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Posts Tagged ‘Masaharu’

At Ebisu

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Lots of random dudes are giving Masaharu love. Funny how recognizable his car is even though it changes color every month.…

Times Two

Monday, January 9th, 2012

20120109-162538.jpgAgain. I have rad friends. After a day of watching drifting yesterday, Masaharu felt sorry enough for me that he has donated a car.


Masaharu is a baller. Probably the best driver of thirty yesterday. He balances the fact that his speed makes other drivers crash, by putting out fires and fixing other people’s cars and he’s so enthusiastic about it all it rubs off on everyone.

Just another reason to live in Japan…

Mata Motorland Mikawa

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

20111223-174121.jpgNo touge runs ATM in this area with the police cracking down hard, so Masaharu and I made the two hour trip to Motorland Mikawa for some drift running. Below zero temperatures and the upcoming event at Fuji meant attendance was pretty minimal. In fact he was the only 86.
But his is interesting enough to satisfy most. It hasn’t passed the Shaken for sometime and it almost certainly never will again now. I have my own definition of what …

Team Tuna

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

tuna1Masaharu sent me this HORRIBLE video and details of his recent escapades. I played it in the background, enjoying only the first 30seconds mostly. It’s easy to forget how haggard and hard guys over there. And it’s easy to forget that although AE86 doesn’t dominate competition, it still dominates the streets.

This rivet trend is OK I guess.  I probably rank it somewhere below bare metal hoods and above inside out wheels which means you’ll probably never find it on …

And On That Day There Were Like Zero SR20’s

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

FWDed from Masaharu. August Sixth on a Saturday is pretty rad.…

Masaharu Beams

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

BeamsIt used to be the case that all the Japanese hachiroku drivers I knew, scoffed at anyone who needed forced induction or more displacement.  It seems that now more displacement is acceptable.  This is Masaharu’s response to hearing that I’m turbocharging my car.  Somewhere along the way I decided that I don’t like the Beams motor… I did consider a hybrid 5SGE however, and sometimes have regret that I didn’t go that route.  Is it too late to change my …

More from Motorland Mikawa

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Masaharu running at Motorland Mikawa. He’s no longer in his 4AG powered Sunny… but back in a naturally aspirated AE86. Love.

I enjoyed this picture of his wrecked friends as well. They all wreck so often. At least that’s how I feel. It’s commonplace enough at least that trucks like this one are always on hand. Drift culture in Canada is way too show oriented. These guys all run ugly cars that have been through stuff that would render …