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Tokyo Auto Salon 2014: Parking Lot Car Sightings

A look at what local tuners drove to the big show

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Acclimating yourself to the polished contents of Tokyo Auto Salon (TAS) begins in its parking lot. Here is where the local flavor lies; and on Sunday, the final day of the show, it is packed. While the latest builds and parts staged within the halls of Makuhari Messe Convention Center is reason enough for the Japanese pilgrimage another gauge of the current tuner trends is found by viewing what the residents drive regularly.

During a late Sunday afternoon we ventured into this stadium-sized plot of asphalt and snapped photos until the sun went down. Trolling the adjacent TAS lot unearths JDM diamonds the minute you step off the stairs – not to mention modded Euro and American platforms. GT-R, Silvia, Fairlady Z, Supra, AE86, Type R and countless other Japanese-spec cars lusted over stateside sit pretty and in numbers here.

Row after row of attendee transport made focusing on one vehicle hard. And being that the loosely translated, “20 Year Old People” holiday - in Japan you are officially an adult after reaching twenty – was on the Monday following TAS there were way too many parked cars to check out in 90 minutes.

As the sun dropped onto the horizon of the nearby Pacific Ocean Golden Hour set the scene for the car porn you will find below. Legions of wild Honda Odyssey vans, R32/33/34s, beat down drift rides and more awaited the camera’s lens. Past the many clean R34s was a stanced-out Odyssey van with modern BMW front end that basically blew my mind.

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575 comments
Tony Cross
Tony Cross

Luke Brundish ...i want this car

Shah Haque
Shah Haque

yours is pretty sexy, i give you that Aiden Dagnall

Aiden Dagnall
Aiden Dagnall

Haha probably more worked then mine! Haha Shah Haque

Shah Haque
Shah Haque

Aiden Dagnall , needs your motor!

Matthew Starck
Matthew Starck

would like it to be my next car lol shes beauitful

Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan

Damn, one of my dream cars. And such amazing customisations. This is an amazing machine ;).

Jonathan Quitain
Jonathan Quitain

bukas bbili ako nyan ....sampu!!!!ipapalawit ko sa susi...booooom!!!!

Kyle Dixon
Kyle Dixon

Damnnnnn dat car got some boot!:)

Al Russell
Al Russell

Vinny Singh Däñïèł Breuner German Zarate

Emin Ayassi
Emin Ayassi

Attenzione!! Questo non è uno scherzo! Continuate a leggere oppure morirete fra 7 giorni anche leggendo solo il messaggio iniziale!! leggete questo messaggio o senno morirete entro sette giorni Tanto tempo fa una ragazzina di nome Corinne entrò su facebook e vide per caso un link ke diceva di condiv id......................................................ere altrimenti sarebbe successo ke sarebbe morta dopo 7 giorni a partire da quel giorno... Lei subito si mise a ridere e ignorò totalmente quel link e se ne andò! Passati 7 giorni, la notte del settimo giorno si addormentò tranquilla e serena perchè di quel link gia se ne era dimenticata! Però la mattina dopo andò a chiamarla al letto la madre dicendole che doveva andare a scuola e subito si mise a urlare! Corinne era morta con gli occhi spalancati che avrebbero terrorizzato chiunque! Se non vuoi anche tu che succeda tutto questo copia e incolla questo testo su almeno 15 commenti di link diversi, cosi la maledizione di Corinne colpirà qualcun altro! Esempio: Marco, un ragazzo di Napoli che aveva 13 anni non volle copiare questo testo e proprio 7 giorni dopo è scomparso nella sua cit

Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown

One of these days, yessir I will own one.

Hilder Rodas
Hilder Rodas

Gerardo Pilar asi era el carro k le vendi a roberto con turbo igualito solo k era negro el wey

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