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.

The LX80 identity crises

LX80's i have passed up many, most people stay clear of them. not Bevin he as turned what most would consider the lower end of the X8 want list into a thing of beauty. This will be a two part post due to the website being recreated i know how this project ends up. so first i will cover the beginning of the project and then i guess i will have to organise a trip to Bevin's workshop to get an update. What is there to say really? you look at a diesel powered X8, you know it has no power it has a weak solid axle and you end up passing on it. Not Bevin for some reason he spotted a blank canvas something he could test his fabrication skills on and being a fabricator it was a testament of what he could pull of.        …

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…

Daikoku Parking Area

The place of dream's. Daikoku Parking Area is the place to be if you are any type of car person. It is a true indication of what japanese car scene is about, you have so many cars in one area and from all different scene's Being the 1st time i have gone here, i found the drive in rather difficult. It was my 1st time using GPS and driving in a multi story freeway. so turn left may have meant turn left on level 2. after some hours of driving from mooneyes yokohama we finally got to the spot. for those who dont know, mooneyes is like 20-30 min away.         Even though it was rather late, we did seem to get there a bit early there was still a nice variety of cars on display. from the classic japanese ute's and van's to your drifter's/wangan racers…

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…

Mallala matsuri 2014

We get together with some friends and travel to South Australia for what is the 1st Ciscokids road trip. it was years ago when this trip happened, me having just bought out my first product and put social media together to get the word out. it was someone's idea i think Grinter's who said we should all head over for a weekend and i guess it was right place right time as i jumped on it and so did a small part of the Cressida community that i knew of. Every time i drive to S.A it seems like a good idea and a short drive, but i soon remember a couple hours into it just how long the trip is. First stop was the first Mcdonalds out of Melbourne, there was a decent amount of us making the trip over. Myself, Katrina my wife, Aaron, Evie, Grinter, Breen, Ruby…