Dai’s Driving Academy 3

i was at Dai’s Driving Academy 3 this past Saturday.

先週末の土曜日はDai’s Driving Academy 3に行ってましたぁ。

practicing my pictures again.


stop by at Mc Donalds of course for my 2 sausage egg muffin plus extra hash brown and orange juice 🙂 and to the gas station for the large size red bull try to get my wings, water, and cigarettes to be ready for the day!!

朝はマックでソーセージエッグマフィン2個のセットにハッシュブラウン一個追加でオレンジジュース 🙂 そしてガススタで翼を得るために無駄にデカめなレッドブルと水(大)とタバコで今日一日の準備は完了!!

first to the drift course per Inada-san. he wante more drifting pics this time.


and here i am, far away from the pit/paddock area.



Thanks to Justin Fong,

Justin Fong from RL2 just sent me the link for his car’s (2006 Honda Civic Si) coverage on he is one of my sponsored guys out there.


his BRIX II. or was it BRIX II? hahaha i forgot lol

彼のBRIX II。ってかBRIX IIだっけ?忘れちゃったよ何渡したか(笑

he got the rear seats done as well 🙂

後部座席のBRIDE仕様ですねん 🙂

thanks for the shout out Justin!! and special thanks to Urban Racer for his opportunity.

有難うジャスティン!!そしてUrban Racerさんもこの機会を有難うございます。

for more detail articles and pics, please visit th following link.


Dai’s Driving Academy 2

past Saturday was Dai’s Driving Academy 2 over at El Toro Field in Irvine, CA. on the way to the venue was raining. not a hard rain but rained for like good 10minutes or so.

先週の土曜日は稲田大二郎氏主催のDai’s Driving Academy 2と言う走行会がアーバインのエルトロで開催されました。行きしなは雨も小降りでしたね。ヒドイ雨ではなかったけど10分ぐらい降ってたかな。

whats for breakfast? of course.


sausage egg muffin with hashbrown in between and orange juice from McDonalds. bought one for Kana-chan and dropped it off at her house too 🙂

マックより、ソーセージエッグマフィンにハッシュブラウン挟んでオレンジジュース。カナちゃんのぶんも買って家に置いて来たよ 🙂

it was cloudy the whole time but guess it was better to have it this way so that the track temperature stayed low. sucked for the vendors though because the booths were flying everywhere… lol our booth almost hit this one car who parked next to our booth.


what i had for lunch? got my self some tacos.


all vendors recieved 4 pieces for free 🙂 thanks Inada-san!! that red sauce was maaad good.

出展者は4個まで無料 🙂 有り難うございます稲田さん!!あの赤いソースが美味かった。

below are shots from the event. i dont think i have all of the drivers though… sorry.



Spy Shot

found her on the way to lunch.


hmmm which car is this…? i think its a Toyota. saw the new FJ Cruiser looking behind couple cars. was not able to take the picture for that one though. its pretty fun kicking it at Torrance since you get to see these covered testing cars on the street.


OS Giken Review

here is a quick email from OS Giken a while back.


If you have a chance, please check out the Feb. 09 issue of Grassroots Motorsports. An article concerning differentials is in there, comparing performance of the OS SuperLock, Kaaz, and the stock Torsen on an S2000. Needless to say, the SuperLock outperformed the competition and was the editors’ favorite of the 3.

Some highlights of the article:

“Essentially, the OS Giken provided the best of the two other differentials…”

“…he posted the fastest lap of the day when running the OS Giken…”

“Its very progressive lockup was just what our duo desired.”


Some things about the OS SuperLock that are not mentioned in the article:

          no break-in period required

          no need for rebuilds (with regular maintenance)

          as smooth as an open diff at low speed (no diff chatter), but still able to lock up to 100% under throttle

          no expense spared during manufacturing (raw-forged gears, heat-treated components, unique patented design)


J from C2 shared a link with me of a BRIDE seat for HONDA Ruckus that BOWLS makes. first off, please take a look at the image below. it looks pretty sweet 🙂 good job BOWLS.

