Monday, October 31, 2011

Hollowe'en Holidays...


Taking some time out, Happy Hollowe'en! More updates soon...

For now, enjoy one of the most tranquil places in Japan... Kyoto!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Initial D...


There are many imitators, but none can rival the original, built by Carland AE86



Random Photo: Tec-Art's AE86 Drift


Some more
TEC-ART's, this time Drifting with Kuniaki Takahashi! Awsome!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

More FT86...

As things get closer and closer, the aniticpation builds. The FT86 is on everyone's mind right now! Everyday it seems there's more and more information and photos leaked!

Here are the latest photos of the Standard Production FT86 model that we are expecting to see at Tokyo Motorshow! They appear to be from the 'possible' Brochure!

Source: FT86 Club




It's slightly more tame than the FT86 Concept II, but a beautiful creation in my opinion!


It appears they DID take my advice too, and added some Red to the tail lights aswell...

Friday, October 28, 2011

Everybody JUMP!!!


Pictures and Video speak a thousand words... Daigo Saito's crazy 'Jump Drift' at Ebisu D1GP



Thursday, October 27, 2011

FT86...Could it be?

Hmm, Could it be? Leaked photos of the Toyota FT86 Brochure, just in time for the Launch!

It is expected to steal the show at the Tokyo Motorshow in November. It's going to be interesting, even moreso at the Tokyo Autosalon! After a look around the FT86 Concept II at Fuji, it appears to be VERY close as I discussed with G's (Gazoo Racing) / Toyota!

Lets take a closer look at the possible finished piece...



Note the Additional Skirts, Door strips, a change of Wheels, 3 base Colours so far, but still the clear rear lights! The Interior looks stunning, with Recliner Bucket Seats, Manual and Auto Gearbox option, and a very stylish Cluster and Console! I REALLY can't wait for a drive!


Source: FT86 Club and 7Tune

Nissan Juke-R..

Only one word to describe the build of this Nissan Juke-R.... AMAZING!


As you guessed, it's the Nissan GTR, in the body of a Nissan Juke. 3.8 Twin turbo V6...4WD

Unfortunatly it will not go into production, and will remain as a concept, but what a creation!

The full video updates can be followed on Nissan's Youtube, be sure to check it out!







Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Random Photo: Tec-Art's RX7

Tec-Art's FC3S RX7, not seen around as much recently, but still AWSOME!



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Crazy Kunnyz...

Kuniaki Takahashi is one crazy guy, trust me I know, having previously visited Kunnyz in the past to hang out, chat and shoot his Tuning shop in the Yokohama suburbs...



Enjoy my favourite video of all, and drop by Kunnyz sometime if you are ever in Yokohama!

I never get tired of this, and after a chat with Toshi, I wouldn't rule out another JDM Insider

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Original...

Just got some photos of my friend's (John Cloko) recently finished AE86...


Originally a New Zealand import, it has been beautifully restored to factory spec...


Perfect.. it just looks like we've went back to 1984, More photos coming soon...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Random Photo: My own AE86

Now that my latest AE86 Feature has been released on Motor Mavens website... *Click here*

I can start posting up some of my own photos from the 'shoot... Enjoy!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Random: AE86 Videos...

We all know there are some amazing AE86 videos on the internet, I just never get tired of them, even the oldies, but these few in particular have kept me watching the most recently!

Turn up your speakers, sit back, and enjoy why we all love the AE86 and 4AGE...










Random Photo: FD RX-7

Random Photo: Stunning FD RX-7 I spotted in downtown Yokohama!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Nissan, Yokohama - GTR

Following on from my previous 'Hakosuka' Post, here is the final piece from the Nissan Headquarters and Showroom in Yokohama! More Classic GTR...

They always change the cars around every few months, so it's worth revisiting!



When I spotted this in the corner, I rushed over for a closer look and some photos!


Such a beautiful example, I will never get tired of seeing a classic Nissan GTR...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Nissan, Yokohama - History!

A new section to the Nissan Headquarters Showroom in Yokohama, is the History corridor!

Life size prints of Historic Race Cars, Achievements, Specifications etc


It really is a very enjoyable place, I highly recommend a visit if you're in town!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Nissan, Yokohama...

After my previous visits to the Nissan Headquarters and Showroom (click HERE and HERE)

I stopped by again recently when back in Yokohama. It's always good to see what's new!

Of course the main attraction remains the R35 GTR... New V-Spec Edition!


It's certainly stunning with the added extras, Interior wasn't my taste though..


Nissan Headquarters is always worth a look to check out the latest models up close!


I always liked the Nissan Cube, I think for my new daily driver, it's a contender!


Or the way things are going, will it be the new 'Eco-Hybrid' Nissan LEAF?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Something Different...

The thing I love about Tokyo, you just never know what you will see driving...

Something different from JDM to drive around the City in?... Don't mind if I do!







Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Dark...

Longer, Dark nights are here, Winter is around the corner. I'm looking forward to it though, and Christmas time. It's going to be busy, but the New Year will be VERY exciting...

To then, Enjoy a Guinness!

Different Strokes...

After having a chat with my friend, we had some interesting discussions. I like all levels of Tuning of course. For the track, Fully tuned, stripped interior, lightweight panels, etc, But I also like Street Legal, simple, mild tuning, with full interior, and some extras added.

So what do you prefer? or a mixture of both?

Extreme level of Tuning such as the Tsukuba Time Attack Auto Select GTR


Or a more Street Legal style, such as this Nismo Tuned GTR? Hmm Decisions...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Teknically Perfect...


I know there has been many AE86's posted, but one more won't hurt eh?!...

Check this awsome photo of my friend Killian O'Brien's Team Tekno AE86

AWSOME, would love to shoot this car in the future in Ireland!



Photo Source: Freshfix.net

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Clean and Fresh...

Just started an overhaul of the blog, Well it has been 6 Years afterall...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Remember this?

Remember this stunning Shino Kouba built AE86 Corolla?


I got up close and personal before Nikko Circuit back in 2008..


Well, it now resides in Ireland, with owner Adrian Walsh...


Not so much has been changed on the outside...

 

But it now boasts a crazy 410bhp SR20 instead of the previous 20v 4AGE


Be sure to catch up with it at your next Irish Drift event, making Smoke Trails!



Sunday, October 09, 2011

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Random Photo: GTR...

Hakosuka GTR, @ Fuji Speedway, Japan