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!"
Over the weekend, there was word that a mega meet up was being put together right here on our sunny island, bringing together multiple local car crews and groups for an afternoon of cars, food, drinks and camaraderie. So, being the crazy car people that we are, we packed our cameras, bundled ourselves into a […]Read more "No School Quite Like The Old School: Retro Havoc 2017"
As i’m finishing up my write ups for the Tokyo Auto Salon, i figured now would be a good time to take a detour and show you guys what i was up to the day before the big event. You all should by now have seen coverage of the Tokyo Fresh Meet that happens on […]Read more "Tokyo Auto-Otaku 2017: Odaiba Toyota History Garage"
Japanese Nostalgic specialist Star Road brought along a couple of lovely retro machines to the Tokyo Auto Salon but this was my favourite, not just amongst Star Road’s cars but pretty much of one my favourites for the entire show. And judging by the constant crowds surrounding the car throughout the day, i’m sure many […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2017: Star Road’s Skyline 2000GT"
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"
With so much interest in all things old and vintage nowadays, it’s no wonder that there were many old school machinery on display during the Auto Salon. From proper restoration jobs to machines that blended the old and new, there really was something for all old-car fans this year, perhaps more so than the years […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2017: Retro Renaissance"
Chances are, if you’re my age (30-ish) or if you were a kid from the 80s, you would have probably come across one of these in miniature toy form during your growing up years. Those iconic Tomica colors, that shape, that… wait for it… Silhouette! (Hah!) Showcased at Nissan’s booth, this was my first ever […]Read more "Tokyo Auto Salon 2017: The Dawn Of DR"