To finish off my contributions for 2010 here is the fourth and final part of my favorite pictures of the year. Enjoy!
Above – Autumn Drift Matsuri, Ebisu Circuit, Fukushima-ken – Drifting at night under the Minami Course illumination.
G-Works Drag Meet, Sendai Hi-land, Miyagi-ken – L-power & lurid burnouts. What else do you need?
D1 Fuji Exhibition, Fuji Speedway, Shizouoka-ken – The crowds cheer as the sun sets during the final D1 battle of the year.
Nismo Festival, Fuji Speedway, Shizuoka-ken - The 1999 Penzoil R34 GT-R GT-500 race car as it passes in front of Mt. Fuji.
Autumn Drift Matsuri, Ebisu Circuit, Fukushima-ken – Chris DeJager showing us what a rear-end-first, or a "Kawabata," should look like!
D1 Grand Prix Round 7, Fuji Speedway, Shizuoka-ken – Warp speed drifting
G1 Grand Prix, Ebisu Circuit, Fukushima-ken – Kevin Delhaye with his ex-Yashio Factory S15 hard on the power exiting the hairpin at the Nishi Course
D1 Grand Prix Round 7, Fuji Speedway, Shizuoka-ken – High speed entries is what D1 is all about these days. Will things change in 2011?
G-Works Drag Meeting, Sendai Hi-land, Miyagi-ken – The C210 GT-R!
D1 Grand Prix Round 7, Fuji Speedway, Shizuoka-ken – Saito as he bangs third gear in under full power in his JZX100 smoke machine
Nikko, Tochigi-ken – The Audi S4 Avant parked up in the old traditional Japanese town of Nikko
Mooneyes Street Car Nationals – The modern neighborhood of Minatomirai meets once again with the best hot rods and custom cars Japan has to offer
R's Meeting, Fuji Speedway, Shizuoka-ken - The legendary MCR BNR34.
AE86 Matsuri, Tsukuba Circuit, Ibaraki-ken – Everyone's favorite circuit gets inundated by the hachirokus
Roadster and Rotary Meeting, Sendai Hi-land, Miyagi-ken - Even the cold rain couldn't stop the Mazda guys enjoying themselves. The Pan Speed RX-8 had a little accident but it's all better now
R's Meeting, Fuji Speedway, Shizuoka-ken – New meets old
JC Racing, Sydney, Australia – The famous Mr. Rota R100 out on the street
PAC Racing, Sydney, Australia – The Pac RX-3 in its full glory
2010 Rev Speed Lap Battle, Tsukuba Circuit, Ibaraki-ken – The Revolution RX7 setting its 53.6 sec lap at Tsukuba. Will it break the HKS record in 2011?
2010 Rev Speed Lap Battle, Tsukuba Circuit, Ibaraki-ken – The fastest FF in Japan, the 5Zigen FD2 Civic Type-R
Subaru Legacy STI tS Test Drive, Yamanashi-ken – STI has really reinvents itself this year and I can't wait to see what great cars will follow in 2012!
That's it from me. I'd like to wish everyone out there the best for 2011 and thank you so much for all your support this year!
-Dino Dalle Carbonare