A mysterious and strange feeling. Continue reading
It was the day before Narita Dog Fight had to leave and yet we still had his nights filled to the brim with car excitement. The recent debut of K6 rolling shots Facebook page has made these events a quite popular. There were so many cars that driving from Umihotaru PA to the exit onto the Wangan at 50kmph was barely enough time to get in every car for a few photos. The guy who runs these events was recently forced into buying a new car and for the sake of continuing these long nights in the cold with all his buddies he chose from a selection of cars that had a rear window which could be opened while driving so he could shoot photos. I think that’s pretty cool! Continue reading
After the adventures of the night before, covered in the recent post Adventures of Carboys Circuit Soul, HighTopFade and I traveled around northern Chiba area in search for cool parts and good times. While I can’t disclose any of our secret singing sessions just quite yet, the day after we traveled to Mobara Circuit to watch the guys from Sexy Knights and their friends drift. Alex from CircuitSoul was very busy with all his business stuff and working out plans with the other teams so letting him do his thing I had my own adventure meeting the guys from Team Fanta. This is really just a small portion of what happened. The day was so full of great moments and people. I’m glad I had the chance to meet them and look forward to seeing them drift again. Team Fanta! Enjoy the content, thanks for reading!
On a recent trip with Park and Watanabe-san to the SuperAutobacs near Kashiwa we encountered this stunner. I’m not as informed as other when it comes to everything BMW but I haven’t seen anything of the Alpina line in America. It was only the M series that stood out there. But here in Japan it seems that the M is standard, at least I think Japanese people have a certain mind set where they want to have the best of the best, but who knows. I occasionally see a 3 series Alpina’s and there is actually a guy that lives near me with a British Racing Green 5 series Alpina so I seem him once in a while.
Clean, simple, and almost stock. “Almost…”
You don’t mind how under powered this car is when you ride in it. It sounds good, handles well and is a wagon to boot. It’s versatility and classic timeless boxy shape make this car a great daily driver.
I really wanted to just show these two pictures and let them do the talking.
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.
Something about putting watermarks on film pictures doesn’t sit so well with me. For the time being I’m not going to be watermarking this post. So if you decid to share, please credit me appropriately, thanks in advance as always. ~Matt
Everyone must know the story already, but it not a bad thing to review with repetition, and none the less with awesome film pictures! When displaying film I really like the aspect of a “roll” of film and thus like to display almost all the images from my rolls of film if possible. And with that, lets get started!
I’m not quite sure why it takes Bic Camera so dam long to develop my film, aside from a special 630 Million pixel CD for scans, it was nothing out of the ordinary. Well, here we are a week and a half later with some okay scans of an awesome weekend.
Continuing on with the story from last week. Gary dropped me off at Osaki Station and I lagged up the stairs while surfing through aimless apps on my iPhone. I called up my buddy to see if he was going out and sure enough, he was already in Roppongi. After basically missing the train to my house, on purpose I decided to head on over to meet up with him. I caught one of the last trains which happened to terminate one stop before Roppongi so I walked from there all the way to him picking up a cold alcoholic beverage along the way. The summer heat has faded in Tokyo and I had an enjoyable walk to the crossing where we met up. In Roppongi we didn’t feel like going into any clubs really so we just idled outside talking to random girls and people watching. A couple of my other friends were in Roppongi as well and came by to say hi.
Recently a typhoon passed over Tokyo. It hit Tokyo around evening and passed throughout the night. The next morning I scaled a building to take some pictures of the super clear skies. These were shot just a little south of Shinagawa Station.
Looking outwards into the heart of Japan you can see the mountains. It’s quite a bummer I couldn’t find a building that had a view of Fuji which is blocked by another building just to the left which is actually out of frame. That is my newest on going project when I’m not out hunting for cars and people’s epic sleeping positions throughout Tokyo.
Land of the rising sun. The sunsets and sunrises in Japan are quite often spectacular. It’s a shame everyone is to busy to stop and just watch it once in a while. Beautiful sunrises are starts to a good days.