If you’re at all familiar with Japanese car culture or the history of drifting, then Keiichi Tsuchiya should be a very familiar name to you.
Earlier this year Tsuchiya-san turned 60, and he continues to be one of the most fascinating automotive personalities in Japan with one of the most impressive driving resumes I’ve ever seen. During his career he’s raced everything from NASCAR stock cars, to Le Mans prototypes, to front-wheel drive touring cars.
Pictured above is the STP Taisan Group A R32 GT-R that he drove along with Kunimitsu Takahashi in the Japanese Touring Car Championship. This car along with dozens of other historic GT-Rs can be found at the Nissan DNA Garage at Zama in Japan.
Here’s wishing a belated happy 60th to the Drift King. What’s your favorite memory of Mr. Tsuchiya?