So the first real event of the year and what a good one. These types of events are one of the things I love about living in this country. This event was held by Nojireal of RWB and Idlers at the Tsukuba TC1000 this past Sunday. I got wind of the event from my event informant Naoki-san of the 4AG Club. Also attending the event was the notorious N-Style; how could I say no ? Exactly I couldn’t. Zack decided to make it out also, not to shoot, but to put his Panda 86 through it’s paces on the TC1000. I also had Dee from SS Auto join me as I had to show him a pure example of some unreal driving skill; later quote by him as it seemed like the drivers were playing “Dance Dance Revolution” with the combination of foot and handy work around the corners.
I was shoot by myself this day and my gear was fighting me all day. Onboards not functioning correctly, mainly one was cutting in and out because of vibrations and some other gear just starting to show age. Hence why people who do this work usually charge for it. So to hold you over until the video is complete, I took a few snaps in between video recording.
Takumi-san was aggressively throwing that big chassis Toyota into the corners doing reverse entries. Not to mention showering me in a dirt bath when he did a dirt drop in front of me.
Dee was enjoying the view.Seeing as there were no noticeable race queens at the event, Oya-san and Hideki-san tried their best to gather a crowd. Who knows maybe I should make a calendar and Oya-san can be January and ……
I just have to say that these events really show a sense of community within the scene be it grip or drift or whatever. There is a lot to learn from these groups of car enthusiasts in Japan especially the group I was with today. They support each other with their love of cars and drifting. Not to mention the support they showed me by over paying for my decals and sporting them on their cars. Truly amazing bunch ! Thanks to Naoki-san and the rest of 4AG Club and the N-Style crew. Can’t wait for the next event.
Now to get cracking on the video.