December 26, 2012
I’m having a little flash back from my trip to Nippon in 2010, 2 years ago, I can’t believe it’s been so long. Here’s an image I shot from the junkyard of MOTORFIX, one of my favourite garages in the world. Thanks once again to Nozomu’s hospitality. Click here to see a small collection of motoring images.
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.
What interests me the most about these photos is their relevance. To ourselves, those who visit beeoneoneoh they are relevant, to others they depict nothing more than a beat up, rusty, junk yard old car. It is this seemingly underground presence which excites me. They are not expensive and extravagant cars which are whored to the public through mass media, they are the soul of classic drifting which exist for no other reason than to be driven. It would be a foolish understatement to say no one has noticed this and that Motorfix has not influenced a movement among those who appreciate old cars. For this, I really thank Nozomu and fellow junk yard drifters for the future looks bright as long as this fun and enthusiasm remains.