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Event: Idlers 2015 12 Hour Enduro – Twin Ring Motegi V.2

Watching the beginning of the race unfold through my camera lens served as a great way to get me even more pumped up for my first outing on track.  I spent a good hour running back and forth between shooting in the paddock and watching lap times drop on the garage monitor as the drivers began warming up to the conditions.

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Event: Idlers 2015 12 Hour Enduro – Twin Ring Motegi V.1

Two weeks ago I made the not-so bad flight (I was lucky enough to snag a first class seat, so I slept the entire way) across the Pacific to Japan.  I would once again be driving with the RWB team in the Idlers 12 hour Enduro at Twin Ring Motegi.  This would be my second, non-consecutive, time both driving and photographing the event.  It had been 5 months since I was last in Japan covering Evome, and in all honesty I wouldn’t have been back until Winter if it wasn’t for this event.  The relationship that RWB has with Idlers and the people involved in both organizations are the key reason behind this event being so fun, not to mention well organized.  Aside from driving Porsche’s around Motegi (not sure I need any other reason), seeing the international involvement is reason enough to go.  Reuniting with people from all across the globe, and putting faces to names, is what makes this event so special to me.

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Event: An Afternoon with GMG – Auto Club Speedway

With my small involvement in this industry, and the often times overwhelming amount of events in the area, I’m sometimes faced with conflicting events (ie. HKS Premium Day and Evome being on the same day) .  This is usually not a concern because my interests happen to fall into a smaller niche of the whole of automotive lifestyle; such was the case for me this weekend.  Formula D took place in Long Beach this weekend, as well as the accompanying car show downtown.  Earlier in the week however, my friend and employee of GMG Racing, Dom, invited me to hang out with the team for the sprint race at Auto Club Speedway.  Needless to say, I did not attend Formula D.

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Encounter: Tatsumi Nights With Masa and Motomasu

I was browsing through some older photos on my hard-drives this evening and came across these shots of Masaki-san’s, and Ono-san’s Porsches one night – since it’s Thursday, and the appropriate thing to do these day’s on a Thursday is to throw things back, I decided to post them up.  There were a few of us that had gone out to Tatsumi to say hi to some friends and we ended up meeting them out there.  Yoko was there as well which was a nice surprise.  These photos were actually already processed, for some reason I never uploaded them.  Really trying to find time to drive in Idlers again this year, and seeing some of these cars gives me some motivation.  Click past the break to check them out.