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A Brief History

Team Alpine was founded in 1970 by its first president Juichi Kojimoto, who raced in the Safari Rally of that year. In 1972, Alpine became the first JAF-registered team in Kanagawa.

In the past, team members have had success in the Safari, Monte Carlo, and Philippine Rallies. In addition, the team has had an All-Japan dirt rally champion, plus taken first place in several Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, and Kanto gymkhana championships.

Since 1989, Team Alpine has hosted gymkhana practice events in Kanagawa (in Hiratsuka since 2006), focusing on providing guidance and tuition to beginners and those who are looking to take part in their first competitions.

We don't just pursue speed and fun; we aim to help drivers develop their skills and foster young motorsport enthusiasts.

Message from the President

At Team Alpine, we are dedicated to supporting beginners and people who are interested in motorsport but are anxious about participating. Some current team members are past Kanagawa and Kanto gymkhana champions, and have also competed in the All-Japan Championships. There are also many ex-members who have moved onto bigger things.


The team wishes to help future drivers develop their skills and introduce them to the exciting world of motorsport. Together, let's boost the world of motorsport.


Don't hesistate to chat with the team at practice events if you have any questions. We'll do our best to help.


Thank you.

Team Alpine President
Mitsuyoshi Nagashima

Team Career

Official JAF Competitions Entered

Date Event Name Event Format Event Type
28-29 Jul 1972 Alpine Rallycross Tohoku Semi-domestic Rally
7 Oct 1973 "73" High-speed Gymkhana Semi-domestic Gymkhana
1-7 Dec 1973 Alpine WinterCross Gunma Restricted Entry Rally
5-7 Jul 1974 Alpine EconomyCross Semi-domestic Rally
28-29 Jun 1975 Alpine NormalCross Semi-domestic Rally
2-3 Aug 1975 Alpine Rallycross Haruna Restricted Entry Rally
18 Apr 1976 Alpine Diry Hillclimb Restricted Entry Dirt Trial
31 Jul - 1 Aug 1976 Toyo Z Radial 705 Rally Restricted Entry Rally
1 Aug 1976 EPC Dirt Trial Restricted Entry Dirt Trial
12 Sept 1976 EPC Dirt Trial Restricted Entry Rally
10 Oct 1976 EPC Dirt Trial Restricted Entry Rally
11-12 Dec 1976 Alpine WinterCross Gunma Semi-domestic Rally
6 Mar 1977 Alpine Dirt Trial Restricted Entry Dirt Trial
6-7 Aug 1977 Alpine SummerCross Restricted Entry Rally
3-4 Dec 1977 Alpine WinterCross Gunma Semi-domestic Rally
8-9 Apr 1978 Alpine Freshman Rally Restricted Entry Rally
12-13 Aug 1978 Alpine Rallycross in Summer Semi-domestic Rally
2-3 Dec 1978 Alpine WinterCross Gunma Semi-domestic Rally
8-9 Dec 1979 Alpine WinterCross Gunma Semi-domestic Rally
12-13 July 1980 Alpine SummerCross Semi-domestic Rally
9-10 Dec 1980 Alpine WinterCross Gunma Semi-domestic Rally
Aug 1981 Alpine SummerCross Semi-domestic Rally
5-6 Dec 1981 Alpine WinterCross Gunma Semi-domestic Rally
31 July - 1 Aug 1982 Alpine SummerCross Semi-domestic Rally
28-29 Aug 1982 Alpine Rallycross Haruna Semi-domestic Rally
20-21 Aug 1983 Apline Rallycross Haruna Semi-domestic Rally
22-23 Aug 1984 Alpine Rallycross Haruna Semi-domestic Rally
16 Aug 1987 "87" Safari Trial Semi-domestic Dirt Trial
6 Dec 1987 Monte Carlo Trial Semi-domestic Dirt Trial
3 Apr 1988 Alpine Trial Semi-domestic Dirt Trial
20-21 Aug 1988 Alpine Rallycross Haruna Semi-domestic Rally
30 July 1989 Alpine Super Slalom Semi-domestic Gymkhana
21 Jan 1990 Alpine New Year Slalom Semi-domestic Gymkhana
18 Nov 1990 Alpine AutumnCross Semi-domestic Gymkhana
20 Jan 1991 Alpine Gymkhana Festival "Haruichiban" Semi-domestic Gymkhana
21 Mar 1991 Alpine Gymkhana Festival "Pikkapikka" Semi-domestic Gymkhana
29 Sept 1991 JMRC Kanagawa Dirt Trial Series 6: Alpine Dirt Attack 7 Semi-domestic Gymkhana
20 Oct 1991 JMRC Kanagawa Gymkhana Series: Round 11 Semi-domestic Gymkhana
15 Dec 1991 Fuji Super Slalom Cup: Series Final Semi-domestic Gymkhana
5 Jul 1992 JMRC Kanagawa Dirt Trial Series 5: Alpine Dirt Attack 8 Semi-domestic Gymkhana
9 Aug 1992 Fuji Super Slalom Cup, Round 3: Tanabata Festival Semi-domestic Gymkhana
22 Nov 1992 Fuji Super Slalom Cup: Series Final Semi-domestic Gymkhana
30 Oct 2005 JMRC Kanagawa Dirt Trial Series 8: Alpine Dirt Attack, Part 33 Closed Entry Dirt Trial
29 Oct 2006 JMRC Kanagawa Dirt Trial Closed Entry Dirt Trial
29 Apr 2007 JMRC Kanagawa Dirt Trial Closed Entry Dirt Trial
4 Oct 2009 Shonan Gymkhana Series, Round 4 Closed Entry Gymkhana
6 June 2010 Shonan Gymkhana Series, Round 2 Closed Entry Gymkhana
10 Apr 2011 Shonan Gymkhana Series, Round 1 Closed Entry Gymkhana
1 Apr 2012 Shonan Gymkhana Series, Round 1 Closed Entry Gymkhana
3 Jun 2012 Shonan Gymkhana Series, Round 2 Closed Entry Gymkhana
10 Nov 2013 Shonan Gymkhana Series, Round 5 Closed Entry Gymkhana
6 Apr 2014 Shonan Gymkhana Series, Round 1 Closed Entry Gymkhana
7 Jun 2015 Shonan Gymkhana Series, Round 2 Closed Entry Gymkhana
19 Jun 2016 Shonan Gymkhana Series, Round 2 Closed Entry Gymkhana

