It may seem like I'm a newcomer, but I'm actually an amateur (even a veteran dare I say) on the old forums, since we've migrated to the new system now, I thought I'd give you guys some context to follow through, to read up just click on these links!
1ST PAGE AND INTRODUCTION
I've been out of the game for a while, mostly due to some hectic law cases I've been dealing with, as well as a couple of business start-ups I had to financially look over, including a Japanese Tuning Shop and Dealer exclusively selling Kansei Wheels throughout Japan, so watch out for that! In short, I'VE BEEN GETTING THAT MF BREAD NIGGAS But yeah, we're (kind of) back baby!
Ebisu Summer Drift Matsuri
Franklin (Franklin [lmao])
Ziga's (Lagano's) S14
Check out their threads to either see coverage, or rundowns of their cars! (Since we're on the new site now, visit our archived threads over at archive.vstanced.com!)
About 2 weeks ago, Yuan (BigSmoke) invited me and a lot of other buddies to attend Summer Drift Matsuri at Ebisu Minami! I instantly accepted the offer and prepared my S14! Now I don't have any coverage of Ebisu (You can check out Franklin's and Yuan's (BigSmoke's) Threads), so here's a rundown of my car!!
N A ~ M A C H I N E ~ C H E C K !
1997 Nissan Silvia Q's Aero SE
- Bride R-Style Seats
- S14 Silvia K's 5 Stud Suspension
- Nismo Polyurethane Bushings
- Cusco Rollcage (Reinforced by MACKAY)
- Tokico RAK Coilovers
- Off-brand Titanium Twin Tip Muffler
- C-West Front Lip
- OEM Rear Lip
- RAYS Volk Racing TE37 Bronze
- Front 18x9.5 +12, Rear 18x10.5 +15
- Unknown Tires
- Front 225/45/18, Rear 255/35/18
- Tomei PONCam Type-N Camshaft Set NA SR20DE
- Exhaust Duration: 260 ,Exhaust Lift: 11.20mm
- Intake Duration: 260 Intake Lift: 11.20mm
- Tomei - 4 Throttle System
- Throttle bodies: 45mm
- Curl funnel: 70mm / attached
- Injector type: OEM Fitment
- Harness: Standard OEM
- Throttle position sensor: Standard OEM
- Nardi Torino Deep Corn Steering Wheel
Okay so now that's been said and done, let's move on to the afterparty!
WestKyo Barbecue After Party
After the absolute BLAST we had at Ebisu, we just couldn't end the happiness there, so the next day we invited the whole gang to come party with us at the shop! I borrowed the keys to all of their cars and took each ride around back to shoot for this event.
Yes I know my S15 and S13 may be different from what you guys last remember, but don't worry, more details on those coming very soon!
Fantastic how this car had a blown SR20 just last month! Marc acquired it from a buddy, Jorge (Ward), he then sourced a perfectly tuned 300hp SR20DET from SJ's (Soju)'s E36 that he purchased from Lee (11000rpm)
Muza brought his fan favored ECR33! Previously owned by a Japanese man well-known in the drift community, he did this car justice by putting it on LMGT4s. Just a day ago his genuine OEM Navan Aero was still unpainted! What a rush, huh? We got it painted at WestKyo as soon as he got there from Ebisu, mans even spent the night at the shop!
Yuan traveled to the shop with basically no sleep as he had to head home and switch cars at the last minute! He used his MEME MACHINE JZX110 Mark II for Ebisu, so this time he showed up in his pride and joy, his Silver Queen, a CE9A Lan Evo III in Queen's Silver! Packing just about 500hp, this beast might look stock, but it's a force to be reckoned with on the street and on the track.
Interestingly enough, SJ didn't bring his own ride, he brought his highly revered BCNR33 to Ebisu, but since he had AWD and he wasn't into the whole ATTESSA E-TS Torque Split Controller gimmick, he took a trip down memory line and reunited himself with his former project car, a Zenki Silvia S14! This car is now owned by Ziga (Lagano), but since he's still in the States (SJ, Yuan, and Franklin just visited him and Benny recently btw!), he let SJ relive those S-Chassis days, even though what the Korean madman is up to these days is CRAZY BALLER CARS, like an all out JZA80 or I don't know, a RARE LIGHTNING YELLOW BNR34!
Speaking of Korean madmen, here's a hotboi who took his competition car straight to the after party right after the event! Turning heads everywhere he goes (both ladies cuz he ain't too shabby with the looks either hihe, and gents whose jaws drop whenever they see this absolutely spicy JZ machine), his JZX100 is built to take a punch, designed to handle his aggressive but smooth drifting techniques.
Here's another foreign man living the weeaboo dream in Japan. Franklin brought his YEET35 Skyline 350GT and surprised everyone with how well this trumpet sounding boat slid around Ebisu, and looked rad doing it! Going for more of a unique vibe, his radically foreign style livery (akin to famous US competition cars such as Formula D and Drift Con) broke more than several necks at the event!
