Continuing our coverage on the cars of this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon is a collection of interesting customs we encountered during out visit. As shown on the opening pic, this is Takuto-san’s one-of-a-kind Toyota bB. When slammed, stanced and rusted out just ain’t enough, it’s time to break out the concrete! Yes this car has […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2015: Day 2, Part 7-Custom Culture"
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"