It has been a while and a few things have changed,
Let me start.
As I hinted, or even teased previously, I ventured to Japan.
It was a completely unique trip and I am not saying that lightly. I ended up in a mad, yet amazingly fantastic predicament provided to me by a friend.
I spent a month living in the center of Tokyo.
So after touching down in Narita Airport, it was time to be tracked down and take a not so average mode of transport to the apartment.
On the road, obviously car spotting. First up, M3.
Once we arrived, it was time to buy a bed. Once I had done that it was time for a sleep in preparation for my first night in Tokyo.. Or was it?
Couple of e-mails later, I was on my way to meet a friend and go to the Toyota Saloon.
More car spotting.. As I own a 180sx, it was great to see find one within 5 minutes.
Then a R34 GTR.
First meal in Tokyo? - Mc Donalds. Cheap, Quick and served with Fanta Grape.
Went to the Toyota Saloon, forgot my camera, but managed to get a few snaps.
It was around the time of the 86 release there was a lot on show, kits, parts and upgrades.
Modellista and TRD being the main contributors.
I had a good look around at all the body options, trim options, TRD performance parts and got to see everything about the 86 including a cut away of the boxxer engine.
From here we had a look around and then it was time to go back and get ready for my first night out in Tokyo. I Was not dissapointed.
My apartment was about 5 minutes walk form here, the middle of Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku.
Any Saturday evening I had free I tired to grab a few 'Chu-hi' or beer and watch the Daiko traffic pass as the joined the expressway to continue onto their final destination.
Highlight: Yellow R32 throwing it out the wastegate as it flew past.
From here all I knew was that I would be heading to Tsukuba in two days time,
The Drift Muscle.
Check in again and hopefully I can give you a taste of what it is like to hit up an event in Japan.