I still haven't even had a chance to sort through all the pictures I took at the Idlers Games at Tsukuba on Sunday. Unfortunatley for my hardworking little laptop, I managed to come home with nearly 2000 photos from the event.
Perhaps I got a bit trigger happy with the camera as I was overwhelmed with awesome cars and great driving?
Anyways, lets jump right into some more Idlers coverage.
A few of you asked for more on this flat black Levin in the first post. It's Nojima-san's car – the same one Antonio featured back when it was red. The new flat black paint job (Nojima's job at the RWB shop) gives the car an entirely different personality than before. The white Trueno parked alongside was also flying the RWB colors out on the track.
A Porsche 993 jumps on the power as it pulls out of the Dunlop corner during the morning's qualifying session.
Another view of the E30 M3 that was running in the Euro class – one of my favorite cars of the day. It's an established fact that a set of Ray's TE37s can make any car look cool (not that an E30 M3 isn't already a beautiful car).
This Ford Sierra sedan was also running in the Euro class. The driver was throwing it around quite nicely on the track, and doing a remarkable job of keeping up with the faster BMW's.
There were a pair of S30Z's that came out to run in the event, but it looks like some mechanical issues forced them to retire early. Damn….
A bit of showers never hurt anyone, right? Luckily I was able to retreat to the dry confines of the pit garages just before the afternoon down pour.
Another view of the Alfa from earlier – this time as it rounds the main infield hairpin during the "Traditional Makes" race.
Wider is almost always better – as demonstrated by this Yokohama-based 911.
One the members of the Lancia Club of Japan brought out this Beta Coupe race car in full Aitalia livery.
The Takiguchi Jidousha 510 Bluebird sedan leads a pack of British, Italian, German, and Japanese classics through the infield. I've seen this particular 510 in action at several different race events and track days.
A flared and winged Levin quietly awaits the start of the AE86 Trophy Race in the paddock.
Nakai-san's 930 looking as tough as ever while the Promodet-built engine sings its beautiful flat-six music. This car is always evolving in both the style and performance categories. I noticed several changes since the last time I've seen it.
Although Idlers is strictly a grip event, it's nearly impossible to get a bunch of tuned AE86 drivers together without at least a bit of tail-out antics.
The Build Factory 964 was one of the top runners in the Super Cup SS class (the fastest group of the day). Compared the RWB cars, it has a slightly more contemporary Japanese tuner car style to it.
Minis have always played a big role in Idlers events. There's just something great about seeing this unassuming little cars wearing fat Advan race rubber.
The RWB Tommy 993 looks incredible, but some strange part of me wonders what it would like with STP logo and a big #43 on it….
Alright then, time to get to work on some high res desktops for you guys.
Stay tuned for more Idlers Games coverage soon.