VIDEO – 7TUNE WTAC PRE PARTY @ ZEN GARAGE

On the Thursday before the WTAC, The team from 7Tune and Zen hosted the invite only party, 7ZEN @ Zen Garage in the suburb of Leichhardt, Sydney, Australia. It exceeded our expectations with over 100 people attending from all over the country and other parts of the world. Scott Mitchell was on hand to film the nights proceedings and festivities… Read more

FEATURE – 2012 WTAC PRO CLASS WRAPUP

August 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Circuit Racing, Latest Articles

Having settled back in Tokyo this week, I’ve been able to reflect on what was a magic weekend for all involved. The WTAC really came of age this year with a huge crowd turnout, tons of unpredictable on track action and an equal amount of fizz taking place in the support paddock and support events. 7Tune was at the event this year with a team of 7 people, covering both videography and photography plus we hosted the pre-party for the event at Zen Garage on the Thursday night. To say that it was a weekend of epic proportions would be a big understatement… Read more

VIDEO – EPIC 7TUNE 2012 WTAC TEASER!

August 11, 2012 by  
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7Tune’s video magician, Ben Sale has put together an epic teaser for our upcoming feature video for the 2012 World Time Attack.

Go and check out the sweetest mechanical sounds and watch some hairy moments as some of the worlds fastest drivers push their machines to the limit at Eastern Creek Raceway, Australia… Read more

NEWS – FROM THE FRIDAY AT THE 2012 WTAC

August 10, 2012 by  
Filed under Japanese News, Latest Articles

It’s been an intense first day at the 2012 WTAC with a bumper field laying down some serious track time in their pursuit for the main prize tomorrow. The NEMO EVO driven by local specialist, Warren Luff smashed last years record by a full 3 seconds with a searing 1:25.7 to take Friday honors but the big story comes from Japan’s Cyber Evo team who had a torrid day and didn’t even end up hitting the track… Read more

WORLD EXCLUSIVE – RE AMEMIYA HURRICANE FD RX7 SHAKEDOWN AT FUJI SPEEDWAY

It happens more often than not that I end up in the right place at the right time. Only a few days back, I randomly bumped into Amemiya san at the same spot where we were waiting to meet people. It was an incredible coincidence but a timely one that led to this article. You see, Amemiya san told me that, after all the issues and false starts to their WTAC time attack campaign, they were finally ready to shake down the world famous Hurricane FD at Fuji Speedway. There was no way I was going to miss the opportunity to witness thatRead more

NEWS SCOOP – MITSUHIRO KINOSHITA DRIVING IN 2012 WTAC WITH JUST JAP R35

One of the most popular Japanese time attack drivers for fans around the world is going “Down Under” again for the WTAC this year. I was at a dinner gathering up in Nagano for some amazing fun in the snow before my trip to Thailand the next day, which incidentally, was almost a month ago now, when Mitsuhiro Kinoshita told me about the plans… Read more

FEATURE – SOME SIDEWAYS FUN IN THE SNOW WITH AUDI & FRIENDS PART 2

February 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Drifting, Events, Latest Articles, Odd Spot

In the last post, I gave you the warmup to what unfolded the night before the snowy action in Nagano. In this post, you’ll be seeing all sorts of awesome cars going very sideways on the trickiest surfaces you can imagine. The best thing about the Megamiko Snow Driving Park is that the entire place is so well managed and totally safe for car and driver – you can really have a ball here and not have to worry about damaging your car unless you are a complete and total idiot… Read more

FEATURE – SOME SIDEWAYS FUN IN THE SNOW WITH AUDI & FRIENDS PART 1

February 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Drifting, Events, Latest Articles, Odd Spot


Audi was good enough to offer me a bright red A1 to play in the snow with for the weekend and I met up with a bunch of friends shortly after for a whole load of fun up at the Nagano based, Megamiko Winter driving park. This awesome place is a couple of hours drive north from Tokyo and offers a safe haven to practice your snow and ice driving techniques… Read more

EDITORIAL – 7TUNE AND 9TRO JOIN FORCES

September 17, 2011 by  
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2011 has been a turbulent, trying but ultimately rewarding year for me as an individual and business entrepreneur. I’ve only been in the industry 18 short months and it has now been just over a year since I took over 7Tune. More has happened during this last year and a half than ever before during 7Tune’s 6 and bit year online history. One of the bigger announcements I have to make this year is my appointment as Japan Regional Editor for respected and revered Singapore JDM magazines, “9tro” and “Black”… Read more

NEWS – PANSPEED RX-7 RETURNS FOR 2011 WTAC

June 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Japanese News, Latest Articles


One of the bigger signings for the 2011 WTAC has just been announced and many will be glad to hear that the bright yellow Panspeed FD lightning bolt is heading down under for another crack at the title… Read more

WTAC FEATURE CAR – THE PITBULL

April 16, 2011 by  
Filed under JDM Feature Cars, Latest Articles, Workshops


For as long as I can remember, the Podlewski’s and the Zillin’s have had some history. We’ve all been involved in cars and motor sport in one form or another for decades; Simon’s dad Mark is a long standing friend of the family and a guy who also owns the respected Australian tuner, Morpowa… Read more

SCOOP – GARAGE REVOLUTION RX7 CONFIRMED FOR 2011 WTAC

March 31, 2011 by  
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The organizers of the WTAC have informed us that the immensely popular, carbon fiber everything Garage Revolution FD3S RX7 is indeed heading down under for the 2011 event! Read more

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