2014 Tokyo Auto Salon : Essence (Part 2)

We are back with the second part of the Tokyo Auto Salon 2014 since the long awaited Part 1. The other brand that had a booth that was swapped with audience is none other than Trust with their R35X which grabbed best of show for 2014.  TAS2014_MG_8176web

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2014 Tokyo Auto Salon : Essence (Part 1)

Text by : Randy F, Photos by : Randy F

Time flies. It has been over a month since the conclusion of the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon. Owing to a mad work schedule, thrilling personal hobby and editing of a massive amount of photographs from this recent trip to Japan, this article came a wee bit later than expected. Nonetheless, I hope it still tickles your fancy!

After a short haul flight from Singapore, my plane touched down at Narita Airport. On a side note if any you decide to travel there, do book a flight that lands directly at Haneda Airport. It is unquestionably closer to the city center and you would not have to deal with the sheer horror of missing a connecting flight from Narita to Haneda! Fortunately for me, I flew in an entire day before the event opening. After sorting out my transit mishap, I still made it to the Tokyo Auto Salon Media Day in good time, attended the annual RWB New Year meet up at Roppongi Hills, and even went around to a handful of Japanese tuners.

For the first portion of this post, I have decided to showcase what the Japanese tuners have brought to the show and what may be fast catching on as the trends of 2014.

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Let’s Stance @ Kallang Carpark F

Text by : Ray Ng, Photos by : Wei Yu, Tecky

When I was in Taiwan, a friend of mine posted a poster of an upcoming meet called “Let’s Stance”. It was co-organised by many local and neighbouring Malaysian car enthusiasts. I agreed that I would go, but wouldn’t bother to wash my car or polish it due to it being a dimly-lit public venue, I could always leg it if authorities arrived and deem it to be an unlawful assembly (despite it being just a normal car meet).

I admit that I autosol-ed the lips.

I admit that I autosol-ed the lips.

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Sepang International Circuit : Time to Attack Round 1

Text by : Randy F, Photos by : Randy F

The clock ticked past 11pm on the 18th of May. A miniscule gathering of friends gathered to embark on a 300+ KM drive up to Sepang International Circuit, to act as a support and pit crew for a friend who was participating in the Time To Attack, organized by ZerotoHundred.com.

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Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore : Scaled Racers

Text by : Randy F, Photos by : Randy F

The composed calmness in their eyes do not reflect the slightly rickety hands nor the thumping heartbeats of both drivers preparing to tear up the track, sideways. A riveting highlight of the event that attracted a large crowd, both the young and the young at heart, was the 1/10 RC drift competition organized by Street Revolution, a local RC supplies store.

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Tokyo Singapore Salon Singapore 2013

Text by : Randy F, Photos by : Randy F / Organizers

It was at a local motor show over a decade ago that I had my foremost encounter
with the Japanese car-tuning scene. The Kodak disposable cameras in their
trademark yellow casing were all the rage back than. I still recall vividly the flashes
from these devices going off brilliantly through out the venue, as their owners
endeavored to capture the JDM models and rides on film. To date, it is still one of
the finest motor shows ever held in Singapore in my books.

AW-1160x1805mm-for-upload Fast-forward to 2013 and we have Singapore’s principle media company MediaCorp, in cooperation with Muse Group, bringing Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore 2013 to the shores of our tiny nation-state. The inaugural Singapore show will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo® and Convention Centre from 12-14 April 2013.

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Random Snaps: Japan – GTR R32 at Asahi Beer Factory

Words by : RandyF Photos by : RandyF

One of my itineraries for my Japan trip was to visit the beer manufacturers, Asahi and go on a tour at their factory, nothing less from a beer junky.
Arrival from the usual Japanese hospitality with a free bus ride from the local train station at an exact time down to the minutes. There it was, one of my favorite varient of the GTR family only 2nd to the Hakosuka was chilling in the facilities’ parking area.

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This R35 Got That Right.

Words by : Ray Ng, Photos by : Neo, DigDub & Jieyong

It’s been a while since we featured the three GT-Rs HERE on The Right Wrong. This blue GT-R, is the second amongst them to be highlighted. If you ask me, it can be rather hard to make a car that is almost perfect off the mill to be better. Well, for a multiple choice question, this has to be one of the answer.

Cruising along, the exhausts sing a song.

The owner has seen much of motor sports in his younger years, his previous cars are track worthy toys like his EG6 and his Evolution. But when Nissan released the GT-R, it got his hands itchy to get a fast machine again.

A, b, c, d, e, f, G, T, R. I know my alphabet.

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