Thursday, January 29, 2009
Some more images from a recent event at Sendai Highland:
PS - With my return to school this week for my final semester I've been a little busy and kinda slacking on here the past week or so. But I've been sitting on some good material though, and constantly finding more which will be posted/shared in time. Stay tuned, many of us feel '09 is going to be something worthwhile.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I suppose the rarity of highly-skilled female drifters (GalDori if you wanna call it, thank Tosh and the JDM Insider guys for that term) might be more enticing than women who grip-drive well, but I don't know if I agree though. There's definitely something worthwhile to say about a woman who can out-drive her man gripping, and she's a rarity herself. But does she exist in the United States? Or is this just one more thing better sought after and shipped over from Japan? Haha.
Regardless, check out some of the Rayra Motorsports autos (and past chassis with Prime Garage), and don't forget the pink racesuit that I could totally see Tym donning:
Bonus - Video of Rayra Motorsports AP1 participation in the HSR Honda one-make race, on Nov. 23, 2008. Just follow the link, ignore the Japanese if you can't read it, and click play. In-car footage from Autopolis awaits: http://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/272201/blog/11168504/
Shit happens. And in one way or another we all have our stories of ill-fated afternoons, evenings, and early mornings from the track to the street, but it's all in how you react to those occurrences and grow as a driver. It only takes a split second of distraction and/or miscalculation for catastrophe.
So everyone, have fun out there doing what you may as the season eventually gets going full swing (whether grip or drift), but becareful in '09; safety is paramount while driving at speed.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Check out the Hondas he has been piloting; the Repsol/AMS (JAS/N-Technology) CL7 and the Ings+1/Sergeant FD2:
Just a little bit of history behind Taniguchi; He founded the video game developer Yuke's in Osaka, in 1993 and supported Nobushige Kumakubo's Team Orange (Team Yuke's) in the D1 Grand Prix which lead to Yuke's development of the D1GP game series. As a driver, in 2005, he competed in Super Taikyu piloting a Nissan 350z alongside Tarzan Yamada and the pair became series' champions. Then, in 2007, he competed in the Japan Le Mans Challenge, won a race and finished runner-up in the season.
That's the real dream right there. At age 40, a successful businessman with a side job as a racing driver, currently for two separate Honda teams and a history in motorsports.
Photos courtesy of Taniguchi's blog: http://ameblo.jp/yuke72/-Nick
Monday, January 12, 2009
J's Racing's new Fit (with completed livery from the post before) and new widebody S2000 were on display (which you can find more information/photos on The Chronicles, along with preproduction art for both), as well as one of their FD2s:
Twincam/Feels FD2 (check out those fenders) & S2000:
These are some new shots of an old school EF on Mugen CF48s that has recieved some rightfully deserved attention: