Blogroll – Day 7

Today we headed southwest.  Our destination was Meihan Circuit just out of Kobe.  This is one place I have never been, yet seen so many times on the net.  Despite the rain having set in, that wasn’t about to deter me from shooting some top notch drift action.

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On the way down to Kobe the weather was good.  As we got further towards Kansai things changed a bit.  Luckily the rental car was waiting and so was all the on track action.

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I arrived just in time to see my good friend Takashi Mine lining his Rocketbunny S13 up in pitlane for his turn on track.  This is one angry and gorgeous driftcar.

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One thing Meihan is famous for is wallrides. Somehow this S15 was perfectly setup as a spark machine.  Run after run he was right against the wall with his wing sparking away like a fire cracker.

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The best thing about these meets is how friendly the locals are.  Point your camera at them and they are always good for offering up a peace sign! It’s the people who makes these events, not just the cars that is for sure.

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With a raft of cars present, it was awesome to spot a bunch of kyusha.  There were slammed hellaflush rides, drift machines, and old school whips everywhere.  Love the boso pipes on this one!

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If anyone knows how to do stance infused cars it is Japan! Drooooool!

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After the drifting was done, and I walked the track snapping photos Nakawatase-san’s VOLKLINGER S14 was still sitting in the carpark.  The fog descended and it was like a scene out of a horror film.  This S14 is the original camo military vehicle and is beautiful from any angle!
It was now time to roll back, and prep up for a night meet with a bunch of Kobe locals.  More on the carpark catchup next.

 

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