With all the World Time Attack Challenge photos up on the site, it’s time I switched focus back to Japan starting with my recent visit to J’s Racing. J’s Racing has always been one of those shops that I’ve always wanted to visit, kinda like a bucket list item, and I finally had the chance to do so with the company of a couple of friends. So, follow me as I take you guys through my visit inside one of the premier Honda tuners of Japan.
Photos by MoMoHitsTheSpot!
J’s Racing is pretty easy to access by transit, so for anyone that’s interested in visiting for themselves, it’s a pretty straight forward trek. Only thing is, you should be staying around the Kansai area as J’s Racing is located in Osaka.
Before heading into the shop, I took a shot of a pair of super clean customer Civics.
As I entered the premises, I was greeted by the Fit and the gorgeous wide body S2000.
After browsing out front and admiring the Fit and S2000 for awhile, we made our way inside the shop.
Inside the shop, a nice waiting area was present for any customers wanting to chill out while their cars are being worked on, or if they just want to sit and admire all the trophies and parts that adorn all corners of the shop. I took my time looking around for a good 20 minutes or so before we were greeted by J’s Racing president, Hisaaki Murakami.
After chit-chatting for a bit, we began a tour around the facility.
The work area was pretty quiet on our visit because all hands were busy elsewhere in the facility, but we’ll get to that later.
Outside the garages, more Hondas were waiting to get that J’s Racing treatment.
All hands were at the dyno tuning that K-24 powered Honda Fit racer. This thing sounded absolutely amazing! (Sound clips will probably go on my INSTAGRAM)
Moving back to the front, Murakami-san popped opened the S2000 hood and let us take a gander at that incredible 2.6L, naturally aspirated power plant.
The doors also swung open to take a closer look at the interior.
One more shot of the pair of eye candies.
After chit-chatting a bit more and waiting for my friend to purchase a few items, we bid our farewells and started our trek back to the city. As we were leaving, I noticed a worker’s personal EP3 was parked on the side of the road so I stopped to snap a couple of shots.
Even the least prettiest Civic looks damn good in J’s Racing attire and Volk Racing CE28.
So this pretty much wraps up my visit to J’s Racing and all I gotta say is this is one of the few shops in Japan that is extremely pleasant to visit, especially for foreign visitors. So for anyone visiting from outside Japan, I encourage them to slide through!