Monday, December 8, 2008

Jon Stewart's take on the auto industry bail out

Although I never supported any bail out, this is a funny take from Jon Stewart why Congress should bail out the auto industry.

Friday, December 5, 2008

James Deane (UK) vs Tengku Djan (Malaysia) at Redbull Drifting Championship

Pretty sick... S14 with S15 front with RB26 engine! Just a little too much throttle on his last run and ... crash!

Best of luck to James and hope he can get his car fixed and get back on the track soon. Btw, this kid is only 16 years old!!!!!

Red Bull Drifting at Long Beach with Conrad Grunewald

On board the Tanaka Racing Nitto Tires z06 Corvette during Saturday afternoon qualifying at the FormulaD Red Bull Drifting World Championship. Score 93.83 with 102.3mph entry speed.

Pretty sick! Goose bumps all over me after seeing this... DRIFT ITCH!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Chris Yen featured in article

Teaser: 'Give 'em Hell, Malone'
By Mark Pollard • November 13, 2008

Russell Mulcahy, the director of RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION and THE SCORPION KING 2 continues to show an interest in weaving small doses of martial arts action into a melting pot of genre conventions. His latest is GIVE ‘EM HELL, MALONE, a modern mix of hard-boiled crime action from the 1930s and 1970s that stars Thomas Jane, Ring Rhames and wushu exponent Chris Yen.


Please go to the following link to read the rest of the article...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Chris Yen as Mauler in "Give'em Hell, Malone"

Chris Yen just finished shooting "Give'em Hell, Malone" with Thomas Jane and Ving Rhames at Spokane Washington directed by Russell Mulcahy.

Here's a teaser trailer:

For more information on the movie, please vist:

NOTE: Michelle Rodriguez and Devon Aoki are NOT in the moive to play Mauler as rumors suggested. Instead, Chris Yen was casted for that role!

I can't wait to see the finish product!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

Chris Yen Interview on

Find out more about Chris Yen and her upcoming film Adventures of Johnny Tao and check out the photograph of a young Donnie Yen in short shorts!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Adventures of Johnny Tao DVD releasing 7/29/08

You can preorder your own copy of the DVD at for $17.99

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Top Gear USA, Leno fears may suck...

I am happy and also unhappy at the same time when I learned that NBC is actually bringing over the successful British produced Top Gear here to the US. I am happy because Tanner Foust is one of the hosts, possibly giving drifting in general a big boost on TV. I am unhappy because I do not think they will do a good job with the show with the ever advertising intensive TV media. Just like Jay Leno says in an article on Autoblog:

Thankfully Leno turned down the offer, not because he's unworthy, but rather because he knows he couldn't do the show justice and because the idea of an American Top Gear is doomed from the start. Being part of the BBC, the original version is not reliant on advertising to stay on the air, so talking smack about a particular automaker and its wares is no biggie. As Leno notes, things work differently at NBC and any episode in which a sponsor gets lambasted would immediately be followed by what The Tonight Show host calls, "the meeting". And then, bye bye sponsors and bye bye show.

Read the full article here:

This is so true as it is evident on other car shows on Speed and other channels. These shows are all created to advertise and therefore the hosts are always kissing ass. I have yet to hear honest opinions from the hosts on these shows. All they talk about is how good the cars are and never do they say anything even slightly negative.

I really hope NBC will keep the auto manufacturers from sponsoring the show so the show can remain true and objective.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Release of Adventures of Johnny Tao starring Chris Yen

Adventures of Johnny Tao" starring Chris Yen directed by Kenn Scott is being released to home video on July 29.

Please go to the publicists' website and see the press release, stills and artwork and release information.

Go see it!!! It's a film for the whole family!!! Chris Yen is awesome in the movie!!! See her kick some ass!!!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Taniguchi and Orido Lessons on Drifting for Beginners

I know this is in Japanese that most of you probably don't understand. However, at least these videos will give you a visual of the techniques in drifting. Starting from the very basic circles, please note the hand/foot work and timing of the driver. The key is to keep the revs up because the car will not have enough power to spin the tires if the revs are low. Don't worry about hitting red line as most cars have rev limiters. Keep an eye on your car's temperature when practicing to avoid overheating.

The key is to let the steering wheel to do its work and control the car with your throttle. The steering wheel will counter steer for you and all you have to do is to feed minute input into the steering wheel to change the direction of where you want the car to go. Don't be afraid to mesh on the throttle at the right time.

Most beginners will experience understeering. Understeering is when the car will not go the direction of when you turn your steering wheel to. Back off the throttle and let the front tire regain traction when that happens. Continue to mesh on the throttle when you are understeering will only cause you to understeer more in most cases.

