Remembering Japanese cars from the past

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Video: Orido with his S13 180SX

This video of a (very) young Manabu Orido just got posted on Youtube. In the video you can see him do a really bad run (offroading would be better term for it) but his second run is almost flawless.

Okay, compare that to todays standards and this really feels like watching D1GP in slowmotion! But think about it: I did post a video with the first victory of Manabu Orido before and there you can see he is actually already twice as fast as the competition! :D :D

In memoriam: Atsushi Kuroi

Most people already read or heard the news today: the D1GP drifter Atsushi Kuroi died three days ago in a motorcycle accident.

He was one of the early drifting pioneers and his professional drifting career began in the first season of D1GP (2001) when he entered it with his well known OneVia S13. He was well known for throwing up big clouds of smoke when going sideways and that is most probably what most people will remember of him.

I’d like to remember him like this:

As the man who could grip an amazing 77kg during the D1GP arm wrestling event!

Hilarious: Nomuken shows his other driving skills!

You all knew Ken Nomura was able to drift himself to a third place in the D1GP this year, but what you didn’t know was that he has a much wider range of driving skills!

So what else can he do then? Well, parallel drift parking (30 cm space at each side of the car), popping a balloon while driving reverse, sharpen a pencil while driving reverse and last but not least: light a match while driving reverse! :D :D

Too bad he only uses his ER32 for the parallel drift parking… I really would loved to see him do the pencil sharpening with his ER34! ;)

WTF: Masato Kawabata’s cornering

When I saw this video the first time I thought the video was about Masato Kawabata’s 180SX RPS13 spinning while initiating the drift. But then all of a sudden the WTF!? moment was there!

Amazing cornering abilities! ?(ยด?`)/
Masato Kawabata ddi this in the fourth round of the D1GP in Okayama where he received the full 100 points from all judges!

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