The most anticipated time attack event of the season; Attack Tsukuba! This year marked the 10th Anniversary celebration of the event being held at Tsukuba, and to celebrate, Aoki and his partners went all out.
Video: Attack Tsukuba Practice Event – New NA Course Record Set!
On Friday February 17th, Tsukuba hosted two final practice events before the main Attack event took place on Saturday. The morning super lap was ran by Zummy Racing, and the afternoon practice event was hosted by Aoki and Attack, with Zummy assisting the operation.
Feature: Second Life – The Friends Attack S14 Silvia
A quick look back at tuning history in Japan and you’d most likely be surprised at just how many famous shops got their start in drag racing. Toru Inose and the group at Friends is no exception to this, having chased records in the ‘zero-yon’ all throughout the 2000’s.
Event: FSCM – Tsukuba Circuit Meeting
Encounter: Friendly Fire – Testing The New Friends Silvia
Easily the most recognizable Silvia in the paddock, the Friends Racing S15 has had quite the journey from it’s roots as a competitive D1 car. The unique build is unlike any other in the field; in both looks and performance. With a best time of 53’821 around the proving grounds of TC2000, Toru Inose is without a doubt among the frontrunners of time attack in Japan. A couple years ago we caught Toru and the team at Tsukuba setting that personal best – but with a new goal in mind, the team has since gone back to the drawing board.
Encounter: Friends Power Silvia S15
Friends Racing and their re-purposed drift Silvia have made quite the comeback over the past year or so. Making the transformation from the GReddy backed D1 Grand Prix competitor, to a record chasing time attack build was no easy task for the small Tochigi-based outfit. It took the company a few years to get the car to where it’s at now; a journey that is paying off in blindingly fast lap times.
Locale: ADVANCE Hello’s and Harajuku Strolls
Awhile ago, I had messaged my friend Masahiro that I was in the area and if he was at the ADVANCE, I would stop by to say hello. Fortunately he was there, and while Sekinei made a quick trip to the DMV, I was able to chat with him and snap some pictures around the shop. There’s always something new going on here, as many of the NSX owner’s (and other car enthusiasts in general) in the Kanagawa area know, ADVANCE is one of the most knowledgeable shops for their chassis. When I arrived, one of the lead techs, Yagihashi, was working on a white NA1 but was able to take a break to chat.
Event: NDF Winter Cafe 2014 – Constant Fun Casual Snaps
Before we left to Umihotaru I gave young Matt this 1600 speed disposable camera I found on the clearance rack at a convenience store in Yokohama. The goal, since Matt is so energetic and […]
Site News: NDF Winter Cafe Returns for 2014
I am very happy (and excited), to announce that we will be returning to Umihotaru PA this November for another gathering of friends and car lovers. Just like last year, we’ve made a Facebook […]
Event: Final Bout 2014
It’s safe to say, especially now that it has passed, that Final Bout was one of, if not, the most anticipated event stateside of 2014; not only because of who was attending, but mostly […]
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 because of […]
Site News: NDF Winter Cafe Announced
As announced this week on the NDF FB page, the date and time has been set for the 2013 NDF Winter Cafe! On Saturday, November 16th, starting at 10pm, we will be hosting an […]
Encounter: Fuji フェアレディ友達
Last weekend a couple of my friends all went to Fuji Speedway to check out the Slammed Society show, and they got some cool shots of all their cars as well. Pondari, Manabu, Sekinei, and […]
Event: Circuit Soul Grand Opening Matsuri
“In every conceivable manner, the family is the link to our past, the bridge to our future.” – Alex Haley 08/31/2013
Editorial: Happy Fourth Of July!
July Fourth Narita style; Caroline drew a ゆうた in the air with a sparkler – I think it came out pretty good! To all the NDF fans in the US; we hope you had […]
Locale: Advance Technical Factory – 今晩は!
One night in Yokohama, my friend and I went out to dinner to a restaurant in LaLa Port; a giant shopping center near Kamoi station. If you remember my last post about Advance, you’ll […]
Close-Up: ヒカルさんのスカイライン32 – Dogfighter Cafe, Umihotaru
Hikaru-san and his R32 stopped by Umihotaru for my DogFighter Cafe last month. Looking forward to finally getting to go through the photos of the meet. The turn out was pretty good! Hikaru […]
One Shot: International Family
Sharing from our family up North – keep warm guys! 私たちはあなたにすぐに表示されます~ ! Team Limit | Dream Room | Circuit Soul ____________________________
Site News: 明けましておめでとうございます | Happy New Year!
As the final sunset passes, I’d like to take a moment to thank you all for your continued support throughout 2012. NDF wouldn’t be what it is today without the backing of our friends and […]
Locale: Advance Flatout Technical Factory
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting a shop that I have had on my list for quite some time; Advance Flatout. I’ve known about this shop and it’s involvement in […]