MaydayGarage Does Japan Day One.

**Thanks to everyone for being so patient! If you didn’t already know, I’ve been fighting an illness that was supposed to kill me exactly one week ago, but i’m here, better than ever! Thanks for the warm wishes, and your comments, but i’m not going anywhere! –DD–**

I know, I know. It’s been over two weeks and we haven’t put up anything from our travels in Japan. Relax! Don’t forget we do this in our spare time! I hope everyone out there got a chance to capture some glimpses of the Tokyo Auto Salon from our favorite blogs out there! No doubt, this year’s TAS was not to be missed, but we want to show you our coverage of the event our way. So with myself and Danh, we managed to capture hundreds upon hundreds of images just to share with our followers. Over the next few days, we will show you exactly what we did in the seven days we occupied the great country of Japan, so sit back, wait for the images to load (there’s going to be a LOT), and take your time.

Man I don't even

Mr. Akagi loved to slap Danny's face for some reason. I have no idea why

Heaven is always above

JDM Jerry Springer?

RUF woof woof

The Man.

D1 Demo outside of Makuhari Messe

You should see rush hour

There we go

This was us 90% of the time we were on the train or subway

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Nostalgic Wednesdays: Mercedes-Benz E60 AMG “Limited”

Being a big fan of fast sedans, other than the 190e Evo, there’s another Merc that I would definitely consider to find someday; the Mercedes-Benz E60 AMG Limited. In 1990-1994 Mercedes-Benz cooperated with Porsche and built a high performance version for the W124 E- chasis, it was called the 500E. For the last 500 1994 500E’s built were branded “Limited”. 200 silver paint and 300 midnight blue. AMG walked in Mercedes-Benz Germany’s stable and  picked 12 500E “Limited” to be fitted with 6.0L M119 V8 engine.

If the 500E is a “medium rare”, and the E60 AMG is “rare”, consider the E60 AMG Limited the frozen meat mother of rareness.  The AMG tuned V8 produced 376 bhp at 5,500 rpm 428 lb/ft at 3,750 rpm clocking in 0–62 mph in 5.2 seconds. The results were so favorable that AMG considered building E60 for customers upon special request. The package included the tuned AMG v8, other AMG components, suspension, electronics and the optional 3-piece staggered OZ “monoblock” wheels. Continue reading

Nostalgic Wednesdays: the Honda Unicorn

 The NSX-R GT,  I know that not everyone is going to agree with me on this but the GT version is one of the sexiest cars ever built. Though the rear air scoop may not be functional, my first mod if ever I owned one is to make it functional. Dreaming of owning one, I searched the Internet for pictures from proud owners and wasn’t really lucky with that. The NSX-R GT was a homologation special so there was a minimum production to be met.

 Rumor has it that there were only 5 built to meet the minimum requirements inorder to complete. Where did the 5 go? I believe they were sold to specific prospects for almost half a million dollars. Who were these prospects if you ask me? My guess would be; Spoon Sports, Raybrig, Takata, Epson and Autobacs.

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Sushi Time with the Mayday Boys.

It’s no secret that we love to eat just like everyone else, so when Park Baker of HighTopFade suggested a place that had good sushi for a cheap price, we were ABOUT it. We took some photos, but I just wanted to share a quick video of what it’s like to be a piece of sushi at a conveyor belt sushi joint. Evan had the great idea of putting a gopro video camera on one of the plates, but left the gopro at the hotel. So our resourceful selves suggested using a cell phone instead to capture people’s reactions.

Lol, more to come.
–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Turning Japanese.

Tokyo Auto Salon day one is finally over, and somehow, some way, we’re all still alive. In the last 72 hours, we’ve had only a few hours of sleep, combine that with Jet lag and a super tight schedule, and you have a recipe for extreme fatigue. After we left TAS with our new friend Park Baker, we jumped on the railways and headed straight for Chiba City, home of Rauh Welt Begriff Japan. We had partied with Nakai-San and the other RWB owners the night before at a private event in Roppongi Hills, but Nakai had invited us to his shop after the show where he would show us around. We had mentioned to him that we were all super tired, but we would make the venture out.

Danh, Evan, Danny and Park leaving TAS, "ready for next party".

Nakai san picking the five of us up in one of his many cars.

Nakai had picked us up from the subway station and drove us straight to the shop where multiple Porsches could be seen from the outside. After chatting it up about his shop, Nakai wanted to take us out to eat at a local buffet. Although we ate just about an hour before with Park, we all said “Eff it. You only live once.” We then headed back to the shop and knocked back some Stella Artois with everyone else at the shop and soon headed back where everyone then passed the fuck out.

Full stomachs and sleep deprivation equals food coma

Rauh Welt Japan: The ultimate man cave

Nakai and Toshi had this waiting for us when we arrived. Yes, he wanted us to get wasted

One of the many Porsches inside the shop

Danh is calculating how much he needs to save up for a RWB 911 for himself.

So now it’s 8am here in Tokyo, and we are just getting up and getting ready for day two. Tonight will be interesting. IF anyone out there is in Japan and wants to meet us up, I’ll be in the media room at TAS at 2pm, so come holla!

Nakai makes Danny feel right at home in the throne.

–David–
David@maydaygarage.com

Event Preview: Mayday Garage does Tokyo Auto Salon 2012.

We’ve been a little MIA on our Facebook page in the last couple of days due to us being on an airplane and running around all over Japan. Rest assured, we’re working our asses off taking a ton of photos. I won’t go into detail about how hard we’re partying or the one hour rests we have between our days, but we’re here right now at the Makuhari Messe Convention center doing work. So before we take off to another Rauh Welt Begriff car meet, I wanted to show you guys a few photos I took earlier so you know what to expect (car wise at the show). Enjoy!

Waiting around for our train right outside of Tokyo. It was empty.

Real Empty.

Right outside the convention center, we're running on fumes here.

And we're in! Room number one.

One of my favorite cars there, the TWS LF-A

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Nostalgic Wednesdays: An Interesting Honda Prelude

For today’s Nostalgic Wednesday, I wanted to share this interesting Honda Prelude. Interesting because it’s probably one of a kind full-racing FR spec Preludes built by a private team to compete the Thunder Saloons. Little is known about this Prelude because it was built by a private team, it won a couple of titles, and believe it or not, it’s not from Japan. Continue reading