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☆Panty Glimpse☆2014☆

img957It’s now nearing the end of the short life span that is the Sakura flower.  Their fleeting beauty sure floods Facebook feeds and other social networks with a insane amount of white and pink, and of course, drunk people everywhere celebrating the yearly ritual of Hanami.

But, before all of that happened just, before they started to bloom, we, and you could probably say us “drifters” headed off to Fuji once again for the Panty Glimpse event hosted by Team Freees and Team Low Brain. Continue reading

☆成田ドッグファイトと一つの週末☆One weekend with Nartia Dog Fight☆

マジかよ!今週末は52週の中で最高だと思う。成田ドッグファイトに届いた週末のイベントへ本当にいっぱい行ってきた!いずれにしても、彼が今回来た理由は、自分自身で特別なイベントを作ってきた事だ。そのイベントはNRT(成田ドッグファイト)冬カフェーと言う。ずいぶん前にこのイベントの予定があって、そして、最初から行くつもりだったんだけど、「どんな感じになるか」とよく考えてた。シャーンさんが来て一緒にいるときはそんなに楽しいと思わなかったから、別のミーティングのことはすごくいいのかよくないかは、別として、関係がなくなってきた。それにしても、海ほたると着くと、車はもう集まり始じめていた。すごいね!NRTの影響が広いと思った。IMG_5400 Continue reading

★Minty Fresh Mitsubishi★

This Arizona flavored Mitsubishi Lancer stuck out like a lost tourist in a crowd, I had to check it out!

The paint was certainly flashy but nothing on this car aside from that was crazy.  I liked how the fenders weren’t rolled and the owner opted for tuck instead of perfect fitment like most of the people had.  Simple touches of some hand painted sakura flowers on the rear and the emblem delete made this Mitsu a sleek little number.

So far living in Japan for around 4 months I have only had Arizona twice.  And since this guy didn’t have US military plate I assumed he/she was Japanese.  So the interest in Arizona must have been unique.  I wonder where he gets all of it, maybe a direct import from a distributor or from a friend on one of the bases.

What ever the deal was, he left some bottles out the back of his car which was really tempting.  I was surprised they sat there for the whole duration of my visit.  If it was America I’m sure they would have been taken.  With out a doubt.

*As a side note, I recently found out that the HUB; a British chain Pub in Japan carries Arizona Tea.  Might go stock up on a few one day.

Hope everyone is having a good day/night.

~Matt

☆A taste of HellaFlush Fuji 2012 – Part 1☆

We arrived mid show at Fuji Speedway.  Pulling into the parking lot in a large train of rumbling Porsches turned heads and lots of people walked over from their cars to catch us rolling in.  I felt like a celebrity! Continue reading

◎The Journey to HellaFlush Fuji – Part 1◎

HellaFlush Fuji weekend was pretty crazy. At least I was okay after the fact. But none the less, the trip to Fuji was a big and I had seen tons of content from the previous year’s event.

A couple nights before HellaFlush Gary text me letting me know his eye had gotten really irritating and was headed to the hospital to get it checked out. He said it was plausible that going to Fuji for him would be canceled. My heart kind of sank at that moment but I soon realized that there wasn’t much I could do this late in the game. It wasn’t as though I had to go. My thirst to explore and meet new people, see new things and have a grand old time, as anyone wishes for was probably the biggest reason that I even considered going.

On Friday night I came home and cooked a simple meal, wasted my life for a little while trolling through Facebook and then wandered into the living room to chat with my house mates. When I finally managed to get to bed, well, because I was so excited sleeping didn’t really happen. I seriously lay in bed just tossing and turning after finishing up preparations of my bag thinking to myself, “Porsche, Porsche, Porsche…”, which wasn’t helping my already terrible sleep schedule.

My autumn break was just getting better every week, and it was about to get better every hour.

It got to the point where I couldn’t sleep at all was wide awake in bed, at that point I just decided to go play some video games for a good hour, I mean who doesn’t love some strategic pwnage at 4 in the morning against a bunch of angry Americans right before you roar off in a Porsche to one of Japan’s biggest car meets.

I got a text from Gary around 5:30 and he let me know he was on his way. I grabbed everything I needed, a few extras and ran out the door.

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