Posts Tagged ‘D1GP


Wise Square S15

Feeling a bit nostalgic. I took this photo 5 years ago, damn I’m feeling old haha.



Orido’s D1GP Aristo

Just got a good picture of the JZS161 that has been made for Orido to show off in the D1GP, offcoure it is wearing a full Ridox bodykit.



M.O.V.E. S15 D1GP

We all remember this car right? Yasuyuki Kazama traded his green Kei Office S15 for this blue M.O.V.E S15. It was and maybe still is one of the best built D1GP machines. The car featured a Nismo build engine with more than 500bhp on tap. A complete GP Sports bodykit enhacnes the look on the outside together with the SARD spoiler. Wheels are made Prodrive.

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Bee*R R32 D1GP Machine

Here we have another one of the car that made a real impact in the D1GP scene. I was amazed that Bee*R just send this car like this to the UK. They just repared the bumper with some yellow ducktape and it was ready to fight another day. In the first picture you can also see the driver of this amazing machine, Tsuyoshi Tezuka.

More cars from my experience back then are on the way.

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2006 Yashio Factory D1GP S15

I got a bit nostalgic and went looking through some of my ‘old’ photo’s. I shot these pictures when I visited the D1GP in 2006, they visited the UK to showcase their skills. I really think that those were the days of D1GP drifting, 2005 and 2006.

In this shot even Kazuyoshi Okamura also know as Okachan makes a appearance 🙂

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TPchecker & T&E – D1 Earth Project

Just got some more info on the BMW that will be driven by Takahiro Ueno in this year D1GP season. His new main sponsor will be TP Checker (they also sponsor the Impul GT-R in SuperGT) together they have started the D1 Earth Project 2009. TP Checker specialises in tire pressure measurements systems, as we all know the tire pressure on a full blown drift car is very important.

As I have mentioned before the car will be powered by a 2JZ-GTE but with an increased displacement of 3100cc. Other components include a HKS T51R turbo, HKS V-Cam Pro, HKS 1000cc injectors, HKS intercooler and radiator. The pistons, and connecting rods have also been replaced in favor of stronger HKS items. On the exhaust side of things we can find a HKS manifold and a Sui:Vax muffler ( we all know what Sui:Vax is right?). The transmission will be a six speed sequential with an ORC clutch

When looking at the exterior we all noticed a new widebody kit made by the Vertice department of T&E including the frontbumper, front fenders, sidesteps, rear fenders and rear bumper. The side mirrors are made by Craft Square and the carbon spoiler is made by Sard.

In the wheels department we can find the new Rays G2 wheels and they measure 19″ x 9.5j with an offset of +20 both in the front and in the rear. The tires are from Advan and measure 255/30/19 in the front and 265/30/19 in the rear. I’m not sure about the suspension but I’ve heard it is running a JIC system.

The interior is enhanced via two Bride Zeta III seats, Vertex 90mm steering wheels, custom carbon dashboard and a whole host of other custom parts.

The S14 that I showed you earlier with the same livery as this BMW will be used as a demo car and will be driven on numerous events throughout the year.

Did i mention that this BMW won second place in the best of show category ‘tuning’ during the Tokyo Auto Salon


June 2022