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"
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"
If you, like me, were a kid of the 80s or 90s and grew up stuck in front of your television playing Gran Turismo since the beginning, chances are that this car needs no introduction. One of a handful of Mine’s tuned vehicles offered to players in the second iteration of Playstation’s flagship racer, the […]Read more "Gran Vision: Otto Mobile’s 1/18 Mine’s R34 Skyline GT-R"
Oh, Tokyo. How you keep fascinating me with your myriad of cars running around your city streets. Every time i go, i see something new, something exciting and something totally unexpected. This time was no different. When you are in a place where many have proclaimed has one of the most amazing car cultures in […]Read more "Tokyo Auto-Otaku 2018: Daikanyama Morning Cruise Part 2: Tokyo Tokyo"
It’s been a long time but i’ve finally made it for another one of T-Site’s fantastic Cars and Coffee-esque morning meet ups! Dubbed, “Morning Cruise”. For one reason or another, i’ve never had much luck with these meets on my previous visits to Tokyo but this time, it’s happening! And on the day i was […]Read more "Tokyo Auto-Otaku 2018: Daikanyama Morning Cruise Part 1: May we meet?"
For the past few years, with the rise of aesthetic mods and high-end motors taking centerstage at the Tokyo Auto Salon, those wanting a taste of true blue authentic JDM tuning goodness were happily catered for in a special event space located just next to the main halls. With a lovely selection of vehicles specially […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2017: Option Magazine’s Tuning Car Meeting"
During the duration of the Auto Salon, there were some notable cars that, even without the allure of scantily clad models, had a constant stream of crowds surrounding them. Top Secret’s VR32 was one of those cars. No stranger to wild and powerful builds, the latest creation from local hero Smokey Nagata and his Top Secret […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2017: Top Secret’s VR32 GT-R"
Now that we’ve got Toyota out of the way, let’s head over to the cars from Nissan. While Toyota might be the biggest automobile manufacturer from Japan, when it comes to naming the most famous speed machine from the land of the rising sun, there can only be one and only, Godzilla, the Nissan GT-R. With this […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2017: Nissan"
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"