It’s no secret that drift cars and battle scars go hand in hand, although it isn’t too often you come across a grassroots drift weapon that is just so damn clean that you always run a double take as it cruises down the pit lane. Troy Griffin’s 110 is one of those cars.
I have been lucky to get into some amazing workshops, and collections throughout my time in Japan and today was a second visit to one of those. The Nissan DNA museum is an utterly mind blowing collection of the best Nissan has to offer. It’s like stepping into a real life Gran Turismo garage with all your idols, seeing the real machines right in front of your eyes is a feeling you don’t forget in a hurry.
Another day another photoshoot. The trip so far was wake, eat, shoot, sleep. Hey, I am certainly not complaining about it though. Making new friends, catching up with old friends, and snapping photos of all my favourite cars is my definition of bliss.
This was the car that required a few little additional tweaks before being shot the night before, finally it was ready. Say hello to Minekeru’s Hlloween racing S13.
As the train pulled out of Hiroshima station, I was now bound for Tokyo again although one more stopover was on the cards. I was headed back to Kobe to catch up with a bunch of good sorts who I met just over a year ago.
The final day in Hiroshima was to be an exciting one for me, I have been attempting to visit a specific shop for a few years but shifting premises, and scheduling conflicts always meant this was not possible. Today though the stars had aligned!
After a day of cruising around and meeting people, the evening was to consist of the only food you can eat when in in town, and a night meet to kick back and get to know some new friends. The trip had started off with James drinking in a train station and now we were 800km away grabbing the ‘soul food’ of Hiroshima – Okonomiyaki with the BADQUALITY crew.
I don’t often manage to venture all the way down to Hiroshima, but when I can it always makes me wish I could stay longer. It is easily one of my top 5 places in Japan! This time however I was headed south to catch up with a bunch of friends, and enjoy a bit of car-spotting.