Daikoku Futo… Take 2

So good we had to come back. Daikoku as i said in the last post has to be a highlight of any car enthusiast trip to Japan and now over for my Honeymoon i had to make sure i could fit another stop off at this famous carpark. This trip just like the first included a stop off at Mooneyes - Yokohama  for some hamburgers before the trip across the bridge to the meet spot. unlike the first time we did not take hours to get there and we did not get there too early. this time we seemed to have arrived right at the peak. again a huge range of car's, in this post im focusing on some of my favorites and highlight from this lot would have to be the rare R32 GTR 4 door.

Matsuri – Queensland

Dreams do come true. if you read my Kidsheart post you know that i have been a huge fan of Tezuka since he 1st came to australia, rather strange considering i'm not hugly into drifting. I think it was more the car control and see what he could do with a car that made me sit back and go wow. Fast forward over 10 years Ciscokids is going well with parts selling, S.A Matsuri was a blast and it was about time we did another trip. Queensland has always been my favorite drift scene, having gone to events with the Auszoku guy's when i was up there and just seeing the quality of car's and driving was exciting to watch. very different at the time to the melbourne scene of missiles and rust. so the opportunity came up to bring Tsuyoshi Tezuka to QLD for Drift matsuri, we had more…

Mooneyes – Yokohama

Yokohama is a beautiful town and a bit different to the other towns I had been in previously. The roads are wider and it does have a western kind of style I guess. On route we stopped off at a couple workshops like WELD and Works before we went to Mooneyes. We also stopped into Up-Garage Yokohama. Up-Garage Yokohama was one of the bigger Up-garages we stopped at but I must say it did not have as many good things as the other ones. This was maybe due to the location, and being more popular with westerners. Most westerners go to Yokohama for the workshops and then the Wangan afterwards, so they had catered to this by having westerners/tourist gifts. Nonetheless it was good to walk around and have a look and the staff there were very friendly. Arriving at Mooneyes I was a bit unsure of what to expect. I…

Kidsheart

KIDSHEART!!! Another one of my other favourite place we visited in Nagoya was of course Kidsheart. After meeting my idol Tsuyoshi Tezuka at a Full Lock drift day at Calder Park, I had wanted go to Kidsheart to see his car in person for over 10 years.  Having owned a 1JZ Cressida and now the Kidsheart/HKS JZX81 Yamaha edition this was like the holy place for all things X Chassis related. It was a bit of a walk from the nearest train station; maybe 30-45min walk (mind you it would have been a lot quicker if we knew what side of the road to be on), and the main road that Kidsheart is on is separated by an Express way so you can only cross it every couple k’s. We didn’t know this until we were half way there on the wrong side of the freeway unable to cross! This Expressway…