One of the booths that i always make a point to visit during the Auto Salon has always been Rocky Auto’s. Apart from seeing what cars they have decided to bring to the show, Mr Rocky Auto himself is usually at the stand ready to open up the cars for visitors to have a peep […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2015: Day 2, Part 6-Rocky Auto and the Heritage Hybrids"
The last time we checked in with our friendly local BMW M dealership, Munich Automobiles, we were given the keys to the then brand new BMW M4 and we returned it with big smiles on our faces and magnificent rubber burning memories imprinted into our brains. We also casually mentioned that given a choice, we’d […]Read more "Blue Thunder: Driving the BMW F80 M3"
You can’t have a Tokyo Auto Salon without some full on JDM flagship power builds and where better to start than with Japan’s giant slayer, the Nissan GT-R. This being TAS, there were of course many GT-Rs around, all packing big numbers on their spec sheets. But non are more purposeful than the pure-bred factory […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2015: Day 2, Part 5-Nippon Powerhouses"
Artisan: ˈɑːtɪzan,ɑːtɪˈzan/: A worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand. If i was asked to describe my experience with Katsuyuki Tanaka-san, the man behind the coffee machine, that would be it. An artist. Much has been said and written about Tanaka-san that it would really be pointless to repeat […]Read more "Tokyo Food-Otaku: The Artisan. Bear Pond Espresso."
Concluding our look at the cars from Toyota City, we have Lexus, which although originated from Japan, was never officially launched in its home country until 2005. The cars of course were still sold in Japan but they all bore Toyota badges and had different (but in my opinion, more memorable) names from those sent […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2015: Day 2, Part 4-The Lexus Connection"
Another highlight of the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon for me, was what many envision to be THE car that marks (hehe) the return of a proper sports sedan into Toyota’s lineup. Left vacant long ago with the departures of the Chasers, Mark IIs, Cressidas and Altezza RS’s. Unfortunately for us fans of fast and fun […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2015: Day 2, Part 3-Return of Toyota Sports Sedan? GRMN Mark X"
Initially i had wanted to compile a number of Japanese autos together into a single post but as i casually scrolled through my photos, it quickly dawned on me that such a post might not just be a nightmare to put together but will probably end in tears for mobile users on limited data plan. […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2015: Day 2, Part 2-Oh What a Feeling, Toyota!"