It felt awesome to get the first show/event under belt. Winter needs to frickin die. The weather was great enough to warrant only t-shirts. That made the TOPP Drift season opener even better. First and foremost we were there to watch and support Steve and his e30.
From show car to drift slut. I’m sad i won’t see this car on the road anymore, but I’m excited to see it going sideways. Expect more changes for Steve.
Maybe painting it white, wasn’t such a good idea.
Drifting is an expensive and dirty sport. Luckily with the help of sponsors like Wheel Direct, many grassroots drivers are able to lap all day.
You might have seen Marin’s 240 in this Sylvania commercial. Though, with more fenders.
More pics from Geoff soon. He was able to grab more sideways shots.
The Clipsal 500 at Adelaide is a formidable race to make a series debut at. The old guns of Holden and Ford are up for any challengers. NIssan and Mercedes were easily dispelled in their first season last year. I had figured Volvo S60 would be in the same boat this year, but after Race 2 at Adelaide the pecking order in V8 Supercars needs a shakeup. Volvo has jumped to a podium finish. Scott McLaughlin, the 20 yr old 2013 rookie of the year, had an epic fight with THE V8 Supercar hot shoe, Jamie Whincup and won out. Is there a better looking touring car currently turning laps? I don’t think so.
Many of the car show we’ve been to, the lot provides as much content as the main deal. The better the show the better the lot. The lot at the Tokyo Auto Salon should provide a few nice rides. Images are all provided by Tomochika Shibata.
The Kawashima Celica.
A stock Celica for comparison.
Loving the character of this R32.
Fender mirrors and a duckbill spoiler. A combo we never see in Toronto
Given this is Japan, this thing is probably static.
We’ve been in contact with Tomochika Shibata for a few years now. He was one of our first Japanese fans to comment on our site. It felt awesome having some fans overseas. He recently had the opportunity to go to this year’s Tokyo Autosalon aka the coolest car show in Japan. So I asked him to send along a few photos.
326Power’s insane GS. Static, obviously.
The Roberuta F40 has already made the internet blog rounds.
Of course they’d have an E30 touring. Love the 90′s feel to this car.
Kin Jong Un?
Definaetly one of my favourite Japanese rides this year. Bee Dragon’s Nissan Y33 Cima.
The aero details for many of todays racecars is just amazing.
We are upon the dawn of a spectacular sportscar era. If you thought Audi vs.Peugeot or Toyota was good. Wait til 2015 comes around. Joining Audi, Toyota, Porsche (2014) will be both Ferrari (strong rumour) and Nissan. The latter of which just announced a full factory effort for 2015. So thats around 10 works cars gunning for top prize.
Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro.
Toyota TS030 Hybrid.
Porsche 919 Hyrbid.
Nissan. Never won Le Mans but had some of the fast Group C machinery.
Ferrari. Last won Le Mans in 1965 with this 250LM.