Friday, April 18, 2008

Very cool video by a friend

Check out this video! Thanks Tom!! Makes my car look fabulous!!

From our time at Fuji on the 12th.

Copyright T. O'Dowd 2008.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

FISCO in the Rain! (with SSCT)

Pretty slow time today - best of 2'19...

check out the new R35 in a very timid and scared owner! Well, I'd be freaked out too...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I've started a Japanese blog

Here is the link

Many reasons, including the ability to network with Japanese car friends, as well as to start selling off some of my old parts...(minkara has an auction page).

Saturday, April 12, 2008

FISCO Track Day 富士スピードウェイ 走行

Really crowded today. Was only able to run once, during the second session. Tom and his new car (yellow MX5) joined me. My other friends ran in the first session. Here are the videos I took from inside my car, split into 3 approx 10 minute clips.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3 (some overlap with end of Part 2)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

April Daikoku Futo gathering 四月大黒埠頭PA集まり

Daikoku Futo. Freezing cold. Sumi-san came.

ちょっとラジコン遊びもしてたRussとMiguel.Russ and Miguel played around with some beautifully crafted R/C cars.

GTROC write up -

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Toyota Tokyo Design Center

Met up with my friends Miguel (of Newera Imports), Russ (RE-Xtreme) and Stuart at Starbucks in Shinjuku, and we headed off to Hachioji to visit Toyota's design center at the invite of our friend Tom who works there. The center was having an "open day" but not many people were there, so it was a nice place to visit.

We saw some of Tom's work, including the Hako Coupe concept.

We also took advantage of the nice day to take some photos. Here are the ones I took, I will upload pics that Miguel took later.

Here is the link to the GTROC page with more photos.