« on: August 04, 2014, 10:37:18 AM »
Yes i have great memories of Rotorstock, won a trophy myself of being the fastest at one of them.
Myself I never really go to static events, but I have attended all Rotorstock events since its inception bar this year
The fact is Japanese owners in general have gone off drag racing and track racing their own cars, partly due to costs, the culture to drive them hard on track has diminished.
Take Japshow this year for example, FDUK had a huge turnout...very few took them up the strip, even the other car clubs didnt really take their cars out on the strip, plus it was quietest as a whole that Japshow has been for years!
Put simply you need younger people to come into the Japanese car culture to keep it going but sadly youngsters cant afford these Japanese cars anymore, costs have risen, so they stick to the much cheaper Euro makes to modify, hence why VW and Ford shows are massive.
Youngsters in general are having a hard time, I remember the local bars and clubs were bristling wityh young people, now the bars are clubs are slowly shutting, they simply cant afford to go out.
Their is no solution until the economy and cost of living changes..so for the time being RIP Japanese car culture