January means one thing and one thing only; Tokyo Auto Salon! Admittedly, to this day, I’m still not much of a static car show person but Auto Salon is unlike anything else. Not only will you find the most eclectic mix of cars imaginable in the main show, but you will often see many of them getting involved in other meets and gatherings both before and after the main event.
I’ve never been personally but, truth be told, I can’t imagine stumbling across a bright pink Aventador with a plethora of LEDs sitting in the middle of the Geneva Motor Show, let alone finding it sitting outside of the main event hotel afterwards, V12 being smashed off the rev limiter.
Happy New Year! Yes, I do realise it’s January 9th right now but, as I type this from a Starbucks in Makuhari, Tokyo having been awake for the past 24 hours and desperately trying to keep my mind occupied to avoid succumbing to jetlag, I thought I’d better kick off the new year with some news here on the blog.
Having spent my Sunday last week stood watching everyone having fun on the Rockingham Meihan layout, I knew I had to get back on track ASAP. I haven’t drifted myself since STL!3 at Driftland in June (I think?), so the urge to get back into the drivers seat was the highest it had been for months. There was no way I could stand by and watch the final Rockingham drift event from the sidelines having spent 99% of my time at the venue in the past filming others have fun.