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Event: HKS Premium Day 2015 – Assault on Fuji

 

There I found myself; laying on the ground, the unmistakably cold chill of the natural wooden planks pressed against my warm back, staring blankly at the clouds drifting lazily overhead.  I slowly closed my eyes, ignoring the incredulous stares from the other men in the room, relaxing my exceedingly overworked muscles.  As the cool breeze consumes my elevated body temperature, and a somewhat effervescent steam radiates from my naked body, I couldn’t help but let my mind wander – recollecting upon the events of the day.  It had been a long one, I thought to myself, and ending the day with a trip to an onsen was nothing short of perfect (I realize that introduction has very little to do with the event, but I thought it was notably humorous).

Encounter: YF☆戸辺POWER – Yellow Factory EG6 at Tsukuba Circuit

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To this day, the  ‘Encounter’ post I did on the Yellow Factory EG6 at last year’s Tokyo Auto Salon has been the most popular post on this site with over 137 shares.  I’m not sure what it was about it, but everyone seems to like the aggressive, all-out, time-attack style.  I like it simply because it’s consistently one of the fastest Honda’s at the track!  As of last year, the YF’s EG6 best time was a 1’01.38 – impressive right?  Well at this particular event, it managed a time of 1’00.345; crushing it’s old time by over a second!  A hero among the Honda community.  Click past the break for more shots, compliments of JDM Clips.

Encounter: COCKPIT T Four built Nissan S15

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COCKPIT is a huge company known for more than just aftermarket builds.  This particular S15 was built by the COCKPIT shop in Tatebayashi, located in the Gunma prefecture of Japan.  Any Initial D fans out there? Anyway, this shop is split up into a few ‘divisions’ for a lack of better terms.  Each of these divisions concentrate on one particular aspect of vehicle modification.  I had to kick off the TAS 2012 coverage with a little Encounter with this machine; there are so many things about it that I like that I had to highlight it outside of the regular coverage.  Click past the break for more.  Let’s go!