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.
Long before I’d headed to Japan I’d been planning to meet up with Juan, I’d been really liking his Instagram photos and progress updates on the Corona and I knew I had to grab some photos of it while I was in Tokyo.
We managed to sort an evening we were both free on and I met him at one of the Yokohama stations. I also managed to meet up with Nathan W who was joining us for the evening too which was dope. We all met up at the station and cruised to Daikoku Pa to grab some photos and chat.
We got to the parking area (Which was totally empty) and found a decent spot to park the Corona and Nathan and I got to shooting. Unfortunately Juan had to head back for something so we had to be quick.
The Corona’s got a load of small details which I really dig, the Mizuno Works wheel and Pioneer speakers really gave it that little bit of extra character. I took tonnes of variations on these angles/shots outside the shop at Daikoku Pa, which I’ll definitely be sharing in another post soon.
After shooting photos for a little while headed back towards Shibuya, it was cool to chat car stuff on the way back. Definitely have to grab more time together next time!
Another sort of bonus shot, on the way back we spotted this poor kei truck that had rolled over on the expressway (Everyone was fine), bit of a surprise!
Looking forward to catching you again Juan!
I’d been really hoping to meet the Team Borderless guys for a really long time, ever since seeing the 3G’s and other cool classics Honda’s come through their dealership a few years back on Facebook. I’d mentioned to them that I was heading down to Yokohama and we managed to grab an evening together.
Takana came and picked me up in his super cool EF2 sedan, it was full of USDM styling touches and had an awesome presence. The whole drive to Borderless was filled with classic 90’s US hip hop too, it was cool to see US culture impacting more than just the car styling.
We rocked up at the dealership and met Tetsu and saw his personal 3G, I’ve seen countless Instagram photos on this car, they really don’t do it justice! The kit and all the small touches and optional extras really are special (I need those window deflectors!). I wonder just how many other kits there are left, it wouldn’t surprise me if it was the only remaining full body kit and double wing.
I know the focus is soft, but damn I love the atmosphere in this shot.
After going through all the cars on the lot and chilling out in the office for a while, we rolled out to the local ramen bar. We shared photos of cool cars and tried our best to chat in a mix of Japanese and broken English. It’s really special to see that the love for cars really transcends language and culture.
After finishing up our food we headed off to Daikoku Pa. One of the go to places to visit for car culture in Tokyo, this was about 8pm on a Wednesday evening though so it wasn’t quite as full as it usually is in the various photos/videos you would see online. Even just the parking area and the surrounding motorways wrapping around it was an awesome sight to see.
The Borderless guys managed to act as translators for me a bit and we got to meet a few cool car crews, I wish there was a culture like this over in the UK. Everyone was so excited to talk to each other about cars in general, no preconceptions and problems.
We hung out at Daikoku for about 30 minutes we cruised back to Yokohama, the guys put on a bit of a show when driving back too which was awesome (Clips on my Instagram story). It was a short lived evening but it was awesome to meet the guys. Maybe someday I’ll have a Honda out there to join the team. We shall see..