Known for being the wildest but also kindest nigga of the gang, Marcus has been studying the ancient art of GOOD CAR STYLE! since basically when he was born, with each ride always being a showstopper, whether it's his "practical dailies" which are lower than all of my cars, or his insanely full blown (some might even say sacrilegious) race cars, he's guaranteed to get a ton of praising shouts at a croud. Except Eastern Europeans maybe.
Ymani hasn't been active on his thread lately (although it's time to change that because NEW FORUMS YEEET), and his car collection isn't what you would call extensive, or multiple. Yes, this RPS13 is his only car HAHAH, but when you have such a good looking car that's still functional and hauls ass, is it really necessary for another one? Or maybe he's just racking up those yen or V$ to buy something like an R35 GT-R. Only time will tell.
Previously the owner of one of the best damn DC5 Integras in the UK, Rifky is new to the S-Chassis (Specifically the S14) game, but don't let that fool you, he's VERY much an experienced lad. He's only had his S14 for a few weeks and with some simple mods, he's already managed to turn it into one of the cleanest out there! Makes you wonder how far he'll take his build. SR20VET? RB? JZ? Guess we have yet to know.
Priding himself over being one of the OG foreign hotboi car owners in Japan, Ismael has done damn engineered his livery from top to bottom, taking into account how each and every element flows along the layers, blending and clashing with the aggressive color scheme, just as wild as the car itself. But don't think wild and insane is the only style he can do, his (on the market) S2K AP1 and S15 beg to differ, each possessing unique styles of their own, no copycat setups here.
The big man, R-Style-san himself, Lennart. When he's not wrenching on his customers' cars or his own, he's out on the streets honing his drift skill bit by bit, and other times, he's bringing out the creative artist in him, creating classic, iconic, and downright sexy liveries for numerous vehicles, including the rides under his ownership. For today's party, he brought his Ebisu Party Car out, the one and only highly revered R-Style Seat Time Stallion (epic Mustang moniker). Carefully perfected by his American bud Randy, this S14 has been setup not to look the best, but to perform the best. I drove this car myself for a tiny bit, and in that tiny bit of seat time I got to realize how awful my S15 actually handled (LMAO). That's why as soon as I had the time I brought my S15 to R-Style (yet) again for some work, more on that in the next post!
WestKyo Barbecue After Party Photo Coverage
Since I was in charge of the shop (I have unanimously taken over our WestKyo branch while Marc and Muzahid expand our team and shop), I was the first to arrive, cleaned everything up, brought the grill out, and did all the errands necessary. When my new (to me) trunk and wing setup arrived, I just had to put em on and test (those are the new parts you see in my S13 photos above and below right here.
About half an hour after that, Muzahid woke (feels, haha only some of you will get that up, got freshened up, and proceeded to bring his ECR33 into the shop after it was left outside last night for the kits to fully cure after paint.
Shortly after, our gang started showing up consecutively, almost all at the same time even! Unfortunately Ismael and Ren showed up a bit late and at the time my camera battery was on the verge of dying so not that many pics . We talked the parking plans out and agreed to have an appropriate section or area for each car model, solo cars will be parked elsewhere except Muza's ECR33 which will be parked on the lift.
After everything was settled, we proceeded to GRILL THE MEATS AND VEGGIES. Ribeye steaks, sausages, onions and garlic, all giving out their savory aroma, while I went around the whole venue to take pictures!
~ S13 AREA ~
~ S14 AREA ~
~ S15 AREA ~
~ SINGLE AND READY TO MINGLE AREA UWU ~
Just as I finished taking pics, our chef Yuan shouted out, "OOOOOOHHH THE NUMBER 9S ARE READY Y'ALL!" to which SJ brought the mf GOODS (a.k.a. Soju). Meanwhile I broke out the old fashioned Stella Artois, and Marcus busted the sake open. We rounded up the table, did our thanksgiving and then proceeded to absolutely DEVOUR our meals and drinks HAHAHAH. Such an overwhelmingly joyful event with great peeps and great cars! Marc was getting SUPER tipsy after a while so we decided to let him spend the night at WestKyo HAHAH. Everyone else either drove home semi-drunk, or slept at a motel/gasoline stop along the way. Can't wait until we do this again! Thank you everyone who participated I had a FANTASTIC party with y'all
That's all for today folks! Hope you guys enjoyed reading this! Now I don't expect any replies since this site is pretty new, but that's fine with me, I just want to thank you for reading!
V$17,908.35 + V$7,875 (Weekly Paycheck 7x at V$1,125/week) + V$45,000 (5 Court Cases Resolved and Diminished, 12 Accounting Clients Served for Bookkeeping and Data Entry, 7 Law Consultations, Accounting and Law Services Payment Received - V$1,200 (Origin Lab GT Wing and Used S13 Trunk) - V$1,500 (C-West GT Wing for S15 and Black Paint for FRP Hood = V$68,083.35