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.
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.
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.
Some cars parked up just outside our apartment(house actually). Nice Turbo Brick there.
Walking through the neighbourhood, this Fiat 500 was sitting right where i saw it earlier in January.
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.
A couple of Bug friends.
VW van. Don’t you love how clean they are?
G-wagens seem to be everywhere in Tokyo.
Something a little quicker than the VWs.
And then this rolled in…
…almost perfectly silent too, with only the whine of its electric motors propelling it about.
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.
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.
Lovely TE came in just before were headed off after breakfast. Brown TE FTW!
Then there are also the cars that we CAN bring home. These were found over at the Tomica store in Tokyo station.
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.