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Sudden Visit - Garage Work // Chiba

I received a last-minute message from Sean early Thursday morning while I was browsing through what was left of the famed Tsukiji fish market located within central Tokyo (now mostly relocated to Toyosu Market). He asked me if I wanted to check out Chiba Prefecture and generally just hangout, and obviously I said yes. Plus, my ankles had been killing me from exploring all of Tokyo the days prior, so the idea of riding around in a car for a day was a pleasant thought. Therefore, I began shoveling down the sushi I had obtained for an early lunch, bought the most expensive strawberries I’ve ever bought at around 4,000 JPY, power walked to the nearest train station, and was picked up in a soccer mom van by ‘Sean-san’ at another train station outside of busy Tokyo. From here I assumed we were going to check on the JDM Yard team that was being housed and prepped over at Xpoint Import Japan, but to my surprise we made an unplanned visit to one of the most unique garages in Chiba, Garage Work.

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IMSA // Team eEuroparts

I land in Florida after absolutely no sleep the day before my 7:30am flight, and I have to say, I really wish I would have slept at least an hour. But then again, how could anyone sleep knowing their going to be part of a huge opportunity, and maybe be a small ink drop in history? On top of that, my phone literally went “poof” and my Iphone completely died a few hours before my flight. Needless to say, it was going to be a long night... Thankfully, a friend lent me his backup phone before I left. He really saved me from extra strain. Thank you.

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Half Breed - When Two Worlds Collide

There’s no right or wrong as long as you follow your heart and build something unique to you by incorporating your experience, knowledge, time, and of course, your obsession for creativity and the insanity that we all normalize as automotive racing. Naturally, there is always an outlier though. A supposed anomaly that inherently demands everyone’s attention, and many know one of these outliers and his Japanese inspired build under the powerful pseudonym – Narita Dogfight.

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Honda Tuning: Autumn Speed Festival 2018

There are very few occasions in life that bring people from vastly differing backgrounds and personalities together in one place at the same time. And even fewer instances where people genuinely enjoy each other's company. Even rarer is an opportunity that initiates fierce competition and rivalry amongst friends and strangers, yet allows all parties involved to remain cordial and grateful of a stranger's company, story, passions, and their genuine excitement for meeting someone like-minded (or not).

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Dogfight: Keiichi Tsuchiya

One of the more anticipated cars of this year’s WTAC among fans and builders alike, had to be Beau Yates’ revamped AE86. With Mark Bissett leading the team, the car was built at Hypertune in Sydney, and has been entirely stripped of it’s former drift specification and rebuilt as a time attack car fit for a king; and by king, I mean none other than Keiichi Tsuchiya. Keiichi was slated to drive the car in Open Class this year at Sydney Motorsports Park.

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