The past 2019 season of Attack marked Kunihiko Bando’s achievement of his long sought 53 second lap around TC2000 (53.680). This, in and of itself is a remarkable achievement, however it also comes along with the promise of more.
It wouldn’t be a stretch to consider the aftermarket braking industry a niche market. Having so many unique barriers to entry, high cost products, and a somewhat limited consumer base, all make newcomers a very rare sight. So, for a long time now we’ve seen these products manufactured by the same companies year after year. As time passes though, and the availability of racing becomes more prominent, consumers began demanding a new type of product; price conscious brake kits that don’t sacrifice quality. In other words, a product that strikes a balance between cost and performance – in steps APG Performance.
The heart of Japanese time attack lies with those at the top of the time sheets; the shop owners and drivers that have devoted their lives to the sport. From our beginnings, we’ve worked together with these individuals to give them a stage to showcase their work. The Frontrunners tee pays tribute to the builders that are pushing this motor sport to levels we’ve never seen. Each year our list has grown, and 2018 is no different.
In an attempt to expand the communication in regards to storefront opening dates and times, I’ve committed to announcing on the site each time the store is restocked and I plan to re-open it. I get plenty of emails from people who missed out, or request to be notified each time I open the store; as you know that would be impossibly tedious to individually email hundreds of people. Instead, the easier solution, is to subscribe to the site via the ‘follow’ button located on all pages, and when I post opening dates you will receive notifications straight to your inbox!
Excited to announce the release of the next reiteration of our Frontrunners T-Shirt, celebrating a handful of the fastest Time Attack shops in Japan. We’ve developed close relationships with each of these companies and paired together to create a really cool piece of apparel that everyone can enjoy.
I’ve been getting a few messages over the past couple days in regards to the site running slow, or not being able to access it at all. Took the better half of my Sunday morning, but I figured out today there was an issue with the DNS settings that needed to be reset – no idea how they got changed in the first place.
I’m excited to announce the release of NDF’s first outerwear garment. I spent a long time looking into what would be a more unique offering than just a regular cotton, hooded sweatshirt. I wanted something practical, something with a styled, motorsport feel, and ultimately something that would keep you warm (especially those cold winter mornings in Japan)! So it is with great satisfaction that I present to you the Dogfight Poly-Tech Sweatshirt.
Hey everyone – we’re back!
Sorry about the down time last night that led into this morning; the result of such down time, however, is the new layout of the site. If I were being completely honest, I’ve never been 100% satisfied with the look of the site (or anything in my life for that matter). As a result, the site has changed it’s look over the past years multiple times.
I announced it on Instagram and Facebook last night, but I totally forgot to make a post on the site. I know it was closed for quite awhile, but since we’ve restocked and […]
Happy to say that I finally got some time to print up a few more sample canvas prints to offer in the store. The Pan Speed FD was a great way to kick off […]
Well, it’s March 18th, 2014 and I have no doubt in my mind that the last 18 days of life have been the busiest I’ve ever experienced. I have been going non-stop for […]
I’m very excited to finally be able to release these after working to perfect them for the last month. When I offer something with the NDF name attached to it, I want to be […]
It’s no secret that NDF is biased towards the sport of Time Attack; as it is in this particular niche of motor sports that I find what I enjoy most about Japanese motor […]
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 […]
The store is now restocked with the ‘helloゆうた’ decals as well as a new supply of Narita Team stickers. Head over to the NDF Shop and grab some before they’re gone! We sold out much […]
. I told myself a few days ago that I would start working on the new website again, seriously this time. I got a little discouraged when my desktop crashed and had to redo everything […]
. One of the benefits of multi-class motor sport events is the opportunity to see cars of all different power levels and drive configurations on track at the same time. It’s almost like turning an […]
. One of those days… So, I’ve been working on the new website for about a week now, and if I’m honest I’d say the progress is slow at best. The general layout is almost […]
コンニチハ~ Hello fans! Well, I’ve been putting this off for quite some time now, but it’s time for NDF to get serious. I’ve been totally blown away at the growth of this site in just […]