Richard Stevens

Chokichi's S13 Silvia

Richard Stevens
Chokichi's S13 Silvia

I took these pictures in the paddock at Sekia Hills Circuit in Fukuoka a decade ago. I can't remember the event, but it was shortly before the circuit closed its doors. Halloween Racing is a well-respected team and have built plenty of Silvias, but this one from Chokichi will always be my favorite. It's still around but looks a lot different these days. I'm not going to get into any technical details because, honestly, I don't remember shit about it other than what you see in these pictures. You'll notice a few nifty race-car details on this one, which were totally uncommon to see on a drift car of this era (the window duct, for example). Anywho, enjoy the pictures and the mixture of cool/goofy on one pretty bad-ass Silvia.

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In terms of styling, the Chokichi was about a decade ahead of the times. The black accents on the aero and GT-style canards give it the look of a drift car out of a 2016 issue of Doriten.

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You gotta love a driver who doesn't take himself too seriously. The oil cooler location reminds me of the ARC kit for the BNR32. I'm assuming that's a BN Sports hood.

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Here is some of the race car influence I was talking about. I've never seen this on any drift car before this one. Professional or otherwise.

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Vortex generators on the side, cut rear bumper with diffuser underneath, FRP trunk and lexan windows. Definitely on the cutting edge for the mid 2000s.

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Oh how wonderful it would be to have a slide off carrier...