Down Shift is a relatively new Ezine/Blog created by Aussies Andrew Foy and Matya Fulop. It’s full of great articles and stunning photography!
Our friends over at ‘(00) Zerotohundred.com kept themselves entertained between races getting to know the Gorgeous race queens. Follow the jump for their behind the scenes video!
Hiromu Naruse: 1943 – 2010 – “The Man Who Knows All Roads”, liked to “shake n’ bake” and according to the great man;
“Just as in cuisine, the ‘flavor’ of a car is quite important…”
In a tragic news story over night, legendary Toyota test driver, and the Godfather of the LF-A supercar Hiromu Naruse died in mysterious circumstances when the Nurburgring special edition LF-A he was driving suddenly veered into oncoming traffic and ploughed head on into a BMW 5 series carrying 2 BMW test drivers. Read more
We have received word in Japan on how popular the Honda CR-Z is proving to be with older people, the latest sales figures moving the goal posts for would be “sports car buyers” again, this time into a much older age category than is normally the case and all the manufacturers are climbing over each other to get a slice of the “Hybrid-pie”… Read more
Best Car Japan have come out with the big news that Mazda is in deep development of a Hybrid Rotary powered Roadster for its 2012 lineup and that it is set to be smaller and lighter than its predecessor… Read more
Even though Minakami is the widely recognized “Action sports” capital of Japan; a title hard to argue with when there is literally something for everyone adrenaline based going on there all year round, I still had my camera on hand as always half expecting something out of the ordinary, car wise, to turn up… Read more
I took a few shots of this very clean and slick GS Lexus while returning from an event recently. It’s definitely the Japanese take on luxury cars, what with its lack of ride height, blacker than black paint job and white curtains, all tastefully arranged around the luxo-barge from Lexus, the GS300. Read more
I was at a very special workshop recently. This particular place is at the upper echelons of motorsport development in Japan and their number one claim to fame centers on the small fact that they are responsible for what the automotive world outside Japan fear; the R35 GT-R’s chassis… Read more
Manual gearboxes. I love them. I will prefer a manual gate over a semi automatic as an every day all purpose drivers car until the day I die and not simply because I believe they make you a better driver. Read more