Unleashed On The Hakone Turnpike

This just doesn’t happen in Japan. People just don’t get the okay to close off roads here. But somehow, Ko-Hey Takada and his crew at Motorhead magazine did just that.

It wasn’t permission to close any old road either. They had the iconic Hakone Turnpike blocked off for an entire day so that an eclectic group of cars could be gathered up and unleashed at full pace on one of Japan’s most challenging stretches of winding mountain road. What followed was one of the most epic days of my life. Period.

I have a lot more to share with you from the Motorhead Hill Climb – as do Motorhead, who have a huge feature in their new issue (out tomorrow in Japan) – but for now I’ll let you enjoy the video that Luke Huxham directed on the day. Turn up your speakers, sit back and enjoy the epicness…

Dino Dalle Carbonare
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55 comments
MilesHayler
MilesHayler

Pity someone put defiantly instead of definitely...

hypodermic
hypodermic

Another sweet video somewhat ruined with terrible music

DougJohnson
DougJohnson

Soooooo does anyone know how to buy the Motorhead JP magazine? I've been wanting a copy for quite sometime!

WhyNot65
WhyNot65

Great video but should have found someone who knew how to drive the GT40 in anger. It should have bested most of the cars there.

nessy89
nessy89

I cant get over how good the video is. I just love very bit of it, especially the background music.

Can anyone tell me if this is an actual song? ive seen who created the music but cant find the song itself.


Love watching it over and over again, helps me to fall asleep too :)

charles7171
charles7171

Awesome video !

Thank you Speed Hunter for that really good stuff.

ScottBaker1
ScottBaker1

Holy this was a great way to start my day 

_Lightning_
_Lightning_

Wow... those engine sounds make my spine tingle. Amazing video. 

Oldboygarage
Oldboygarage

So much respect for the amazing drivers and everyone involved brilliant thanks for making this for us !! And thanks to speedhunters for bringing it to us

Omnigear
Omnigear

That shit is Top fuckin Tier 

MyLifeAsLouis
MyLifeAsLouis

Now we need footage of illegal street race cars tearing up those roads! haha

Pwain
Pwain

@MyLifeAsLouis just google it :D

D1RGE
D1RGE

Merry Christmas from Speedhunters! WOOT!!! As soon as I saw who was driving the Z4, the hair on my arms stood on end hahaha :)  Now if only we could get dash cams from each car that drove!!!!

beanyjk
beanyjk

Finally another video from Luke!  I'll often check vimeo to see if he has created anything new;his work is brilliant.


There's another creator from years past, but I can never get his username right, okitokoyo or okie something, but haven't seen anything from him either.


Thanks!

Kuroneko
Kuroneko

Don't care what you say about the vid, the music, the editing, or anything actually - I've driven the Hakone Turnpike countless times, RS6, R8, Maxam, S800, and can attest this is as kakoii as it gets. Wicked stuff! Neko.

Tsubaki runner
Tsubaki runner

I have spent a lot of time driving the Hakone turnpike. Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought these race cars would be able to run unrestrained. Absolutely awesome, brings back a lot of memories seeing this video.

tkohearns
tkohearns

background music is disturbing, otherwise its a very good one. I am sure many prefer the sound of screaming engine. Please re-post without music.

Jeats
Jeats

Merry Christmas for me - what a nice test out of my new headphones - thank you SpeedHunters. :)

kphillips9936
kphillips9936

Gimme that GT40 anyday, gotta love it when Subaru takes the stage.

KhaledDulli
KhaledDulli

Reminds me so much of the initial d roads and atmosphere

tbtstt
tbtstt

Another superb video from Luke Huxham, fantastic mixture of cars and great editing.

Just shy of motoring video brilliance to me: a version of the video without background music would be utter perfection!

Guest123
Guest123

Nice vid, but the call out boxes got a bit gimmicky after the third or fourth one...

Dicky Pratama
Dicky Pratama

just say... in drifting  scene... i think it's wrong choice the guy.... where Keiichi "DRIFTKING" Tsuchiya??? Lol casting....

markB
markB

Hate to break it to you, but Kawabata's drift technique is far superior to tsuchiya's.

If it were time attack, I would have to agree with you, but in this case, kawabata was one of the best drivers to bring out for this opportunity.

roblo97
roblo97

Wow, that is just pure awesome and a really nice christmas present, they should do this every year.

Merry Christmas

JDM_Luca
JDM_Luca

That was scary. Amazing, but scary as hell! Any behind the scenes article in the future?


Merry Christmas everybody, by the way!

CodyRinaudo
CodyRinaudo

PLLLEAAASSSEE tell you you did a feature on the Nurburgring STiI, PLLEAAASSSEEE.

cutterjones13
cutterjones13

Very, very sweet! And the graphics were stylish and fun, too. A class act all the way! Thanks

LukeEVOVIII
LukeEVOVIII

Great video but they so shoulda used the HKS CT230R if they could've got their hands on it!

Merc
Merc

So amazing, thanks for this article.

zephoto
zephoto

HO HO HO --- we feeling ok? Subaru content? :P  Merrrrry Christmas!

kurko
kurko

Kohei TakEda? Anyone?

Twitch_6
Twitch_6

That was awesome!! Talk about living the dream, damn!

Kawabata is insane!! Would love to see him compete in the full FD world championship in 2015

Corbin
Corbin

Well done!!! Such an awesome mix of cars and drivers. Watching that rhd GT40 is a real treat and I can't wait to see Kawabata rip that pass in his GTR.

super
super

How come no one tackles downhill? Everything's gotta be uphill, and dont give me that "oh dh is too dangerous" because uphill is just as challenging.

Twitch_6
Twitch_6

I've wondered this myself before too. Is attacking the downhill still even a thing? Or is it completely dead?

73 GTV
73 GTV

I watched it twice, Now I'm wide awake.

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