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"
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"
Over the weekend, one of our automotive friends got married and I guess turning the Church carpark into a mini Cars & Kopi meet was a fun way to get the day started! Everyone came in their rockabilly best. (Or best-ish) Have you seen a better looking Wedding Car? This group represents quite possibly all […]Read more "Cars & Wedding: Congratulations Nat & Chris!"
When someone mentions the name Nissan Skyline, chances are, you’d be thinking of the holy trinity of Nissan Royalty, the R32, R33 and R34 GTRs. Or, if perhaps you’re into Kyushas, the first one that comes to mind might be the OG Hakosuka. But since we’ve already taken a look at the Hakosuka previously, I […]Read more "Miniature Dreams: Ignition Models’ 1/18 KPGC110 “Kenmeri” Skyline 2000GT-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?"
With our last Cars & Kopi meet held almost half a year ago (due to a number of reasons), I guess most automotive enthusiast were eagerly waiting for the first meet up of the year and boy did it deliver. With great weather and a short work week coming up, for better or worse, it […]Read more "CARS & KOPI – SPRING 2018"
While chasing automobiles was not a high priority on my Kansai vacation, there was one particular shop I really wanted to drop by. A shop that for one reason or another, I’ve never visited. Since this was my fourth trip to Kyoto (and with no idea how long it will be until my next), I […]Read more "Kansai Auto-Otaku: Visiting Carland86!"