Tokyo Auto Salon 2016: Mihama-ku, Chiba. Japan

TAS 2016 was a bit of a renaissance for me. It was the 10th consecutive time I’d visited the event since arriving in Japan in 2005. And whilst I wished for things to be totally different, I am glad that much of what I’ve come to know and love hasn’t changed at all, whereas many other things have undergone transformation. That’s not to suggest the Tokyo Auto Salon is stale in any way, but you do get used to the rhythm and tempo of the event after having visited it so many times. The same faces, the same names —…

Import Expo 2010

Import Expo | Mosport International Raceway | Bowmanville, ON | July 11, 2010 With the exception of the AMA Superbikes that were running on the main track at Mosport this past Sunday no other representation of the Honda nameplate was larger than what was present at Import Expo – I Love Honda! The weather was clear and hot and the lines to get into the gates were long, in fact another line had to be created as racers and spectators were backed up to the highway! By the time the event got underway at noon officially the time attack track…

IASCA Japan Hosts Sound Quality Training Seminar

Daytona Beach, Florida - IASCA Director of Operations Moe Sabourin was in Japan from July 19th to the 26th conducting a Judge's Training Seminar for Sound Quality. The training was held in Mishima City at the Mishima Convention Center, with more than 30 attending to become IASCA Certified Judges. "The Japanese culture for car audio is all about making the installations look great and the cars sounding amazing" said Moe Sabourin "Their dedication to detail and the pursuit of top notch sound quality in their vehicles is astounding; they research every detail and apply it, and it showed in the…

Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge 2016: Long Beach,CA

Matt Field Takes the Victory! Formula DRIFT presented by BlackVue returned to Long Beach to host the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge as part of the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, CA on April 15-16, 2016. Matt Field in the Falken Tire / Drift Cave Nissan S14 takes the victory. The Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge for the fourth consecutive year brought motorsports action under the lights during the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with a filled capacity within Turns 9, 10, and 11 of the famous street course. Select Formula DRIFT drivers competed for a…