RWB 2019: Roppongi Rockstars

Tokyo 2019..  For quite some time, Akira Nakai of RAUH-Welt Begriff has been hosting a New Year Party to kick off  the Tokyo Auto Salon weekend. Something that has grown in magnitude in terms of attendees and anticipation, RWB owners, family & friends worldwide celebrate the camaraderie at the Hard Rock Roppongi Tokyo parking lot.…

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…

Random Tokyo

Can you believe that I started this blog in 1999. Crazy to think its been that long. I decided the other night to redesign the site and bring back storytelling. The days of fast media is taking over our lives, nobody reads anymore, nobody takes the time to talk when we’re in front of each other…

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…

Next Stop: Japan

I have some insanely exciting news everyone, I will be accomplishing one of my life goals next month. For the first time in history, I Michael Klonoff, will be setting foot on foreign soil in none other than Japan! I have always been entranced by the car culture, food culture, and technology that comes from…

TAS 2016: Final look back

As we enter mid February, before the good times at the Tokyo Auto Salon become a distant memory, lets take one final look back. For this post, I wanted to share all of the builds and sights I came across that exemplify what many of us think about when we hear the term/letters “JDM”. Starting…

Tokyo Auto Salon 2015 CH 4

Earlier this month, I posted up photos from my last minute adventure to Tokyo (http://fatlace.com/2015/01/aloha-tokyo/) to hold you over until this massive post on Tokyo Auto Salon 2015! *WARNING…100+ photos, but but split into 4 chapters…so don’t forget to slow down for some sporadic words and click the link at the bottom for the continued…

Tokyo Auto Salon 2015 CH 3

Earlier this month, I posted up photos from my last minute adventure to Tokyo (http://fatlace.com/2015/01/aloha-tokyo/) to hold you over until this massive post on Tokyo Auto Salon 2015! *WARNING…100+ photos, but but split into 4 chapters…so don’t forget to slow down for some sporadic words and click the link at the bottom for the continued…