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.


OTWeb: Rocky Auto Fairlady Z from TAS 2010

Although I can appreciate a very super cleanly executed Vintage S30 Z such as Van’s 73′ 240Z, I have a very strong passion for new school flavor on old school JDM rides.

As I read through Ben Schaffer’s The Real JDM blog to see what perspectives he had on this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, he featured a very gnarly S31 Datsun Z that embodies all of the new school traits of the JDM tuning scene mixed with the classic styling of the original Japanese muscle cars.

Straight from TAS, the Rocky Auto Z pix courtesy of The Real JDM

Straight from TAS, the Rocky Auto Z pix courtesy of The Real JDM

For more pictures and specs of this HKS outfitted, RB26DETT swapped beauty, head on over to Ben’s The Real JDM blog!

Related Links:
The Real JDM
Rocky Auto Japan