VINTAGE CAR SPECIALIST
It was in 1990 when Mr. Mitoshi Kakimoto's dream if creating a world class high performance parts manufacturer became a reality.
In his early years as a Formula 3 driver, he relied on, and believed in every part of his racecar. Mr. Kakimoto wanted the everyday spirited driver to have the ability to possess the race-proven technology that was available to him. He then applied the same principals to the products what we now know as Buddy Club.
In 1993 Buddy Club formed the "First Racing" team to participate in the famous JGTC and N1 Super Taiku races and because of the success in both circuits, people acknowledged Buddy Club as a prestigious brand. This wave of success and confidence mage Buddy Club a premier name in the Japanese Tuner market.
By 1999 Buddy Club sponsored multiple teams in the Japanese Touring Car circuit. 2001 marked yet another monumentus event as they entered the Taiwanese market, its first expansion from the Japanese market. to establish the brand in this highly competitive market, Buddy Club created a race program for the ATCC, and in this first year of competition the Buddy Club team yielded 7 first place finishes, Team if the year and Driver of the year. The momentum of popularity drove Buddy Club to rapidly grow and produce high quality components for new applications.
By 2003 Buddy Club opened its doors to the US Market while 2005 brought distribution to Hong Kong, the UK, Thailand, Singapore and China. Later in 2006 the Buddy Club Australia branch was opened, and in 2008 Buddy Club New Zeeland celebrated their opening. This Global network has what it takes to meet the needs of the racer with Buddy Club Japan being the epicenter of this shockwave.