Masa’s new 70

I will let the pictures do the talking:

ミド兄さん、写真ありがとう~!

Hello there

Car is looking good, maybe cleaner than I ever was able to get it? Miss you

See you soon.

Where my head was this past weekend

Not in Hawaii, that is for sure;

Keith and Dave @ ECB. Lookin good boys!

Lost scans found, #3

Kuroi was a cool cat. I had dinner with him and a few others after TAS 2010 last year, just weeks before his fatal scooter accident. RB26 on 195/55-15 is super og!

More shots from E-course

You can check the full album on my Flickr here, and I have included a few of my favorites for you to enjoy here:

Yes, they are welding using jumper cables and a truck battery!

Again, you can check out the full set on Flickr

The Last Soukoukai

As some of you may have heard, I have decided to leave my current teaching position and in turn will also be leaving Japan. Amid all the craziness that is trying to tie up loose ends here, my friends threw a private event at Meihan’s E-course a few weeks back as a final send off. We had the entire track to ourselves and at only 20 or so cars, we had plenty of seat time. As always I was able to capture a bit of video:

As you can see, it is much like the more famous C-course on straight but overall a bit slower on the entry. I had A LOT of drive time this day and it was a great final send off for the car. No issues and no problems despite me driving it fairly hard at least a few times a month. Sad to see it go but sometimes you just have to move on right? It will be hard leaving all the great friends I have made via the car life here. That being said, I will be back to Japan now and then and you can bet I will be driving something, somewhere, somehow when I do visit. This isn’t the end of the blog either, so keep me on your bookmark list and/or reader and check back from time to time!

Non in-car video

Odd seeing the car driving from the outside! This was a really fun day:

Spotted this morning over at C’s posted by Adam.

Cell pic dump!

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Enjoy.

Reverse Twin

This past fall I ran Suzuka Twin in reverse with the NZ boys, here is a cool shot thanks to Chris:

Sup Homy

Masa’s new daily. Nissan Caravan Homy. Extra Long, extra low, 5speed on the floor. We roll in style ’round town. This is what picked me up from the airport on my way home.

Early ’80s style in full effect!