Osaka Auto Messe 2017 Coverage… Part 2…

What’s up all. Hope everyone’s week has gotten off to a good start. I finally find myself with a lot of time back in California now since I don’t plan to fly anywhere for the next month or so. I’ve even had some time to start moving in properly to our new office that we moved into back in December. Shit has just been sitting in boxes or laying on the floor throughout the new shop. Meantime in-between time, I actually started hanging stuff up and moving shit around. The office is starting to come together. Maybe I’ll even show you guys when I’m all set-up finally. For now, check out Part 2 of the Osaka Auto Messe 2017 coverage. There’s a nice mix of some really cool VIP builds in this post along with your more traditional tuning car build. If you know anything about Japan, you know they always deliver when it comes to interesting cars of all makes and models. During the downtime when the show was a little slower, Tiffanie even jumped on board to take some photos with me. Sit back and take it all in, enjoy…

OSAKA AUTO MESSE 2017

PHOTOS BY STICKYDILJOE & TIFFANIE MARIE

WORDS BY STICKYDILJOE

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The Top Secret “VR32GT-R” which is the centerpiece of Top Secret’s booth this year, featuring a R35 VR engine swap and interior components. More shots further down in this post…

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This Toyota 1UZ-FE engine might look at little out of place…

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…that’s because it has been swapped into this Rocket Bunny RPS13 180SX, built and owned by Total Car Produce NEO-PROJECT…

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Jetwake Racing BCNR33 Skyline GT-R drag car which runs a built RB26DETT engine making 1000PS (986ish HP)…

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We’ve all known PIT ROAD M all these years for building crazy Mitsubishi GTOs but they actually create other cool projects as well, like this Toyota MR-S…

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URAS widebody S15 Silvia on Enkei RS05RR…

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Famed Japanese drifter Naoki Nakamura’s brand new Origin Labo. S15 Silvia drift car with his traditional Pink Style livery…

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PHOENIX’s POWER R35 GTR with Varis aero components and BBS FI wheels…

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Another PHOENIX’s POWER build, this one a simpler-style R35 on BBS LM wheels…

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A better look at the VR32GT-R Top Secret build…

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At a glance the VR38 engine looks like it belongs in the engine bay of the R32 Skyline…

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The interior is perhaps the most intricate of the entire R35 changeover. Included is the entire dashboard with working components like the factory R35 instrument cluster, climate control, center console, and shifter assembly…

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Tuning shop RS PANTERA’s 3-Rotor FD3S RX-7 wearing the company’s aero package and Volk Racing CE28SL wheels…

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Yuta looking unusually happy while cleaning up the Exceed Japan/Mode Parfume Aristo…

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Yasu and Yuta spent 6 weeks together every day while Yuta stayed in Japan to help out Exceed and Mode Parfume. Glad to see that after 6 weeks they’re are still all smiles…

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Tiffanie Marie and the Exceed Japan Acura Integra GSR…

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T-Demand Infiniti Q70 on SSR Executor CV04…

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Nissan Y51 Fuga wearing an entire catalog of T-Demand suspension components and SSR Professor SP4…

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T-Demand Toyota Mark X also wearing the complete catalog of their products, along with SSR Professor SP3 wheels…

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Aimgain 200Crown also on SSR Professor SP3…

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Supermade S15 Silvia from Manz Factory running T-Demand suspension and SSR Professor MS3…

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GARAGE-STARTIN’ 200CROWN…

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Car Shop N.K. Spirit Toyota Crown with Recaro seats and a roll cage, which is an interesting addition to a VIP-styled vehicle build. Also appears to be turbocharged, possibly an engine swap perhaps?…

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Garage Excellent really did an incredible job of re-working the lines on this Y34. The wheel well has been radiused significantly, widened, and raised-up to fit the Work Meister L1 wheels. Check out how the wheel arch fits over the door, which has also been re-worked to flow with the new, higher, body line…

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Garage Excellent also put an insane amount of work into this Y33 Cima, to the point where they cut out the floor section of this car to recreate a new wheel arch and body line to radius the entire car….

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Total Car Produce SPARK FINE TOyota Century redone in a deep red colorway with chrome elements contrasting with the gold faces of the Work Wheels…

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FIFTY AUTO Y32 Cima “Special Tuning Version” with individual throttle bodies and a Junction Produce kit…

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Matte black Toyota 200Crown with a modified I am not sure the brand of but it does have Forzato Luna fog lights integrated into the bumper…

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I love seeing classic Panasport G7 C5C2 wheels on anything these days. They look particularly good on this JZS160 Aristo from BEECAs…

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CRYSTAL GARAGE UCF20 Celsior with radiused front fenders and rear quarters to stuff SSR Professor SP1 wheels under them…

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I don’t have many photos of this car from Osaka Auto Messe but it was detailed in The Chronicles Vlog. By far one of the best builds at the show and one of the best I’ve ever seen in person…

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This LS was one of the craziest builds of Osaka Auto Messe. I liken it to a mutated Pikachu on some sort of crazy steroid but the work itself was definitely impressive…

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Replacing the side view mirror on this LS was a Monster Go-DJ Audio Mixer, pretty neat…

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Tiffanie doing her thang helping to promote both The Chronicles and Mode Parfume…

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I had never heard of Manz Factory prior to Osaka Auto Messe, but they had a pretty good collection of builds on display at the show. This TRA Kyoto Rocket Bunny Boss S14 was one of them. The Boss kit is accentuated with a nice set of custom Work Meister S1 wheels, and the interior showcased both a roll cage and an air suspension system…

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Check out the custom exhaust that was created for this S14, exiting out of the center of the bumper-less Silvia…

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326power Lexus RC F parked at their display which was significantly better than their set-up at TAS this year…

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Manz Factory Z34 Fairlady wearing a Powerhouse Amuse Vestito kit with Aimgain GT overfenders. The Z sits on the floor via air suspension and Work Meister L1 wheels. Behind the L1 faces are T-Demand big brakes front and rear…

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I wish I had taken a photo of the Manz Factory 86 that was next to the S14 but apparently it just skipped my mind. In any case, there is still one more part to come of the show coverage, maybe it’s floating around in there somewhere, haha. Check back for more, thanks for looking!!…

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