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.

November 24, 2010

Naoki Nakamura, the king of Meihan

November 22, 2010

This is the first of many small clips I have in the works from our days here in Japan. This is looking down the entry at Meihan Sports Land as the day wraps up and the sun sinks over the hill.

November 18, 2010

November 17, 2010

I was pretty bummed that we missed the last D1SL round where Nakamura took the win, but all that was washed away yesterday morning. We turned up to Meihan Circuit only to find Mr Wall Scrape-amura parked up and ready to get onto the track, we could not have been more stoked. His level of driving is so much higher than anyone else I have witnessed and I was truly stunned standing by myself at the end of the entry watching him enter backwards with his exhaust bending on the wall. As you can imagine I shot a monumental amount of video and photos including huge sequences of his wing to wall scraping action, unfortunately I have somewhat already filled up my laptops HDD! so I will see what I can do.