These are just a few photos taken at the HARDCORE X CAR MODIFY WONDER event at Nikko Circuit this past Monday. As usual in between video takes I grabbed a few photos for you all.
The very brisk and WINDY day started at the break of dawn, Tommy and I arrived at about 2am and slept at the track … in my car. The track was icy in patches and dry in others so the first few heats were not good for the drivers. As the sun came out the track dried drivers started to get in their groove and punish the asphalt; especially those crazy Toyotas in the 4AG club ( 四鋭爺倶楽部).
We had some special guests Matt Fields & Mike Pollard who were driving cars setup but Car Modify Wonder. Ken Gushi & Robbie Nishida also popped by to punish Robbie’s beater c35. Tommy got a ride along with Ken as long as an interview with Robbie and Ken.
I have been to many events but this had an interesting feeling since the event was put right in line with TAS there were a lot of people from outside Japan at the event. Many their first experiences at Nikko. For someone who can go to Nikko when need be it was nice to meet people and see them in awe of the surrounding environment. Hopefully something is taken back with them to bring to their home countries. I for one never get sick of going to these events.
So here are a lot of the Classic Nikko Jump shots when the course runs reverse.
Tommy of Tomimoto Films flew out to Japan to do some shooting for Tokyo Auto Salon but I managed to twist his arm to come to Nikko. I didn’t have to twist very hard lol. I think by this time Tommy hadn’t slept in 48hours + jet lag and after dealing with the crowded areas of TAS 2015 .. Tommy was pretty much a zombie. Was it worth it Tommy ? Thanks for your help !
Stay tuned for the video edit !!