The Chronicles 2014 Japan Trip Coverage… Part 3: Tokyo Auto Salon Coverage Continues…

I promised myself I’d try to get more stuff done around the office today so I’ll keep the intro brief. I’ve been trying to get the remodeling in this bathroom finished before Chinese New Years and I’m quickly running out of time. Though things came together pretty quickly over here, there is still much more to be done. It gets pretty cold over here in my office late at night so it is just easier for me to move things around and get shit done during the daytime when its warm. I honestly haven’t even unpacked from my trip yet because I’ve been occupied with going over all the photos that I took while I was in Japan as well as catching up on sleep. The storefront should be re-opened soon once I get all my merchandise in order. The move to this new location should really help me to keep everything organized and stocked since I have the space now to store things. Anyways, I better get back to work. There will be a steady flow of photos coming in the next couple of weeks so there is really no time to take a break and skip updates. If you guys are only coming on here every other day or something, you’re likely to miss out on some good updates so I suggest you try to keep up-to-date with everything that is going on. Things slowed down towards the end of the year as far as updates go but we are really gearing up now in 2014….

For those of you that missed the two previous parts of my Japan trip or maybe just want to take a look back, the links have been provided below…

The Chronicles 2014 Japan Trip Coverage… Part 1: An Intro, An RWB Meet, and TAS ’14 Coverage…

The Chronicles 2014 Japan Trip Coverage… Part 2: Tokyo Auto Salon Coverage Begins…

With that out of the way, here is a ton more coverage of the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon event…

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Varis Scion FR-S built by Bulletproof Automotive USA on display in the Rays Engineering booth featuring their new Volk ZE40 wheel…

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Advan Racing has typically had a pretty nice line-up of Japanese tuner builds in their booths over the years at TAS. Last year, I remember seeing a really nice FD3S build that ended up belonging to the owner of Advan. This year, they decided to do something entirely different and displayed this Ferrari 458 Italia on their new Advan AVS Model F50 wheel…

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…and this Porsche Boxster S on Advan Racing RSII…

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Kansai Service R35 GTR on Advan Racing GT…

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Another R35, this one a bit more on the tame side, also from Kansai Service or formerly known as HKS Kansai….

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Kansai Service Toyota 86 on the new Advan GT which is now available in smaller sizes….

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Varis brought out a fleet of bad ass builds, including this R35 GTR with their full kit. Hard to tell but the front fenders are widened with fender extensions that overlap the front bumper….

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Here is the other Varis R35, this one with a more aggressive front splitter and rear wing. The great thing about Varis is that they offer so many optional add-on pieces for their kits that can easily change the look of the entire car. I think the Varis FR-S/86 kit alone has 4 different variations….

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Varis’ new Z34 aero kit…

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Kenmeri Skyline from Rocky Auto on Volk Racing TE37V…

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Rocky Auto debuted this wild all carbon-bodied Hakosuka Skyline on Work Meister CR-01…

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Original Runduce Toyota 86…

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Varis Impreza WRX STI GVB widebody demo car on Volk Racing TE37RT. I like how they tied the red accents in from the wheels and carried it over onto their livery…

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The Varis EVO X demo car carried a similar theme but wore blue to match the new Volk Racing ZE40s…

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Rocky Auto Kenmeri Skyline…

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Rauh Welt Begriff Rotana…

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Star Road S30Z looking great on Work-produced Glow Star wheels…

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Loving the two tone on this Fairlady Z, especially on classic Work Equip 03…

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The KM4SH Toyota 86 with Rocket Bunny x Speedhunters aero kit debuted at Tokyo Auto Salon. “KM4SH” stands for “Kei Miura For Speedhunters”….

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The Speedhunters car also featured T.R.A. Kyoto’s new 6666 wheels…

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Boosted Toyota Hi-Ace drift-spec minivan that seems to be at TAS every year…

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This custom hot rod looked to be built with a Mazda MX-5 shell and custom frame. The motor and all also looks to be from the MX-5 chassis…

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VIP-styled Toyota Crown with custom radiused front/rear fenders seated on old school Koenig (NOT KONIG) wheels…

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Cockpit Tatebayashi’s ER34 Skyline sedan…

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Cockpit’s JZX100 Toyota Chaser…

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S15 Silvia from G-Corporation with an engine bay that featured a whole palette of bright metallic colors…

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ST Garage’s Toyota Mark X on Leon Hardiritt Jagers…

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326power Toyota Aristo on Work’s new Meister M1 3-piece wheel featuring 326’s extremely long closed end lug nuts….

