to get over to Japan again and start capturing some light.  Don’t go anywhere because NDF isn’t either!  Thanks for visiting!

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