FEATURE – 2012 OKAYAMA HACHI ROKU FESTIVAL PART 2

Having left the paddock, it was time to get serious and train the Nikon D3 and 70-200mm on the cars and drivers as they battled it out on the track. There was an absolutely packed schedule of action going on throughout the day, right from the opening sessions at 8am and culminating in easily the biggest parade of 86′s that I’ve ever seen at 5pm. Which left me with a lot of work to do… and a lot of shots to post… Read more

FEATURE – 2012 OKAYAMA HACHI ROKU FESTIVAL PART 1

September 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Car Shows, Circuit Racing, Drifting, Events, Latest Articles


Easily one of the best and biggest 86 festivals in the world, the Okayama 86 fest provided an absolute overdose of Hachi goodness in all shapes, colors and configurations. It was quite a hike East to get to the circuit but it was damn well worth it and there’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started… Read more

FEATURE – OKAYAMA 86 FESTIVAL PREVIEW

September 27, 2012 by  
Filed under Car Shows, Circuit Racing, Drifting, Latest Articles

There’s just way too much content to go through for one or two overviews of this absolutely EPIC day down south at Okayama international circuit. Up to 400 of the countries best Hachi Roku’s converged on the place and I made the 700km south along with Keiichi Tsuchiya and the team from Hot Version to make sure every angle was covered. Go and check out the preview… Read more

NEWS SCOOP – HOT VERSION IS BACK!!

August 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Drifting, Japanese News, Latest Articles, Video


Hot Version is BACK! And now on sale in Japan as of this week! Read more

NEWS – BEST MOTORING AND HOT VERSION KILLED OFF

April 28, 2011 by  
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I have just gotten off the phone from a 30 minute convo with Yasuhiko Tanabe, Manager of the Media Development division for 2&4 Motoring and I’m still reeling from what he told me. 2&4 Motoring, a subsidiary of the publishing giant Kodansha, are the awesome guys who brought to the world the publications of Hot Version and Best Motoring for over 24 years. Both publications are being killed off with immediate effect as of next month… Read more

7TUNE STORE – D1GP 10 YEAR COMMEMORATION DVD PACK

January 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Latest Articles, Merchandise


In news we broke in December, The Drift King went on to tell the world that he and Daijiro Inada would be quitting the sport immediately and then starting their own new championship, putting the future of the D1-GP series in serious doubt. We have also just released an exclusive interview about their plans for next year…and sadly, none of them involve D1GP… Read more

NEWS – TSUCHIYAS NEW YEAR MESSAGE TO D1 FANS AND DRIVERS

On his blog today, Keiichi Tsuchiya left an impassioned personal message for the fans of drift and also, one for the drivers of D1. 7tune, as always, is on hand to translate for all the world to see and understand… Read more

EXCLUSIVE – THE DRIFT KING ON 2011

January 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Drifting, Japanese News, Latest Articles

Don’t let the photos fool you. We may have been clowning around but Keiichi Tsuchiya is the man to talk to when it comes to “keeping drift fun” and 7tune has this world exclusive interview with him on the plans taking shape for the future of drift in Japan… Read more

NEWS SCOOP – KEIICHI TSUCHIYA AND DAIJIRO INADA QUIT D1GP

December 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Japanese News, Latest Articles

In news from Japan that is sure to shock many fans, Daijiro Inada and Keiichi Tsuchiya have confirmed they are pulling out of their current commitments to D1, citing disagreements with other members as the cause. In a press release on Tsuchiya’s own blog, the Drift King goes on to explain the reasoning behind his decision to quit the D1 series but ends on a positive note, pledging to start a new one from scratch… Read more

PREVIEW – WHEN TIME ATTACK GOES WRONG!!

November 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Circuit Racing, Events, Latest Articles


The shoot for Hot Version volume 108 was coming to a close but why was Yasu Kikuchi soaked? I couldn’t figure out what was going on when he suddenly appeared from stage left panting and heaving, in front of the camera with his regular cohorts and babbling on about a near death experience! Read more

LEGENDS CUP : JAPAN’S DRIVING HEROES BACK IN THE SADDLE

For the first time ever, Japan’s motor-sporting fraternity has decided to end the season in style with a big bash on November 11th to 13th at the Fuji Speedway combining Formula Nippon, Super GT races and more over three days event filled to the brim with action. One of weekend’s highlights will be a one-make mini-series that many a fan is looking forward to witnessing; the Eneos Sustina Legend Cup. Read more

Hot Version Battle, Sendai Highland – Part 2

October 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Circuit Racing, Events, Latest Articles

Here’s part two of Adam’s fascinating behind the scenes look at the Hot Version Battle at Sendai Highland.

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