Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
This is a platform for User Generated Content. G/O Media assumes no liability for content posted by Kinja users to this platform.

LaLD Car Week 2019 - Day 3: VTEC Kicked In YO!

Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week 2019 - Day 3: VTEC Kicked In YO!

The name Keiichi Tsuchiya is revered across the globe. You may know him better by his eponymous title “Dorikin” a.k.a Donkey Kong DRIFT KING and his angling cameo in Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift.

Advertisement
Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week 2019 - Day 3: VTEC Kicked In YO!

This is a faithful 1/64 scale recreation by Inno64 of the #100 ADVAN K.Tsuchiya JTCC 1995 Honda Civic Ferio Gr.A piloted by Tsuchiya in the 1995 Japanese Touring Car Championship Series.

Advertisement

I guess we all have humble beginnings.

Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week 2019 - Day 3: VTEC Kicked In YO!
Advertisement

It is of course, front wheel drive and Tsuchiya didn’t actually place particularly well in the series.

What he lacked in grip and competitive speed however, he made up for in style and panache.

Advertisement
Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week 2019 - Day 3: VTEC Kicked In YO!

It is said that when he is driving a front wheel drive car on the track, he would pull the handbrake just before hitting the apex, locking up the rear brakes momentarily, triggering rotation and early turn-in, which increased his entry speed and minimised understeer.

Advertisement
Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week 2019 - Day 3: VTEC Kicked In YO!

This generation of Civic was a staple sight in the 90's. I remember riding in the back seat of a friends’ white EG9 sedan and later on in high school, using the distinctive Range Rover like rear hatch mechanism of another’s 3 door.

Advertisement

This generation remains my favourite of the Civics, and this 1/64 model perfectly encapsulates the rounded lines we have come to love.

Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week 2019 - Day 3: VTEC Kicked In YO!
Advertisement

I don’t think its successors have quite captured that same spirit and soul and widespread appeal.

Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week 2019 - Day 3: VTEC Kicked In YO!
Advertisement

Anyways, enough reminiscing.

Now, what to do about the 80's...

Share This Story

Get our newsletter