Most people today recognize Toshi Hayama for his heavy involvement with the Fast and the Furious franchise movies. However, Toshi's influence on US import culture goes all the way back to the mid 90s when he started Apex'I USA. With Apex'i, he was able to broaden Apex Japan's product offering to include tuning parts for the ever popular Honda market in the USA. He brought over from Japan the Apex R33 GT-R for drag racing and ultimately the infamous FD3S driven by Yoichi Imamura for D1 Grand Prix.
His experience with D1 Grand Prix earned him the ability to be on the judges' stand as the D1GP USA English announcer. He also became co-host of the ever popular DVD series J.D.M. Insider. Toshi recalls his time with Keiichi Tsuchiya aka Drift King, Takahiro Ueno, and even details his observations with his J.D.M. Insider co-host Hiro, who became infamous for his involvement in a well-known scandal with his company Motorex. For more info about Toshi please go to http://www.stage-10.nethttps://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sileightymania/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sileightymania/support