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T & E Car Make, Vertex Japan

 Today we are going to take you through the workshop of one of the stalwarts of Japanese D1 competition. Takahiro Ueno and his T & E car Make really are a Japanese success story and it certainly does show how determination, whilst doing something you love doing, can actually pay off. What started as a little business in 1996 to fund his car habit has turned into an extremely profitable venture with branches in the USA, Thailand, Europe and several outlets in Japan.

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D1 New Zealand round 2 report Jake Jones

Well the second round of D1 New Zealand has been run and won and sadly for Jake and the team it was not to be. With the new GT35R turbo fitted and set up to run on the lean mean E85 fuel, the Onevia produced an amazing 475rwkw on the Spec Performance dyno before lowering the boost pressure to achieve just under 450rwkw. Whilst this may seem excessive it is the sort of power the big guys run over in NZ with big flowing tracks to suit.

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Jake Jones D1 New Zealand Round 2 Manfield

This weekend we will be travelling with Jake Jones for round 2 of D1 New Zealand.

After some mechanical issues in the first round and a misunderstanding of the NZ rules that caused Jake to miss the top 16, he is confident he will back in the groove for round two in the Hi Octane Direct backed Onevia. And just to be sure the RB26 has been upgraded to run on E85 fuel, fitted with a larger GT35 turbocharger, a Ross race series balancer and a Haltech Platinum ECU and is now packing a much bigger punch thanks to Jon and the guys at Spec Performance in Christchurch. Coming away from the first round it was clearly apparent that these New Zealand cars all pack a much bigger punch than what we are used to seeing in Australia and with some seriously fast flowing tracks on the North Island in the latter half of the championship it was clear that the only way to keep up with these Kiwi cars was with more horsepower and the power figure is now a lot closer to 400rwkw is needed to compete at the pointy end.

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Jake Jones Tearing it up in New Zealand

This is a really cool edit by Mark Boxer from Hoon media of Jake Jones doing some "expression session" driving in New Zealand with a really cool soundtrack by the Dirtbox Kings. We hope you like it!!



Complete CTS Drift Team up for sale

With the lack of a televised national drift series in Australia, CTS team principle Bill Bromley, has decided to put the entire Team CTS Drift team up for immediate sale in order to pursue other interests. He was an incredible asset to the sport and will be sorely missed and I can guarantee you that this car is as good as it gets and has been built with only the best components regardless of cost. 


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