Friday Video: Keiichi Tsuchiyas old drift cars

July 24, 2015 in video

We all know that Keiichi Tsuchiya loves his kouki Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86 drift car, but did you know he owned a couple of other legendary cars before that? For instance this Nissan Skyline 2000GT GC10?
Keiichi Tsuchiya's Nissan Skyline GT GC10
In this Best Motoring video Keiichi Tsuchiya explains what cars he used privately to tear up the touges: a Nissan Skyline 2000GT GC10, a Nissan Sunny 1200 GX5 B110, a Toyota Starlet S KP61 and a Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-V AE86.

The first short clip is covering the Nissan Skyline 2000GT GC10: Read the rest of this entry →

Video: The very first Best Motoring Hot Version

February 17, 2014 in video

Last week I discovered Ka Ko (via Rocketpencil) who posts Best Motoring videos on an almost daily basis! 🙂
One of the gems he posted last week is the very first edition of Best Motoring Hot Version:
Video Best Motoring Hot Version first volume
As you can see there is a thrilling battle in this episode: the infamous Keiichi Tsuchiya battles with an (almost stock) Toyota Corolla Levin AE86 the (back then) brand new Toyota Corolla Levin GT Apex AE101 featuring the new 20 valve Silvertop 4AGE. The battle is very very close even though the AE101 has a lot more power under the bonnet!

What else can you expect from Best Motoring Hot Version Volume 1?
– Toyota Levin GT Apex AE101 vs Toyota Trueno GT-Z AE101 vs Honda Civic EF
– Toyota Levin GT Apex AE101 (superstrut) vs Toyota Levin GT Apex AE101 (non-superstrut)
– Toyota Levin GT Apex AE101 (superstrut) vs Toyota Levin AE86
– RX7 Drift vs Grip
– Group A Nissan Skyline GT-R cup with Keiichi Tsuchiya drifting his Taisan GT-R R32 on a wet Fuji Speedway!

Watch the full video below:
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Touge drifting in 1990 on the Hakone mountain pass

November 2, 2012 in video

I did post up a couple of 1990s Hakone drift videos in the past, but these three must be the oldest so far!
Touge drifting Hakone pass in 1990
They are dated May/June in 1990 and they feature several cars from that era including TE71s, KP62s, AE86s, B310s and an occasional S13: Read the rest of this entry →

Fuck the 86: this is the real deal!

December 5, 2011 in ae86

Yes I know: that’s a very blunt statement but as I see it there is a lot of truth in that. Apart from that it was meant to say I’m currently not hopping on the 86 bandwagon, not writing the same as thousands of bloggers out there and simply just stick to the real deal: AE86 deathrace in Hokkaido!

Incredible how wild these guys throw their hachis around the track. Insanely close guardrail slides with the occasional tip over the tirestack to keep the audience awake. Well, actually I don’t think they were sleeping at all: they are just cheering to them to go closer!

Don’t get me wrong: the 86 is definitely one of the best engineered cars and it has got beautiful styling, but it is not the AE86. It is not an entry level car, not a light weight FR and on top of it all: it is currently hyped.

Direct link to video: Drifting v1.03

Video: Smoketesting the UZE70 MotorFIX Corolla

July 18, 2011 in video

Normally a smoketest would be performed to see if everything still works fine. I would not have expected MotorFIX to take it this literally:

Holy smoke Batman! That little Corolla is really tearing up the circuit! Last time it was restrained by the enormous amounts of rain pouring down, but now we really get to see its real potential!

I also like the comments under the video on Youtube by waider:
Love at first sight
and then followed by syedyasin93:
jizz at first sight

Video: first trackday for the MotorFIX 1UZE70!

June 20, 2011 in video

This very first drift video of the MotorFIX Corolla 1UZE70 just got posted on Youtube. Apparently it had its maiden trackday Yesterday afternoon at the YZ Circuit.

In the first few minutes they take it gently, but after two minutes the Corolla gets really tail happy with its new engine. Unfortunately it starts to rain and you can see it gets more difficult to control the car but after a couple of laps the driver regains control.

Also notice the white Carina AA63 (with fender mirrors) trying to keep up. It is doing a good job IMO. 😀