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.
I actually miss using trains as a mode of transportation. Wish we had a system as good as this in California.
Toyota Altezza rolling into the parking lot of the event.
A drift LFA, I’ve seen everything now.
Gangster Rocket Bunny S13 at the Trust booth.
Holy shit. This FD is killing it, everything on it looks flawless as hell.
Candy red might just be my color.
Looks like the owner of this car is running a Charge Speed front bumper
That rear end is so aggressive, can’t stop LOOKING.
The 326 Power RC350 is an incredible thing to see in person. I can’t believe it’s static.
Only in Japan where you’ll see something like this on the road.
How do you drive this thing without destroying anything?
There’s probably no suspension travel or that rim would be all up on that quarter panel.
326 Power always has a killer brake to wheel combo.
What are thooose?
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.
Work Meisters M1 tucked nicely under that front flare.
Liberty Walk bringing out the heat today at D1GP.
This Liberty Walk Lamborghini probably cost more than the cost to run this event.
Neck breaking all day.
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.
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.
The drift cars here have way more style than the ones in Formula Drift.
I saw this car last year at Nagoya Exciting Car Show, glad to see it gets used.
Awesome to see an Altezza being used for professional drifting!
The Rocket Bunny kit is kissing the floor when being worked on.
You’ll see all of your favorite drift cars from S15s to Chasers in this pit.
Itasha style on D1GP cars.
Never thought I would associate GOOD YEAR with drifting.
Most of these S13s were armored with Rocket Bunny kits and still look immaculate.
Style is everything.
Back to the vendor area where there was a car show for the event. This VARIS FRS was looking mean by the
Slammed Audi TT.
The drift cars were pretty clean, but the show cars were even cleaner!
Crazy Miata, I guess it used to be in D1GP.
Slammed Legacy Wagon on Meisters.
Yasu’s S2000 from Phaze 2 Japan.
HKS GT-Supercharged S2000 engine bay.
Liberty Walk Ferrari another killer car at the Liberty Walk booth.
The Liberty Walk Drift Lambo, I wanted to see this car run.
Back to some drifting, cars get alot more side ways here at D1GP.
FRS chasing a GTR.
The GTR stays so close to the S15.
Put em in a coffin.
When bae shows up to your drift events, gotta go all out.
The driver came out without a scratch.
Crazy how they use fork lifts to get the cars off the track.
Duct tape to keep the bumper from dragging, that’s some HOODRATstuff.
Eri and Ty talking about their favorite drivers.
This guy is supposedly really cute.
Daigo Saito in his Mark II.
While I was waiting for everyone, I was suddenly surrounded by a bunch of anime school girls.
I was guessing this one was their leader.
The race queens got together with them for a group photo.
More photos of the Liberty Walk line up.
I guess at the end of the event, the host girls perform a little concert for everyone.
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.