Robbie Nishida Interview – Wrecked Weekly Episode 2 [VIDEO]

Wrecked Magazine weekly Episode #2 has arrived and we got a hold of Formula Drift x Achilles Radial driver Robbie Nishida before he headed back home to Japan. Robbie dishes on the current declining state of car culture in Japan along with its movement and changes in the drifting scene. Robbie also talks about how he almost left Formula Drift before his program came together with Achilles Radial and his Toyota Soarer.

We also had Robbie Nishida walk us through Speedhunters Battle of the Weekend from Irwindale with his Achilles Radial teammate Daigo Saito. He gives us his perspective of the tandem battle breakdown. Robbie talks about how his build and Daigo’s are the same and different. He even hints about some things he has in store for the 2014 season.

 

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I attended my first drift event at Road Atlanta in 2005 while shooting for Import Racer Magazine (RIP). Since then I have produced drift content for PAS Magazine, Modified Magazine, Drifting Magazine (RIP), and many more publications. I was the producer of the movie Slide America and then helped found this website in 2007.

3 Comments

  1. Blaze1 says:

    Another great interview, its realy great to see Robbie doing well in the series. He was a beast from 05 until he got in that GTR and everything just went to shit.

    Its sad to see the current state of drifting right now in Japan. I don’t even see FD being able to fix things over there, people just don’t care to show up to events anymore.

    I still want to know what’s going on with Daigo and why he took down all his Achilles emblems at the last round of D1. Hearing a lot of rumors, hoping to get something concrete.

  2. Cody says:

    It’s nice to hear a intelligent comparison between Japanese and American car culture from someone who actually lives in both of them.

  3. Jabroni says:

    excellent interview, and same as what cody said cool to really get a comparison of the two culture s from some one is is deeply involved in both…. Nashidas a good dude and has a great style too