Well, it’s really wishful thinking for me to provide you guys with my very own coverage of TAS 2010 because I can’t afford to go anywhere, but I did manage to find a lot of pics from this year’s show. I read that this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon was indeed smaller than year’s past due to the global recession but they made up for it by filling a large section of the show with a mini car show put together by Option magazine. They hand selected the cars for the event and made sure the quality was there and overall it looked like a good showing. I hope that someday I will get to go and actually see the show for myself, maybe next year, depending on how things go in 2010 with finances. I noticed that the trend for this year will be wheel fitment and offset, and that’s not just in the US. Rays Engineering was on hand at TAS with their new Volk TE37V wheel which stands for “vintage” and is basically the classic TE37 wheel with a deeper lip as opposed to just the concave face. The bronze ones look pretty money but I gotta say that the gunmetal with the polished lip looks a lot like the Rota copies. It’s kinda sad when a wheel manufacturer releases a wheel and it looks like the knock-off version of the original. You’ll see it in the pics so judge for yourself. I’m sure they will sell like hot cakes regardless because everybody loves TE37s and people are going apeshits right now over wheel lip and offset. Good idea on Rays’ part to release this wheel. I also saw the new Advan RG-D wheel which is also the same idea as the TE37V; classic wheel design but with a lip. It’s a RGII with lip basically. Looks pretty good from what I saw but it also made me long for an RG-D with the Advan RGI face. I love the original RGs and they hold a soft spot in my heart. It was one of my dream wheels when I was younger and I eventually owned a set and just seeing them reproduced would be awesome. Oh well, one can only dream… With the way things have been going lately, I would have surely thought that the theme for the year would be concave faces and wheels but I guess the Japanese aftermarket thinks otherwise. They’re trying to cash in on the current wheel fitment craze and it’s a smart business decision on their part. There’s a bunch of other cool stuff too but I’ll let you guys see for yourself. Make sure to look at the FT86 concept car and the all cardboard Honda NSX Super GT car…yah all cardboard. Either they got too much time on their hands or they don’t have money for a real car…either way, it’s cool…Anyways, time to go…have fun staring at pictures of people luckier than you that had an opportunity to go to TAS 2010….