Nobuhide Tachi

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Nobuhide Tachi (舘 信秀 Tachi Nobuhide?, born March 23, 1947 in Suzuka, Mie) is a former Japanese racing driver, and the co-founder of TOM'S, a Japanese racing team and tuner for Toyota and Lexus

His son, Shingo was also a racing driver.

Career[edit]

Racing career[edit]

Tachi was born in Suzuka, Japan. Kenji Mimura, the founder of Maki, has been his friend since their high school years. Originally, Tachi did not like automobiles because he would become carsick. But the influence of his friend led him to automobile racing.[1]

Tachi began car racing in 1965 and became a factory-driver for Toyota from 1971.[1]

In 1974, Tachi founded TOM'S with ex-Toyota dealer, Kiyoshi Oiwa.[2] The name of "TOM'S" is an abbreviation of "Tachi", "Oiwa", and "MotorSports".

He continued his career as a racing driver until 1982.[1] After retirement, he occasionally returned to race but has usually concentrated on management of his company.

Political career[edit]

On May 21, 2010, Your Party announced that Tachi would represent the party as a proportional candidate in the 2010 House of Councillors election.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "トムス(TOMS)会長、モーターレースについて大いに語る!トムス舘会長インタビュー" (in Japanese). Gazoo.com/Toyota. March 2007. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  2. ^ Nobuhide Tachi. 謦咳(けいがい)に接す (in Japanese). Gazoo.com/Toyota. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  3. ^ 参院比例選公認内定候補のお知らせ (in Japanese). Your Party. 2010-05-21. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  4. ^ マッチも全面協力!元レーサー・舘信秀氏、みんなの党から参院選出馬 (in Japanese). The Hochi Shimbun. 2010-05-22. Retrieved 2010-06-01. [dead link]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Peter Chow
Guia Race winner
1974–1975
Succeeded by
Herb Adamczyk