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"
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"
When most auto otakus think of early Nissan Skylines and early GT-Rs, chances are, they’d be thinking of the original JDM badass Grand daddy, the KPGC10. Popularly known as the Box Skyline, or in Jdm speak, the Hakosuka (ハコスカ). So called because of its boxy shape, Hako is box in Japanese and Suka is really just […]Read more "Nostalgic dreaming: Nissan KGC110 “ケンメリ” Skyline GT-X"
Back in the 60s, Nissan wasn’t that big of a player in the international automotive market and in the process of creating a halo sports car, partners with Yamaha to engineer a replacement for the Fairlady Roadster. This partnership sadly fell through as Yamaha’s engine was not meeting Nissan’s expectations, Nissan then famously decided to continue […]Read more "Red hot: Ignition Models’ 1/18 S30 Fairlady Z"
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"