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JAPAN NORWAY SWEDEN: Tsuyoshi Tezuka and Driftmonkey, Part I By Alexi in 10-10-2015 7:12 pm

This isn’t the most recent of content, but before it disappears into the vaults of backed-up files, I thought it should finally make an appearance on the site.

Early last year, the Norwegian drift team Driftmonkey’s boss Ove Harlem asked me to find him a Japanese guest driver for the Gatebil event in Mantorp, Sweden. I suggested D1GP driver and Kids Heart manager Tsuyoshi Tezuka, since I knew he was keen to do some more drifting overseas. Driftmonkey usually has three cars, two driven by regular drivers Reidar Andresen and Anders Klerud, and a third for guest drivers.

After not too much messing around, Ove had both of us on a plane from Tokyo to Oslo, where picked us up and took us for a nice dinner at the port area of Aker Brygge, before heading to the Driftmonkey garages the next day in Rakkestad.


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GOT A MAIN B*TCH, AND GOT A MISTRESS: Takuya Takahashi’s AE86s By Alexi in
  • Feature Cars 車の取材
26-01-2015 2:40 pm

Most people who own a modified car have thought at one point that it would be nice to build two of them, one for the street and one purely for the circuit. Takuya Takahashi has done just that. Let’s have a look at his matching-opposite pair of AE86s.


GOING BOSO: Champ Road magazine photoshoot, Part I By Alexi in 24-12-2014 7:58 pm

A couple of weekends ago, a group of bosozoku guys I know had a daytime photoshoot for “Champ Road” a magazine centered around bosozoku culture.

It was a good chance for me to shoot these cars without any interruption, so I headed along too.



TOKYO TOUR: Looking at cool stuff and buying stickers By Alexi in
  • Workshops ワークショップ
18-12-2014 3:23 pm

I’ve done a lot of tours for modified car fans in Japan over the past few years, from guiding an entire tour-bus load around Tokyo, all the way down to one person riding along to a track day. I recently met up with a group of nine Australians who wanted to do a whirlwind tour of some of the more famous and interesting shops in Tokyo, so I thought I’d take a few pics along the way.


The first stop on the tour was one of the basic requirements of a workshop tour, Top Secret’s headquarters in Chiba.


BOXES AND FENDER MIRRORS: Ishikawa’s Mark II wagon By Alexi in
  • Profiles プロフィル
05-12-2014 1:13 pm

I’ll admit it. I have a bit of a thing for wagons. I saw this GX70 Mark II wagon at a car show a couple of years ago down in Nagoya, so I was a bit surprised to see it up at Fuji Speedway at the recent Mark II Tribe event.



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