Monday, June 27, 2005

Car show in Napa Valley

some photos from the show. I believe this is a Mercury.



Thursday, June 16, 2005

35th Anniversary Z

Amuse's 35th anniversary Nissan 350z appeared in the JDM Hot Version vol.75. Just wait a bit until we come out with the English version of this NA Valve Timing tuning segment.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Hot Humid Houston

Formula D Houston
We passed out Best Motoring and Hot Version fans/uchiwas at last weekend's Formula D event in Houston. The over 90 degrees temperature sure helped make our fans a hit that day.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Nismo Skyline GT-R

BMI Vol.15
In Depth Look At the $170K SKYLINE
Nismo R34 GT-R- The Final Chapter
First look at the Ultimate factory made Beast R34 GT-R. Interviews with NISMO's developers. Tetsuya Tanaka, the development driver for the Z-Tune, goes on a time attack at Tsukuba Circuit. Naoki Hattori takes the car to the streets of Tokyo with a big grin on his face.

IMPREZA STi spec C: Nurburgring Super Time ATTACK
No stranger to the "NUR", Gan-san goes to Germany, where he tests the Impreza STi spec C proto type on the Grand Prix course and the Norschleif course at Nurburgring. Also includes exclusive interviews with the Subaru developer.

GOROKO: The Shogun [ Episode 2]
Because of Ske-san and Hachibe's humiliating loss to the challengers, now the Shogun himself is forced to get into the driver's seat. Gan-san takes the challenger on with the Mazda RX-8. Afterwards, driving lessons are given to all the participants by the almighty Shogun.

Integra Type R Inside Honda's New ITR
New Integra Type R: Track Impression by Motorharu Kurosawa. Ohi, not convinced from just the impression rides, he goes up against Gan-san on the track with the old DC5 Type R to see if the new Type R (driven by Gan-san) is truly a faster car.
Featured cars: New Integra Type R, Old Integra Type R, DC2 Integra Type R 98 Spec

JDM Sports Car Battle
The New DC5 Type R is put to the real test in Best Motoring's trademark battle with its rivals.
Featured cars: New Integra Type R, '05 Civic Type R, Impreza WRX, RX-8 Type S, Roadster Turbo, Altezza RS200 Z edition, MR-S S edition
Battle Cast:Motoharu Kurosawa, Takuya Kurosawa, Takayuki Ohi, Takeshi Tsuchiya, Ryo Michigami, Seiji Ara and Hironori Takeuchi.

35th Anniversary Z33 vs Z Version ST Tsukuba Battle
Will an additional 500 rpms to the rev limit and 0.5J width change to the rims make any difference? Naoki Hattori and Takuya Kurosawa check out the 35th Anniversay 350Z on track.
Featured cars: Fairlady Z35th Anniversary, Fairlady Z Version ST


Uchiwas are traditional Japanese fans we like to use on hot and humid summer days. Actually, they are good use at night too because in Tokyo it can still be humid as during the day. We made some Best Motoring & Hot Version uchiwas for fun. We'll be handing them out at events when we feel like it. If people like them maybe we'll make some more. Who knows?