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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.

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.

[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).

This is Chuckwalla 2018

This is the one that many of you have been patiently waiting for, and I would like to say, thank you so much for your patience! I already knew I was going to have to push this coverage in the backburner to handle some “more important” aspects of my life, but knowing this, I decided to take my time with this event. How much time?

That One Really Dark Time At Vtec Club Part 2/2

Let me start off by writing that this post, part 2 of the Twilight Event, was almost never going to see the light of day and be buried somewhere deep in my storage hard drive. If you read my previous part 1 then you know it was really, and i mean REALLY, dark once the sunlight faded away, and the flood lights available at the track, or the lack of, really didn't do much other than light up a tiny spot of the tarmac.

The Narita Dogfight Vicious Coupe

This past week i had the opportunity to pick-up a carbon window delete for my personal coupe from the man behind one of the most unique automotive media site in the world, Narita Dogfight's, Sean Lucas. As many already know, NDF is really the only outlet that bridges information about Japanese time attack cars to the U.S. on a consistent basis, and