Track And Show Japan 2015 Coverage…Part 1 of 3…

Never has there been a more appropriate name for an event in all the world… The Japanese “Track And Show” event is literally just that, a track event that is also paired with a car show featuring the same cars. The “Track” portion of it isn’t like a crazy insane time attack competition or anything, it merely gives enthusiasts an opportunity to get out on the track to run their cars. The weather was pretty cold and damp that day so maybe it was better that these guys take a light-hearted approach to the whole racing side of it instead of attempting to run record-breaking times. Events like this are cool in that they allow a bigger variety of cars to get out on the track that wouldn’t otherwise be considered competitive in a real circuit race. The guys that do race often get some practice in and show car guys get to smash on the track for a change instead of having to worry about keeping their cars clean…

I’m actually heading back to Japan in a couple of days so you’re going to see a lot of heavy Japanese content in the coming weeks. Luckily Shota Mori, who lives in Japan, has provided me with some content while I am on leave. Mori always comes through with great photos and I’m happy to see his growth as a photographer. He seems to really get the grasp of capturing the cars and environment around him. It is always a pleasure for me to host his photos here on The Chronicles and he is probably the only person that I trust to provide content on a consistent basis other than myself. I’ve spent many years pumping out coverage and other photos on my own and I take pride in that, but Shota Mori is just one of those guys whose work deserves viewing and recognition. He puts forth such a great effort to be everywhere in Japan that is hosting any sort of automotive event and does a very detailed job in covering everything he sees. There are a lot of parallels between he and I when it comes to that sort of work rate and effort so it is fitting that you see his content here…

With that said, much thanks to him for the great work once again and enjoy the coverage…

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E92 BMW M3 coupe ready for some fun on the track…

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Shigeaki Hosoguchi’s Lexus IS from LEVEL ONE Japan…

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Auto Style Custom EF9 hatchback on Spoon SW388…

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RWB 993 “Rough Rhythm” from Kamiwaza Japan…

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Porsche 997 GT3… Interesting to see guys in Japan running JRZ suspension…

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This widebody 1st gen. CR-X definitely peaked my interest…more on this car to come…

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More shots of the yellow GT3 car…

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Kohei Miyata’s beautifully assembled ASM AP2 S2000 on Volk Racing TE37RT…

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You can see here that Miyata’s S2000 had definitely seen some track time at this event…

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Extra TEs on tap just in case…

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Norifumi Kobayashi’s Honda Accord Euro Wagon from LEVEL ONE Japan…

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Porsche 997.2 GT3 in black…

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E-AT Civic representing NO GOOD RACING….

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LEVEL ONE Japan loves Volk Racing wheels…

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Some Japanese-owned American race cars even made it out to the Track And Show event… Here is a Dodge Viper Cup car wearing a Coverite Industries livery…

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…and next to it was this Corvette running a fender flares front and back…

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Some quick snaps from the track…

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E46 M3 on Volk Racing TEs…

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Craft-A Civic coupe that was once featured on the cover of Import Tuner magazine….

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An event in Japan wouldn’t be complete nowadays without a heavy GTR presence…

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The 997 GT3 from earlier getting set to head out to the track…

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…as was the Viper…

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Another Corvette wearing similar fender flares as the one you saw earlier…

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RWB Rough Rhythm also went out for a session…

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..but unfortunately did not last very long as it spun and ripped some body panels off…

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Nice perspective from Mori….

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Brand new M4 even got to participate in the activities….

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Red EK9 Civic Type R with recognizable rear bumper cut-outs…

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AE86 Trueno on SSR MKIII….

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Something about yellow EG6 Civics that always captures the attention of every Honda enthusiast… this one on bronze Volk CE28s looks just about perfect…

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The duo of Corvettes stood out like a sore thumb amid a group filled with Japanese and Euro vehicles…

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Miyata and Kobayashi’s Hondas…

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Great shot of Miyata all by his lonesome on the track…

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Pretty cool to see the Accord Wagon out there as well…

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As mentioned, all types of cars that participated in the event went out on the track, including this lifted Toyota Landcruiser…

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Body-roll? No problem!….

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EF8 CR-X parked next to the highly-customized widebody CR-X…

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Banzai Attack K20 EF9 with some new additions…

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An Austin Mini leading the pack back into the paddock area…

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The Banzai Attack car now has a cut rear bumper and custom front splitter. The BMD Eleven wheels weren’t on at Track And Show and in its place were a mismatched set of Advan Racing RG/SSR Type-C wheels…

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As always, the signature SARD fuel rail still sticks out through a cut in the carbon hood…

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Phaze2 Keisuke’s Scion FR-S with APR aero…

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Love how this GS430 looks on Advan Racing GT wheels. Such a good set-up with the vented front fenders as well…

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That’s a wrap for today on Part 1. When the next update rolls out, we’ll take a look at the “Show” side of the Track And Show Japan event. Stay tuned!!….

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