Other than the Popular Anime series : Initial D, Wangan Midnight, and Mecha Doc .There's an anime that came out on TV here in the Philippines more than 10 years ago titled : F.
F . The story revolves around a farm boy ( Gunma Akagi ) and his best friend Tamotsu. Gunma Akagi dreams of being an F1 driver. Gumna thru life ordeals, conflicts with his father, his brothers, and his arch nemisis ( Forgot his name who drives the BMW) manages to get thru life and reach his dreams even to the point of losing his best friend Tamotsu , who's a very skilled mechanic, to his rival.
Was searching for this cartoon in English, unfortunately only an Italian -Dubbed version was found. The names were changed in the Italian version. Gunma (Patrick) , Peter ( Tamotsu).Gunma Akagi drives his supercharged Ford Tractor.
Here in this video he found out that Tamotsu was fixing a KP-61 Starlet ( with Hoshino wheels ) for a client in the barn and Gunma Test drives the car...... Watch what happens next.
here's the link: F: Motori in Pista Patrick il selvaggio 2/2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFiEuVNS ... re=related