May 31, 2011

I would like to nominate part one of Alexi’s Hachido Rokubu Kanari Juushou coverage as the post of the month. There were at least 3 AE86s in that post that made me yearn for the howl of a 4AGE but I think I only got a third of the page down before scrolling back up to this photo. This is very close to how I’ve always imagined I would build up my own one day and it really hits home as to how good these things can look. Bar the funky bumper fit and the black bonnet, the Air:yous hatch makes me pine.

I asked Alexi if he had any more information and it seems odd that this is the first we’ve seen of this car, well, maybe not considering the saturation of good cars in Japan. I did some digging around of my own and came up with a few sources including their website but no mention nor further images of the car. How scary is the Internet though? After about 5 minutes of searching I was google street viewed outside their shop in Ebina City and looking at 4 AE86s, 3 red and a silver. I went from knowing nothing about the car or shop to knowing exactly where I wanted to go if I was ever in that location.

I await the forthcoming parts of this meet and if it contains cars similar to what we’ve seen so far, it will be worth it!

April 4, 2011

Bad boys for life / Meihan 2010

December 27, 2010

December 23, 2010

Nakamura san is one of those special drivers that for a photographer, it’s hard not to take to many photos of. Even when I try to cut them down to only the best; I’m left with a mountain of favourites. His nonchalant friendly attitude in the pits, his aggressive paint/sticker schemes and his incredible driving make for a situation where everything is worth capturing. It’s safe to say I’m a Nakamura fan and it shows in one my favourite photos of Meihan. Here he is with two from his fan club; never to busy to pose for a photo.

Above we have the man, now the machine. I don’t think anyone else in the world could pull off pink and purple flames, highlighter yellow wheels and a blanket of stickers. It may not be every ones style but I think it all matches his driving style quite perfectly.

Fast entry, long tail drag along the wall, wide line and huge angle… sums up his driving quite well. I have posted quite a bit from Meihan already with still more to come. Check through the previous Japan content for two videos and some photos.