Before our maiden visit to the Nostalgic 2 Days show, there was one thing about the event that kept me up awake at night trawling through the internets, the swap meet. A sectioned off area at the event for vendors to turn up and sell just about anything related to old kyushas and cars in […]Read more "Nostalgic 2 Days 2020 – The Stuff"
With such a lovely assortment of cars on show at the Nostalgic 2 Days show, there is no way we’d overlook some beautiful Euros on display. This may be Japan but the appreciation for import autos run deep, very deep. So let’s start with the heaviest hitter of all. The Ford GT40 Mark II. It […]Read more "Nostalgic 2 Days 2020 – Import 浪漫"
While I might feel that car design peaked in the 70s, I have to admit that being a kid from the 80s, the one that captured my heart are the machines I grew up looking at. Welcome to the 80s and the 90s. With the emerging popularity of the cars from the decade of excess, […]Read more "Nostalgic 2 Days 2020 – Hachimaru Heroes"
Now that we’ve had a short break from our vacationing posts, I think now is a good time to head back into Hokkaido once again. Niseko to be precise. For what is pretty much the first of our holiday’s trifecta of restaurant experiences. Ladies and Gents, welcome to Kamimura. Helmed by Head Chef Yuichi Kamimura […]Read more "Japan 2020 – Niseko Food-Otaku: Kamimura"
With several automotive events catering to every niche happening throughout the year, there are few better places in the world to be an auto-otaku than in Japan. And if the Tokyo Auto Salon has gotten way too crowded for your liking, how about hitting up one the slightly smaller but just as exciting shows on […]Read more "Nostalgic 2 Days 2020 – Historic Youth Part 2"
With our 4-hour shinkansen ride coming to an end as we pulled into the Central Tokyo station just before dinner time, there was just one extra pit stop we had to make before we head towards our base at the Celestine Hotel in Ginza. Our favourite ramen joint, Rokurinsha. Eat your heart out Ichiran, you […]Read more "Nostalgic 2 Days 2020 – Historic Youth Part 1"
While our sojourn through Sapporo might have seemed a little short, Hakodate was where we really didn’t stay for very long, spending less than 24hrs here. Hakodate was also where we saw first hand, the damage the current corona-virus issue can have on a small city. We continue where we last left off, having grabbed […]Read more "Japan 2020 – A transit through Hakodate"
Niseko, a destination we’ve always dreamt of visiting and experiencing finally became a reality with this trip. Time to check off another bucket list item. Our journey to Niseko started in Sapporo and took us through a transit in Otaru where we caught a much smaller train for a scenic ride up the countryside towards […]Read more "Japan 2020 – Niseko Dreaming"
Once again we were back in Japan! This time, for a long awaited (and long dreamt of) winter holiday that would take us through a jaunt across Hokkaido on our way back down towards Tokyo (and the Nostalgic 2 Days event). Our journey in Japan started off in Nagoya Centrair Airport where we disembarked from […]Read more "Japan 2020 – Winter adventures in Hokkaido"
With so many pictures taken during the meet, there’s always bound to be those that didn’t quite make it into the writeup, so here they are in no particular order.Read more "The cutting room floor. Cars & Kopi Spring 2020."