Tokyo Autosalon 2016 (wide wheels & high heels) 東京オートサロン 2016 #RandomJapan

2016 is here and like last year, my first big video of of the year is from the 2016 Tokyo Autosalon. I hope you guys enjoy drooling over the rides and ladies from this year as much as I did at the show.

As always, If you like it, I'd appreciate it if you share it with your peeps.

"Preoccupied in Thoughts" (RewindTheWeekend Remix)” by DJ DeadSheakerz feat. HunterSynth



Mister Fuji #JapanScapes

Those of you who follow me on instagram have seen a pic not unlike this one. That was straight out of camera though and when viewed larger than instagram, it didn't look so good. But a took a few RAWs and when massaged a bit in lightroom, this one stood out above all the rest.



Tokyo Weekender: Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 Shows Off Its Curves, Leaves a Bit in the Boot for the Future

After sifting through 2500 odd photos, I narrowed them all down 800 odd. I will post a few of my favourite cars and companions here over the next week or so, then put all the pics on flickr after they have been published in the places they need to be published.

First up is an overview of the event published by Tokyo Weekender online:

Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 Shows Off Its Curves, Leaves a Bit in the Boot for the Future

Tokyo Autosalon 2016


Last of 2015 #7Days7Minutes

I tried to get this up while I was in South Africa but the slow internets wasn't having any of it. So. Happy New Year, with the last bits and bobs of the old year!

Incidentally, I'm back in Japan.

2016 - Monkey Business

13 days into the new year. As always, I'm keeping this blogging thing tight and timely! How has your 2016 been? If you haven't debauched yet, you're doing it wrong. It's the year of the monkey, which means it's time to break into people's houses and eat all their food!

Incidentally, this fool and it's buddies did just that at my brother's place 2 days after I shot this. 


My Japan Story: Driving Gunma

Everyone sees Japan as a destination in which to visit more destinations.

Between from 2008 to 2013, I lived in Gunma Prefecture, I drove a Nissan Silvia S14, and found that the best parts of the prefecture, and in fact, the country, are more often than not, the places that are a bit of a drive past the typical destinations, and the best experiences you can have, are the ones that you share with the amazing people you meet on the long, winding road.

To cap off 2015, I rented a Toyota 86, called on some old friends, made some new ones, and went for a drive through nostalgia.

0:02 Rings Autoshop, Owned by Yoshitatsu Kaneda (0:08), Pro drifter and head of Team YRC (Also my closest friend in Japan)

0:35 Mt. Akagi (Shrine and Lake)

1:06 Shibukawa City (My hometown) Many of my earlier vids were shot here, check them out to see more.

1:15 Rokumonsen -essence- My favourite ramen. The Master's mom is essentially my Japanese mother.

1:43 Mt. Haruna

1:49 Mt.Haruna Melody Road. drive at a steady speed and lines in the road play notes as your tires roll over them. Gunma has a bunch of these melody roads on mountain passes throughout the prefecture.

2:11 hidden lookout on Mt. Haruna no locations to this, I take you there or you find it on your own ;)

2:22 Allen Bo, The man behind the Drift Hunter doccie-in-progress.

2:47 Kusatsu Onsen. It's rated the best hot-spring in Japan, and I do quite like it, but the water is too hot and it's always full of tourists, It's a good place to stop and take a break though.

3:36 Tonya, My favorit Tonkatsu place. Prices are average but value is phenomenal. Tastes bloody good too.

3:38 Shiriyaki Onsen. A few kilometers away from Kusatsu in the middle of nowhere (Kunimura) is a heated river. Yes. The river itself is a natural hot spring. No entrance fees, No time limits, no restrictions and on clear winter nights, an infinite ceiling of stars.

3:49 Convenience store munchies aka a drivers' lifeblood.

4:07 Takayama

4:11 The Nihon Romantic Highway. 350 twisting kilometres of mountain roads from Tochigi, through Gunma and into Nagano. An epic drive,  with almost no public transport access.

4:20 Shout out to MannyMarx, The man who made the music for this vid (and many of my other ones too). Producing Frank Corva's (4:26) new solo album.

4:39 My old place... Now a parking-lot

5:03 I'll be back soon.


Tokyo Trueno #JapaneseRides

A well kept AE86 is not the most common sight in Japan these days, One that isn't Initial D coloured, even more so. To spot one in Tokyo, of all places, however, is an absolute treat.