Tokyo Auto-Otaku 2017: Hardcore Tokyo Fresh Meet-Part 3, cult of JDM.

I know you guys must have been thinking (or at least i think you guys were thinking), “where were all the Skylines and Hachirokus???” Not to mention the other cult Japanese machines that showed up like a couple of NSX’s and numerous Roadsters(Miatas/MX5s). I just had to give them their own post.

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With the R32s now legal for import into the States, it’s no surprise that many of the military personal stationed in Japan have snapped them up and why many have showed up at this meet! I wish i had one (or two). Values of R32s can only go up and i’d probably have to give up yet another dream machine.

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If you asked me, it doesn’t get any more JDM than an R32 GTR. It’s just sooo iconic.

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V-Spec II NUR. Original and rare.

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Wangan warrior R33 on temp plates. I’m guessin it’s packin some big power under the bonnet.

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So many San-nis!

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GTA meets GTR. (Y plate again!)

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Gorgeous San-ni on a choice set of wheels.

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When a cold-air instake just won’t do! Those BBS LMs look good on everything!

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R32 in full glorious Calsonic livery.

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The interior was stripped down too! This is no aesthetics-only show car.

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With values of R32s on the up, i think it’s making the R33s catch on as well. This generation of Skyline was what i grew up with on my Playstation, those Gran Turismo days, race a few races, throw everything on it, BAM! 1000 horsepower! I’m guessing it’s not that easy in real life.

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Looking a little worse for wear.

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Is the R34 the ultimate expression of the Skyline GTR? I think so, in a similar vein to the 993s of air-cooled Porsches. Whilst the latest GTRs boast shockingly unreal acceleration times and speeds, i think some of the GTR’s character was left behind when the R34 GTR ended production. These will surely be sought after in the days to come.

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Whilst Skylines and Supras rein supreme in most part due their aftermarket appeal, there can only really be one true Japanese thoroughbred that came straight out of the box from the 90s era. NSX. Though these two have been tastefully fettled.

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Can you believe this first appear back in 1990? That makes this design almost 27 years old! Modern cars can only dream of looking this good.

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This or a Ferrari 348? What would you have chosen back in the 90s? How about today? Will the new hybrid NSX ever achieve the same cult status as the original Aryton Senna developed car? Once again, only time will tell. I’m not entirely convinced though.

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Speaking of cult, you can’t get more cult than one of these. AE86. I’m noticing these gaining rapidly in values on used car sites as well. Perhaps so many got crashed that not many good ones are left anymore. Pity, time to strike yet another one off my list.

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Some cleaner than others, but all probably cherished by their owners regardless of condition.

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So many Hachis!

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How will you like your 86 to be?

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Real street fighter style 86.

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Perfect looking Levin! Love!

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There’s no denying that the World’s best selling two-seater sports car has massive appeal to almost all car enthusiast. Which means it didn’t take long for aftermarket junkies to get their hands on them!

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Roadsters come in all shapes and flavours. Which is your favourite? Mine’s the latest RF. I just LOVE those rear buttresses. Gorgeous.

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The new NDs seem to be rather popular in Japan too, although i’m not too sure how they’d drive with reduced suspension travel.

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I guess the Japanese way of doing things is to go all the way or not at all.

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Phat rubber.

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