Japan, the ride, the sequel.

While at the Tsukuba Hyper Meeting Alexi let us know that he was leaving early to check out an RB meet at Nikko circuit. We were invited along and excitedly accepted of course. Tsukuba was a lot of fun but nothing prepared us for the overwhelming nature of Nikko. It's an unassuming track hidden away from the world and surrounded by the hills of what looks to be an old quarry site. You take a rough road off the highway and follow it through a single lane concrete tunnel, once through the tunnel you're met with screeching tires and the amazing cars that wear them. [caption id="attachment_161" align="alignleft" width="600" caption="Approaching Nikko Circuit"]Approaching Nikko Circuit[/caption] [caption id="attachment_162" align="alignleft" width="600" caption="Skylines, Laurels, Cefiros. The nature of the beast."]Skylines, Laurels, Cefiros.  The nature of the beast.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_167" align="alignleft" width="600" caption="Hot car, hot pink, hot."]Hot car, hot pink, hot.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_168" align="alignleft" width="600" caption="Durp."]Durp.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_169" align="alignleft" width="600" caption="Also seen on noriyaro.com and the cover of Drift Tengoku magazine. I\'ll settle for first Canadian content to feature this car."]Also seen on noriyaro.com and the cover of Drift Tengoku magazine.  I'll settle for first Canadian content to feature this car.[/caption] D1 car out for a Sunday drive [caption id="attachment_175" align="alignleft" width="600" caption="Big D1 smile"]Big D1 smile[/caption] Once the event had wrapped up, everyone met in the parking lot for the distribution of trophies and prizes. When they were all handed out the crowd turned to group games of rock, paper, scissors for a chance at the left over swag. [caption id="attachment_176" align="alignleft" width="600" caption="No cheating, honor system styles."]No cheating, honor system styles.[/caption] Following the event, we hit up our first Up Garage location. Super Autobacs has nothing on Up Garage when it comes to used performance parts. I (zvr) picked up a sexy, red stitched Nard wheel. The four of us then grabbed some conveyor belt sushi from Genki Sushi and finally released Alexi from our cold, Canadian clutches. I'll just leave you with this... [caption id="attachment_177" align="alignleft" width="600" caption="This was all one day, there\'s much more to come!"]This was all one day, there's much more to come![/caption]

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