Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Drift King Keiichi Tsuchiya

What can I say Keiichi Tsuchiya is a legend. I've been lucky enough to see him drift up close and there is no better nick name than the Drift King. This is a photo I took last December at Willowsprings International Speedway when we shot HVI Vol.3 American Touge and Drifting 101. Standing next to him is our director Katsu Takashi. Keiichi took Katsu around for a spin in his Kei Office S15. Katsu said he lost all sense of direction after only a few corners. Everything was going side ways unlike what you're used to when normally driving a car.
Even though he's a former top driver, superstar in all of these videos, judges D1, has a regular radio show and appears on TV all the time Keiichi is still a cool cat. When RJ de Vera was in Tokyo, he took us out to Roppogi to some bars that he's a regular at. RJ got to ride with Keiichi more than a few laps when shooting Drifting 101. I know he was feeling woozy after a while. I don't blame him. Seeing is believing, the Drift King rules the tracks when it comes to drifting.

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