Final Bout: Special Stage West

We know we’re a little late to the party but here’s our coverage of Final Bout: Special Stage West. Shout out to our homie and photographer that shot this, Jason Wong. I don’t think that any words cannot describe how awesome this event was, so I let Jason’s pictures do the talking. Enjoy!   

The Spirit-Rei Miyabi S13

“Miyabi is one of the traditional Japanese aesthetic ideals, though not as prevalent as Iki or Wabi-sabi. In modern Japanese, the word is usually translated as elegance, refinement, or courtliness and sometimes refers to a heart-breaker.” Combine these elements with a Silvia S13, Work Wheels Japan and Spirit-Rei for their next demo car. The results? Modern Japanese…

The Hiroshima Bomber

TRA-Kyoto. It may be hard to stand out from the rest with the growing number of S-Chassis on a 6666 designed kit. Don’t get me wrong, but I still believe that Rocket Bunny kits really do look good, if not the best. But Takashi Mine‘s add-ons made his PS13 distinct with his personal touches. On…

The Autoplus S13

In these times, what makes a car stand out? Good choice of wheels and aggressive fitment? Not all the time. This 240sx made its name the old fashion way: form follows function. When Autoplus built a D1 spec s13 for local competitions back in 2007, they envisioned the car’s future to be used by one of the…

The quiet before the storm…

Before every show we have in Japan I try to soak up the scenery and take a few steps back and appreciate everything around us. The morning before the event, Hunter and I walked around the parking lot of the hotel and he named all the cars in the lot. He was really stoked to…

Fred’s 180sx

We can agree that we all love 240sx’s. A lot of the people today acquired the love for drift cars from the sports growing presence in the past 7 years. This is not the story here. Fred Selker became the proud owner of this 1989 240sx in the mid 90’s. With no time wasted by…

She’s home.

Scott hit me up and let me know that Jay’s old S13 was back on the market. I remembered that car years ago at an event we had in Vallejo. Blue TE’s, Endless wheels, Bride interior, and being super clean for a drift car. Jay sold this car after running a few drift events up…

Slammed S13 Coupe

If you know me personally, you probably know that the s13 coupe is one of my favorite cars. Seeing slammed drift cars always breaks my neck. Before the term Hellaflush was coined, the flush and slammed, aggressive look was just a given part of drift styling. I give props to anyone who drifts, but drifting…