There’s a good chance you’ve read about Spoon Sports’ TYPE ONE before on Jalopnik or other automotive websites, so I’ll keep this brief. The shop was very easy to find (<20 min walk from Ogikubo Station), filled with Gran Turismo nostalgia-evoking eye candy, the staff was friendly, and they’re cool with visitors…
The 1990 Mini is here and registered. It has even gone on a run for pizza. This post will walk you through the steps that I went through to get it here and on the road. Getting the car wasn’t as easy as going’s to your local Dent and Scratch Auto, but I was able to get something interesting for a good bit less than…
Actually had to look this one up. It’s a Toyota Origin, a ‘00-‘01 limited-run (about 1000 made) throwback to the first generation Toyota Crown. Also noteworthy are the suicide doors and being one of the last cars to stuff two Jay-Zs in under the hood (albeit naturally aspirated ones).
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The Toyota Hilux is back in Japan. After 13 years of demise.
So I’m going to have to get rid of my beloved WRX wagon. I’ve had this car for the better part of five years, and have sneaked it pass the infamous shaken process three times. However, It’s come time for me to sell my beloved car. I’m getting out of the Navy, and part of the rules that will allow me to stay in Japan,…
Found these short clips while watching old everyday life videos from Japan. Thought some of you might be interested to see what Nissan’s Ginza showroom looked back in 1991.
So much Tokyo Vice vibe in this one, I can see the spoiled scion of a Yakuza boss rolling through Ginza in this beast
Japanese Domestic Market, while having cars we don’t get, have a dark side. Japan doesn’t get any pickup truck we have globally, such as Toyota Hilux, Tacoma and Nissan Datsun Truck (later Navara). While the overseas people have these large fun stuff, Japanese people can’t be able to get one.
What happens when Japan’s biggest automaker decides to make a car-centric theme park? You get the Toyota Mega Web. No, there aren’t any 200 mph rollercoasters or furry mascots to take selfies with, but there are fascinating attractions devoted to how we get around and plenty of crazy Toyota artifacts to geek out on.…
If you’ve been keeping up with this series, you know it’s mostly looked at the various meets held at parking areas in Tokyo. As fun and interesting as they all are, they’re far from the only things you can do in Japan if you’re car-crazy. There are several shops and factories you can visit as well. Here’s something…
On the face of it, Daikoku Futo is just a parking area. Some tarmac, painted lines, and a couple of places to rest after a long motorway drive. But it’s so much more than that. Its importance to maintaining Japan’s car culture almost makes it an institution in its own right.
What happens when you have a city of 13.6 million people on one side and a city of 3.7 on the other? It means at least some of them are bound to be into cars, and some of those people are going to need a place to come and meet. Luckily for them, there’s Daikoku Futo, quite possibly the most famous parking lot in Japan.