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Here’s a clip from Video Option covering the latest D1GP at Ebisu Minami course. They go into depth about the new line entering the first corner and show some pretty amazing drifting.

It’s interesting to think back how long this course has been around for drifting and how much it’s changed as drifting style has changed. And all the while, it’s still the coolest course for drifting.

Here’s another view of Saito launching his big sedan into the air. Thanks to Ben in Chicago for sending me this!

First ass-first entries was the new thing to do… now you have to get all 4 wheels in the air to be cool.

I just randomly found this picture of me on a french website.  I guess it’s somehow related to Mulsanne… I remember befriending an older French guy with Mulsanne on his business card.  I think that same business is somehow involved with a local drift team in Southern California.

Anyway, the picture is of me driving the KAAZ car at Irwindale in front of the D1 judges.   Funny – I can’t even remember what event this is!  The combination of me not remembering plus the picture shows barely any smoke tells me that I probably didn’t do very well.  But it’s still nice to see new pictures from the past!


This project had a really tight deadline and I finished everything in 2 months!  Thanks to Koyo and Daniel for keeping on top of deadlines and deliverables!  I am really proud of this one!

Client wanted to be able to showcase their unique position as the only aftermarket OE manufacturer  who also manufacturers aftermarket racing radiators, as well as their involvement with top-tier drivers in the Japanese drift series D1 Grand Prix.  Koyo now has 2 sites on the internet… their OE site ( which is targeted at distributors and other corporate entities and their racing site ( which is targeted at the younger sport compact crowd.

They wanted to be able to update their own content, including a blog, informational pages, product lineup and media albums with photos and videos.  I created a content management system so they could update content on their own, an integrated media center for web photos, albums and videos, product information and etc!

Please check out the website and let me know what you think!  All comments/suggestions are appreciated!