Whenever I see the phrase, “Touge Monster” used, I think about Hot Version videos, the Amuse S2000, things like that.
I cut my teeth on car-life watching Japanese racing videos with NOB, and Tsuchiya, so I always get throwback feels seeing videos like this.
Just realized that we’ve been posting a lot of Formula 1 content, because of the excitement leading up to the new season, so I wanted to make sure that we didn’t miss our ‘regular’ car followers too. Thanks to RA64 Freddy for the find.
Other than autocross, one of the events that I want to compete in with Kyoko in 2012 is Time Attack. As much as I love racing people in karts, there is a hidden excitement of just you vs the clock.
That is until I get enough funds for wheel to wheel racing…
Thanks to Scene-Media for the find.
…join em! This s2000 driver decides to take on his grip run amongst a bunch of drifters.
I’d either want to call this video ‘S2000 Attack!’ or ‘Why snap-oversteer is only funny when you’re watching.’
You’ve got to love Japan for this! Intense dog-fight! The best part is in the last five seconds…
In the interest of getting to know the readers a bit better (and have them get to know me a bit better), I wanted to pose a couple of questions:
What was your first race car? (If you have never raced, what was the first car that really captured your imagination?)
My first race car was a 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS. This was the first generation chassis, and it was a 4-door manual. I beat this car up at autocrosses, rallycrosses, off-pavement TSD rallies, and track days. It was put into service at the end of 2000 and retired from service at the end of 2005.
This car was pretty darn gutless, but it was also incredibly stable on-throttle. Even on packed snow, you could just stand on it.
It was a great starter car, but it also taught horrible driving habits. The only real incident the car suffered was the result of a miscommunication between my co-driver and I on a winter rally (oh… turn here!)… I put the car into a snow bank, but backed right out and kept on going.
If Subaru would sell me a new one of these, I’d buy it.