Japan: A day with Alexi @ Nikko Circuit Pt. 3

In the final part of our series of A day in Nikko Circuit, we will concentrate on Alexi Smith. Alexi Smith is a pretty well known guy from Australia and runs a blog about his adventures in Japan called Nori Yaro . He speaks fluent Japanese, and has also guest blogged for SpeedHunters. You may have seen him in the JR goes drifting in Japan series, or you may have seen some of his work in Hot Version. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet the man during my stay in Tokyo, Japan.

This is Alexi. This is his Mark 2. Say hi.

This is Alexi. This is his Mark 2. Say hi.

Japan: A day with Alexi @ Nikko Circuit pt. 2

Drifting. The mention of the word sends different thoughts through my head. AE86’s, Touge, D1, wild body kits, bright colors and tire smoke are just a few words that come to mind. Of those, the one constant word that always comes back is JAPAN.

The heartland and origin of drifting as we all know it today. What better way to experience drifting than to go to the source. Lucky for me, my buddy Ameen from 786 motoring hooked me up with Alexi Smith from Ziptied.com.

Water being kicked up shows the line of attack for this S14

Water being kicked up shows the line of attack for this S14

Japan: A day with Alexi @ Nikko Circuit Pt. 1

Greetings from J-Land everyone! As I write this in my hotel in Shinjuku, I’m multitasking by simultaneously uploading pictures, editing video, and updating my status on Twitter, Facebook and here on Mayday. I flew into Japan Sunday night, and contacted Alexi of NoriYaro.com fame to show me around while I am here in Japan. Alexi is no stranger to Japan, and is an avid drifter and car enthusiast originally from Australia. He drives a JZX chassis, and pretty damn good.

Dont mind the front bumper

Don't mind the front bumper

Houston, Tx: Speedhunters @ Access Zero 42 / Coverage pt. 1

As the title says Speedhunters.com was in Houston this past weekend. They were invited down by John Leigh (aka Emotiongear), owner of Planet Zero Japanese arcade center here in Houston, Texas. Rod Chong and Linhbergh Nguyen from SH were scoping Houston for cars mirroring their “low and stanced” November theme on Speedhunters.com. On top of the coverage of cars that were shot for the November month of Speedhunters theme, Mr. Chong and Mr. Nguyen were also present for Planet Zero’s monthly Access Zero meet. This event was big, had plenty of nice cars with a strong theme as people from Houston showed what they had for the duo from Speedhunters.com.