Tokyo Auto-Otaku: Back Once Again

Over the weekend, we decided to take a short trip to Tokyo for some R&R and since we were there, i might as well indulge in a little bit of auto-spotting in one of the best places to be for Auto-Otakus. I say a only a “little bit” because doing geeky car stuff wasn’t really the focus of our trip, so for most part, my camera was neatly kept in the bag.

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Which of course meant, i missed out on some rather interesting sights, a couple of American Muscle cars, an entire convoy of neoned-out H2s cruising through Shibuya and a 240Z (with G-nose) blasting down the street outside Tsukiji market at full pelt, just to name a few. Gotta love Japan.

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Of course no trip to Tokyo would be complete without a visit to T-site, either to grab a cuppa at Ivy Place or to pick up some quality automotive literature. It also helped that we were staying in an AirBNB in the same neighourhood.

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Some cars parked up just outside our apartment(house actually). Nice Turbo Brick there.

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Walking through the neighbourhood, this Fiat 500 was sitting right where i saw it earlier in January.

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Over the T-site, there was no morning meet but because the carpark usually has some interesting rides, i snuck over while waiting for my breakfast to be ready.

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A couple of Bug friends.

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VW van. Don’t you love how clean they are?

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G-wagens seem to be everywhere in Tokyo.

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Something a little quicker than the VWs.

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And then this rolled in…

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…almost perfectly silent too, with only the whine of its electric motors propelling it about.

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SUV stanced suspension settings. I guess raising the suspension all the way up does make for a much better commute. Sure saves the lovely carbon bits from getting any nasty scrapes.

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An Aventador was also there but i’m not too big a fan of these. Maybe there are just too many in Singapore (with equally loud new-moneyed folk). At least this one was clean without any strange gaudy wraps.

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Lovely TE came in just before were headed off after breakfast. Brown TE FTW!

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Then there are also the cars that we CAN bring home. These were found over at the Tomica store in Tokyo station.

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And i eventually succumbed to a few Tomicas and very tasty 1/18 Hakosuka from Ignition Models at Tokyu Hands. Maybe i will do up a post on that model one day.


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