Step 1) Tight circles:

Step 2) Open circles:

Step 3) Figure 8

Step 4) Power Oversteer

Step 5) Ebrake and Brake Control

Step 6) All Techniques Combined

Nomuken touching on basics of drifting

Although not that comprehensive, this video contains very useful information for beginners. Practice makes perfect. Find a safe place and practice doing donuts with the techniques explained in the video.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

7.9 Earthquake in China...

A 7.9 quake struck Western China on Monday. Officials said more than 12,000 people had died in Sichuan province alone and more were reported killed elsewhere, but the figures are expected to soar as a clearer picture emerges.

Please consider a donation to the Earthquake Relief Fund to help the earthquake relief work. Any amount will be appreciated.

If interested, please write your check out to STSERF (Sing Tao Sichuan Earthquake Relief Fund) and Mail to:

Sing Tao
625 Kearny St.
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About Sing Tao Newspaper: Founded in Hong Kong in 1938, Sing Tao Daily is the leader among all Chinese media in serving the Chinese community worldwide. Opening its first international office in San Francisco in 1975, Sing Tao opened offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, London, Paris, Auckland and Sydney. In all, the company now has twenty-two offices globally.

Thank you.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Conrad Grunewald in car at Atlanta Formula D 2008

Formula Drift Atlanta 2008 Friday seeded practice. One of my good friends Conrad Grunewald in the Tanaka Racing. I like how relax he is in the car and control the car with his throttle.


Tandem with Dai's GTO:

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tibet WAS,IS,and ALWAYS WILL BE a part of China

All you other countries, mind you own business and back the fuxk off!!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

All generations of Skylines and GTRs!!!

Thanks for the beautiful pictures!!!!

New GT-R in snow

Looks pretty easy to control! No sweat! Fun fun fun!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

XS Engineering R32 Time Attack at Buttonwillow

This is a while ago when it did a 1:49.21 in 2006. The RB26 is has a Tomie stroker kit upping the displacement to 2.8. Listen it roars to a stunning 9,700rpm redline. I love the sound of the RB.

On the turn before Lost Hill and the turn after the Esses, it looks like the driver could have taken at WOT but he held back just a little. I believe his time could definitely be improved by a full second.

Now the time attack record is held by the HKS CT230 Evo driven by Taniguchi putting up a 1:43. I can't wait to see the record broken again. This is a healthy competition and should boost up the tuner market here in the USA. If anybody looking for a time attack driver, I am available. I know Buttonwillow pretty well and did a respectable 2:03 with my 300hp mildly modified S14 on Falken Azenis RT-615.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

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Friday, January 11, 2008

This video really makes me want to go racing!!!!

My itch has to be scratched pretty soon!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Proper Racing Harness Mounting

I see a lot of people mount their racing harness to the OEM rear seat belt mounts, which is not the right way to do so. The belt will actually crush your shoulders upon impact instead of doing its job to hold you back from flying out the front wind shield because the belt will pivot the force of the impact downward onto your shoulders. The racing harness should ONLY be mounted as decribed in the picture below with proper hardware.

Alternate D1 competition

D1 Top Speed Competition at Autopolis. Cars go 0-400m then have to initiate and drift the D1 Autopolis course. First place is a S14 clocking 10.8 sec at 208km/h (130mph) before going sideways!!! Pretty damx fast! I love this because it combines drag racing with drifting!!!

Drift Angle Competition at Tsukuba last turn. This is pretty interesting too going for max angle while still maintaining a good drift.

Monday, January 7, 2008

5 Generations of GT-Rs!!!

Raikkonen unfazed by TC ban - Formula One always a dangerous sport

Quoted from [07/01/08 - 08:42] post on

Kimi Raikkonen has played down his fellow F1 drivers' concerns that the ban on traction control will make the sport more dangerous, particularly on a wet track."This sport is dangerous anyway," the Finn, nicknamed within the sport as 'the iceman', said at the launch of Ferrari's new car for 2008, the F2008, in northern Italy on Sunday."You can have a big accident whether you've got traction control or not. It will make driving in the wet a bit trickier, but if you think it's too dangerous then you shouldn't be in the car at all," Raikkonen said.The 2007 world champion was asked about the issue after a group of drivers - including Brazilian team-mate Felipe Massa - pushed for talks with the FIA about having input into how wet races are handled this year and beyond.

But rather than worry about driving without traction control, Raikkonen said the ban on driver aids makes Grand Prix cars more fun."For me it's a bit more enjoyable because you can get the car sideways, and it may help with overtaking because people will probably be making more mistakes," he said."It is more tricky for sure, you need to be awake more of the time," Raikkonen added.

That's exactly what I would say! Just like how people always complain and ask dumb questions at the Formula D drivers meeting. Quit the whinning and just go drive balls out!!!!