Monday, October 30, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Here are some photos from Pro Drift. The final was held at Mondello Park, Dublin, and was a superb event, with a VERY high standard for drifting! The final points from last round meant there were 3 competitors in with a chance of winning, but after battling it out in the drift tsuiso tournament, it was finally won by Darren McNamara in the purple SR20 powered AE86 of McNamara Motorsports! Darren has drove amazing all year long competing in Pro Drift Ireland aswell as D1GP! Well done mate...
Hey, i just received the new dvd today as a special preview, and it was great! I recommend this to any drift fans, especially of US drifting! It includes great footage of Rhys Millen and Stephan Papadakis, and all the behind the scenes stuff too. Aswell as Hot Import Nights show and chapters on AEM, DC Sports, Super Street magazine and Drifting Pretty! Check it out...
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
Here are a few more photos of the R32 below, got the Tein Coilover suspension in, all the tie rods, arms in, and set up, along with rollcage. But the big part is the bodykit on now and up front, for those who didn't notice, whats wrong here? Nothing is wrong, its an SR20DET engine in a skyline, not correct but in this case its best! Lighter engine, equally as good to tune, but main thing is it mates further back to the transmission, which means a better balance for drifting. This is going to be amazing car when finished and i can't wait to see it in action drifting!
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Hey everyone, today i went to ECC tuning shop for an open 'Dyno' Day, where customers could do top speed and horsepower runs on dyno machine! Some big bhp was there on the days, and some great cars on display too. ECC is a great tuning shop, very professional and in touch with the customers, with great demo cars and have achieved ALOT in the short time it has been open. They continue to tune and produce some of the best cars in Europe and dominate on 1/4mile and time attack events. Here are some photos, the weather was crazy, rain, sun, rain, sun, dry haha, but it was a fun day!
Thursday, October 19, 2006
After a recent article about Honda's 'Integra' i decided to get some photos too for a nice example, here is some shots of a 'Japan' spec'd Integra. Unfortunatly i can't post more or the article as it is for a magazine but thought would i show you these! It is a beautiful example, not heavily modified but just enough stage-1 tuning, including suspension modifications, orignal japan license plates (VERY hard to get in Europe) and lightened, fibreglass body parts. The interior is kept original as it is already stunning red Recaro spec from the factory! More soon...
Monday, October 16, 2006
Here are some photos of the very first V-Tec AE86 Levin in Ireland. Eric O'Sullivan, has worked for the last 3 years building this stunning Hachi roku and built it from scratch. No detail has been missed and it is set to compete in this years Pro Drift Irl Competition. Hopefully more photos and updates soon, as it just got front cover of Modified Motors Magazine!
Hey! Sorry for lack of update, but here are some cool photos, night time shots. Not really street drifting, but more racing. Its not as popular here, but does happen, i hope some of the photos you will like. More updates coming soon, as there are a few busy weeks ahead, with ECC Tuning Dyno Day, and also Pro Drift Series final round in Mondello, Ireland. Expect big updates from them and plenty of photos. Talk soon...
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Hey everyone, i just transferred the blog over to new user friendly server, it also means i can update better, quicker, and more easy, which is cool. Im still learning the new server, and few tricks here and there, but all going well. Prepare for more updates soon! Also there is a comment option after each mesage, so drop me comment anytime! Thanks, take care...
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
hey, finally i got a chance to upload some photos from ORC drift festival at Ebisu Circuit, Fukushima. These were taken from my recent trip in Japan, but im still working through photos and finding new ones i never knew i had even taken! It was a great event, even though took 3 hours on trains, but we ended up back in Yokohama that night, also included is Irish Ed, he fell asleep when we crashed at an Irish bar haha, much to the delight of us and the locals, Japanese are great at bars, lots of fun, and were happy to be kicking it in Irish bar with real Irish crew! The picture is of him suddenly waking up in Japan, haha more soon...
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Just a quick write up about JDM Insider - the DVD Series produced by Toshi Hayama's Stage 10 and 360 Video. JDM Insider is a documentary about the tuning scene and lifestyle of Japan. It is about to reach its 5th DVD - Kanto Racers, which is released this month, and will once again open the world to the extreme street action that goes on in Japan, aswell as new tuning shops, featured events and the usual faces and added extras - introducing you to the core of Japanese culture, JDM Insider style! Keep watching for update on the release of JDM Insider: Kanto Racers. Check out www.jdm-insider.com and www.360vm.com
Monday, October 09, 2006
Just a quick update to say Happy 10th Anniversary to T&E Vertex, the tuning company in Yokohama, Japan founded by D1 driver Takahiro Ueno! The company build some of the best finished bodykits ever to grace a car, and are famous for their brand of kits and tuning. Ueno San has worked very hard building his business and has built one of the widest known tuning shops in the world asell as Sui:Vax, along with plenty of Soarers, and still find time to compete in D1GP all over the world from Japan, US, to UK, here are some photos as tribute to T&E Vertex! www.t-and-e.co.jp
Friday, October 06, 2006
Hey, im still working my way through yet more photos from Japan. There are just so many and i can't possibly put them all up, so i will keep doing regular updates with some new photos. Here are some of general Japan street night life, and even a girl drifter who i met at Ebisu circuit in her S13, i hope you enjoy!