In my short time shooting motorsport I have been lucky to dabble in everything from Indy to Moto GP, but personally nothing matches the fun of shooting the World Rally Championship.
Throughout history those who think differently and attempt to change things are branded as troublemakers, and going against the grain isn’t something that is well accepted in Japan. Kei Miura has always taken the road less travelled, is a true underground hero, an outlaw kanjo racer but most importantly is a true pioneer and innovator.
For anyone that has had the pleasure of witnessing top shelf speedway, they will vouch for the fact that it leaves you breathless. I have followed this sport on TV for just over a year, and last year I had the chance to watch the top league live. Mind blown!
If I was to be asked to name the one racecar I remember most vividly from my childhood it would be without a doubt the black and red Texaco Sierra machines. Recently I was lucky enough to be able to meet up with my childhood hero, and I will tell you straight up. I wasn’t one little bit disappointed at all.
Jetsprinting is a sport that was developed in New Zealand, and has evolved into one of the most thrilling and on the edge water-sports anywhere. The racing is broken up into three classes, and with every climb in class, the insanity counter goes higher and higher.
Started out by Nissan in 1997, the NISMO festival is one event with a reputation just as big as Godzilla. All the Nissan crown jewels are shipped to Shizuoka’s Fuji Speedway for a solid day of track abuse and aural pleasure.
There are 3 things Japan takes very seriously. Sushi, Skylines and 86s. So when you decide to combine two of the three together you are in for one hell of an event, or as the Japanese would say bari tanoshiiyo.
Improving on perfection is not an easy thing to do, particularly in the cut-throat tuning world. On the outskirts of Tokyo, one man had a vision, to take something that many feel couldn’t be improved on, ignored the stereotypes and did just that – perfected it.
It is always nice ticking things off your bucket list. For as long as I can remember I have craved the chance to head to Hiroshima and tour the Mazda factory. Not too long ago I decided that this was something that needed to be done sooner rather than later. So I jumped on the Shinkansen and prepared for a visit to the holy grail of all things rotary.