NISMO Festival 2019 at Fuji Speedway

This year is the 22nd annual NISMO festival Held in Japans’s Fuji Speedway. This year Highlights the 50th Anniversary of the Legendary GT-R and Z models. To celebrate the Legacy,  the KPGC10 ” HAKOSUKA “Skyline 2000 GT-R, which won the JAF GP in 1969; and other legends like the Group A BNR32 Skyline GT-R and the…

The GT-R plus more

January 2019.  Time flies as it has been more than 3 months since the curtains of the Tokyo Auto Salon closed. Indeed, a very memorable one as me and more than a dozen of friends flew in for Japan’s busiest aftermarket show. In this post, as I wrap up my 3-part coverage, I will be…

Tokyo Auto Salon 2019: The Classics

Below nineties only.  Off to my favorite part of every show – the classics.  Japan has been very well known for their diverse approach on classic vehicles.  In this post expect a good number some of the best classic builds during Tokyo Auto Salon 2019. Enjoy. Compared to 2018, this year’s show featured a significant…

The Inspiration: Okayama Outtakes

Okayama, 1 year after.  Exactly a year after 2016’s show week, I decided to include outtakes from Motor Games Japan to 100% cover all transpired events during that weekend. A highly acknowledged event in the region, more than 300 cars showed up to display different approaches in Japanese car culture. Here are some of the builds found in…

An S14 like never before?

Okayama, Japan. Today’s tuning community, bridged by the interwebs, is on a continuous hunt for different approaches using their trusted platforms. For decades now, the quest for uniqueness always comes as a standard in Japan. Known to be the trendsetters and somehow pioneers of “automotive fashion”, the Japanese tend to squeeze in a way to stand…

Snoopy in Japan

With the Snoopy Museum Tokyo celebrating it’s one year anniversary this past April I wanted to share some photos from my visit last December. I recommend this museum if you’re a snoopy fan, and if you are in Tokyo. Though the it is not as large as the Santa Rosa Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research…

JAPANESE SOUL

Everyone may agree that in today’s modern times, building a car can be easy with the right parts with the use of digital platforms. But here’s my question, how does your car establish its own persona? At the end of the day, the best feeling is creating your own masterpiece that suits every inch of…

2016 Deus Bike Buildoff Tokyo

Last Saturday, September 24th, all Deus Ex Machina locations held their annual Bike Buildoff event – “Boundless Enthusiasm“. It was a celebration which represented the creativity that custom bike culture has enjoyed over the years. Good friend, Ryo Kaneta, from USDM Freax magazine, was kind enough to capture these shots from the event in Tokyo, Japan. Here’s a massive photo-dump illustrating the…