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Justin Fox
12-11-10, 12:04 PM
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Keiichi Tsuchiya (born January 30, 1956, Tōmi, Nagano, Japan) is a professional race car driver. He is also known as the "Drift King" (or Dorikin) for his non-traditional use of drifting in non-drifting racing events and his role in popularising drifting as a motorsport. He is also known for touge (mountain pass) driving.

Tsuchiya started his career through the Fuji Freshman series in 1977. Unlike many drivers who came from wealthy families or motorsport backgrounds, he honed his skills from street racing and became an underground legend in Japan.

He's also famous for popularising the Toyota AE86 Sprinter Trueno; also known as "Hachi-Roku" in Japan (hachi-roku meaning "eight six").


Quotes

"I drift not because it is a quicker way around a corner but the most exciting way."

"Speed isn't everything; you gotta look cool on the touge too."

"This is fun! I wish that Toyota could make cars like this again!" (on the Toyota AE86)

"Yeah! How come this car gets me fired up all the time?" After winning a downhill touge against a Skyline R34 with the Toyota AE86


References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiichi_Tsuchiya
http://www.k1planning.com/

markie
12-11-10, 12:13 PM
"Speed isn't everything; you gotta look cool on the touge too."

I wish I can drift in my dreams lol.

VTECMACHINE
12-11-10, 12:18 PM
I thought he was younger than what he actually is. Such a champ though! One person I would love to meet once in my life. I think he has the coolest personality.

SANITORA
12-11-10, 12:31 PM
god

shonen
12-11-10, 02:18 PM
Absolute legend.

I love how he has a special relationship with a number of manufacturers.

He has owned every generation of GT-R's, has strong ties with HONDA in both product development and racing and owns a one of a kind Hachi built for him by TRD.

A true racing legend and car enthusiast.

S30Mike
12-11-10, 02:34 PM
This man is a legend in so many ways. I was absolutley star struck like a 13 year old teenage girl when i came 5 meters of him at Autosalon in jan! truly an amazing character.

Bronald McDonald
12-11-10, 03:38 PM
One word that goes well with the man himself, is AE86.

The Stig
12-11-10, 03:45 PM
^^ u mean hachi roku :)

I thought he was younger than what he actually is. Such a champ though! One person I would love to meet once in my life. I think he has the coolest personality.

Most Jap people do :)

whyte
12-11-10, 03:54 PM
he is a legend!

cristian
12-11-10, 04:01 PM
i'd love to have a drink with keiichi and his mates...

shonen
12-11-10, 04:17 PM
i'd love to have a drink with keiichi and his mates...

Here is a glimpse into what it may be like to have a few drinks with dori dori.

Drinking starts around 5:20. The look on Tsuchiyas face around the 8 min mark LOL


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCeI5yAYHIM

[ IV 23 VI ]
12-11-10, 05:30 PM
Tsuchiya Quote:

" Its so fast it will even make a dead man scream!"

lol

pchee
18-11-10, 02:41 AM
KT is such a dirty old man in Option videos...lol But he is still my idol!

somos
18-11-10, 04:45 PM
Old dori dori himself. He really really loves his Hachi. Love those Hot Version vids of him on the Touge, such a natural. Also loved him in Super GT. He da man!

sae
18-11-10, 08:01 PM
god. period. This guy is such a legend haha, tad horny too though LOL

Wink
18-11-10, 10:05 PM
KT is such a dirty old man in Option videos...lol But he is still my idol!

ero-jiji!

shonen
18-11-10, 10:25 PM
ero-jiji!

I guess that's what the Japanese school girls will be calling you in a few years time hey James ? :P

pchee
19-11-10, 01:34 AM
whats ero-jiji??

Wink
19-11-10, 10:35 AM
whats ero-jiji??

ero - short for erotic
jiji - old man

i.e. dirty old man - japanese slang.


I guess that's what the Japanese school girls will be calling you in a few years time hey James ? :P

I plead the 5th here. :P

Woodzy
03-02-11, 11:47 PM
He's an inspiration to alot of people.

maikulz
15-03-11, 11:11 PM
this guy is a frikken legend!

brasher
16-03-11, 08:27 AM
I love that movie he did with Chris Tucker, Rush Hour 2. Very funny.

big fat paulie
16-03-11, 09:44 AM
I prefer the one he did with Jaden Smith. The Karate Kid

brasher
16-03-11, 09:46 AM
no no no, you have them mixed up. This is the guy from the hangover, they lock up in the boot of the car.

big fat paulie
16-03-11, 10:44 AM
Oh you mean the guy from "The one".

tiksie
16-03-11, 12:04 PM
I prefer the one he did with Jaden Smith. The Karate Kid

Pfft

r33foreal
29-06-11, 04:08 PM
I wish the drift king was my uncle...

VTECMACHINE
03-07-11, 11:12 AM
I wish he was my Mum.

Kazzae
04-07-11, 01:24 PM
Hes the same age as my mum .....

but my mum can not drive as well as him

cristian
04-07-11, 01:47 PM
my mum wishes she was him

vyets
04-07-11, 03:12 PM
Tsuchiya fans gotta watch this ;D for those who haven't seen anyway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf4LEb5ybHg

CuppaJDM
04-07-11, 06:54 PM
The hero of time. lol

Maxi
04-07-11, 08:28 PM
Tsuchiya fans gotta watch this ;D for those who haven't seen anyway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf4LEb5ybHg

Or watch this one: http://youtu.be/OVyxHVhNNgY

Barbie Princess
05-08-11, 02:49 PM
for anyone who has seen tokyo drift. he's the fisherman who claims his grandmother can drift better.

Evan
05-08-11, 03:57 PM
Does he have a family? Wife? lol He always seems to hit on the BMI girls

Barbie Princess
05-08-11, 04:12 PM
he's the king. i bet his wife is one of those girls.

jem
12-09-11, 07:25 PM
seeing him in tokyo drift was pretty awesome