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!
Recently the guys from CircuitSoul visited HTF and I here in Japan. Our first meeting and adventure started on a fairly overcast rainy day in Tokyo. Taking a short trip up to Harajuku from my house HTF and I headed out to Chiba where we met up with the CircuitSoul Car Boys. The long train ride gave us some time to get super excited and when we stepped off the local train the clear skies of Chiba greeted us. The sun was out and the town had a much more relaxed and quiet atmosphere to it. We waited around at the station for them to pick us up and headed out. After walking to “X”‘s house who owns “X” we held a small meeting to plan out day out. The boys were hungry so an obvious first choice was food. That didn’t quiet go down as simply as it is said. Finding a ramen shop took us almost an hour and 6 km of walking. After eating though, everyone’s cranky moods were eased.
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.
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.
The AE86 event was at the top of the hill inside a mini theme park with area to hang out and take your family. Kind of like a fun center but more in touch with nature. There’s a small hole in the fence if you travel down the road and take a short cut through some small neighborhood. We got a few odd looks from a few locals. I bet they were thinking, “Why are two foreigners in this tiny street up on this mountain in the middle of nowhere.” But it saved us some money when we had walked all the way from the station.
Right as we passed through the fence and walked up there were personnel for the event just a few yards ahead and we just tried to act super natural and walked by.
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.