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D1GP Osaka | RO in Japan

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Today was going to be pretty exciting, this would be my first time attending a D1GP event and I finally get to witness the professional side of Japanese drifting. We got the group together early in the morning and took a train to Nishinomiya to meet up with Ty for a ride to the event.

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I actually miss using trains as a mode of transportation. Wish we had a system as good as this in California.

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Morning moods.

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Toyota Altezza rolling into the parking lot of the event.

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A drift LFA, I’ve seen everything now.

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Gangster Rocket Bunny S13 at the Trust booth.

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Holy shit. This FD is killing it, everything on it looks flawless as hell.

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Candy red might just be my color.

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Looks like the owner of this car is running a Charge Speed front bumper

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That rear end is so aggressive, can’t stop LOOKING.

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The 326 Power RC350 is an incredible thing to see in person. I can’t believe it’s static.

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Only in Japan where you’ll see something like this on the road.

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How do you drive this thing without destroying anything?

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There’s probably no suspension travel or that rim would be all up on that quarter panel.

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326 Power always has a killer brake to wheel combo.

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What are thooose?

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Wald GTR.

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The new Liberty Walk G35 kit looks pretty damn good. I thought it would make the car look more bubbly, but the kit execution isn’t that bad.

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Work Meisters M1 tucked nicely under that front flare.

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Liberty Walk bringing out the heat today at D1GP.

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This Liberty Walk Lamborghini probably cost more than the cost to run this event.

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Neck breaking all day.

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Finally got to see some drifting action after getting distracted in the vendor area. You don’t normally see a 3rd generation GS being drifted, but this is Japan and anything can happen.

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The race pits were very welcoming and there were no off limits areas, you can literally stand next to the mechanics while they’re working on a car.

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The drift cars here have way more style than the ones in Formula Drift.

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I saw this car last year at Nagoya Exciting Car Show, glad to see it gets used.

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Awesome to see an Altezza being used for professional drifting!

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The Rocket Bunny kit is kissing the floor when being worked on.

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You’ll see all of your favorite drift cars from S15s to Chasers in this pit.

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Itasha style on D1GP cars.

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Never thought I would associate GOOD YEAR with drifting.

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Most of these S13s were armored with Rocket Bunny kits and still look immaculate.

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Style is everything.

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Back to the vendor area where there was a car show for the event. This VARIS FRS was looking mean by the

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Slammed Audi TT.

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The drift cars were pretty clean, but the show cars were even cleaner!

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The FD’s from LOOKING. 
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Crazy Miata, I guess it used to be in D1GP.

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Slammed Legacy Wagon on Meisters.

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Yasu’s S2000 from Phaze 2 Japan.

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HKS GT-Supercharged S2000 engine bay.

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Liberty Walk Ferrari another killer car at the Liberty Walk booth.

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The Liberty Walk Drift Lambo, I wanted to see this car run.

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Back to some drifting, cars get alot more side ways here at D1GP.

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FRS chasing a GTR.

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The GTR stays so close to the S15.

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Put em in a coffin.

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When bae shows up to your drift events, gotta go all out.

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The driver came out without a scratch.

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Crazy how they use fork lifts to get the cars off the track.

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The damage.

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Duct tape to keep the bumper from dragging, that’s some HOODRATstuff.

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Eri and Ty talking about their favorite drivers.

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This guy is supposedly really cute.

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Daigo Saito in his Mark II.

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While I was waiting for everyone, I was suddenly surrounded by a bunch of anime school girls.

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I was guessing this one was their leader.

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The race queens got together with them for a group photo.

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More photos of the Liberty Walk line up.
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I guess at the end of the event, the host girls perform a little concert for everyone.

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On the way out I spotted Yasu’s IS on CCW wheels. That’s it for today, I’ll be posting more about my Japan trip with United Royals some time this week.

I just want to travel and see cool things. Follow me on Instagram and twitter @nguminh and @thefoodadventurist.

1 Comment

  1. maarten

    June 23, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Daigo is driving a mark II not a chaser.

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