Literally meaning, “souvenir”, an omiyage is a gift from a trip, usually to give to family and acquaintances but in this instance, mostly for myself. For those who visit the Tokyo Auto Salon and find bringing home memories of the event or photos of scantily clad girls just not quite enough, there’s plenty of “omiyage” […]Read more "Tokyo Toy-Otaku: お土産(Omiyage)hunting in Tokyo Auto Salon 2015"
After covering a number of Exotic European machinery, let’s take a step back and take a look at something a little closer to my heart (and wallet). Let’s take a look at the BMWs from the Tokyo Auto Salon. With BMW enjoying an ever growing popularity in Japan, it was only fitting that BMW themselves […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2015: Day 1, Part 9-The Bavarian Brigade/BMWs of TAS"
As with all other auto shows, there’s going to be some exotic machinery on show but in the Tokyo Auto Salon, there were more than a fair share of these big money rides. We’ve already covered the Lamborghinis from Liberty Walk and Boom Craft, so let’s take a look at just some of the other […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2015: Day 1, Part 8-Heavy Hitters"
Continuing our coverage of the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon, let’s take a look at some cars that are distinctively Japanese, the lifeblood of Metropolitan Japan’s network of roads and the sort of cars you’ll most likely encounter anywhere in Japan. Not the Kyushas, not the Bosozokus and not even the GTRs, i’m talking about Kei-cars. […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2015: Day 1, Part 7-Kei Power"
Back in 2008, the original X6 was unleashed onto the World, promising the sportiness and drivability of a Coupe with the attributes of an SUV, all packaged in a more dramatic looking body. Like most other new concepts from BMW, it was received with shock and confusion by the motoring press. Although it drove rather […]Read more "X4-Play: Driving the BMW X4"
For those of you who might be bemoaning the lack of good old fashioned performance builds, fret not, because tucked away in the Event Halls of Makuhari Messe lie a collection of legendary builds. Aptly named “Legend of Tuning Car”, this display area was curated and put together by JDM magazines, Option, Rev-Speed, G-Works and […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2015: Day 1, Part 6-Legend of Tuning Car"
Every year at the Tokyo Auto Salon, there will always be a particular car or model that will be given a little bit more focus to make it one of the standouts of the show. Years ago, it was the mighty R35 GTR while last year, that coveted spot went to the Toyobaru twins. This […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2015: Day 1, Part 5-Copen Capers"
Perfectionism: a personality trait characterized by a person’s striving for flawlessness and setting excessively high performance standards, accompanied by overly critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others’ evaluations. It is interesting to see how in their “Relentless pursuit of perfection”, Lexus, which started off selling quality but somewhat bland vehicles (when compared with the Europeans) have […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2015: Day 1, Part 4-The Perfectionista"