Tag: Celsior

Daikoku Pa

 

To finish off the day with Park, we headed to the usual Tokyo meet up spots including Daikoku Pa. After coming here in the middle of the week with Team Borderless and it being empty, I was really looking forward to seeing what it would be like on a busy Friday night.

When we arrived at about 7pm the car park was slowly starting to fill up. There were already a handful of really clean cars parked up, including this FC RX7, the bodyshape definitely looks perfect in the white.

After hanging around for about 30 minutes, the Borderless team rolled into the car park, it was great to catch all of the team again and meet even more members.

Park said that the parking area usually fills up later then when we were there, but by the time we came to leaving for Tatsumi at 9:30pm or so, the whole car park was totally packed (Shame I didn’t come away with many great shots of the cars though!).

I did love seeing this Celsior, japanese VIP style cars have such an awesome presence to them. The owner was sat on his phone and smoked a few cigarettes before jetting off onto the highway.

After this we headed off to Tatsumi to experience another group of cars prepping their cars for a long night of driving.

Tag: Celsior

Upgarage and Tuners

 

After making the 2 hour journey back from Pro Shop Screen, I hunted for the closest Upgarage on the map and set off to go find it. I jumped on the underground and headed to Miyagi to experience my first one and explore the local area. Upgarage’s seem to almost have a mystical air to them. I’ve heard wild stories of crazy rare part finds and steals you wouldn’t believe. I’m not sure Miyagi’s really offered quite that, but it was surreal to experience one for the first time.

As I sat outside Upgarage before I went in, various cars started rocking up, including this customised Jimny. The sheer amount of these mini 4×4’s I saw in Japan was crazy. This one was fully kitted out with wide arches, awesome wheels and a tidy looking interior. The owner was super friendly too, wish I could of shot more of this car!

The selection wasn’t quite as strong as I’d expected, but it was crazy to even see parts like this available in a high street store. If only we had these back home!

Stumbled across a dealership with some pretty mad cars on the walk back to the station. The staff at the dealership jumped out of their seats to come and meet me and were over the moon when I said I was from the UK, they walked me round their forecourt and I badly wanted to bring the Celsior home.

After meeting those guys I headed home and prepped for Super GT at Okayama.