The DSPORT Tuner Challenge presented by Vertex gives American fans of drifting on the DSPORT tour—along with special customers of Vertex—the chance to watch and interact with their favorite Japanese drift drivers. Here is my take on the festivities:
With only 40 minutes to spare in Yokohama, I found myself on foot and hustling to visit the Japanese performance shop of my dreams, where glorious S2000s awaited—Autobacs ASM.
Concealed inside Nissan’s Zama factory campus in Japan—which could be considered its own town—is a treasure trove for any Nissan, Japanese, or automotive enthusiast. Its name? The Nissan Heritage Collection.
Near the top of the bucket list for any Japanese automotive enthusiast involves taking a trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. Intertwined into this dream trip is a stop at the behemoth gallery of Japanese tuning known as Tokyo Auto Salon.
Tokyo Auto Salon is one of the – if not the – world’s largest and most innovative tuning festivals, and Front Street is on-site bringing you the automotive visual stimulation you crave. Check out Part 1 of our coverage!
Why would a Porsche owner fly someone over from Japan to cut up their beloved sportscar? Because the experience they get in return is well worth the sacrifice. I had the opportunity to follow along as Nakai-san put his stamp on a local Porsche owner’s 964 and turned it into a RAUH-Welt masterpiece. This is my recollection of the visit as an interested observer.