While chasing automobiles was not a high priority on my Kansai vacation, there was one particular shop i really wanted to drop by. A shop that for one reason or another, i’ve never visited. Since this was my fourth trip to Kyoto (and with no idea how long it will be until my next), i […]Read more "Kansai Auto-Otaku: Visiting Carland86!"
Every month (usually), Tsutaya bookstore’s flagship at Daikanyama T-Site holds a Cars & Coffee style meet called the Morning Cruise. Every month (usually), i will feverishly be checking their facebook page for the latest photos and updates from the meet. Needless to say, one chance encounter attending this meet up back in 2015 left a […]Read more "Tokyo Auto-Otaku & Friends! Daikanyama T-Site Morning Cruise Jan 2018"
I’m sure car spotting is something most of us car geeks do on a day to day basis (some more hardcore than others), keeping a lookout for interesting automobiles is a usually harmless activity that lets us keep our senses alert in a very fun manner. Needless to say, this activity is something i let […]Read more "Kansai Auto-Otaku: Street Spotting"
For most people who know me, know of my love for all things automotive and all things BMW. Few though are aware that the celebrated marque from Bavaria was never my first love and that it was the serpent from Milan that first captured my heart. How i lusted over having an Alfa of my […]Read more "Red Velvet: Otto’s 1/18 Alpina B10 BiTurbo"
Seven years is a pretty long time for a car to be around, but that’s how long BMW’s second generation X3 has been out. While by no means a bad car (the second generation is actually pretty in my opinion), the X3 had always sat in the shadow of the Bavarian marque’s bigger brother even […]Read more "We Cairn, we saw, we conquered: Driving the G01 BMW X3"
For most Auto-Otakus, this is a car that needs no description. Straight out of the pages of the Wangan Midnight manga series, the Blackbird is the series’ antagonist vehicle of choice and was given its name because of its color and because it was in fact, a RUF CTR Yellowbird. Fun fact, the Blackbird was […]Read more "Wangan Warrior: Autoart’s 1/18 Blackbird"
The last time we drove the BMW i3, it was a little over 3 years ago. Back then, BMW’s electric city runabout revolution looked and drove like a Shuttlecraft straight out of Star Trek (albeit, one with wheels). In the few short years that have gone by, we’ve also seen electrical vehicles (EVs) explode (sorry) […]Read more "Amped Up: Driving the 2017 BMW i3 Range Extender"