RAUH-Welt Begriff New Years Party in Tokyo

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.

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Miki Pink Style S13 Meihan TRACK

More to Come…I Promise

Once again, I’ve slipped behind on the blog! Shop duties are by far and away taking over the majority of my time right now but when I say that I promise more content is on the way, I mean it. At the time of writing, I have 88 drafts saved on the blog, all waiting for some photos to be edited up and words to be added to them before making them live! Thank you again for all the support, it means the world to me. Here’s a shot of Miki Takagi‘s Pink Style PS13 at a rainy Meihan back in January.

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The Road (and Train) to Meihan: a Visit to…

While I was at Tokyo Auto Salon I’d been tipped off about a small drift event that would be taking place at Meihan the following Wednesday, organised by the N-Style crew (Naoki Nakamura etc.). The only problem was that the weather forecast was predicting heavy snow, so I held off making any travel plans until the day before so as to ensure that the weather wouldn’t be too extreme.

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TAS 2018 Liberty Walk STREET

Tokyo Auto Salon 2018 Pt2: the Show

If you’ve been reading Tokyo Auto Salon coverage on other sites up to this point, you’ve probably read plenty of hyperbole regarding the event and Japan as a country itself. Yes, TAS bombards your senses with more than enough sights and sounds to keep your brain preoccupied for a week or so and yes, Japan will always be an awe-inspiring country for travelling Westerners but I don’t want to focus on either of those topics in this post. I’ve been lucky enough to visit Japan a handful of times in the last few years and, if there’s one trait that stands head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to understanding and appreciating car culture in this country, it’s the attitude of Japanese car enthusiasts.

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