A walk through the paddock at Sugo Sportsland during the recent Attack event. Sugo usually hosts a smaller group of drivers due to it’s distance from Tokyo, but the ones that do attend are very serious. Check out our behind the scenes video of the action…and the downtime.
In the most recent post about my trip to Sugo I mentioned shooting a little video before I had the opportunity to photograph Escorts EVO 9 – well, here is that video!
Eishima-san has one of the most profound RX-7 builds that frequents Tsukuba Circuit. The car has been an ongoing build since 2006 and has recently achieved what I think is the pinnacle of the cars evolution.
While I was photographing a race at Fuji Speedway, I took some time to record a walk-through of the Seven’s Day event that was going on in the event paddock.
Around the backside of Tsukuba on the ‘B’ Paddock area, I had the opportunity to photograph Shoichiro’s GTR32 for Volume 2 of 80R. Shoichiro is a great guy whose car is as expressives as his actions. Despite the fact that he runs a TC2000 lap in the mid-54 second range, him and his car were a must to feature in Volume 2 of 80R. Click past the break for a preview of his Skyline build.
Friday morning a few other track hosts held open events for those entrants that wanted to do some testing the day before the Attack event on Saturday. Many of the top tier teams took advantage of the time, as did the overseas competitors. Since this day was a little more relaxed, I took some video around the paddock and pit.
In my attempt to promote the next Volume of 80R, I’ve been doing my best to collect video from each dedicated photoshoot. Unlike it’s precursor, Volume 2 will contain media that has not been published anywhere else. The innagural issue was a great starting point, but if I have an opportunity to improve upon it, I am going to take it. So, if I’m unable to immediatly share with you some of the content, I can at least provide an alternative; video was a great solution.
Just before the last weekend of January I flew out to Kyushu to attend the Autopolis Super Lap event. Having never visited this particular course, I was lowkey very excited for this weekend. Unfortunately, the gods were at odds that day, and it was no sooner than I had touched down at Kumamoto airport that I received a message from Shimada-san of Kyush Danji that the event was cancelling because the entire circuit was blanketed in snow.
Super GT released this cool promotional video a few weeks ago for the upcoming 2014 season. It highlights the two brand new cars that will be competing in the new year; the Lexus LF-CC, […]
. . With the start of the 2012 Formula 1 season in just a few days, I thought it would be appropriate to post up some related content. Words can’t describe how stoked I am […]
. . Last year, during one of my trips to Sakuragicho, I watched the sun set from the Landmark Tower observation deck. While I was waiting I decided to film some traffic. I was able […]
. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/35379380 w=640&h=400] . The 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon presented by eGarage.com. Automotive enthusiasts and storytellers. The automotive scene makes homes to many differently styles of tuning culture. Be it race cars, VIP cars, drift […]
. . Check out the ASM Yokohama S2000 tear through this hot lap at Tsukuba Circuit during last years Super Lap Battle. This car sounds unbelievable. They managed a best lap of 1’01’711 – quite […]
Driftworks‘ own Phil Morrison and James Robinson, along with some crazy dudes from Garage Portello, decided they would go video ballistic on the Japanese drift scene. The result? Outsiders; a hour and a half long, HD drift extravaganza. Check out the trailer, be amazed, and then click past the break for more info. If you enjoy drifting, Japan, or drifting in Japan in the slightest amount, you should buy this movie.
. . Subaru released this insanely awesome video yesterday in regards to it’s intentions on using the BRZ as a GT300 competitor in Super GT. This will quite possibly be the most bad ass contender […]
. Check out this video from JDM Clips at the recent Skyline Festival. Old school power. Mr.Kurosawa (nickname Gan-san) drives a racing Hakosuka! [Vehicle Info] – Name: Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R (Hakosuka) – Model Year: […]
. . Found this dope video created by Scott Mitchell on Street-Cover. The Aussies are stepping it up every season – I love how drifting has exploded over there the past few years. Check out […]
. . New video up on JDM Clips of the Mugen tuned S2000. Here is a description of the video: Mugen giving everyone a test ride on their completely tuned S2000. The driver was […]
. The Japanese have marketing tactics that few people understand; maybe because products and trends move much faster than they do here in the States. Case in point – the CM you see above. I […]
. . Alexi is quite the character. Be sure to check out his spread in Drift Tengoku on foreign drift.
. . Here’s a quick video from JDM Clips of the Calsonic GT-R testing a new set of Bridgestone’s at SportsLand Sugo. Be sure to watch it in HD, and turn your speakers up! You […]
. . Alexi at Nori Yaro posted a link to this really old video that TwinTurboRS uploaded to You Tube recently. It’s basically an abnormally large group of Kanjo racers in EF hatches ripping through […]
. . Found this from a quick search on Vimeo; shot by InertiaMS. It’s a great video with some cool editing, and great clips. .
. . Told you I’d find it! Turn your speakers up and thank NihonCar for bringing us such a cool vid. The sound this car makes leaving the pits (@ 1min. 10sec.) is incredible. .
. Great! A vimeo video actually works on WordPress! I found this trolling around on Nori Yaro (I am pleased to see this site back up after a crash). You can actually see Alexi in […]
. . Saw this posted at Nori Yaro and thought I’d share it here as well. Some really cool in-car drift footage of this coupe at Meihan. For shots of the Looking car, check these […]
I was watching Top Gear the other day and on their news segment they mentioned that the Nurburgring ‘production car’ lap record had been broken. Apparently this happened way back in June. I must have been in a coma or something because I never heard of the news (*edit – It was on June 29th, my girlfriends birthday. That explains it). I don’t understand how Pagani gets away with calling this a production car, although it’s what they market it as, but watch this in-car footage of driver Marc Basseng smashing this work of art around the circuit in an amazing 6 minutes 45 seconds. Be sure to turn your speakers up real loud. Click past the break for a cool little documentary about Pagani and their relationship with the Nurburgring.
. I was digging around my favorites on YouTube and I came across this video that was posted a few months ago. It has some great drifting action in the rain, a few good offs, […]
. I’m getting ready to head off to Japan again next week, and there is no quicker way to pump me up about it than to watch some of mockmoon’s timelapse vids on youtube. He […]
. A preview of the latest D1 event in Ebisu, covered by Option.
. A cool promo video for MotiveDVD’s 2010 WTAC DVD. Be sure to check it out in HD! At 5 min. 45 sec. you can see when the rear wing got ripped off the Cyper […]