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!
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.
Pieter Gouwy Dirt Drop @ Mallory Park 2011
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!
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!
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.
There’s something about this JZX110 Verossa that I love. It recently came 3rd in D1SL at Maze!
I took this photo in 2009 at Silverstone, and loved the lighting and lines at the time – still do.
I found some old photos of my old Corolla tonight, so have been missing it again. I need another, but this time I want to get a better one, and build the car I wanted to build last time.
Not the best track but some tight twinning on this demo run that features an unreal soundtrack!