It’s usually about this time in January when the internet is flooded with content from Tokyo Auto Salon. For good reason; it’s one of the most look forward to events of the year for any automotive enthusiast. Just earlier today, while outside the skies were a bright blue, the inside halls of Makuhari Messe were opened for the media to capture the thousands of cars, new product lineups, and models on display for the weekend.
We’ll have a couple parts to this series, so let’s not waste anymore time and get right to it…starting with this fully carbon GTR from Overtake.
Overtake, a fairly new company, focusing on carbon GTR parts. It seems like this year they have teamed up with RAYS, as they had a couple of their cars in the large booth.
Both which were sporting RAYS new TE37 Ultra, available in 20″ sizes.
As seen here along side their other new offering, the ZE40 – both great looking wheels. Just what you’d expect from Volk.
The RE Amemiya booth was overrun by rotary powered machines as usual. The Hurricane FD being the focal point of the display.
On the other end the Pan Speed RX8 – another time attack favorite.
Mazda, no stranger to road racing, had on display their new entrant to the Grand-Am Rolex series.
Some rather dramatic lighting!
As well as this cute little ST5 classed Taikyu racer. This thing would be a blast on the touge.
Bulletproof Automotive had their signature FRS shipped out for display with the RAYS group as well. This build has garned worldwide attention, and was a focal point for many.
Advan had a really nice display on hand featuring many of their popular designs. I’ve always loved the Advan GT…
Hi Japan. It’s nice to see you again.
Rocky Auto had on display a good amount of classics, including this Kenmeri on TE37-V’s.
Star Road had on display their signature yellow S30 rebuild on their new Glow Star wheels, produced by WORK. A new partnership that has generated some interesting designs geared towards older cars.
They also had this immaculate restoration on display next to the yellow S30.
WORK had their original lineup of 15″ offerings next to the new Glow Stars as well.
C-West was showing off their new FRS/BRZ aero with the help of a couple girlies.
We posted this Essex/Kansai Service drift Hiace on Instagram yesterday and it got some good feedback. They really went all out this year, building a fully drift prepped van.
With the help of BRIDE and Enkei, Essex really knocked this one out.
They had monitors displaying the van actually drifting at an exhibition. You can also see it at the Essex home page.
Fujio-san brought out his Bold World D1 R34 out for display. The graphics that R-Y-O did on this car are amazing.
At WORK’s main booth, they had their full lineup on display; including their new Emotion D9R. Very good looking wheel.
D-Friends URAS kitted 34 sedan.
I’m a sucker for any R34 sedan with the URAS GT kit on it…literally, it’s like the end all for me. This application is no exception. I like the little URAS puppy on the dashboard.
Well, I’ll get back to editing some more pictures to post. I’ll leave off for part 1 here, but check back shortly for more from the halls of Chiba.