Smokey Nagata is the very first name that comes to mind if someone talks about speed. Undoubtedly, he has built a high portfolio in the industry of automotives. Today, we are going to unwrap an amazing story of Smokey Nagata and his biography. This article is going to be very interesting, especially for boys who have a keen interest in cars.
Here we will discuss how he got the fame. And about his career. Just keep in touch with us and continue scrolling.
The first and foremost thing, that should be discussed is how he made this record. How was that possible to drive at this speed?
How Smokey Nagata attempted 200 MPH in his supra on British Public Roads?
World’s most popular automobile tuner and parts manufacturer company “Top Secret Co” owner Smokey Nagata is known for his racing tricks. If we would talk about race, speed, automotive engineering, or street racing, they are incomplete without mentioning Smokey Nagata. He is the person who has built his name in the field of his passion.
From his childhood, he was much addicted to racing. And attracted towards the speed cars. If we would look back at the 80s, Smokey Nagata was just a car guy known for underground racing. But the turning point came in his life on 4th November 1998. When Smokey performed a heroic stunt on British A1(M).
After that, his life turned him from a normal car guy to a tuning expert. Actually, this 200-mph stunt was just for an advertisement for his top-secret global company. Smokey Nagata company’s actual deal was in tuning cars for speed. But fortunately, Smokey’s video got viral with views from all around the globe.
Another fact that would make you surprised was that it was raining on that day. So, there wasn’t any traffic or other disturbance on the roads of the UK. He only had some attempts. The first time his supra’s car engine was running lean.
At this time Smokey Nagata’s MK4 Supra reached a speed of 197 mph which is 317 kilometers per hour. This speed was really hilarious on the roads of the UK. The focal point is that this was the fastest speed that someone has reached on a public highway in the UK.
On the other side of the coin, it was illegal to drive at this high speed on public highways. So, this attempt made some trouble for him as well. When Smokey Nagata was asked for this illegal speed, he just claimed 120 mph. And got jailed with a £155 fine, and £35 court fee, and banned to drive for 10 years in the UK.
Moreover, he was released from the jail very next day with all these fines from the UK’s court and government. His international license got banned for one month as well.
Although, he made history! And Smokey will always be remembered for this high speed in a country with strict traffic rules like the UK.
Why he is known as Smokey?
As far the point is concerned with his name “Smokey”. It is crystal clear from the word itself. He also uses Smokey with this name in his Instagram account and all social media platforms.
Besides this, people around him started calling him Smokey because of his burning style. Wherever he went out and find the opportunity, he used to spin the wheel of his car usually on the public highways.
Smokey Nagata’s early life:
Kazuhiko Nagata also known as Smokey Nagata was born in Hokkaido city of Japan in 1964. The real reason behind his passion was his father. It is said that Smokey’s father was implicated in the cars. This is the reason that developed a crazy passion for cars in Nagata.
He bought his very first car (Mitsubishi Galant GTO) just at the age of 15. And after seeing his passion Toyota’s local owner offered him a job at the age of 16. He got the first achievement of his life by being the youngest Toyota employee. But Smokey Nagata got fired from Toyota after serving for 4 years.
Now he has a very attractive NetWorth and his company also sponsors a lot of race drivers. Which made a speculative increase in his income and most importantly the branding of his company.
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