Drifters compete against each others in the mountains and on the streets, and spend thousands customising their cars. You don’t buy these parts at your local autoshop, nono. These guys need special pieces that aren’t just for looks. They say you can tell a guy who only made cosmetic changes to his car because it sounds “like a fart in a coffee can.” Real drifters change the performance first...then they add the flash.
You can almost smell the burning rubber just looking at real drift cars, so of course we had to include them in our productions.
We managed to find a classic looking “pit-girl” named Reina Yuuki and a cool custom garage called King-Buyer to shoot at. If you’re interested in getting a custom drifting car, check out their website here: http://www.king-buyer.co.jp/
I’m a car nut when it comes to American muscle cars (Chargers in particular) and this is the modern Japanese version of those.
Car body shops likes these are great locations – big spaces filled with tires, flags, banners, racing seats all kind of mechanical parts and tools, and our long-legged racing girl made an excellent hood ornament!
For those of you who notice Tommy Lee Jones in some of the pics, you can read my reflections on those here: http://www.hegre-art.com/news/show/166
We have 3 more days to gogo in Tokyo...