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

OTWeb: Nissan Cedric a Godfather Tribute

Well, this video is old as hell but I believe it deserves to be posted up here. Featured in this short clip is a Bosozoku style Nissan Cedric that is getting scoped by none other than the legendary “Godfather” of Japanese tuning culture Daijiro Inada. Daijiro Inada, in case you did not know is the man behind Option Mag/Video, Tokyo Auto Salon, D1 Grand Prix, and much more. This cars Horn is fitting for none other than the Godfather himself, Mr. Inada.

The guy is a long time hero of mine, a true innovator…oh, and that Cedric is sick as hell :).

JohnP