C2のジェイからホンダ・ルーカス用のBRIDEシートがあるとの連絡が。まずは下の写真を見て下さいな。これがまた結構良く出来てるんですよね :) BOWLS、良くやった。

***Courtesy of BOWLS LA***

not really bad huh? matched our leather seat theme, the red stitching as well. actually, if i had a HONDA Ruckus, i will get these of course. looks pretty damn good to me. as long as they dont claim it as a genuine BRIDE seat manufactured by BRIDE, i have no problem at all. but once they cause us b/s, mang… once we had a conflict with Aerocatch’s hood pin. those Canadian counterfeiter a$$ holes used our holding monster logo on their copy righted hood pin and sold it on eBay. we alomost got sued lol if this kind of issue will happen with these guys, i will be pissed off. found a shot of the seat installed.



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today, i had a unexpected visitor at my office. at first, i thought it was some random solcitor trying to sell security systems and water pumps or some other etc stuffs. but it wasnt. he came to our office for some marketing stuffs for the NISSAN VERSA (TIIDA in Japan). had a great time chatting with him about the car and how the industry should expand the bridge to these market as well. currently, with the HONDA Fit, TOYOTA YARIS, are two of the top selling cars for those class. NISSAN VERSA chasing their tail lights. but for our industry, its still the SILVIAs and EVOs that holds the tuning bases. but with this current economy, which i believe it will not be back like the good old days where a gas was below $1 per gallon, these gas saver cars should be a great market for tuning market.


in Japan within that class of gas saver compact vehicles, SUZUKI’s SWIFT is the most popular. well, my guess only. the model is doing really good in the JWRC series from their first entry. aftermarket manufactures has being putting more effort in (well, only in the Japan region) for tuning, or i should say “fixing it up” the vehicle. i believe in 2009 or 2010, SUZUKI will be releasing the SWIFT in the US market. currently they have the SX4 for their line-up. plus, they are doing really really well in the Caribbean markets. just to let you guys know, i do distribute SUZUKI Sport products 🙂 lemme know if you have any inquiries. but yea, in Japan, these markets are doing very well for regular markets and after markets. compact model which is a perfect sizing for canyon runs and auto crossing, plus saves you gas? why not put our hands in it? and this does not mean, lets leave the 350Z market and the WRX market behind b/s-ing. those markets are those markets. lets just expand and make our vision a little more wider so it could be visionS. the FIT and the YARIS market arent doing that well then we have guessed. yea some people swapped with a KA24 motor in there for FIT. but that was like the only one i’ve seen which was really interesting. BLITZ has a complete kit for the YARIS as well. i think it was the super charger kit. but thats about it. dont others think that this will be a nitch but great market???

日本ではこのクラスの車輌で人気があるのがスズキさんのスウィフトですね。まぁ、個人的な見解ですが。このスウィフト、JWRCでも中々の成績を残してますからね初参戦から。アフターマーケットのメーカーさん(まぁ日本国内でですが)は結構力を入れてますよねチューニングに。USでは2009年か2010年にはスウィフトの販売を始めるそうです。今現在はSX4がありますけどねこちらには。カリブ海の方では大人気だそうです。あ、ちなみにウチではSUZUKI Sportsさんの卸もやっているので 🙂 何か質問等あればご一報下さい。さて、このマーケットは一般とチューニング両方のマーケットで売れ行きが好調ですね。コンパクトで、峠やジムカーナには最適なパッケージング、しかも燃費良いときた。なんで誰も目つけなぃんだろう?このマーケットに手をつけるからと言ってZとかインプのマーケットから離れるわけでは無いです。もっと視野を広げて物事を見て行こうじゃないですか。フィットとかヴィッツのマーケットがUSでは思ったよりも調子悪いですね。まぁ確かにフィットにKA24を換装shた人とかは居ますけど、興味がわいたのはそれぐらいですね。後はBLITZさんがUSヴィッツ用の確かスーパーチャージャーキットを出してましたね。でもまぁ、その程度ですよ。確かにニッチなマーケットかも知れないですけど、良いマーケットになるとは思いません???