Chasing that Classic Mini in Japan

Earlier this year I took this photo of an awesome looking Classic Mini in Nagoya, Japan. I also took the photo below a few moments later as we started heading out towards the expressway.

Classic Mini in Japan

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The Corolla Brotherhood X Driftworks Retro Toyota Gathering 07/08/2016

Every year the Corolla Brotherhood organises a gathering of awesome retro Toyotas, and this year it was held at the famous Driftworks HQ in Birmingham. There was a great turn-out including some well known AE86s such as Rob May’s Black Betty and of course the Driftworks DW86 LS-powered Corolla. We hosted it at my RC drift track Soul RC for the past 2 years so it was great to attend and not have to worry about any organising so I could just catch up with friends and grab a few photos. This year there was also a bunch of 911s, M3s and even an NSX!

Thanks to Chay as always for organising this event, it’s always one of my favourite of the year and it always raises some money for a good charity – this year it was Mission Motorsport.

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Gentlemen Racers – Murcielago Racers

I snapped these photos at Okayama circuit in Japan last December whilst at the Formula D Japan round. These three Lamborghinis were icey cold when we arrived that morning, but were soon out on track getting warmed up!


5th Annual Retro Toyota Meet at Soul RC


Today was the 5th Annual Corolla Brotherhood retro Toyota Meet, which was held at my RC Drift Shop, Soul RC for the 2nd year in a row. We had an ace day, with a tasty BBQ. Thanks to those that made the trip, especially those that brought retro cars! View this post for the full gallery!

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Japan 2014 Photos – Day 1

My introduction to Japan, on my first ever visit was pretty intense. Mitto and I landed at Nagoya International Airport and were met by Mizunaga-San and Jens. From there we drove DIRECTLY to a practice day in the mountains, at a Ski resort where some awesome drifters such as Hibino, Tanaka and Taniguchi were in attendance and ripping hard. After over 24 hours of being awake and travelling, I found myself in the drivers seat of a JZX100 Mark II and got to run a few times.

This day was pretty eye-opening for me, highlighting the reasons that the Japanese continue to stay miles ahead of the European drift scene. The biggest difference? Attitude and lack of Ego – Hibino actually drove less, and worked harder than almost anyone that day.

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C’s Garage – The coolest team outside of Japan?

I’ve been a fan of Joel and Adam Hedges’ cars for some time now, having seen countless photos across the internet. They have an awesome style and appear to be very well prepared for an “amateur” team (I use the quote marks because C’s garage is now a business, selling their 555 Knuckles). These boys from NZ have raised the bar!

I just spotted this video pop up in my YouTube Subscriptions and watching it evokes memories of watching the Mind Control and Burst teams ripping. These guys get timing, and it looks like they are having a great time on track!

I won a trophy!

A couple of weeks ago I went to Holland with a bunch of drivers from my RC Drift track, Soul RC and the UK did really well overall!

James Simpson RC Drifter

I came away with 4th place and picked up a trophy! Mitto also got best chassis at the event so not a bad weekend really – plus we had an awesome time meeting up with a load of our European buddies.