Practice Events Hosted

YearEventVenue
1989 Dirt Trial        x1
Gymkhana      x4
Chiba
Kanagawa
1990 Dirt Trial        x2
Gymkhana      x5
Chiba
Kanagawa
1991 Dirt Trial        x1
Gymkhana      x5
Chiba
Kanagawa, Shizuoka
1992 Gymkhana      x5 Kanagawa
1993 Gymkhana      x2 Shizuoka
1994 Gymkhana      x2 Shizuoka, Gunma
1995 Gymkhana      x5 Kanagawa, Chiba, Niigata
1996 Gymkhana      x5 Kanagawa, Shizuoka
1997 Gymkhana      x5 Kanagawa, Shizuoka
1998 Gymkhana      x5 Kanagawa, Shizuoka
1999 Gymkhana      x5 Kanagawa
2000 Gymkhana      x7 Kanagawa, Tokyo
2001 Gymkhana      x5 Kanagawa
2002 Gymkhana      x6 Kanagawa, Shizuoka
2003 Gymkhana      x9 Kanagawa, Shizuoka
2004 Gymkhana      x7 Kanagawa, Shizuoka
2005 Gymkhana      x7 Kanagawa, Shizuoka
2006 Gymkhana      x6 Kanagawa
2007 Gymkhana      x6 Kanagawa
2008 Gymkhana      x5 Kanagawa
2009 Gymkhana      x5 Kanagawa
2010 Gymkhana      x5 Kanagawa
2011 Gymkhana      x6 Kanagawa
2012 Gymkhana      x6 Kanagawa
2013 Gymkhana      x6 Kanagawa
2014 Gymkhana      x5
Beginners' Gymkhana Training (JAF-sponsored)
Kanagawa
2015 Gymkhana      x5 Kanagawa
2016 Gymkhana      x5 Kanagawa