Friday, April 27, 2007

Lexus Scoop Road Rage?

What we thought would be a quick run to Mitsuwa food store in Torrance for some udon noodles became a near accident when our GT Channel Autonews Blog editor found some mysterious looking cars in front of him...

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FD Long Beach Video by Belle One


Here is a nice clip we found on GTC. Thanks to Belle One!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

BMI Caster Daisuke Ito wins Super GT Okayama!

American Touge 3 DVD release

AT3 DVD goes on sale on April 30th, 2007.
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Saturday, April 21, 2007

GT Channel Mirror

Only natural to have the GT Channel logo on the side mirrors.
GT Channel is all about blowing by cars and leaving them behind in your mirrors.

Thanks to Garpot Studios for a great pic.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

We visited for a meeting. lounge. They have 40 feet long coffee counter!

Did you know that Edmunds was founded in 1966?!

Open air office. Kind of reminded my old days when I used to work in Ohtemachi as a "salary man". I liked all of the colors in the office. Very startup like with lots of space.

Cadillac bench. Lots of fun things in the office.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

USC Trojans Football

Most of you that know me personally are aware that I love cars but football is my passion. I played high school ball in Houston Texas where I grew up and college ball at Waseda University in Tokyo. This past weekend a few players and two coaches from Waseda came to visit USC here in LA. I helped them with logistics like booking hotels etc., and went to USC with them during the weekend.

Practice field

USC spring scrimmage

Trojan Horse

Waseda Players with coach Sam Anno

With head coach Pete Carroll

Japanese football still has a long way to go so coming to somewhere like USC to learn and absorb as much as possible was a great experience for Waseda. Waseda had been to USC 2 years ago too. Last year Waseda invited a coach to Tokyo for about a week. I hope this relationship continues as there is always so much to learn.
When I was still playing for Waseda we had the privilege of going to Yale for a whole week and practicing with the Yale coaches. Later in the week we played Keio Univ at Harvard stadium. That week Keio had practiced with the Harvard coaches for one week. Scheduling and economic constraints prevented the entire team to visit but I am confident those that came will take back everything they learned here.

GT Channel/Best Motoring videos now available on BitTorrent

Best Motoring Intl. videos are now available for downloading via BitTorrent. Yes legally.
You can buy a 90 min DVD for $9.99 or rent it for $2.99.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

American Touge 3 DVD Trailer

Formula D Long Beach 2007

Went to FD Long Beach on Saturday. Usually I'm not the videographer at events but this time I thought I'd give it a shot. GT Channel needs to be light and nimble for small productions and event coverage like this. For Best Motoring we can have huge productions.
Here's our Best Motoring flags at the Live Sockets booth. DVDs and t-shirts are always a popular item at events.
2nd photo is Dai-chan being interviewed by Courtney. Dai got 3rd place overall.

For more info on FD Long Beach go to GT Channel Auto News blog.
We'll have a special feature page with videos soon.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Gymkhana USA

We went to Gymkhana USA this weekend. Half pleasure and half work. I had a camera with me just in case something interesting happened. We brought out the 2008 Mitsubishi and we found Dai Yoshihara at the event with his Rockstar/Nitto drifting team, I had him climb into the Lancer and take it for a few laps. We will get that video footage up soon on GT Channel.