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326power custom RA6 Honda Odyssey…

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Very Euro-inspired UCF30 build with custom front and rear flares that resemble a Mercedes S500. The car even has Brabus brakes on it….

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UCF30 Celsior from Tiara Company….

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T&E Vertex widebody Toyota Mark II with 2JZ-GTE VVTI motor…

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Panspeed FD on display at the Dunlop Direzza booth….

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Honda CR-Z Super GT race car in the Honda section…

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Alongside it was the debuting Honda NSX GT Concept vehicle…

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Repsol RC213V MotoGP bike piloted by #93 Marc Marquez…

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Un-Limited Lexus LS…

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K-Break Complete Lexus LS460 demo vehicle in display at the K-Break booth…

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Avanzare’s Toyota Vellfire mini-van on SSR Executor CV03…

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Bold Motor Sports’ R34 Skyline drift car featuring URAS aero…

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Level V/V-Vision Toyota Soarer draped in bright metallic magenta bagged on Work Gnosis wheels…

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Aimgain LF-Sport Toyota 86 at the WED’s display area…I really like the front bumper of this kit and how it resembles the new faces of the Lexus brand. The wheel arches on the custom over fenders and a little different but I understand why they chose to do them that way to follow the lines of the kit…

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Aimgain VIP EXE Lexus IS300h F-Sport with the full package of Aimgain goods including their wheels and big brake kit…

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Aimgain LS460 F-Sport featuring their new VIP GT Grand Tourer aero kit. They have had the rear over fender wrapped in 3M carbon wrap just to show off the piece because it is so subtle that it might otherwise blend in with the big body of the LS…I really dig this kit because I think it is a clean way of adding a over fender to this chassis without making it look over the top like all the riveted Rocket Bunny and Liberty Walk stuff you see so much of lately. The front is also widened too but you wouldn’t really even notice unless you saw the add-on piece that goes over the front bumper. Overall, just a great design by Aimgain…

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The other Aimgain widebody Toyota 86, this one done in white with subtle red/black accents. Love how the Work Meister S1s look with the gloss black lip and high-polished face….

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The other side of the 86 had the same Work S1 wheels but done in a complete different color. This side had gloss bronze lips mixed with a satin green face….

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Spiegel Racing’s Honda Beat roadster on Work Seeker CX wheels. The wheels look huge on the car but remember that you could probably fit a Honda Beat in your back pocket if you really wanted to…

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Lexus LS460 rocking my favorite aero kit for this particular chassis from Japanese tuning parts manufacturer, Skipper. I mean, the new Aimgain kit is right up there too but I just love the simplicity of the Skipper kit…

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Closing it out for today with a shot of this Z33 convertible from Star Dast. This Z looks to have retrofitted over fenders from a Rocket Bunny 86 kit and also has a Z34 headlight conversion….The conversion is so clean that you’d almost think that this was a Z34 Fairlady until you looked at the rest of the car and noticed the longer Z33 body…

Well, that’s a wrap for today. Still much more to come so hopefully you guys stick around to see it. Thanks for looking!!…

14 thoughts

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  2. Wow great post!! It was like I was really in Japan! I love the Z coverage, keep up the Amazing work brotha i’ve been folowing your work for years and it uplifts my spirit daily here in Colorado. Thank you for the inspiration, my soul will never forget you.

  3. nice coverage! hey, worth noting, the kenmeri from rocky auto on the te37v’s is actually a HR32 with a kenmeri body put over it! it was so well done i didn’t notice myself until it was pointed out to me

  4. Glad u got an awesome shot of marquez’ bike. Showin some motogp love! Maybe joey lee will find himself at world superbikes laguna seca this year?? Snappin away at the pata honda team? Long shot i know, this being mainly a car site, but maybe its in the cards?

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