April 16, 2012
With a friend off to Japan in the weekend and a few others soon to depart I have an urge to be back there myself (as if it ever really stops). Looking through the photos from the trip we did in 2010 made me realise I never posted close up photos of THE rust wagon, Nozomu’s battle machine. There was this one though, and I keep going back to the smooth tones my Rolleiflex makes but for the most part I haven’t shown a lot from this car.
In all it’s rusty…
… and holy glory, I must admit, I love this thing. The pure essence of drifting without a care in the world.
August 14, 2011
Adam shows off the Corolla’s Billspeer lock with a big feint entry into turn one. What’s awesome about this photo is that you’d usually expect it to be a spin photo due to being a corolla but in fact most of the entries looked like this and were carried well into the switch
Keeping close to the inside of the corner for the beginning of the weight transfer
I must have taken a good 30 photos of the Starsharks at counter angle, the twin star shape looks so cool with a slow shutter speed and it really shows how much the wheel sits forward in the guard.
This last photo is of Mark in Craig’s (his dad) SR20DET Levin chasing Adam into the entry. Although the SR has much more power, the wet meant the chase was a little more even. I think Mark went a bit to deep into the entry on this one but two red Toyotas in chase is to good not to post.
August 8, 2011
I can’t say to much about these photos, it pretty much looked like this all day. Tonnes of angle, tonnes of track time. I took 300 photos just of Adam yesterday, it’s hard to take a bad photo of this car. It sucks there’s no passenger seat otherwise I would have definitely hustled a ride out of him.
August 8, 2011
Adam set up to pass Nick in the last corner, both cars run Billspeer. Although not quite showing full lock yet, trying to drift Miatas without them sucks big time.
8/6/2011, day of the AE86 2011. In celebration of this (any excuse to go drifting) Katsu and Picket organised a drift day at Taupo’s Track 3 with priority on AE86s and similar low powered cars. The drift gods took pity on the small engines and dampened the track for about half the day. At first I was pretty bummed about this because wet drifting sucks but it was actually a blessing which allowed for proper 3rd gear entries. It was the first time on the track for many so the day started out some what slow but after a few sessions most got right into it and it was good to see everyone improve greatly by the end of the day. The rain stopped in the last few sessions and the track dried out, which made it harder for most of the field but allowed dudes like Brendan and Teeboon in their high power AE86s to get some proper runs in.
I spent the weekend with metal in my eye making me feel and look like death (going to the hospital today to get it out). I also haven’t picked up my digital camera for months now so the photos are kind of rusty but I managed a few pretty cool ones none the less. I’m sorting through them now so expect to see more over the next few days. Mr. Olly J was also there getting video so keep an eye out there. It was a killer day, one of the best track days in a while. Thanks Katsu and Picket for organising and cheers to those who gave me rides, hopefully it won’t be long till I can add some Datsun to the mix.